Job Opportunities

Time for a change...

Ludlow Bookbinders, Shropshire

- Trainee Bookbinder needed
- Enthusiasm for making beautiful books and attention to detail are the key skills for this position.
- Assistance with finding accommodation given.
- Full time position available immediately.

Please e mail CV to Paul Kidson at ludlowbookbinder@btconnect.com

Temple Bookbinders, Oxford

A new, challenging and exciting role in hand bookbinding and gold finishing.

If you are a qualified hand bookbinder with experience we would love to hear from you. We have a vacancy at Temple Bookbinders of Oxford. Full time hours of 37.5 hours or part time hours Monday-Friday with flexibility around the 08 00 -16 30 business' open hours.

We are privileged to be Royal Warrant holders to HM The Queen as Hand book binders. In early Spring 2017 we are moving the business to a purpose built, new building in Yarnton near Woodstock Oxford. With the opportunity of a new job, for the New Year, in a custom built new building.

Set in a beautiful Grade II listed historic farm setting; the new bindery will give you a chance to share in our traditional skills and bookbinding crafts. Improved infrastructure and travelling now e.g. with fewer traffic problems, (being 4 miles north of Oxford), the brand new Chiltern Rail Link at Parkway Oxford linking London Marylebone with Oxford; the Park and Ride too, makes travelling easier. The Woodstock bus route S3 passes the bindery along the Cassington Road. Public transport is not a problem.

Parking onsite is free and unrestricted too, so driving is easy. Yarnton is a small pretty village offering a calm and pleasant working environment.

Please visit our website to explore all the traditional skills we offer our client base, www.templebookbinders.co.uk

Call Ian or Pauline to arrange an informal interview, on 01865 451940
or if you have any queries email us on enquiries@templebookbinders.co.uk

Bookbinder at Windsor Castle

Household / Department - Royal Collection Trust
Section / Branch - Fine Art and Library
Location - Windsor Castle
Contract/recruitment type - Permanent
Starting salary - £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Hours of work - 37.5 hours per week

About the role

- It's preserving books from the past, for millions to admire today
- It's feeling inspired to deliver to the very highest standards, and it's the satisfaction of caring for and presenting one of the world's largest art collections. This is what makes working for Royal Collection Trust so different.
-The Royal Library and Royal Archives hold a collection of books, manuscripts and archival material of international significance. Joining the book conservation-restoration team at Windsor Castle, you'll preserve and restore this irreplaceable collection.
- Whether you're conserving historic books and manuscripts, producing new bindings and boxes, or helping to prepare displays, you will ensure the collection is preserved and presented at its very best.
- You'll also create new items for the Royal Collection and the wider Royal Household.
- You'll keep detailed documentation of all treatments and will be a vital point of advice for team members and colleagues, guiding them in bookbinding techniques and sharing your knowledge.
- Collaborating with internal colleagues and external parties alike, you will align your work to support Royal Collection Trust's exhibition programme. You will ensure the best environmental conditions for collection pieces, whilst helping millions to admire and learn about their importance.
- Knowing you are preserving such a unique and important collection will give you the greatest sense of reward.

About you

- With significant experience of hand bookbinding and book restoration, and with outstanding forwarding skills, you're exactly who we're looking for.
- A skilled hand craftsperson, competent in gold finishing and edge gilding, you'll already have an in-depth knowledge of the materials and methods used for period binding styles.
- Having worked for a library or archives collection before, you'll draw on your knowledge and experience to work independently and with initiative.
- Organised in approach and with good project management skills, you'll be adept at managing your time in order to meet deadlines.
- An excellent communicator, you'll enjoy engaging with colleagues across our varied and talented team and will be keen to share your knowledge. What's more, your adaptability and problem solving skills will make you a real asset.
- You may have professional qualifications but your experience and skillset is of greater importance, alongside a willingness to continually develop your expertise in order to preserve this exceptional collection for future generations.
- In return you will be rewarded with a comprehensive benefits package, including 33 days holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays), a 15% employer contribution pension scheme (with the option for flexibility - to increase contributions or draw down as salary), lunch provided, with training and development, as well as a range of recreational facilities.

Further information is available from the Royal Collections web site here

Hand Bookbinder Required at Maltby's the Bookbinders in Oxford

Maltby's, a hand/craft bindery, established in 1834, and working alongside it's automated sister company, Green Street Bindery, has a vacancy for an experienced hand bookbinder to join an existing team. This is a permanent position starting September 2016.

Essential Skills
- Leather Binding
- Book Repairs
- Re-binding

Useful Skills
- Journal Binding
- Thesis Binding
- Foil Blocking

In the fist instance, please send CV to:
Garry Phipps, Maltby's the Bookbinders, Horspath Trading Centre, Pony Road, Oxford, OX4 2RD
email maltbysoxford@aol.com, Tel 01865 747459

London Bookbinding are Recruiting

London Bookbinding have an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our Bookbinding team based in Central London. We specialise in making hardback personalised books, slip cases, boxes and many other products. Bookbinding experience is essential.

As a Bookbinder you will be joining a well-established bookbinding team, What's more, in this challenging and fast-paced role, you'll be responsible for ensuring that all production goals are met in a timely and efficient way to the highest standards.

Employee essentials
- Attention to detail
- Good knowledge of bookbinding
- Foil-blocking
- Basic knowledge of working with leather
- Box-making
- Working to tight deadlines in a fast paced environment

Please email your CV to: hr@mjgroup.co.uk

London Bookbinding is part of MJ Group, we are an equal opportunity employer.

A Lifestyle Opportunity!

