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Photo Tech needed at Cooper Union

Published September 1, 2011

Job Description: The Photography department seeks a Technician with a solid expertise and intimate experience with the best educational procedures and pitfalls of digital photo labs.
Technician must be available to work with the two full-time technicians on matters that may arise, and be ready and available to do the following:

  • Oversee work-study students
  • Oversee the darkrooms
  • Check out equipment to students
  • Opening and closing both the analog and digital facilities
  • Maintain all software and hardware components of photography lab/classroom
  • Assist students with photo editing and scanning software
  • Maintain calibration of computer monitors, media projectors, scanners, and inkjet printers
  • Create custom color profiles using color management hardware and software
  • Fulfill student print orders
  • Monitor inventory and usage of printer ink and paper
  • Maintain software and hardware updates, and revise written tutorials for all software and hardware used in the digital photo lab
  • Prepare digital photo lab for class lectures and demonstrations according to Photography instructors’ needs


  • Knowledge of Photoshop
  • Experience with traditional as well as digital photo processing
  • BFA in photography or equivalent experience required

[posted 08/18/2011 ]



Please send all job applications to: or

Department of Human Resources

The Cooper Union

30 Cooper Square, 7th Floor

New York, NY 10