Media Resources Specialist - Photo

JOB TITLE: Media Resources Specialist - Photo

DEPARTMENT:  Media Resources

REPORTS TO:  Manager of Media Resources


Help run the Media Resources Equipment Room, maintain its equipment and auxiliary spaces including equipment dedicated to the Photography department.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare reserved equipment in media resources for faculty, staff and students
  • Oversee and assist with checkouts and returns
  • Help keep and accurate inventory in Web Checkout
  • Train clients on the use of equipment
  • Keep up to date expertise on current technology and software
  • Advise and assist the Manager of Media Resources with specific tasks
  • Assist maintaining photography equipment inventories, supplies, and functionality
  • Assist maintaining photography facilities including darkrooms and mixing darkroom chemistry supplies
  • Assist maintaining hardware and software in photography computer labs
  • Assist with equipment repairs and maintenance.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions.  Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.


  • Minimum Associate’s degree in Photography, Bachelor’s degree preferred


  • Experience working in an equipment room preferred
  • 1 year professional photography experience
  • Experience giving basic instruction on use of equipment

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Technical expertise – in depth knowledge of the technology supported is critical.
  • Teaching – ability to train others on use and care of the equipment is also critical.
  • Organization – must be able to maintain an organized environment in cooperation with all members of the Media Resources team.

About The University:

University of the Arts’ mission is simple: to advance human creativity. Established in 1876, UArts believes creativity is the most essential skill for success in today’s society and has educated generations of groundbreaking artists, performers, designers and creative leaders for more than 141 years.  After being granted university status in 1987, University of the Arts became the largest institution of its kind in the nation, offering programs in design, fine arts, media arts, crafts, music, dance, theater and writing. It now features 30 undergraduate arts majors, 15 graduate programs and the nation’s first PhD program in Creativity. UArts is also home to innovative centers across disciplines, including the Center for Immersive Media, Lightbox Film Center, Philadelphia Art Alliance and Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. Learn more about UArts.

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