Job Opportunities

Time for a change...

Shepherds Bookbinders, Central London

Shepherds are looking for a journeyman bookbinder who has experience of working in a commercial bindery.

Shepherds undertakes a wide variety of work in hand bookbinding, encompassing modern and traditional styles, and we have a highly skilled, friendly team at our central London workshop who work collaboratively on projects, with the aim of achieving the best results. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wishes to expand their skill base and take on new challenges in the craft.

The role involves working at a bench in our central London workshop, and requires a reliable team player who works well with others, has a disciplined approach and the ability to manage their workload efficiently. This person should be able to follow written instructions and work to deadlines.

The main duties include but are not confined to: case binding; leather paring; laced on binding; working in vellum; box and slipcase making; account style binding. An attention to and respect for detail and finish is essential.

If you are interested, please contact Alison Strachan on as@bookbinding.co.uk.

Interviews will take place week of 7th June. Salary according to experience.

Book/Paper Conservator required in Oxfordshire

We are currently looking for a book/paper conservator to join our expanding team. With the New Year of 2020 maybe you too are looking for a dynamic change and an opportunity to join our book restorers and conservators.

We have a purpose built bindery with a dedicated conservation room. Set in a quiet rural setting only 4 miles north of Oxford. There is free parking on site and public transport links between Oxford and London via Oxford Parkway using the S3 Woodstock bus links.

We would require accredited qualifications and proven evidence based practice skills in paper conservation and hand book binding. This is an opportunity for our business too, to expand in book restoration.

The position is full time, i.e. 37.5 hours per week; but flexible working within our open hours, Monday - Friday 08.00-16.30 would be considered.

Please contact Ian Barnes 01865 451940

Book Works, London

Book Works Studio is a leading Bookbinders specialising in making books and boxes for all areas of the creative arts. Based in Central London we are offering a full-time position for someone who is specifically experienced in leatherwork, but also other aspects of bookbinding and boxmaking.

The rate of pay will be between £27-£32K p.a. Start date is negotiable.

Applicants should contact Rob Hadrill at rob@bookworks.org.uk for any further information.

Partner for established bindery, North Wales

- must love books, politics & the Welsh language
- must be keen, if not a bookbinder, to learn hand-sewing, hot foil blocking & other worthwhile skills.

For further information, please contact:
BOOKBANE, Felin Fawr, Bethesda LL57 4YY
01248 600 632

Opportunities at the Chelsea Bindery in London

We are always interested in hearing from experienced bookbinders who might have something to contribute to our team.

Please send CVs to emma@peterharrington.co.uk

Booked Images, Wokingham

We are a local bindery specialising in hand crafted photo books. We are looking for an apprentice to join us. We are based in Wokingham which is near Reading in Berkshire. We are quite desperate for a binder or a trainee book binder to help our head binder, especially for our Christmas rush.

For further information, please contact Nicole Sheard at:

Booked Images
Unit 9, Barkham Grange, Barkham Street, Barkham
Nr Wokingham
RG40 4PJ

Tel: 0118 976 2796
Email: nicole@bookedimages.com

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

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

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