(Note: All information subject to change.)

Start Date:  Various  End Date: Various

Compensation: $440 per week plus meals when campus kitchen is serving. (Sunday dinner through Friday dinner.)

Number of openings: 08

Description

The responsibilities of this position are carried out under the guidance of the Director of Operations & Production. This individual must have experience in one of the fields listed below, a strong technical background, and the capability to work well with groups of people in a fast paced and demanding educational environment. Teaching Assistants (TA) must be able to support participants and instructors in logistical and technical matters. The individual must be well organized, responsible, personable, dependable, a creative problem solver and above all else respectful.

Basic Qualifications and Criteria

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or equivalent in their field (hold or currently pursuing one)
  • Portfolio of work representing your style and conceptual ideas
  • Knowledge of and experience with Macintosh computers and software
  • Photoshop/Lightroom/Premiere software experience is necessary
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical issues with various camera systems

Additional Qualifications specific to type of assistant

Digital Photography & Digital Printing

  • Experience assisting photographers and/or freelance photographic work
  • Experience with Epson Printers
  • Knowledge of Canon camera systems as well as Sony, Fuji and, Canon mirrorless systems
  • Experience assisting photographers and/or freelance photographic work
  • Black & White Darkroom experience
  • Experience with studio lighting

Alternative Processes

  • Extensive experience with Alternative Processes (a body of work demonstrating this will be necessary)

Young Artist

  • Previous experience with High School courses/students is preferred
  • Experience assisting photographers and/or freelance photographic work
  • Experience with Epson printers
  • Black & White Darkroom experience

Teaching Assistant Experience

Each TA is assigned to one course per week. It is the job of the TA to keep the instructor on schedule while assisting the students and instructor with any issues or needs that arise as the class progresses – it’s all about creative problem solving.

The week’s schedule is created by the instructor and should be followed and kept on track by the TA, leaving room for happy accidents and amazing opportunities. Standard Maine Media operational policies are to be enforced in addition to meeting the needs of the instructor’s agenda.