Apply for the linenlaid&felt internship

I'm seeking an intern for my bookbinding studio. 

If you're interested in learning to bind books by hand, as well as gaining insight into what it takes to run a creative business, I invite you to apply for this internship. In addition to being a book artist, I'm also passionate about teaching. I enjoy mentoring young artists, inspiring them to follow their passions and learn the business savvy they'll need to find success. 

LOCATION: linenlaid&felt handmade books is based in Nashville, Tennessee. My studio is located in my home in the creative East Nashville neighborhood. Most work will be done in my studio, although some tasks might be able to be completed remotely if desired.

TIMEFRAME: I'm seeking one intern for Spring 2017. This internship is flexible in terms of length, start and end dates, and daily schedule. Please indicate your preferences on your application.


The ideal candidate

• A current college student majoring in an art-related field. Or a student in marketing or communications with an interest in fine craft.
• Creative, with exceptional craftsmanship and a fine attention to detail.
• Interested in learning about all aspects of running a creative business.
• Exceptional in written communication skills and grammar.
• Familiar with graphic design and photography.
• Interested in handmade books. However, prior bookbinding experience is not required.
• A dog-lover! (I have a large — but very friendly — brindle bullmastiff named Porter.)


Job responsibilities

The linenlaid&felt internship can be tailored to your interests and skills. Some of the tasks that might be involved are:

BOOKBINDING
• Assist with bookbinding and paper marbling projects
• Measuring and cutting paper, leather, bookboard and other materials
• Prepping materials for bookbinding classes and workshops
• Brainstorming ideas for new products and assisting with prototypes
• Helping out at art shows and craft fairs

MARKETING
• Writing blog posts and press releases
• Creating and sending e-mail marketing campaigns
• Updating social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest)
• Assisting with product photo shoots

ADMINISTRATIVE
• Packaging and shipping orders
• Listing new products in Etsy shop
• Ordering supplies
• Delivering local orders


The perks

Although this is an unpaid internship, it is structured as a work-study environment and it comes with a slew of benefits:

PRIVATE BOOKBINDING LESSONS
• For every 30 hours worked, I'll provide a one-on-one bookbinding lesson (approximately 6 hours in length) on the topic(s) of your choice. 

BOOKBINDING MATERIALS AND TOOLS
• You'll have access to professional bookbinding tools and equipment.
• I'll provide materials (decorative paper, leather, bookboard, thread, etc.) for you to use in personal projects.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
• The opportunity to work with a professional bookbinder with a decade of experience and a passion for teaching.
• Bookbinding skills, as well as business and marketing experience.
• An inside glimpse into what it takes to be a full-time artist.
 


 French link stitch bookbinding workshop in Nashville, Tennessee taught by Katie Gonzalez.

HOW TO APPLY

Step 1: Learn about linenlaid&felt.

Explore my website, check out my Etsy shop, and take a peek at my studio. You can also follow me on social media.

Step 2: Submit your application.

Fill out this form to apply for the internship program. The application will ask about your interests, experience, skills, and availability. 

Step 3: Send me your resume.

E-mail your resume to me at linenlaidfelt@gmail.com. 


Deadlines

• Apply by January 9 for Spring 2017 internship.


Questions?

E-mail me at linenlaidfelt@gmail.com if you have any questions. 

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