The production labs in the School of Art are established to
support the work of all students enrolled in the School. The
Associate Director of the Photography Lab assists the Director of
the Photography Lab in the day-to-day operation of the facility
with particular attention to the Analog Lab. The Associate Director
also assists in the planning and implementation of the necessary
changes to keep the facility abreast of technological developments
and in sync with curricular needs and assists the Director in
managing budget and inventory.
In the Analog Lab (the Black & White Bays, the Mural Room,
Color Processor and related areas), they provide orientation for
new students and guidance for continuing students, and supervise
student projects. This position will oversee maintenance and
repairs, and advise and supervise updating of equipment and
This position will operate and manage the checkout cage, make
darkroom assignments with special care in relation to safety
issues; manage the daily requirements and upkeep of the color
processor; manage hiring, scheduling, supervising and training of
work-study / student assistants to check, mix and properly dispose
of photographic chemicals.
There are several times of the year when technical faculty must
be fully present on campus. These are Practicum preparation
and supervision, budget planning and year-end inventory, and
preparation for CSSSA.
The Art School seeks to employ faculty who can engage our
diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic
endeavor and critical thinking. We welcome candidates who possess a
demonstrated worldview and cultural competency to support teaching
and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of varied
backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and
gender expressions. CalArts is an equal opportunity employer.
The qualified applicant must experience teaching at the college
level or comparable experience through activist community
engagement, workshop facilitation, and other forms of
instruction. Salary commensurate with experience and
Teaching responsibilities amount to direct supervision and
additional tutorials for Photo and Media students (the equivalent
of one workshop), plus one class. This class will usually take
place in the Fall semester and will be developed in consultation
with the Program Directors in the Photo/Media Program.
Teaching responsibilities are to be arranged in consultation with
the Dean, Program Director, and faculty advisor.
All technical faculty report to the Dean through the Assistant
Dean for Technology and
There is a commitment of a minimum of the equivalent of four
days per week on campus with office hours
How to Apply
This position has a starting date on or after July 1st, 2022,
and in time for the start of the Fall semester. Review of
applications will begin Dec 30th, for full consideration apply by
that date. Please follow the Interfolio link to apply (http://apply.interfolio.com/98340)
and submit the following:
Cover letter (that describes your
interest in the position, relevant qualifications, approach to
teaching, and a reflection on your past and potential contributions
to diversity, equity, and inclusion within your role).