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Highpoint Center for Printmaking is excited to announce a new, 2-year rotating Apprenticeship opportunity though Highpoint Editions. This unique opportunity is designed to give training and experience through working in a professional print studio on in-depth projects in a range of print media. Highpoint Editions collaborates with a roster of local, national and international artists; published work has been acquired by the permanent collections of over 50 major public museum and private corporate collections.
Title: Apprentice Printer Supervisor: Highpoint’s Master Printer. Full-time (40 hrs./wk.), 2-year contract, salaried position
Posted: November 20, 2017
Application deadline: January 2, 2018
Start Date: February 2018
Background: Highpoint Center for Printmaking (HP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the understanding and appreciation of fine art printmaking. Founded in 2001, Highpoint provides the community with:
Job Description: The Apprentice Printer will work with the Artistic Director/Master Printer and Senior Printer to prepare and execute projects in all areas of Highpoint’s operation. The main emphasis of their job will be the preparation and printing of Highpoint Editions’ visiting artist publications. Apprentice Printer will also regularly work with the Studio Manager and other staff to complete tasks for the larger organization, Highpoint Center for Printmaking.
The Apprentice Printer must successfully blend attention to detail, initiative, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and a high degree of professionalism, while working for a small organization with a wide range of daily activities. A successful applicant will be dependable, flexible, and an organized self-starter and will have grounded knowledge of traditional printmaking processes. On a daily basis, the Apprentice Printer will be expected to:
Work closely with, and take direction from the Master Printer and Senior Printer to help complete Highpoint Editions publications.
This will entail:
On a regular basis, the Apprentice Printer will be expected to:
Work hours are 9 – 5 Mon- Fri (40 hrs./wk.); plus, occasional weekend and evening hours due to special events and gallery hours, totaling approximately 10 hours per month. The position comes with the rights and responsibilities afforded all Highpoint employees per HP’s employee guidelines. All Highpoint employees are required to be familiar with and follow all of HP’s guidelines, rules, and organizational chart. The Master Printer reviews and evaluates this position biannually with input from the Senior Printer. Apprentice Printer reports to the Master Printer, but is expected to work closely with and take direction from the Senior Printer and on occasion from the Executive Director or Studio Manager.
Salary and Benefits
How to apply
Applicants should submit:
Applications accepted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 2, 2018 (at midnight). Include “Apprentice Printer” in subject line of email.Or mail all materials to the following address (must be received by January 2, 2018). Job Search: Apprentice Printer Highpoint Center for Printmaking912 Lake Street West, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Highpoint is a federally registered, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. Highpoint is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, nationality, orientation, religion, ability, or age. No calls, please.