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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
· 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!