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Studio Art Department at Dartmouth College

Post Graduate Fellowship in Photography

Location: Hanover, NH
Posted: June 29, 2018
Application Deadline: July 22, 2018


Studio Art Department at Dartmouth College
Professor Christina Seely
Dartmouth College, Studio Art Department
Hanover, NH, 03755


This year long, full-time (40+ hour a week) position is made up of studio management and technician duties for running the Photography Area with additional mentorship and workshops for students in the Studio Art Department at Dartmouth College. Distribution of hours will vary depending on the school calendar. The successful candidate's job will be to maintain the ongoing and sustainable running of the Photography Area, to support the photography curriculum, and related needs of the overall department. As supplement the position also aims to support the development of the candidate's own art practice and to offer teaching experience for candidates interested in a teaching career.

The position offers:

- $45K with health benefits - in the form of a $40K salary + a $5K stipend for professional development (for the candidate's own work)

- Use of the Studio Art department's digital lab (Imacs / Epson 3880, P5000, P9000 printers / Epson V750 flatbed scanner).

- Access to the Dartmouth libraries + Artist Book Workshop for the candidate's own work/research.

- Use of the art department's black & white darkroom facilities (for enlargements of film up to 6x7mm)

* It is extremely preferable that the candidate have a car as Dartmouth (Hanover, NH) is a fairly isolated area.

Education: MFA
Experience: 1-2 years in relative context (lab, teaching, artist assistant, studio manager, etc.)
Skills: (see job descriptions below)

Position starts: early August, 2018

TO APPLY: Please review the full call at the link below and submit the following; cover letter, resume, and x3 references.


Deadline: Sunday July 22th at 8pm (EST).
Interviews will commence on Monday July 23rd.



Seeking a highly organized, motivated and accountable, detail-oriented individual for the following duties:

DEPARTMENT PHOTOGRAPHY AREA AS MANAGER AND TECHNICIAN: Reimaging computers at the start of each term, deploying software updates as needed, calibration and profiling monitors and printers, maintenance and repair of analog and digital equipment including cameras and printers, management of student print accounts, inventory, student equipment checkouts, assistance with purchasing, oversight of lab safety and best practices, classroom A/V support, maintenance of all equipment for digital and darkroom classes, student artwork documentation.

Teach occasional introductory digital imaging workshops to supplement classes (InDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop, Lighting, DSLR basics), individual meetings with students who require additional help outside of class, office and drop-in hours for technical assistance, train photography interns in darkroom and digital processes and practices, and train seniors in using digital facilities.


Skills required:

- Applicant must possess exceptional digital skills, as well as strong written and verbal abilities
- Excellent phone and email etiquette
- Efficient, accurate, and precise work
- Ability to multi-task, set priorities, and complete projects in a timely manner
- Capacity to work independently and as a team player

Other attributes:

- Comfortable in a small studio/lab setting
- Knowledge of historical and contemporary fine art photography
- Eye for detail
- Good design sense
- Enthusiastic, professional demeanor
- Great long and short term time management
- Researching new digital technologies and output materials
- Ideally has a car

Expert command of the following is a necessity:

- Mac OS X : latest platform

- Photoshop CS6 & CC: layers, color balancing, contrast, filters, retouching, masks, selections, actions and other basic & advanced image editing tools necessary to move from RAW files to high quality prints.

- Adobe Suite (Lightroom, Photoshop, and Bridge a must. Some InDesign, Premier and After Effects preferable.)

- In depth Color Management

- Epson 3880, P5000, P9000 Inkjet Printing. Familiarity with printing and handling prints up to 44" wide is a plus. Maintenance of printers, clearing paper jams and clogged inks, diagnosing errors.

- Scanning color or black & white prints and negatives using an Epson flatbed scanner.

- Studio lighting including flash and strobe. Tethered shooting through Lightroom a plus.

- MS Office (Word, Excel)

Expert command of the following photographic skills is a plus:

- Camera formats: DSLRs (working with RAW files), 35mm, 4x5, 8x10, 6x7, and pinhole analog

- Some knowledge of InDesign

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