Accepting Applicants for Letterpress Internship

This year has brought strong growth to our business. To meet the demand of our rigorous production and teaching schedule, we are formalizing our apprenticeship program. We’re excited to offer this extensive and focused training, and are now seeking our first applicants.The program requires a one-year commitment of 10 hours per week. Training begins with platemaking, maintenance, basic binding & assembly, and building quality control skills. In the second quarter the focus shifts to cutting & trimming, design file preparation, and ink mixing. In the third quarter the intern will be involved with letterpress proofing, project setup, and finishing designs. In the fourth quarter the intern will oversee complete design and printing projects using both the Vandercook and Heidelberg Windmill presses. The intern will also be included in our Sunday workshop free of charge, where he or she may advance personal projects throughout the year. If our business continues to grow steadily, there is a possibility for employment at the end of the training.
Our ideal candidate is a reliable, focused self-starter who understands instruction quickly and works efficiently and with precision to move projects forward. Must have keen attention to detail and a love of fine arts as well as printing. Ability to work reliably under deadlines is required. Previous letterpress and book arts experience is not necessary, though some familiarity with the medium and its demands is recommended. One candidate will be selected through an interview process. Interested persons please contact Kim at (510)593-4221, or info@paintedtonguepress.com.

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