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October 10, 2019

Part-time Photo Lab Technician

Job Description

Photography laboratory technicians (or photo lab technicians) ensure that photographic negatives and positives submitted to their lab are developed and processed correctly. This work has also included the process of scanning negative and converting them into digital file. Technicians may also be responsible for enlarging, refocusing or retouching photographs to make specific parts of the image clearer or more visible as required by customer.

The photo lab technician will be working in a semi retail store setting, in a newly purposed built lab and photo retail shop just off hustle bustle side of Spencer St station in Melbourne CBD. He or she will be also be working within a team of analogue camera enthusiasts and/or photographers, surrounded with an ever-growing community of analogue shooters.

Job Duties

Photo lab technicians are required to know how to produce copies of negatives, whether digital or print. For film, this involves understanding how to prepare photographic chemical solutions. Currently, computers are also utilized to assist in this work, and it is the duty of photo lab technicians to maintain the computers and the programs necessary. In addition, photo lab technicians must be able to examine prints for defects and trim photographs as needed.

They're also responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and upkeep of the equipment. Lab technicians also keep track of the lab's inventory of supplies and can assist in ordering new materials as necessary. Quality control is also a part of the position, starting with calibrating the machines on a regular basis and continuing through reviewing orders as they are processed, scanned and delivered to customer.

The ideal candidate

The skills needed to perform the duties of photo lab technicians can be learned on the job, although classes and previous experience on photography and photo development may be an asset. Previous working experience in photo lab will also be looked favourably.

For most jobs, no additional education is necessary. Nevertheless, training will teach prospective photo lab technicians how to use and maintain computer equipment, mix chemical baths necessary for photo development and determine the best possible finish, colouring and shading. These programs may also instruct photo lab technicians on techniques to enhance the photographer's work and avoid defects.

To be successful in a photo lab, you should be:

  • Interested in analogue and film photography
  • Highly organised with a great attention to detail
  • Highly focused with task on hand
  • Demonstrate ability to be clean and tidy
  • Strong time management skills with an ability to work under pressure
  • Able to carry out behind-the-scenes work in an atmosphere focused on high-quality output
  • Proactive, creative, problem solver and can implement solutions
  • Good at record keeping or, in a retail setting, cashiering, basic math skills are also useful
  • The ability to work independently as well as part of a wider team
  • Highly motivated with a positive "can do" attitude

To be successful in the application you will need to supply:

  1. A resume
  2. A cover-letter – outlining why you may be the idea candidate and how in your previous work, school or university course can demonstrate the skills set out in the dot points above.

 

 

 

 

Part-time Photo Retail Sales Assistant

Job Description

Photo Retail Sales Assistant work on store sales floors aiding directly to customers. They must be knowledgeable of the store layout, inventory and company policies in order to provide accurate information to shoppers. A Sales Assistant will help locate product for customers, place order, place holds, process transactions and keep the sales floor organized and well-stocked. They are the face of the company and must uphold company values both in how they dress and how they interact with customers.

The photo sales assistant will be working in a semi retail store setting, in a newly purposed built lab and photo retail shop just off hustle bustle side of Spencer St station in Melbourne CBD. He or she will be also be working within a team of analogue camera enthusiasts and/or photographers, surrounded with an ever-growing community of analogue shooters.

Job Duties

You will be working in a retail environment and will be expected to help customers with all their shopping requirements. Sales assistants work in an extremely fast-paced sector and you can expect every single working day to be completely different. Unlike those who work behind desks or sit in office meetings, you will be at the front-line helping customers directly. Here is a quick look at your job requirements as a sales assistant:

  • Advising & serving customers.
  • Processing payments.
  • Assisting customers in order to help them find what they need.
  • Ensuring stock levels are well maintained.
  • Promoting store special offers and upcoming events.
  • Providing customers with information on pricing and product availability.
  • Arranging window displays.
  • Handling customer complaints or handing customers on to management.

The ideal candidate

The skills needed to perform the duties of photo retail sales assistant can be learned on the job, although classes and previous experience on photography and retail may be an asset. Previous working experience in photo lab or photo shop will also be looked favourably.

You will be expected to have an outgoing personality and possess excellent knowledge of the company’s products and services. It may also be necessary to have a good working knowledge of computer systems and other machines relevant to the role. To be successful in a photo lab, you should be:

  • Interested in analogue and film photography
  • Highly organised with a great attention to detail
  • Demonstrate ability to be clean and tidy with good communication skill
  • Strong time management skills with an ability to work under pressure
  • Proactive, creative, problem solver and can implement solutions
  • Good at record keeping or, in a retail setting, cashiering, basic math skills are also useful
  • The ability to work independently as well as part of a wider team
  • Highly motivated with a positive "can do" attitude and good people skill

To be successful in the application you will need to supply:

  1. A resume
  2. A cover-letter – outlining why you may be the idea candidate and how in your previous work, school or university course can demonstrate the skills set out in the dot points above.

 

 




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