Instructional Assistant, Photography
Los Angeles Community College District 16 reviews - Los Angeles, CA

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Monitors and maintains one or more instructional photography laboratories and provides students with assistance in camera use and laboratory equipment and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications for Admittance to Exam


An associate degree or its equivalent, from a recognized college, with a major in photography or a closely related field.


Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND two years of full-time, paid experience in the field of photography, which included developing and printing photos.

Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities Required

Basic principles of black and white and color photography
Basic principles of computerized digital photography
Commonly used camera and photographic laboratory equipment
Darkroom film and paper processes and practices for black and white, and color
Methods and equipment used in creating digital photographic images
Chemicals and solutions used in a photographic laboratory
Health and safety practices and precautions applicable in a photographic laboratory
Capabilities of computer systems, software and hardware common to instructional laboratories
Principles of recordkeeping

Provide instructional assistance to students and instructional staff
Use a wide variety of camera formats, accessories, lights, and related equipment
Process black and white and color film
Create digital photographic images
Operate and maintain a variety of photographic equipment including cameras and laboratory apparatus
Keep detailed and precise records
Work effectively and cooperatively with students and instructional staff
Give clear and concise instructions
Effectively utilize computer hardware and software
Learn general and specialized software applications

Typical Duties

Schedules and oversees the use of one or more instructional photography laboratories by students, faculty, and staff.
Explains to students the established instructional laboratory policies and the use of equipment available within the instructional laboratory(ies).
Assists students with problems related to photographic projects involving the operation of cameras, the processing, and printing of film and/or digital photographic images, and lighting and studio techniques.
Issues and receives materials and equipment for student use in laboratory and classroom assignments; keeps records and effects the return of supplies, equipment, and lockers loaned to students.
Assists instructors in the set-up of classes and preparation of instructional materials and study aids.
Stores equipment and keeps storerooms and working areas orderly and clean.
Maintains inventory records of supplies and equipment and prepares requisitions as needed.
Sells supplies to students and accounts for funds received.
Performs basic maintenance on lighting equipment and enlargers.
May mix developers, toners, fixers and color formulas.
May perform software installations and updates of programs for assigned laboratory(ies).
May provide assistance with LAN (Local Area Network) operation and maintenance of assigned laboratories related to the installation and configuration of work stations and basic troubleshooting.
May perform tests on chemicals to insure freshness.
May take, develop, enlarge, and print both black and white and color photographs.
May provide training and work direction to student employees.
Performs related duties as assigned.

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