Fed up with the rat-race? - You want a life style change? You would love to move to the countryside?
Look no further!
Situated in the Welsh Marches, on the Powys/Shropshire border, is Sarnau Farm. This not only offers a 4 bedroom Barn conversion and a 2 bedroom annexe - ideal as a B&B or a holiday let (STPP), but a 800 sq. ft (approx) WORKSHOP, (which comes with business use planning permission),and is used at present as a Bindery.

For further details contact: Alan Fitch (01938 590733) or email abinderofbooks@gmail.com.

Bookbinder required at City Binders, London

We have a vacancy for a full-time hand bookbinder. We produce thesis and dissertation bindings, assist with students' projects, small run bespoke books, and complete repair work.

- A modicum of initiative and experience will be required, and a passion for books and the craft are key.
- Good communication skills and a positive attitude are required.

Please send your CV and covering letter to info@citybinders.co.uk

Position required as Bookbinder and Restorer - Worldwide

Italian bookbinder and restorer is currently seeking for a job opportunity abroad; wherever required. Seventeen years experience in book, paper, parchment restore and hand bookbinding, i've worked for public bodies and private libraries in Italy and Switzerland.

You can check out some of my works at:

Please email restaurolibro@gmail.com for CV and references

Position Required in the London Area

I'd like to become a book binder and would welcome an opportunity to become someone's apprentice or assistant. London based opportunities would work best for me. I have no relevant experience but can bring along my previous skills as an executive PA. I am changing careers with your help.

Please email crooks.crooks@btinternet.com for CV.

Position Required in the Surrey/London Area

An extremely confident, knowledgeable and professional individual who has over 29 years experience as a Bookbinder in forwarding, gold blocking, operating the pragnant, blocking (Marshall), cleat and nipping and pairing machines. Hand sewing, restoration and repair work, soft bound and hard-back, law books, slip cases, box making and thesis binding. Case making whether produced by machine or by hand. Strives to achieve a very high standard in whatever task is undertaken.

Please email cbcb62@hotmail.com for CV.

Experienced Bookbinder Required at R.S.Bookbinders in Hockley

R.S. Bookbinders are looking for an experienced & motivated bookbinder to join their based in Hockley, Essex. They produce books, presentation boxes, various binders & slipcases. All of which are bespoke made by hand to the highest standards.

Applicants must have experience working in a bindery with good knowledge of all aspects of bookbinding and surrounding areas such as printing and box making. Basic requirements such as good written and verbal communication skills are required. A keen eye for detail is a must as well as the ability to work well under pressure to meet tight deadlines. Experience of various techniques such as die cutting & foil blocking are an advantage.

Please send your CV to sales@rsbookbinders.co.uk (Subject Ref - Bookbinder Vacancy)

Teaching Opportunities at the London Centre for Book Arts

Come and teach at the LCBA! The centre is looking to add more workshops to their schedule. If you have an idea for a workshop to teach at the Centre, please let them know by filling in the form on their web site.

You can see examples of their current workshops at londonbookarts.eventbrite.co.uk

Questions? Get in touch with Simon at simon@londonbookarts.org

Leather Worker at Silverlining Furniture Ltd - North Wales

Silverlining Furniture is looking to recruit a talented, motivated individual to become a key member of an existing production team. The individual will have a minimum of 3 years experience and will be producing leather covered components, furniture and artwork panels for the production team in both Saddlery and upholstery leathers. Reading and interpreting 2D drawings to produce cutting lists and templates. Operating and setting up Camoga CN401 leather splitting machine and Durkopp Adler industrial sewing machine. Cutting and assembly of complex, leather and Shagreen components for bespoke furniture or Artwork panels with precision and accuracy to an agreed production schedule. Maintaining good stock levels and informing managers of any potential shortfalls. Salary commensurate with experience.

Please send CV by email to: sarah.dean@silverliningfurniture.com
or by mail to Sarah Dean, Silverlining Furniture, Unit 5 Castle Farm, Cholmondeley, Cheshire, SY14 8AQ

Leather Compendiums Australia - Experienced Embossed

Operating since 2005 Leather Compendiums Australia is currently seeking an experienced Embosser who has obtained previous experience within this field. This person is need for embossing high quality leather compendiums.

The successful applicant shall be experienced in leather embossing utilizing stamping techniques and laser engraving. Applicants with their own premises and equipment are preferred but not essential. Hours worked will depend on current supply and demand from our customers. Remuneration will be finalised upon application and final decision by management.

For further details, please contact Kyle Smith at request@leathercompendiums.com.au

Box-making and forwarding Position at The Chelsea Bindery, London

We are looking for a full-time box maker and forwarder with solid experience in both cloth and leather work. We are based in Battersea and offer flexible working hours. Salary is dependent upon experience.

Please send CVs to emma@peterharrington.co.uk or by mail to Emma Doyle, Peter Harrington,100 Fulham Road, London SW3 6HS.

A Unique Opportunity, a complete hand bindery and unique website for sale

After binding for 51 years I have decided to retire completely, so my entire workshop contents are for sale. The sale includes all major hand binding equipment and small tools, everything you would require for all styles of hand binding. Included is my website www.bookarts.co.uk plus a list of my regular customers. This is an opportunity for anyone wishing to start up a small hand binding business or a truly enthusiastic binder.

To see a list of equipment please email me terry.buckley@talk21.com and I will forward a list

Junior Book Binder / Box Maker / Paper Products Developer Required - London

Here are Contrado we make personalised books, boxes, custom photo albums, photo boxes, jewellery boxes and many other paper based products that we turn into gorgeous personalised gifts. We are looking for a junior - maybe a student, intern or someone with basic experience who want to join an exciting team using traditional craft skills in a modern and forward looking business. We are an online photo and personalised Gifts Company. 25 people in a busy factory near Ladbroke Grove London.

Tel 020 8964 6220 direct or email details through this form

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