Light Work Lab Specialist

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 037558 Department Code 20009-1136 Department Coalition of Museum & Art Centers Job Title Light Work Lab Specialist Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with experience. Staff Level S4 FLSA Status Non-exempt Hours
Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)

8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
The Lab Manager oversees the operation of Light Work community access lab and service bureau, its business plan, and budget. The Lab Manager is the lead technician and creative for incoming service lab projects. The Lab Manager maintains the computer environment, color profiling and maintenance of all hardware in the member computer lab. They work closely with and delegate tasks to The Digital Service Specialist and Office Specialist.

The Lab Manager is also responsible for the inventory of supplies and strategic equipment upgrades. The Lab Manager communicates directly with clients and also seeks out new projects for the service lab. In addition they provide direct support to lab members and visiting artists, and oversee interns working in the service lab. Qualifications
BFA or equivalent experience with solid background in photography required. Candidates must have a minimum of three years managerial and budget experience. Job Specific Qualifications
The successful candidate will be an individual who understands and champions the organization’s commitment to supporting emerging and under-recognized artists. He/she will possess demonstrated managerial skills and experience in all key areas, especially budget management. The position requires the ability to work as part of a team and the proven ability to take initiative. The successful candidate will be a creative and efficient problem solver.

A working knowledge of photographic practices and techniques, including digital imaging, is a must. The successful candidate must possess this knowledge in order to effectively advise Artists-in-Residence, as well as support the darkroom staff. As an artist-run organization, priority consideration will be given to a working artist.

The Lab Manager must be able to assess current business practices and develop, plan, and execute programming to achieve the lab’s objectives. As part of budget management, the Lab Manager will recommend expenditures, maintain budget records, and submit monthly financial reports. Responsibilities
  • Directly support community members and students who come to Light Work to use facilities.
  • Teach and demonstrate how to use equipment, and liaison with faculty to set up training for classes.
  • Research new techniques for photographic workflow and create best practices for all aspects of lab use.
  • Be lead on digital services operations, including work for clients, community members, Artists-in-Residence, and institutions (SU departments, galleries, museums, etc.)
  • Prepare prepress color for Light Work’s publication Contact Sheet.
  • Maintain equipment. Make research and develop plan for technology upgrades lab functionality.
  • Roll out all computer updates, maintain and update all servers. Maintain lab in general (cleaning, organizing)
  • Keep track of inventory and order supplies / equipment.
  • Promotion, community outreach, input in Artist-in-Residence selection process.
Physical Requirements
Not Applicable Tools/Equipment
Not Applicable Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter. About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEOC
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 09/28/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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