Laboratory Technician
Santa Barbara City College - Santa Barbara, CA

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Basic Function
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, plan, organize, coordinate and prepare laboratory demonstrations, exercises and related instructional materials; perform a variety of specialized, complex and independent activities involved in the preparation, set-up and clean-up of supplies and equipment for laboratory demonstrations and activities in chemistry, biology, physics and engineering, media arts or other assigned subject area.

Distinguishing Characteristics
Prepare, set up, operate, calibrate, maintain and repair a variety of specialized equipment related to media arts such as cameras, laminators, computers, scanners, printers, strobes, lights, stands, scrims, silks, flags, grids, tripods, monitors, microphones, video switchers, decks, VCRs and DVD players; install new equipment and machinery as directed; prepare and arrange equipment for check out to students; provide training and assistance to students in equipment selection, set-up, use and operation.

Coordinate activities to meet classroom, studio and related instructional needs in subject areas such as photo, video, studio, film and editing; apply and explain a variety of complex media arts, production and computer technology principles, techniques, practices and procedures to students.

Check media arts equipment and materials in and out to students as assigned by the position; reserve equipment; input related data and maintain automated records and files; clean equipment, inspect for damage and maintain inventory data; adjust and maintain related databases as directed; assess and follow up on charges for lost, broken or damaged equipment; maintain related records as required.

Perform a variety of technical duties involved in the installation, operation, configuration, set up, modification and maintenance of computer hardware, software, peripherals, networks and systems to assure smooth and efficient operations of computer lab equipment for use by media arts students; troubleshoot and resolve malfunctions; install, update and utilize a variety of specialized software.

Maintain studios, classrooms and other media arts facilities in proper working condition; develop, maintain and provide information to students and employees concerning policies and procedures for check-out and studio functions as assigned; resolve related issues and conflicts as needed.

Receive, prepare and distribute media arts correspondence related to assigned activities as required; prepare and distribute informational materials related to studio and check-out functions; update website information as required.

Education & Paid Experience
Any combination equivalent to: bachelor’s degree in subject of assigned laboratory or instructional area and two years laboratory technician or related instructional experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Working knowledge of Film & Digital Video Production and Post-Production.
-Prepare, Maintain, Organize and Inventory Digital Video Camera, Light and Grip Equipment and Expendables.
-Organize and Maintain Studio Classroom in a safe and working manner.
-Manage Studio and Audio Recording Room scheduling for shoots and recording.
-Support Film Production faculty with various classroom needs.
-Check In/Check Out production equipment to Faculty, Tutors, Interns and occasional Students.
-Organize and Maintain Film Production archive, including Tape Library and Data Storage.
-Technically support various SoMA and Film Production special events, such as Awards Showcase.
-Supervise production interns.
-Work with various technical support departments across campus to keep Computers, Phones, Monitors, Speakers, Printers and Copiers in working order.

Special Licenses

Special Instructions to Applicants

Working Conditions

Indoor, instructional laboratory environment.
Constant interruptions.

Physical Demands
Regular operation of a computer keyboard, calculator, and other normal laboratory and office equipment.
Reading a variety of complex materials.
Ability to remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) for extended periods of time.
Communicating and expressing oneself clearly on a variety of educational topics in conversation with, and presentations to, staff, students, and members of the community.
Monitoring student activities.
Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.
Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling moderately heavy objects as assigned by the position.

Some incumbents may experience exposure to fumes and hazardous chemicals.

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