BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY LAB INTERN
(Note: All information subject to change.)
Start Date: 6/7/2020 End Date: 8/22/2020
Compensation: Accommodations (shared room/bath) plus meals when campus kitchen is serving (Sunday dinner through Friday dinner).
Number of openings: 02
The responsibilities of this position are carried out under the guidance of the Programs Department and the Black & White Photography Lab Manager. This individual must have experience with silver gelatin printing, a technical background, and the capability to work well with groups of people and in one on one situations. The individual must be well organized, responsible, personable, dependable, a creative problem solver and above all else respectful.
This individual assists the Lab Manager in the day-to-day operations of the student darkrooms, mixing chemistry, cleaning, organizing and preparing student demos for workshop classes. Schedules may include some night and weekend work. Previous darkroom / alternative process experience is necessary.
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
• Ability to troubleshoot technical issues with various camera systems
• Film and Print scanning experience is necessary
• Black & White Darkroom and / or Alternative Process experience
• Knowledge of and experience with Macintosh computers and software
• Photoshop/Lightroom software experience is necessary
What will be learned
Interns will learn the responsibilities associated with operating a darkroom facility keeping an inventory, maintaining lab facilities and equipment, DEP compliance regulations, hazardous waste disposal and silver recovery procedures.
The Intern Experience
Each intern is assigned to a specific area where they will learn and assist instructors, fellow staff members and/or students with various projects. All interns are responsible for managing their time wisely, while we do have work to do, we strongly encourage you to take the time to make images/films and enjoy all that Maine has to offer. Interns are allowed access to our facilities when not in use by a class; this is to be discussed with your supervisor. Round table portfolio sharing events will be offered to the interns and TA’s weekly. This will include a rotation of upper level staff and faculty.