Seeking: Intelligent, Passionate Lab Assistants!

Come work and learn with us: LATITUDE is seeking proactive learners to fill multiple Lab Assistant positions! To apply, please email us a CV and a statement of interest to info@latitudechicago.org.

DESCRIPTION:

LATITUDE provides advanced digital media equipment and a professional production space for established and emerging artists. We act as a community hub for students, working artists, professional photographers, educators, and photo-enthusiasts of all types. With our membership programs offering DIY printing, scanning, a wide format service bureau, classes, critiques, artist residencies and portfolio reviews, LATITUDE provides a wide-spectrum of opportunities for the Chicago community. 

 One of those opportunities is the chance to work and learn under professional artists and photographers as a Lab Assistant.  This position is one 8 hour shift per week, working directly with the Lab Coordinator and a Senior Lab Assistant. This is an unpaid position that provides real world training in the operation and use of a high-end digital lab (other benefits listed below).

Responsibilities of Lab Assistants

·      Help members understand and improve digital workflows through project completion.

·      Assist Lab Coordinator in multiple capacities, technical and administrative.

·      Assist Artists-in-Residence.

·      Help create a positive working experience for lab members.

·      Basic point of sale procedures.

·      Maintain lab standards of cleanliness.

Helpful Skills, Knowledge, Experience

·      Advanced Photoshop knowledge

·      Additional Creative Suite programs a plus

·      Advanced inkjet printing experience, Epson printers a plus

·      Digital scanning techniques (flatbed, Imacon, drum scanners)

·      Customer service experience a huge plus

Benefits

·      Receive a complimentary membership and sharply discounted production rates for printing and scanning. 

·      Learn a variety of printing, scanning, and general production techniques to become a lab expert.

·      Grow with a small nonprofit as we help artists and photographers realize their vision.

LATITUDE is very focused on education within the space and we value a diverse skill set. Come join the team!