INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT

2012-2016 |  INSTRUCTIONAL ASSOCIATE
MIRACOSTA COLLEGE, OCEANSIDE, CA

OFFICE + CLERICAL WORK

  • Place purchase orders, budget/monitor departmental expenses.
  • Supervise and train new or continuing Lab Assistants.
  • Assist with the hiring of temporary staff.
  • Communicate with facilities for building maintenance. 
  • Communicate directly with department Dean and Chair.
  • Regular communication with photography instructors (digital/film).
  • Prepare and maintain staff records and files.
  • Mentor and supervise a group of Student Teaching Assistants.
  • Mentor and supervise a group of Student Interns.
  • Design and coordinate Professional Development opportunities.
  • Write weekly emails to staff, reminders, darkroom updates, etc.
  • Attend school and department wide staff meetings.
  • Promote enrollment by marketing (social media, video, fliers).
  • Participate in Community Outreach Events (CLC).

DARKROOM

  • Assist in curriculum implementation with staff and students.
  • Preparing equipment and maintain all darkroom materials.
  • Assist students with multiple camera formats.
  • Create and catalog handouts and darkroom data.
  • Manage the issuing and checking in of analog equipment.
  • Checking and discussing the progress of student work.
  • Facilitate the completion of student projects.
  • Demonstrate the proper use and care of equipment.
  • Maintain and perform minor repairs and adjustments to equipment.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized lab setting.
  • Lift and carry 50+ pounds, to catalog and store materials.
  • Promote a functional and creative darkroom environment.
  • Ensure safe and proper disposal of exhausted chemistry.

DIGITAL DARKROOM

  • Regularly maintain all digital work stations and computers.
  • Perform computer screen checks and calibration (iOne Software).
  • Maintenance of small and large format printers.
  • Provide staff and students with demonstrations on equipment use.
  • Provide training on a variety of scanning and digitizing equipment.
  • Provide workshops and training on a variety of lighting equipment.
  • Manage the issuing and checking in of digital equipment.
  • Work directly with Information Technology (IT) Staff.
  • Advanced working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Adobe Lightroom.
  • Instruct students on a variety of digital outputs.

2007-2011 | INSTRUCTIONAL ASSOCIATE
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN DIEGO, CA

DARKROOM

  • Connect with all photography instructors.
  • Mix and maintain chemistry for black and white darkroom.
  • Handle the check-in and check-out of all media equipment.
  • Repair darkroom equipment, inquire about camera repairs.
  • Work with faculty on department budget and material inventory.
  • Critically analyze the work of students, provide technical advice.
  • Organize and clean classroom to maximize teaching space.
  • Maintained a course budget with minimal funding.

DIGITAL DARKROOM

  • Provide demonstrations on scanning and digitizing negatives.
  • Provide tours of Digital Lab to prospective students.
  • Help grow and develop a new and innovative digital program.
  • Research and help purchase new digital media equipment.