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Photographer Senior Duties and Responsibilities

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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.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is 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 Assistant Director.

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 slide files.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of techniques, principles and equipment of modern photography including still, motion, color and black and white photography.
  • Knowledge of film properties, equipment and optics and their suitability for generalized and specialized photography.
  • Knowledge of still photography, film and video equipment capabilities.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

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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