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Photocommunications Lab Manager

St. Edward's University
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 5, 2024

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Photocommunications Lab Manager
  • Department of Visual Studies
  • 3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, United States
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

  • Photocommunications Lab Manager

    Visual Studies Department, HUMX

    St. Edward's University of Austin, Texas invites applications for the position of half-time staff position as the Photocommunications Lab Manager. St. Edward's University invites applications for a half-time staff position as the Photocommunications Lab Manager. This is a one-year position with possibility of renewal. Salary will be determined by qualifications and experience. This position is posted as a 9-month contract, and does not include benefits.

    For consideration, one must have the following: BFA in Studio Art/Photography or equivalent degree in a related discipline. Strong evidence of excellence in analog and digital photography. Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to personnel in their area of expertise. Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to present information effectively to groups. Analytical, evaluative, and critical thinking skills. Ability to analyze supplies costs and develop cost-effective procedures. Ability to calibrate, maintain, modify, and/or repair laboratory equipment. Ability to develop appropriate safety policies for the facility/equipment users. Ability to analyze complex information, and to define and solve problems. Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures. Prior teaching and/or student supervision preferred. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal background check.

    Essential Responsibilities Include:
    • Assists faculty in the use of the PHOT facility, equipment, and other resources.
    • Recruits, trains, and supervises student Lab Monitors.
    • Manages the PHOT web-based reservation and inventory system.
    • Maintains equipment including studio lighting and grip equipment, location lighting, multiple camera platforms (film and digital), and more.
    • Manages consumable inventory, such as lab chemistry and paper.
    • Manages equipment check-out and check-in procedures.
    • Maintains or ensures a safe and efficient working environment.
    • Promotes positive interpersonal relations with faculty, staff, and students.
    • Communicates effectively with all stakeholders/constituents.
    • Assists the PHOT Area Coordinator and Department of Visual Studies Chair with budget management.
    • Works with and assists as necessary the School of Humanities Environmental Management Systems Coordinator.
    • Responsible for regulatory and policy compliance as it applies to the position.
    • Performs other duties as required.


    Interested applicants should submit an online application at; Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.

    Mission Integration Statement:

    St. Edward's was founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, from which it acquired

    distinguishing characteristics that include the courage to take risks, an international

    perspective and the commitment to provide educational opportunities for students of varied cultural, religious, educational and economic backgrounds. In support of the mission, the different backgrounds of St. Edward's students, faculty and staff enrich our community and represent a significant part of our culture and commitment to excellence. We value the individual differences, life experiences, unique capabilities and innovative talent that our employees and students contribute to our vibrant academic environment. St. Edward's honors and respects all members of its community by fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment that respects the dignity and worth of each person and stresses the obligation of all people to pursue a more just world.


    St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;


    We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

    Background Checks:

    A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


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