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Randy Moe
21-Dec-2016, 09:26
http://www.latitudechicago.org/news/2016/12/19/latitude-is-hiring-a-lab-director




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djdister
21-Dec-2016, 11:42
With a salary of $19-22K per year, it should be considered a volunteer position...

Kirk Gittings
21-Dec-2016, 12:47
With a salary of $19-22K per year, it should be considered a volunteer position...

For Chicago, non-profit or not, that is slave wages...........that's about what Starbucks pays for a basic barista.

bob carnie
21-Dec-2016, 12:57
Hey there may be the possiblity of a bonus at the end of the year.....lots to hope on.

Greg Davis
21-Dec-2016, 13:00
That's $10 an hour full time. You can earn more than that working at the mall.

Leszek Vogt
21-Dec-2016, 13:11
Yesh, I've seen similar, where you are the designer, the shooter, and the editor (video related), but it pays as if it was one position. Yeah, one will likely get a large salary increase for making coffee in the office:confused:.

Les

faberryman
21-Dec-2016, 13:30
I didn't realize non-profits paid bonuses. I wonder if they offer benefits, like health insurance. But the job market being what it is, I bet they get a lot of MFAs applying for the position.

I am constantly reminded that I am old. I thought the position was to manage a darkroom. Didn't realize digital workstations and inkjet printers constituted a "lab".

Jac@stafford.net
21-Dec-2016, 13:49
That's $10 an hour full time. You can earn more than that working at the mall.

In my former position at a university we paid more than that for student lab assistants, but the work was one hell of a lot more fun and satisfying than working at a mall!
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Kirk Gittings
21-Dec-2016, 14:31
I didn't realize non-profits paid bonuses. I wonder if they offer benefits, like health insurance. But the job market being what it is, I bet they get a lot of MFAs applying for the position.

I am constantly reminded that I am old. I thought the position was to manage a darkroom. Didn't realize digital workstations and inkjet printers constituted a "lab".

In modern terminology at university photo depts, IMHE, a computer room that has photoshop installed and fine art quality printers is commonly known as a Digital Photo Lab when there is also a traditional film photo lab in near proximity.

faberryman
21-Dec-2016, 14:44
In modern terminology at university photo depts, IMHE, a computer room that has photoshop installed and fine art quality printers is commonly known as a Digital Photo Lab when there is also a traditional film photo lab in near proximity.

It's that "modern" that gets me every time.

HMG
21-Dec-2016, 14:52
This position is the Lab Director. He/she will manage the "resident Lab Technician" (not to mention volunteers). Can you imagine the salary of that technician?

I realize the organization is a non-profit. And maybe there's great benefits to help offset the low pay. But it seems insulting to someone with the skills they desire.

OTOH, their approach to volunteer lab assistants (http://www.latitudechicago.org/lab-assistants/), while not generous, seems more fair.

Taija71A
21-Dec-2016, 14:54
Isn't this the same place... That Walker Blackwell originally founded?

Richard Wasserman
21-Dec-2016, 16:12
Isn't this the same place... That Walker Blackwell originally founded?

Yes it is. I assume he is moving on

Taija71A
21-Dec-2016, 18:29
Yes it is. I assume he is moving on

Okay. Thank-you, for that confirmation Richard.
Yes, AFAIK he is now back in Vermont with Jon Cone... At InkjetMall and Cone Editions Press.

jnanian
21-Dec-2016, 20:12
Okay. Thank-you, for that confirmation Richard.
Yes, AFAIK he is now back in Vermont with Jon Cone... At InkjetMall and Cone Editions Press.

says he is still there as a core member
if you click on "about us" it is towards the
bottom of the page.
http://www.latitudechicago.org/who-we-are/