Creative Printmaker Traineeship - PT/FT
Part Time - Other Talent
New South Wales, Sydney
At The Distillery, we believe that creativity is best seen, felt and experienced.
As the world is digitised, we see the beauty and power of tactility, craft and specialty print continue to rise. Each day we strive to inspire imagination – not automation. We cherish the human skills of using our hands – not eyeballs glued to screens; And we believe in harnessing our heritage – to help boldly shape our future.
With an eye on tomorrow, The Distillery is seeking to educate, train and employ Sydney’s future creative leaders. Creative Printmakers are the new generation of design-skilled craftspeople, specialising first in letterpress printmaking.
This is an exciting career opportunity for creatives passionate about print, and using their hands to craft.
The Distillery’s Creative Printmaker Traineeship is suited for those seeking long term, learning and employment opportunities in the fields of printing, craft and design. It is a rare opportunity to patiently learn a beautiful and at times frustrating craft, while being paid a wage.
The traineeship is not an avenue for you to tick a box, or move onto something new, again. It’s not an Instagram photo, a three month hurrah, or an escape from a bad patch of freelance graphic design. It’s a serious decision (perhaps with 80% confidence), to invest your career direction towards the trade of printing.
If you are successful, you would join a highly motivated, successful and like-minded team of creative professionals who are multi-disciplinary skilled. At The Distillery, learning to print is often a starting point to diverse and rewarding career of commercial creativity.
Joining The Distillery’s Production Team, you would be intensively trained and educated to master the following skills including:
quality control and packaging projects
paper cutting and duplexing
mixing Pantone ink by hand
plate setting and registration
letterpress printmaking on a Heidelberg Platen
cleaning printing presses
You must be available either 3, 4, or 5 days per week (M to F) for a period of 12 continuous weeks. During this probationary period, you will be employed under the Graphic Arts, Printing and Publishing Award, commencing at Level 1.
Are you Suitable?
The traineeship is not suitable for everyone. From our experience, the following 7 qualities are non-negotiable requirements. Do you have them all?
high level problem solving skills
very high levels of patience
meticulous attention to detail
high levels of self-initiative
ability to decipher how mechanical systems work
ability to lift 7kg above chest height
ability to leave your ego at the door, and call out your own mistakes
For more information and to apply, please follow the link.