Photographer Senior Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Performs a wide variety of photographic responsibilities and
services in fulfillment of department or client requests for use in
various publications, lectures, research, documentation and
publicity. Trains and assigns work to photo laboratory personnel.
fourth in a series of five classifications. It is distinguished from
the Photographer in that photographic assignments are more varied
and complicated requiring additional independent judgement and
experience. This classification typically reports to a Director or
Examples of Duties:
- Performs specialized artistic, technical and scientific
photo assignments requiring extensive knowledge of photographic
equipment capabilities and techniques; determines such elements
as equipment to be used, film type, lighting requirements,
composition, background and exposure time.
- Trains and coordinates photo laboratory operations and
processing personnel; schedules and plans photographic
production by setting priorities for processing and inspecting
work for quality.
- Provides technical and creative consultation to faculty,
staff and students regarding photography assignments.
- Monitors inventory of equipment and laboratory supplies;
orders supplies as needed according to departmental policies
and/or budget constraints.
- Recommends the purchase of new equipment to supervisor; test
equipment and new film materials to determine what equipment and
supplies are most suitable.
- Provides written documentation and information in relation
to photograph, which is obtained through observation or
interview with subject.
- Organizes and maintains extensive photographic print and
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of techniques, principles and equipment of modern
photography including still, motion, color and black and white
- Knowledge of film properties, equipment and optics and their
suitability for generalized and specialized photography.
- Knowledge of still photography, film and video equipment
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
Bachelor's degree in Photography, Fine Arts or related field AND
three years experience in photography studio work and
photojournalism, which includes photo processing; OR, Seven years
experience in photography studio work and photojournalism which
includes photo processing; OR, Any equivalent combination of
experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills
and abilities have been achieved.
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