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Photographic Supervisor Duties

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This is technical and supervisory work in a photographic section of the university press.
Employees in this class supervise a staff of employees engaged in a complex variety of photographic lab work. An employee establishes and maintains quality control for all operations to ensure quality and maximum utilization of materials, equipment, and personnel. Work involves training of employees to perform various tasks within the photographic section and maintaining equipment for maximum service. Work is performed under the general supervision of a print shop manager and is reviewed for quality, efficiency, and manner in which photographic work is produced.


Supervises ordering of film and other photographic supplies from storage; storing and issuing supplies as needed.

Supervises lay out for filming procedures to get maximum use of supplies; supervises employees in setting up and operating photographic equipment.

Trains and supervises employees in setting up, adjusting, operating, and repairing photographic equipment.

Plans and directs the photographic operations to provide service within time guidelines; plans workload and schedules.

Confers with supervisor in establishing work priorities and schedules and in determining supply needs.

Operates photographic equipment in preparing photographs or negatives for duplication on offset presses; mixes photographic solutions; develops films; fixes, washes, and dries prints.

Makes art and other slides.

Controls developing times for screens in order to produce a range of shades in one color photographs; operates related desired equipment.

Does paste-ups; strips and opaques negatives; assists in lay out preparations.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school and considerable experience in photographic laboratory work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, and techniques in the operation of standard photographic equipment.

Thorough knowledge of the methods and techniques in developing and processing film.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to use photography related duplicating and binding equipment.

Ability to train and direct the work of others.

Skill in making reproductions and in the use and care of photographic equipment.



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