Description: We are looking for an energetic individual to join the production team at our factory where we specialize in creating printed materials, including: posters and postcards, booklets and pamphlets, softcover and trade editions, as well as custom and elaborate hardcover volumes. Our clients primarily consist of individuals and institutions in the creative industry, including photographers, designers, small publishers, galleries. In addition we make textbooks for universities, novels and nonfiction, and other text-based books.
Responsibilities: Due to the custom nature of the books we produce, daily tasks will vary. Responsibilities may include assembling book blocks for binding; hand collating book inserts; folding and tipping on endpapers; foil stamping book components; application of headbands; trimming books and packing boxes; and operating various book binding machinery.
Qualifications: Our ideal candidate is someone who has acute attention to detail, works well in both an individual and team setting, is motivated, focussed, and completes tasks in a timely manner. Bookbinding and warehouse experience is a plus, but not necessary. Working knowledge of both PC and Mac, the ability to learn quickly and understand basic print and bookbinding techniques used in the manufacturing process, and experience using basic power tools is desirable.
Please Note: The factory is based in Elmwood Park, New Jersey and not easily accessible via public transit. We highly recommend that applicants have a car and live in New Jersey. In addition, applicants must be comfortable standing for an entire shift, be able to lift boxes up to 60lbs, and feel comfortable operating large-scale machinery.
Benefits Include: Paid Time Off (a minimum of eight paid holidays and vacation days on an accrual basis). Benefits Do Not Include: Health insurance or retirement benefits. Additional Perks: We encourage our team to use the resources of the printing and binding facility to produce their own work and foster their personal practice (if applicable).
Base Salary: $12.00/hr (This position has potential for growth).
Work Authorization: US Citizenship or Work Visa (Required)
Schedule: 37.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm