We are seeking a dedicated and skilled Photography Technician to join a vibrant secondary school in Watford. This is a permanent position with an immediate start date, offering an exciting opportunity for an individual passionate about supporting creative education.
Technical Support: Provide technical assistance and support to students and staff in the photography department, ensuring the smooth operation of equipment such as cameras, lighting, and editing software.
Equipment Maintenance: Oversee the maintenance and upkeep of photography equipment, including regular checks, troubleshooting, and arranging repairs as needed.
Classroom Assistance: Collaborate with photography teachers to facilitate practical lessons, offering guidance to students during practical sessions and projects.
Resource Management: Manage and organise photographic resources, including maintaining an inventory of equipment, ordering supplies, and ensuring a safe and tidy working environment.
Training and Workshops: Assist in providing training sessions for students on the proper use of photography equipment and software, as well as organising workshops to enhance students' technical skills.
Health and Safety Compliance: Ensure that health and safety regulations are adhered to within the photography department, conducting risk assessments and promoting a safe working environment.
Exhibition Support: Contribute to the preparation and setup of photography exhibitions, showcasing students' work within the school community.
The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications and experience:
Educational Background: A relevant qualification in photography or a related field is desirable.
Technical Proficiency: Demonstrable expertise in operating and maintaining photography equipment, including digital cameras, lighting, and editing software.
Experience in an Educational Setting: Previous experience in a similar role within a secondary school or educational institution is advantageous.
Communication Skills: Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with students, teachers, and other staff members.
Organisational Skills: Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage resources, equipment, and maintain a tidy and efficient working environment.
Passion for Education: A genuine passion for supporting students in their creative endeavors and contributing to the overall success of the photography department.