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Dear {SALUTATION|Friend}, June 2018

Greetings and welcome to the newsletter from Arion Press, the Grabhorn Institute, and M & H Type.

Arion Press Seeks Applicants in Sales and Bookbinding

Our staff works in a serene park-like setting in San Francisco’s Presidio National Park, in a building full of books and works of art, as part of a team of twelve highly creative and dedicated people. These are ideal positions for individuals with a love of the arts and a strong work ethic.

SALES DIRECTOR:  A full-time position, with health insurance through Kaiser, in a bright and airy office. Requirements include: mastery of basic office programs, excellent writing, telephone, and social media skills, a strong work ethic, and at least five years of applicable gallery, PR, retail sales, or cultural programming experience.  Recent college graduates will not be considered.

SALES ASSISTANT: A full-time clerical position, with health insurance through Kaiser. Candidates should have at least two years of applicable office experience. Requirements include: mastery of basic office programs, excellent writing skills and telephone manners, and a strong work ethic.

Salaries and terms depend upon experience.

EXPERIENCED BOOKBINDER: Requirements: Applicants should have worked professionally as a bookbinder, with formal training and some experience of edition binding. Full-time, with health insurance through Kaiser.

BOOKBINDING WORKER: Requirements: May have experience limited to sewing, carpentry, or related hand crafts. Care for detail, patience, and manual dexterity required. Full-time or part-time, with health insurance through Kaiser.

Salaries and terms depend upon experience.

BOOKBINDING APPRENTICESHIP: Commitment is for a minimum of two years, with an opportunity for long-term employment. Apprentices learn fine edition bookbinding through on-the-job training. The salary is $15.00 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.

Requirements: 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.

Arion Press is located just inside San Francisco’s Presidio near Lake Street and Park Presidio Boulevard.  It is on major SF bus lines (California Street, Geary Boulevard) and easily accessible from the Golden Gate Bridge and Highway 280.

Applicants should not phone but send their résumé along with a one-page cover letter stating their personal history, qualifications, interests, and contact information by post or email to:
Andrew Hoyem
Grabhorn Institute
1802 Hays Street, The Presidio
San Francisco, California 94129

Applicants are strongly encouraged to study the Arion Press website before submitting their materials.


Andrew Hoyem
Diana Ketcham

News & Updates:

RIP: Anthony Bourdain (1956-2018)
We treasure this video of his Raw Craft tour of the Arion Press workshops and interviews with our staff in 2015.

Philip Roth Novel Out in September: Exit Ghost, the last of Roth’s Zuckerman novels, will be published this fall with illustrations by Roth’s close friend the American artist R. B. Kitaj. Roth knew Kitaj in London when he was living there with his wife actress Claire Bloom. Reserve a copy and request info.

Openings for Sales Assistant and Sales Director at Arion Press

Bookbinding Positions Available

Just released: Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin, translated by Vladimir Nabokov; Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, and The Bridge, with illustrations by sculptor Joel Shapiro

ForthcomingThe Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, illustrated by Sandow Birk. Request info.

Donate to the Grabhorn Institute.

Summer Workshop Tours:
A great way to entertain family and visiting friends over the summer. Weekdays by appointment and every Thursday at 3:30. Reserve here. The gallery is open Monday-Friday, 9 to 5.

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