Job Details

Springfield Technical Community College
  • Position Number: 2375410
  • Location: Springfield, MA
  • Position Type: Laboratory and Research

Graphic Communication and Photography Technology Lab Technician, Part Time - School of STEM

Category: Other
Department: School of STEM
Locations: Springfield, MA
Posted: Jul 6, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: PT No Benefits
Position ID:: 133228

About Springfield Technical Community College :

Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. Digital Multimedia, IT Security, Nursing, Robotics, Sonography, Mechanical Engineering Technology (Advance Manufacturing) and dozens of other career programs produce potential employees each year. STCC's highly-regarded transfer programs in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of over 6,500, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity and justifiably proud of our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Respect, is one of the Core Values of the College and we strive to nurture mutual respect among faculty, staff and students. With respect, we embrace differences to create an inclusive environment for all. Together, we support students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.

Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, the Lab Technician is responsible for supporting and enhancing the College's Graphic Art Technology Programs. The incumbent will work together with all faculty and staff to create an atmosphere of trust and respect in which all can succeed. This candidate will maintain the Graphic Communications & Photography program's lab environment and equipment, and assist in the instruction of students in the use of technical equipment.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Maintain a safe and proper operation in the department's Macintosh computer and press labs, photography studios, and demonstrate excellence in the following areas:
  • Maintain all of the department's different cameras, studio and on-location lighting equipment, and oversee the operation of the Photography programs' studios, professional inkjet printers, and matting and print presentation equipment.
  • Sign out cameras, lenses, and portable lighting equipment to authorized department students, and provide those students with training and technical support.
  • Assist department faculty in the operation and maintenance of the Canon digital printing press, 3D printer, dye sublimation printer, vinyl cutter, embroidery machine, screen printing system, mug press, airbrushing lab and related equipment.
  • Ensure that necessary equipment and supplies are available to faculty and students.
  • Restock inventory and provide ordering list.
  • Set up required equipment and tools for weekly labs prior to the start of the lab sessions, and assist in the breakdown of the same following the labs.
  • Assist faculty in carrying out moderately complex technical routines with minimal supervision or instruction.
  • Monitor students during lab sessions (proper safety gear during the lab and safe behavior), and assist in the instruction of students in the use, operation, safety, and maintenance of technical apparatus and equipment.
  • Place required work orders for necessary building maintenance.
  • Perform special projects and related responsibilities as initiated and requested.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by department faculty.


  • High school diploma required. Vocational high school diploma preferred.
  • Minimum of (2) years of experience in the graphic design and photography industry that includes hands on experience.
  • A Certificate in Graphic Communications and Photography/Graphic Arts; Associates degree preferred.
  • Possess professional experience in the use of digital SLR/mirrorless camera systems, and professional studio and OCF (off camera flash) lighting systems.
  • Must be knowledgeable with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Light room, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, and the Microsoft Office Suite, and assist Graphic Design & Photography students using the programs.
  • Ability to assist students in the proper use of moderately complex technical equipment.


Work is generally performed in a classroom or lab setting. Work involves a high activity level and pace, and competing time demands. Essential tasks require typing/keyboard skills, phone usage, and reading, speaking, and listening. Use office equipment and computer keyboards requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity. Balancing, crouching, grasping, pulling, reaching and stooping may also be required.

Additional Information:

SALARY: $15.00/hour


WORK SCHEDULE: 18.75 hours/week




STCC conducts a pre-employment screening on specified positions, which may include, but is not limited to, a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and/or Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.

CLOSING DATE: July 20, 2021 or Until filled

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: All applicants must apply online by submitting a cover letter**, resume and three (3) professional **Cover letter must demonstrate how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.


STCC conducts a pre-employment screening. Initial and continued employment is dependent upon meeting National Background Check, Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and/or Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check and if applicable, Physical and Alcohol/Drug Testing requirements. Screening also includes verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.


The Board of Higher Education and the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges maintain and promote a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information maternity leave, military service and national origin ("protected class(s)/classification(s)." Further, this policy prohibits retaliation and incorporates by reference, and where applicable, the requirements of Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1968; Titles I and II of the Civil Rights Act of 1991; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its regulations found at 34 C.F.R. part 106; Equal Pay Act of 1963; Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Section 402 of the Vietnam-era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA); Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993; Federal Executive Order 11246 of 1965, as amended by Executive Order 11375 of 1967; Federal Executive Order 12900 of 1994; Federal Executive Order 13145 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13160 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13166 of 2000; Massachusetts Civil Rights Act; Massachusetts General Laws Chapters 151B, 151C, and Chapter 149; directives of the BHE, the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and other applicable local, state and federal constitutions, statutes, regulations and executive orders.


STCC's personnel and academic decisions, programs and policies are formulated and conducted in a manner, which will ensure equal access for all people and prevent discrimination. As part of this effort, a College will ensure that employment and academic decisions, programs and policies will be based solely on the individual eligibility, merit or fitness of applicants, employees and students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military service, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation or political or union affiliation.


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