Job Description

Job ID
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time


Oversee the operation of various photography and video studios in multiple buildings at the University. Acquire, maintain, and manage checkout in collaboration with faculty and staff equipment and software as it pertains to industry-standard practices in photography and video. Train and supervise student employees. Maintain and manage the expanding archive of documented digital student work and other media that supports teaching, assessment, and accreditation. Maintain typical university work week hours during the academic year, with occasional after-hours event support and attendance. This is a 9-month academic year position, with summers being off-contract. Flexible start date of January 2021.


Minimum / Required

  • Knowledge Microsoft Office Suite (such as Word, Outlook, and Excel)
  • Willingness to learn about the operation and maintenance of photographic equipment and technology, including still photography, video photography, lighting, and motion capture hardware
  • Experience with coordinating systems, tools, inventory, or processes within an organization
  • Ability and desire to work with students, faculty, staff, and administrators across several units
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team environment on collaborative efforts
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, and customer service skills

Highly Desired

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field (art, design, photography, video, or similar)
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (such as Photoshop, Lightroom, and Premiere)
  • Commitment to the pursuit of professional development and learning emerging/new industry-standard skills, technologies, software, and equipment operation
  • Experience with the operation and maintenance of photographic equipment and technology, including still photography, video photography, lighting, audio recording, and motion capture hardware. This includes managing manufacturer RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) processes and consulting vendors on new/replacement parts and equipment
  • Professional work habits, such as attendance, punctuality, accountability, initiative, thoroughness, and resourcefulness
  • Experience working in a hybrid computer operating system environment (MacOS & Windows)
  • Experience monitoring and staying within a budget
  • Experience supervising others
  • Instructional skills related to applying professional studio practices serving students and staff, including studio and equipment safety practices
  • Inclusive approach in working with a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff


Manage and maintain the facilities, student employees, budget, and equipment in multiple studios, classrooms, and locations across campus. Research, purchase, inventory, and maintain industry-standard photo, video, and motion capture equipment available for check-out and use by faculty, students, and staff. Support and maintain the documentation archive of visual work by students and faculty. Utilize inventory and space management systems, such as catalogue entry, barcode generation, label application and asset tracking.


The School of Art & Design and Video Production Program have over 75 faculty/staff, and over 1,200 students, making it the largest higher education art and design entity in the upper Midwest. In addition to a BS in Video Production, UW-Stout has six distinct BFA programs, including Entertainment Design, Game Design & Development—Art, Graphic Design & Interactive Media, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Studio Art, a BS in Art Education, and an MFA program in Design. The School of Art & Design student population accounts for roughly 15% of the on-campus undergraduate population at UW-Stout. For more information, please visit:


The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic, and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and is unique within the system—holding the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 49 undergraduate and over 20 distinctive, highly regarded advanced degree programs. Average student enrollment is 9,000.

UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.

All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on-campus based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning, and engage in service activities.

Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

More information about the UW-Stout community and region:

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Nine-month position, minimum starting salary of $35,568; commensurate with qualifications, experience and available budget. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks. Official transcripts required at time of hire.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office at 715.232.1279.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the qualifications
  2. Resume
  3. Inclusivity statement: Separate one-page or less document demonstrating your commitment¿to diversity, equity and inclusion that supports student success
  4. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by December 1st. Screening of applications may continue until the position is filled.

Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

  • Search Chair: Dave Beck, Director of the School of Art & Design
  • Phone: 715-232-1287
  • Email:

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all the required application materials, please contact:

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

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