Lower East Side Printshop, established in 1968, is a dynamic not-for-profit printmaking workshop that promotes and advances the art of printmaking. It is a small non-profit organization, with an annual operating budget of $700,000 and four full time employees.
The Printshop facilitates creation of new artwork in print by providing studio space, technical, and financial assistance for artists. The Printshop promotes artistic excellence in collaborations with artists at all career stages, and of diverse backgrounds. It offers educational programming in printmaking, such as classes, lectures, and internships. It encourages collecting and appreciation of contemporary prints through sale and exhibition events. The Printshop promotes and encourages the use of environmentally friendly materials and procedures, and fosters innovation and experimentation in printmaking.
Artworks created at the Printshop are included in numerous museum collections, such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York Public Library, and others.
About the Position:
The Printer collaborates with emerging and mid-career artists on several Printshop-published projects per year, and many contracted projects daily. The Printer collaborates with artists by providing artistic advice, ideas, and guidance, researching and acquiring materials, and by fully executing/producing the projects and archiving the artwork. The projects, while often the first printmaking experiences for the artists, are of high artistic merit and professional quality.
The Printer supervises other studio activities, and manages studio equipment and supplies. The Printer trains and supervises studio interns and volunteers. He/She also participates in all other Printshop activities, such as exhibitions, fairs, archive collection, etc. The Printer reports directly to Executive Director and works closely with other staff. He/She interacts with class instructors, resident artists, Board of Directors, and the outside community such as curators, dealers, collectors, and the general public.
- Experienced and proficient in digital, screenprinting, intaglio, and combined techniques;
- Has at least 5 years of experience in independent collaborations with individual artists;
- Well organized, independent, good at multi-tasking, team player;
- Understanding of,and sensitive to, artists’ needs, patient and flexible;
- Helpful computer skills: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, File Maker Pro, Internet research.
Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week
Starting salary: $60,000 + benefits
Start date: immediate
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