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Digital Art Lab Coordinator

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Boulder, Colorado

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Classified Staff



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Job Summary

The Department of Art and Art History at CU Boulder encourages applications for a Digital Art Lab Coordinator to provide professional technical assistance regarding studio/classroom computer use. The position will be responsible for management, maintenance, organization and the day to day operation of the fields of photography, video, digital art, and sound within classrooms and labs; providing equipment, software and technical assistance for students; providing safety training to all lab users; and ordering all classroom and lab supplies and materials. The individual will also supervise all duties and responsibilities of the GPTI’s, GA’s and volunteers within the area and manage the Print Lab.

We are looking for someone with lab experience who is passionate about fine art photography and digital art!

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Department of Art and Art History within the College of Arts & Sciences is committed to the practice, production, critical and historical study of art within a liberal arts education that encourages experimentation and independence of thought.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Manage the Print Lab

  • Maintain the Website.
  • Print jobs – patrons walk-in during open hours, or make on-line appointment.
  • Invoice patrons and collect fee at time of service.
  • Reconcile invoices at the end of each day and make deposits.
  • Calibrate display at the beginning of each week.
  • Advertise the Print Lab service on and off campus.
  • Use judgement regarding selection, maintenance and repair of the printers.
  • Manage budget for Print Lab.
  • Create/maintain a business strategy/plan for the Print Lab.
  • Advise patrons on file preparation for high-end, fine art printing.

Manage Labs and Darkrooms of the Interdisciplinary Media Arts Practices (IMAP) area

  • Hire graduate and undergraduate students. Schedule and approve work records and general supervision of student employees in all areas of IMAP.
  • Train and supervise duties and responsibilities of the GPTI’s, GA’s, graduate and undergraduate student monitors within IMAP.
  • Manage day-to-day operations, maintenance and organization of the IMAP area including the maintenance and organization of darkrooms, computers labs, and other specific needs related to photography, video, digital art and sound.
  • Advise and share technical and artistic expertise on processes, equipment and software with faculty, staff and students using the digital output lab, digital lab, video lab, dark rooms, and other IMAP areas.
  • Order all chemicals and photographic paper used in all the darkrooms and assist students with specific technical and software needs.
  • Keep all cameras, SLR, digital, video and sound equipment in working order as well as all the computers and peripheral equipment. Organize, develop and monitor an equipment check out system for all students; manager scheduling of the photo lighting studio.
  • Employ creative problem solving and good communication skills with IMAP faculty, staff and students.

Oversee Acquisition, Repair and Inventory of Equipment and Supplies

  • Use discretion to order, organize and inventory all items and supplies needed for all IMAP labs. Connect with faculty, staff and students on a regular basis to determine their needs each semester.
  • Research cost saving measures with vendors to provide software for labs, and other supplies.

Maintain Health and Safety of Classrooms and Studios

  • Organize and coordinate the environmental health and safety needs of the area and sign the weekly waste management sheets of EH&S.
  • Supervise the proper storage and removal of waste chemicals in the studios. Training of those who use the darkroom/studio spaces.
  • Ensure that all IMAP lab users understand all procedures with regard to a safe working environment and are properly trained.

What You Should Know

This position will work primarily on-campus, with some flexibility for remote work occasionally.

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The annual salary is $59,592.00


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be creative. Be unique. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • 4 years of lab experience with fine art photography and digital art, including printing.
  • Colorado residency is required.

What You Will Need

  • Working knowledge of the software used in all the IMAP labs, including Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Good communication skills.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • BA degree.
  • Experience working in education.
  • Experience working in fine art photography, digital art, and printing.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume that includes date ranges and whether the position was full-time or part-time.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
  3. DD-214 for veteran applicants.
    • Qualified veterans are eligible for veteran’s preference points within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this posting. If you do not wish to upload a DD214, please email a copy to or send via fax at 303-492-4693 and reference the job to which you are applying.
  4. If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of degree or transcripts.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by August 9, 2022 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

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