Printing/Office Assistant Oakland, California (Part Time)

Peculiar Pair Press is a design and letterpress printing studio with offices in California and New York.

Role of the Print/Office Assist. is to contribute to the daily tasks of a small printing company i.e. printing orders and preparing them for shipment, organizing finished goods at the fulfillment center, organizing upcoming print jobs, etc. This is not a design position.

Primary job responsibilities: Printer / Project Coordinator : Help maintain a well working print shop by contributing to the following: Assist in printing all jobs, including stationery, wedding invitation and baby announcement orders as outlined on the print schedule provided by the Print Manager. This position will focus on maintaining inventory of finished goods for our wholesale stationery items and gift wrap. Organize and evaluate incoming printing plates for accuracy, add to project files and pull corresponding raw materials to prepare all jobs for printing. Accurately anticipate the workflow of the print schedule. Raw Goods Monitor : Maintain raw materials inventory by establishing a system by which you can identify areas of raw materials that need replenishment. Stationery Coordinator : Organize incoming wholesale stationery orders on a weekly basis checking for accuracy and completeness of order including minimum requirements, colorway information, and shipment and payment details. Communication with our buyers and reps will likely be necessary. Guide procedures at the fulfillment center to insure timely and accurate shipments to our accounts. Maintain an organized system for receiving finished goods at the fulfillment center so that accurate inventory counts for each product code are available on a quarterly basis. Monitor the amount of shipping supplies and packaging materials available and notify the Print Manager when replenishment is needed. Packaging and Shipping Preparation : Assist the Print Manager periodically with the packaging and shipment preparation of all jobs including wedding invitation and baby announcement orders. All orders must be counted, wrapped, labeled, weighed and prepared for ups drop-off. Technical : Monitor the print quality of all jobs to be shipped and check for adherence to specifications, i.e. paper color, ink color, size, quantity and any other special instruction listed on the job ticket. Clean your press and all tools that you were using thoroughly enough to print a very light blue in the am. Generally maintain a clean press room making sure that everything is in order at the end of each day. Periodic office responsibilities include but are not limited to: - Maintain contact lists - Assemble press kits - Send samples to customers - Assist in planning and researching new products Desired qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position has a passion for letterpress, and an eye for detail. They should possess exceptional organizational, written and communication skills along with a strong aptitude for project management. The ability to attend to customer needs in an effective and professional manner is necessary. Macintosh skills preferred. This person should be highly self-motivated and excited to contribute to our ever-changing entreprenureal business—a creative thinker who always has the big picture in mind but can quickly identify and adapt to daily shifts in priority. This is a wonderful opportunity for a happy and energetic person to contribute to an environment that values a collaborative approach and innovative ideas. Compensation: Hourly wage commensurate with experience. Medical benefits and paid vacation may be available after initial period of probation. Peculiar Pair Press is an equal opportunity employer. How to apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter in a multi-page PDF form only. No MSWord Documents please. By mail: Peculiar Pair Press P.O Box 188 New Hartford, NY 13413 By fax: 510-655-7571 By e’mail: [email protected] For consideration of employment you shall not during, or at any time after the termination of your employment with Peculiar Pair Press, use for yourself or others, or disclose or divulge to others including future employees, any trade secrets, confidential information, or any other proprietary data of Peculiar Pair Press. no phone calls please

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