Job Details
Posting Date
31/10/2022 Expiry Date 30/11/2022 Job Reference Number: 1995-2022-10-31T11:47:53
Laboratory Officer- Photography
Category Non Faculty Vacancies
College Fine Arts and Design
Department Fine Arts
Job Purpose

To supervise, maintain and upgrade the photography laboratory and darkroom facilities, support faculty and students who are using them, as well as safely test the labs and assure proper functioning of facilities, materials and equipment.

Main accountabilities & expectations

  1. Prepare and maintain the photography lab(s) and darkroom to ensure that the equipment are properly functioning and ready for use.
  2. Maintain photography materials and equipment each semester and/or when necessary, as well as ensure compliance with software license agreements and copyright legislation when using licensed software when needed.
  3. Prepare the lab beforehand for lectures, demonstrations, workshops, etc. as well as support faculty members in developing new assignments and student projects to support student development.
  4. Provide support to students and instructors to assist in class activities and photography material, as well as the use of mixed labs facilities and devices.
  5. Demonstrate technical processes and general instructions on how to use photography tools and printer modules for students when needed, as well as issue photographic print work for students' projects and assignments.
  6. Maintain and update laboratory inventory by ordering laboratory equipment and consumables as per required specifications, as well as collect, check material received for quality and specification and allocate appropriate storage for it.
  7. Manage and supervise lab facilities by making sure that the equipment and machines are in good working order and recommend improvements as appropriate to maintain standards of accuracy and reliability.
  8. Ensure and reinforce follow safety standards and protocols in the laboratory, and implement safety training for both faculty and students.
  9. Participate in improving existing laboratory facilities and in preparing future laboratory facilities for the college/department, as well as manage lab equipment and supplies to ensure the lab is fully operational.
  10. Coordinate with the college/department administration in arranging appropriate schedules in order to conduct weekly classes.
  11. Oversee the cleanliness, tidiness of the Laboratory at all times and prepare materials for hazardous waste pickup.
  12. Participate in invigilating student examinations and co-instructing practical sessions.

Job Specific Accountabilities
Required Skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to prepare professional documents, in both Arabic and English.
  • Good Studio/laboratory management including knowledge of basic lab principles and applications as well as methods, equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of operating the required software/hardware.
  • Knowledge of Inkjet and Giclee print processes, paper quality and colour management.
  • Able to understand the meaning of common error messages and explain them to users in simple language.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise multiple tasks and produce reports under strict guidelines.
  • High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance
  • Use technical knowledge to help and assist users overcome any difficulties.
  • Flexibility and ability to function effectively as part of a team.
  • Excellent proficiency in MS office applications

Preferred Qualification & Experience
  • Minimum of bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, Photography, Multimedia or any related discipline.
  • 2-4 years of UAE experience in similar role preferably in higher education institutions.
  • Priority is to UAE Nationals.
Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)


Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Bachelor's degree/higher diploma
Relevant Experience 2-4 years
Living In UAE Open for all
Nationality All
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