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Arion Press Bindery Positions

We are seeking both 1. an experienced bookbinder and, 2. candidates for the bookbinding apprenticeship.

Pay and terms for experienced applicants will be discussed.

For apprenticeships: Commitment is for a minimum of two years, with an opportunity for long-term employment. Apprentices will learn fine edition bookbinding through intensive on-the-job training.

Apprenticeship: Full-time work and training for a minimum of two years, starting pay at $13.00 per hour for a forty-hour week, health benefits through Kaiser, paid holidays, one week (5 days) paid vacation during the first year, two weeks (10 days) paid vacation starting the second year. There is a three-month probationary period, after which the wage rises to $14.00 per hour.

General Qualifications: Candidates must have at least a high school education (college degree preferred), proficiency in grammar, spelling, and arithmetic, and mechanical aptitude. The work is physically demanding and repetitive; candidates must be able to stand for 8 hours, and lift and carry 25 pounds.

To Apply: Applicants should not phone but send their résumé along with a cover letter stating their personal history, qualifications, interests, and contact information to:

Andrew Hoyem
Grabhorn Institute
1802 Hays Street, The Presidio
San Francisco, California 94129
E-mail: grabhorn@arionpress.com
Website: www.arionpress.com

Applicants are strongly encouraged to study the Arion Press website before submiting their letter and résumé by post or email.