SPAO IS HIRING A DARKROOM INSTRUCTOR!

The School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa requires a Darkroom Instructor, responsible for working with full-time students in the first year of the SPAO Portfolio Arts & Production Program. SPAO students entering the program typically have little to no experience using film or working in the darkroom; as such the Darkroom Instructor will be taking many students through the very basics of developing and printing their own analogue images, and will be supporting them in producing portfolios of this work. 

This instructor will educate students in all the varying analogue photographic practices, including film processing in all formats, silver gelatin printmaking, working with fibre-based emulsions, and advanced printmaking techniques including toning, bleaching, etc. Experience using historic processes (i.e. wet plate, dry plate, etc.) is an asset but is not required.

This instructor will report student attendance on a weekly basis, complete assessments and evaluations of students, and will ensure that students follow all required safety procedures. The instructor will also report maintenance issues or supply (i.e. chemistry) requirements to administration.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 48 months of work or teaching experience in the vocation, acquired within the preceding ten years, 

    OR

  • 24 months of work or teaching experience in the vocation, acquired within the preceding ten years, AND 

    • Holding a Bachelor’s degree from a Canadian University or equivalent degree, OR

    •  Being a graduate of a College of Applied Arts and Technology or Equivalent, OR

    • Being a graduate of a registered PCC or equivalent, OR

    • Being the holder of a Certificate of Qualification under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009, or equivalent.

This position consists of one eight-hour day per week. Remuneration details can be provided upon request.

Email admin@spao.ca with any questions. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 19, 2019

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image by SPAO alumna Sarah Ruest

image by SPAO alumna Sarah Ruest

image by SPAO alumnus Eric Anderson

image by SPAO alumnus Eric Anderson

image by SPAO alumnus Pablo Gaytan Melendez

image by SPAO alumnus Pablo Gaytan Melendez

image by SPAO student Diana McKinnon

image by SPAO student Diana McKinnon

image by SPAO alumna Hannah Evans

image by SPAO alumna Hannah Evans