Paid Apprenticeships in Typecasting, Bookbinding and Letterpress Printing

The apprenticeship program is the heart of our press. All of our expert craftspeople are graduates of the program. Our historic bookmaking processes require years of practical application to master; the work requires passion and discipline in equal parts. Apprentices commit to a period of at least two years, when they learn the craft by working on Arion editions, commissions, and special projects. Apprentices also participate in the Grabhorn Institute’s public educational programming.

Typecasting Apprenticeship Available

Currently, we have an opening for a typecasting apprentice, to begin in late summer, 2019. This unique opportunity is sponsored in part by a grant from SF Heritage, a local organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing San Francisco’s unique cultural identity. If you might be interested in applying, please contact us.