Job Opportunities

Time for a change...

The Chelsea Bindery, Battersea, London

We are currently recruiting for two full-time positions to join our team:

- Experienced box-maker and forwarder position with solid experience in both cloth and leather work. We offer flexible working hours and salary is dependent upon experience.

- Book binder/Conservationist at The Chelsea Bindery, London.

Responsibilities will include:
- Preparing books for binding, including surface cleaning, washing, paper repairs, lining original end paper and sewing
- Leather onlays
- Box making
- In situ, dust jackets, cloth and paper bindings repairs
- Keeping records of treatments and time
- Use of machines: power guillotine and nipping machine
- Monitoring and ordering materials
- Liaising with Peter Harrington staff to agree treatments and resolve errors

The Chelsea Bindery specialises in fine binding, preservation boxes and book restoration. We use traditional methods, hand finishing and the finest materials to ensure a superior product of the highest quality. For further information please visit our website www.peterharrington.co.uk

We offer flexible working hours and salary is dependent upon experience.
Please send CVs to emma@peterharrington.co.uk

Peter Harrington
100 Fulham Road
London, SW3 6HS
Tel +44 (0)20 7591 0220
Fax +44 (0)20 7225 7054

Silvia Cecchini is looking for a postion in the UK

"I am an Italian restorer and I have been working for nearly 8 years in the book restoration laboratory at the Abbey of Santa Maria del Monte in Cesena. Since 2014 I have had a permanent contract there. I have a very good knowledge of book binding. I feel the need to expand my professional horizons and improve my English proficiency, and so I would like to take a leave of absence from my current job and live abroad for a while. I am therefore looking for a position in my field or an internship."

You can see some of her bookbinding works at https://www.facebook.com/cartemidesilvia/?fref=ts

Please email Silvia at cecchinisilvia@gmail.com for CV and references.

Full-Time Bookbinding Position in North London

Delta Design Studio is an innovative bindery situated in North London. Established 30 years ago we specialise in creating photgraphers portfolios, menus, bespoke books and boxes.

We currently have a full-time opportunity for a bookbinder to join our team. The role requires a very good attention to detail, a good knowledge of bookbinding, being open to learn new techniques and a general interest for the craft as well as enjoying being part of a small team with a positive attitude.

Immediate start date available (March 2017).

Please send your CV and cover letter to info@cathyrobert.com

American Academy of Bookbinding, Telluride, Colorado

The American Academy of Bookbinding is seeking a Managing Director

Full-time, year-around position in a creative, supportive and inspiring environment. The Managing Director is responsible for all aspects of maintaining and growing AAB's unique programming and focus on excellence. Qualified applicant must have strong communication, writing and organizational skills, be detail oriented, independently motivated and have a cheerful disposition. Proficiency in Office, File Maker and social media required (some knowledge of WordPress is very helpful). The position includes creating financial statements and budgets, and reporting to a non-profit Board of Directors. This is a rare and rewarding opportunity for the individual who would enjoy nurturing the infrastructure of a well respected institution and a community of passionate, professional students and instructors. Salary commensurate with experience.

For Job Description, lease click here.

Interested candidates should send a resume, three references and a cover letter to aab@ahhaa.org
Apply by March 10, 2017. Position starts mid-late April.

Bookbinding Position in Central London at London Bookbinding

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.

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

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

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.

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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