Photography Lab Manager
Salary for Announcement
The salary range for this position is $41,000 – $51,400. The salary
of the finalist selected for this role will be set based upon a
variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity,
education, experience, specialty and training.
The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and
reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the
time of posting. MSU Denver offers a full benefits package.
Full Time Professional Staff
Metropolitan State University of Denver seeks to hire a full-time
staff member for the position of Photography Lab Manager at the
bi-institutional facilities shared equally with the University of
Colorado Denver. The successful candidate has experience with, and
a solid understanding of, the needs of a facility equipped with a
comprehensive wet lab darkroom and finely tuned digital media
A 6500 square foot facility, the photography lab supports several
large traditional wet process labs, a 32” color processor,
alternative process labs, a lighting studio, and a digital
photography lab. The digital facility utilizes Mac Intel computers
and Canon large format printers and scanners. All monitors,
printers, and papers are custom profiled for a smoothly operating
color management system. The Lab Manager supervises student
work-study positions and volunteer lab assistants. The facility
serves a diverse student body, providing a safe, comfortable, ad
clean working environment.
Individuals must possess interpersonal skills necessary to work
effectively with internal/external colleagues and students, have
strengths that are technically and digitally driven, and support
faculty with interdisciplinary teaching strategies. Applicant
references a strong commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and
inclusion, and promoting an inclusive environment for all students,
staff, artists, and visitors in their application materials.
As a Hispanic-Serving Institution, the University is particularly
interested in applicants who have experience working with students
from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving
access to higher education for underrepresented groups. The
successful candidate will assist the University to fulfill its
mission to engage our diverse community at large in scholarly
inquiry, creative activity, and the application of knowledge.
- Maintaining current skills in digital and analog photographic
- Overseeing the Photography Lab budget.
- Maximizing the usefulness and efficiency of the Photography Lab
within the constraints of the facilities and the budget
- Maintaining a C41 color processor.
- Upgrading hardware and software for digital facilities as
directed by steering committee.
- Recommending upgrades to darkroom equipment to the steering
- Recruiting, hiring, training, supervising, and scheduling
qualified student assistants.
- Conducting safety training sessions and orientations.
- Ordering supplies and equipment as needed.
- Maintaining equipment and overseeing repairs.
- Keeping abreast of relevant technological updates.
- Building relationships with appropriate vendors.
- Maintaining a good working relationship with campus facilities
for maintenance and repair issues.
BA, BS, or BFA plus professional experience in photography
· Experience in an academic photography lab with analog and digital
· Managerial experience
· Experience with a diverse student population
· Familiarity with contemporary photographic art
Monday – Thursday, 8 am-6 pm
Friday, 9 am-1 pm
Open Until Filled
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by
Special Instructions to Applicants
In order to be considered as an applicant, you must apply through
the online application system at https://www.msudenverjobs.com
References refers to a list of three professional references and
their contact information.
Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for
The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and our
prospective teammates are our highest priority and as an
institution, we are required to have proof of vaccination on file
for all employees.
MSU Denver is requiring all employees to provide proof of being
fully vaccinated for Covid-19, or to submit an exemption and be
subject to following the Covid-19 safety protocols. As an employee
of MSU Denver, an exemption or lack of proof of vaccination will
require you to submit to weekly Covid-19 testing starting the week
of August 23, 2021. Additionally, all institutions on campus are
requiring that masks be worn indoors regardless of your
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MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees
a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the
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Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique,
access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and
inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of
nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of
color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in
We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert
with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity
and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and
perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that
in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go
beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and
dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture
of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and