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Apprenticeship position available at Deep Wood Press

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  • Chad Pastotnik
    6 month to 1 year apprenticeship Position available mid January 2009 Grant money has been made available to cover housing and a small monthly stipend for a
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 25, 2008
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      6 month to 1 year apprenticeship
      Position available mid January 2009

      Grant money has been made available to cover housing and a small
      monthly stipend for a full time apprentice. Deep Wood Press has been
      printing and binding books since 1992. Equipped with a nice array of
      letterpress equipment and a small but functional bindery, projects
      have ranged from small editions of poetry of regional authors to the
      latest project, Conrad's "Heart of Darkness". Of course smaller
      projects are squeezed in between, anything from high end invitations
      to coasters for the local brew pub or community currency. In addition,
      there is a large intaglio press on premises which is often used for
      editioned books which include original artwork. Emphasis is placed on
      hot metal composition although photopolymer is used as well. There is
      much hand work in both the pressroom and bindery and attention to
      detail is a must.

      Applicants should have some experience in a pressroom and know the lay
      of a type case or bindery experience, ideally, both. Preference will
      be given to MFA, certificate program students or a practitioner who
      can demonstrate a desire for pursuing a set future in fine press/book
      arts. Hours will be 30-40 a week but are flexible as I have a life and
      family to attend to as well. The facilities are available for private
      projects for the apprentice and it is expected that this be taken
      advantage of. Resume, cover letter and a portfolio of no more than 20
      images is required.

      Deep Wood Press is truly in the deep woods of Northern Michigan
      alongside the Cedar River. As such, the apartment that will be
      provided for the position is located in the nearby village of Bellaire
      (population less than 1500) about 12 miles from the press so having
      your own reliable transportation is a must. The surrounding area
      offers much to those who enjoy the outdoors but a urban dweller may
      find things a bit slow or lacking diversity. Serious applicants should
      check out the Deep Wood Press website and google Bellaire for an idea
      regarding environment.

      ___________________________
      Chad Pastotnik
      Deep Wood Press 231.587.0506
      http://www.deepwoodpress.com



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