Photo Lab Assistant Position Opening

Photo Lab Assistant

Department of Architecture

Gould Hall

Nature of Organization:

This position is within the Department of Architecture, College of Built Environments and is located in Gould Hall.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Will include, but not be limited to:

  • Open and close the photography lab, making sure everything is in order and clean, and the equipment has been shut down and properly secured
  • Safely mix darkroom film and print chemistry (extra training available if needed)
  • Supervise equipment check-out area, ensuring that all equipment is properly checked out to students and is carefully recorded and returned
  • Assess and conduct minor equipment repairs
  • Monitor student usage of facilities and equipment
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment
  • Work with fellow lab assistants to maintain a weekly cleaning schedule as well as quarterly deep cleaning 
  • Enforce COVID protocols as needed
  • Assist students with camera questions, film developing, using the enlargers and darkroom, as well as be willing to offer printing advice. 
  • Some evenings and weekends will be required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have experience developing film and printing in a B&W darkroom. 
  • Experience with 35mm cameras preferred. 
  • Attention to detail, flexibility and good communication.

Preferred candidates will be open to working for the duration of the 2021-22 academic school year, and possibly beyond.

Educational Qualifications:

Must be a current UW-Seattle student


  • $20/hour
  • Work study is preferred but not required

How to Apply:

Email CC and and be sure to detail your film photography and darkroom experience.