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Mark Bercheni, Manager
Campus: 139 Wyoming Hall
Mail: Dept 3422
1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071-2000
Phone: 307.766.5606
Fax: 307.766.5607
Office Hours
Regular: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Summer: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming not a job opening announcement. Look for current job openings at the following link: The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Photographic Technician, Senior

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 5022

UW Job Family: 51

SOC Code: 27-4021

Pay Grade: 19

Date: February 05, 2007

Job Purpose:

Under limited supervision, perform advanced level photographic services or manage a state-of-the-art photographic laboratory or repository for the purpose of creating, restoring or preserving a photographic record or collection for teaching, research or publication according to local and national standards for creation, restoration and preservation.

Minimum Qualifications


Associate's degree


2 years photography experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Digital imaging technology, techniques, methods and formats.
  • Safety regulations and material safety data sheet (MSDS) pertaining to photographic processes.
  • Equipment, tools, and supplies used in the taking, processing, enhancing, and use of photographs including hand held and study cameras of various formats, enlargers, processors, contact frames, papers, chemicals, and lights.
  • Copyright regulations and privacy laws.
  • Photographic materials, techniques, and media.
  • Theory and techniques of modern photography.
  • The need for and the use of the photographic medium in varying technical fields, legal purposes, training presentations, and industrial applications.
  • Photographic techniques to produce varying effects and messages.
  • Uses and effects of various types of lighting and methods.
  • Processes and chemicals used in the developing of films and the processing of prints.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Choose proper settings on cameras and photographic processing equipment in order to obtain intended effects and select the appropriate camera angles, picture composition, filtering, lighting, or other treatment necessary to produce a desired message or special effect.
  • Work creatively under the pressures of deadlines.
  • Adjust focus, identify and distinguish between colors, judge distance and spatial relationships.
  • Use equipment, tools and supplies necessary to the taking, processing, enhancing and use of photographs including hand-held and study cameras of various formats, enlargers, processors, contact frames, papers, chemicals and lights.
  • Move 50 pounds regularly.
  • Select the appropriate camera angles, picture composition, filtering, lighting, or other treatment necessary to produce a desired message or special effect.
  • Accurately present technical, scientific, and professional subjects and activities by photography and through effective collection preservation and presentation.
  • Use industrial photographic materials such as auto positive films, masking films, and litho films.
  • Advise on technical problems in photography, camera, projection equipment, and films.
  • Recommend the purchase of photographic equipment and supplies.
  • Train others in and oversee job tasks pertinent to photography and photographic preservation.
  • Clean and make minor repairs to equipment.
  • Maintain records; prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.
  • Work efficiently with others.
  • Work creatively under the pressure of deadlines.
  • Maintain favorable public relations with collection donors and repository management.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Perform advanced darkroom processing and digital imaging necessary to the production of high-quality photographic prints and images for exhibition, publication, research or preservation purposes.
May preserve deteriorating historic, irreplaceable nitrate and glass plate negatives or modern film medium in order to meet contractual requirements of the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration.
Photograph collection materials, designated subjects or events using state-of-the-art techniques in order to provide a photographic record for exhibition, publication, research, public relations or preservation purposes.
Perform outreach and public relations activities to promote photographic resources to University departments, outside institutions, current and prospective donors and the general public.

Working Conditions:

Laboratory, darkroom, and studio environments; frequently on location for indoor and outdoor events; regular exposure to hazardous chemicals, fumes and vapors.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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