People of all ages, experience, education, background, and economic status are encouraged to apply! We welcome anyone who wants to learn more about riso printing, running a small business, and creative practice.
We offer work exchange programs in 3 different areas. Participants will come to our studio in Bushwick once a week to assist and learn for a 4-6 month period. Our normal working hours are 1-7, Monday through Friday, but we are flexible with working hours in order to accommodate a range of schedules (remote option also available!). In order to apply, we ask that participants propose a project they would like to develop over the course of the work exchange. We will guide, assist, and help implement your project with our resources.
To apply, please email us a CV and a portfolio of your work (if applicable), the area you’re interested in as well as a brief description of a project you’d like to implement (this doesn’t need a fully-formed idea at this stage). We will follow-up with and interview candidates on a rolling basis.
Each domain can include (but isn’t limited to!):
Printing Press / Zine Publishing
- Pre-press (file set-up, color separation,paper selection, test printing)
Riso printing on our MF-9450 machine
Binding & finishing (coil binding, perfect binding, saddle stitch, collating, trimming)
- Poster printing
- Community outreach and support
- Workshop scheduling
- Social media
- Stock tracking systems and management
- Newsletter writing
- Developing and maintaining wholesale accounts
- Writing website copy
- Event planning
- Asist design projects
- In-house assets
- Website updates
- Social media assets
- File preparation for riso/digital printing