Internship: Letterpresspdx

Posted on Jan 10th, 2011 by Command Save

Local letterpress printer and educator is currently looking for an intern (or possibly 2) who would be interested in working either in the business or printing aspect of the business over the next several months.

I'm currently in the process of moving from my studio within Atelier Meridian (a fine art printmaking studio in North Portland) into anamazing 600sqft space connected to Disjecta in Kenton (right next to the MAXstop).

http://www.letterpresspdx.com/LetterpressPDX/home.html

We'll agree on a certain number of hours per week you'll be working with me in the studio, and you will be responsible for either tracking these hours on a calendar at the studio or online using a calendar that myself and yourfaculty sponsor will have access too.

During your internship, you will have unlimited access to my studio and equipment to use on your own, and an open invitation to attend as many of my classes & demos as you'd like; I'll also commit to a certain number of hours (depending on how many hours you work on projects for me, usually at a ratio of 1:3 or 1:4) that I will work with you one-on-one to either assist you with a letterpress/design/binding/bookproject you'd like to complete during the internship, or spend the time teaching you whatever else I can that you'd like to know.

Here are a list of things an intern might help me with, depending on what you're interested in (I promise that you won't be spending all of your time doing lame stuff that you won't learn anything from, though I don't promise it will all always be super fun and glamorous): cleaning and sorting type, building basic furniture & machinery for the letterpress shop, developing curriculum for letterpress classes, marketing, research, helping to set up my new studio, & retrofitting stuff for going mobile assisting with classes & demos, in-studio and around Portland, and designing letterpress & marketing material business-y stuff (stocking the small store, record keeping, organizing, etc.)

Here are a list of things you could get from the internship, depending on what you're interested and what aspects of my work you'll be helping me withduring the internship: learn to print letterpress, using lead type or photopolymer plates, learn to design and produce greeting cards, broadsides & other letterpress printed material, learn how to design for letterpress printing, learn bookbinding methods learn how to plan and execute a small book project, learn basic Illustrator or advanced Indesign skills gain experience in general small business management (financials, marketing, etc.) gain experience in education & curriculum development, learn about & get involved in the book arts community in Portland!

Please send a .pdf sample of your work, or link to your site, resume and email of interest to: Jenn Lawrencejenn@letterpresspdx.com