Photography Darkroom Manager
Position Number: 900053
Department or Office: Dean of College
Level: Level B (Skilled)
Reports To: Commons Coordinator [Multiple Incumbents]
Date Prepared: 03-13-2013
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753
Student Employment Information
Work Study: Yes
The Photography Darkoom Manager is responsible for:
-Maintaining the darkroom space
-Mixing chemicals and ensuring safe disposal of chemicals
-Setting up developing and printing stations and enlargers
-Organizing and facilitating workshops for new students and club members
-Keeping inventory on supplies and chemicals and making sure all necessary supplies (paper, developer, fixer, etc.) are in stock
-Holding open hours for developing and printing
-Working closely with supervisor to maintain student membership lists and manage yearly budget
-Organizing other events and activities related to the darkroom
The student Manager will be the on-call person for student needs related to the darkroom. Hours are flexible, expected average 5 hours/week.
Substantial experience with film photography and darkroom developing/printing; enthusiasm about film photography; ability to work independently; and reliability.
Note: This position requires the handling of hazardous chemicals. Please wear protective gear, store and dispose of chemicals properly, and ensure that all students who use the darkroom are aware of necessary safety precautions.