Open Position: Letterpress Studio Manager

The Independent Publishing Resource Center is currently seeking a Letterpress Studio Manager.

The Studio Manager‐Letterpress works collaboratively as part of the Studio Management team in developing and managing the studio, IPRC volunteers, and educational outreach efforts on behalf of the center.

About the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC):
Since its inception in 1998 the center has been dedicated to encouraging the growth of a visual and literary publishing community in Portland by offering space to gather and exchange information and ideas, as well as to produce work. The IPRC’s Mission is to facilitate creative expression, identity, and community by providing individual access to tools and resources for creating independently published media and artwork.

$12.00 per hour – 20 hours per week

Core Functions:

  • Volunteer selection, training, and management of volunteers according to center standards
  • Letterpress and binding instructor recruitment, review, and training
  • Collaboration in workshop planning and programming, creating descriptions, advertising, lesson plans, booklets, instructional materials, and sharing teaching methods
  • Studio asset management including maintaining furniture, equipment and machines, providing information on policies, and training in usage
  • Organization and maintenance of IPRC’s type collection
  • Other Studio management duties including the inventory and ordering of art and facilities supplies, open hour scheduling and communications
  • Working with the IPRC leadership team to develop and engage in community outreach programs, explore collaborative avenues and opportunities to build awareness and engagement in all IPRC offerings
  • Build relationships and donor support for Letterpress and binding projects
  • Develop and improve revenue streams, including custom workshops


Winning Behaviors, Competencies, and Skills:

  • Diplomacy, ability to build consensus, passion for the arts, excellent communicator and collaborator ● Microsoft Office, budget development and accounting skills
  • Letterpress printing skills and equipment knowledge


Higher‐level education in Non‐Profit Management, Fine Arts or related areas, or equivalent additional work experience, demonstrated on‐going education related to position

Work Experience:
1‐2 years managing volunteers, previous experience managing a studio desired, previous experience in development helpful, previous experience working in Letterpress and binding desired

Industry Knowledge:
Experience working with and understanding of volunteer management, as well as Letterpress and binding equipment

The position operates in a studio environment, spending most of the time in an active position, walking and standing, using arms, talking with people in person or on the phone, taking notes and using specialized equipment.

ADA Statement:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

AAP/EEO Statement:
IPRC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual preference, or status as a veteran or disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal laws. In addition, IPRC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which IPRC has facilities and/or jobsites. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

Please submit a Statement of Interest, Résumé, and 3 professional references by Friday, June 23rd.
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