Letterpress Studio Intern, Big Wheel Press, Easthampton, MA

ABOUT BIG WHEEL PRESS (bigwheelpress.com):

Big Wheel Press is a full service letterpress studio in Easthampton, MA. We produce letterpress materials ranging from business cards, greeting cards, and corporate promotional materials to fine art prints and books. Our presses range from table top platen presses to Heidelberg windmills to Vandercook proof presses. We cast type in hot lead and work with digital files to create polymer plates.  This year we will be adding to our space to allow for in house plate production.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION:

We seek interns that are mechanically inclined, have an attention to details, and are meticulous and well organized in their work habits. All interns begin with basic tasks of type sorting and press maintenance. Interns will learn make ready and preparation techniques for motorized and treadle platen presses, cylinder press presses, and Heidelberg windmills.  

Our studio is very concerned with producing the highest quality printed work. The machines we work with are sometimes rare and most are irreplaceable. Interns must remain aware of their safety while working with antique machinery. And be aware of the importance of maintaining this equipment properly.

PERIOD OF INTERNSHIP/EMPLOYMENT: Fall, spring, and summer

PAY TYPE: Unpaid internship with opportunity to become paid apprentice.

OPPORTUNITY TYPE:  Internship

JOB STATUS: Part time 4-16 hours/week

LOCATION: One Cottage Street, Easthampton, MA 01027

APPLICATION DUE DATE:  Rolling applications. We interview all year.

REQUIRED DEGREE:  Artistic and mechanic ability is weighed greater than degrees held.

CONTACT: Bill Muller 413-203-1700 or northamptonletterpress@gmail.com

HOW TO APPLY:  Send paragraph of interest to northamptonletterpress@gmail.com