Letterpress Studio in WDC Needs Interns

Typecase Industries is accepting Spring 2016 (January-May) intern applications for our production and social media departments. This internship is unpaid and school credit is required. It is up to each applicant to coordinate receiving credit.

TCI is a full-service design and letterpress shop located in Washington, D.C. We are located in the lively and artsy part of DC’s U street corridor right next to the 9:30 Club. Our studio is a retail and production storefront so you’ll learn a lot about letterpress but also about the small biz world and about us… we’re pretty fun people!.

Responsibilities will vary on a day-to-day basis, depending on what we’ve got going on in the studio. A few tasks you’ll definitely run into:
-packaging orders
-printing envelopes
-helping on the presses
-sorting and redistributing type
-proofing fonts
-reclaiming screens
-studio organization and cleaning
-post to social media sites, including updates and photos
-create styled Instagram posts
-publicizing off-site events, and assisting at markets/craft fairs

Requirements:
Printing (screen or letterpress) experience is not required, but definitely a bonus - so let us know how comfortable you are with various printing equipment! You must have a strong interest in hands-on printing and the arts and all things creative! We are happy to train the right person, so even if you’re not a pro on a Vandercook, let us know!

-available at least 3 days a week
-able to lift 30lbs
-highly organized with close attention to detail
-able to work independently

To apply, please send us an email with a resume, cover letter, and PDF portfolio (if you’d like to show us your stuff!) Interviews will be conducted during the week.

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