PRODUCTION & OPERATIONS ASSISTANT
For The Bindery and BearBear
This is a unique opportunity for the right candidate to work with both The Bindery and BearBear in tandem. Our two organizations focus on different, but related aspects of print and book production—from design and concept, right through to print and final bind. BearBear is a creative studio and Risography print shop; The Bindery is a community book making center and letterpress house.
We are now excited to expand our collective teams and strengthen our partnership with the creation of this new role that will assist both The Bindery and BearBear with the weekly task-based work necessary to meet our growing production and general operational needs.
Part-time, 20 hours a week
$15-$17/hour depending on experience
Expected Start Date: Spring 2023
Deadline to apply: February 13th, 2023
TEACHING ARTISTS & WRITERS
On-going call for workshop instructors
The Bindery regularly hosts classes for the public to learn about a wide variety of topics related to literature, editing, book making, letterpress/relief printing, Risography, paper craft, and other associated fields.
An official call for classes will be launched in winter of 2023; in the meantime area writers and artisans are encouraged to reach out to gather more information about our facility, and propose any ideas for feedback prior to the more official announcement. Instructors are contracted workers paid for their time, and reimbursed for materials.
Please email Managing Director, Zachary Lifton, to request more information or to be put on a contact list for the more official call in upcoming months.
VOLUNTEER AT MILWAUKEE ZINE FEST
Annual call for zine fest volunteers
The Bindery produces Milwaukee Zine Fest every spring in partnership with the Milwaukee Public Library. The fest has been entirely volunteer-run for 15 years and we rely on our community to come together to pull off this awesome event annually!
Volunteering for the fest is great way to meet other zinesters, shape the festival's future, and feel all the warm fuzzies one gets from working to create a beloved, diverse, and welcoming celebration of zines.
Those interested in volunteering should give us a shout to be put on our volunteer contact list. We reach out to our MZF volunteer crew with details in late winter of each year.