Cave Paper Summer 2017 INTERNSHIPS
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The following internship will be offered to people over 18 years old including, undergraduate and graduate students with particular interest in the arts, forestry, recycling, and design. Cave Paper is interested in providing pathways for historically underrepresented individuals.*
Interns will be part of the regular production routine. Work involves all aspects of running a production paper studio: Fiber preparation, sheet forming, unique hand-dyeing of sheets, sizing, flattening and curating sheets. This is a learning and working internship. We have no trade secrets, and as teachers are eager to share our knowledge.
A small stipend equivalent to $8.00/hr is payable in, handmade paper, artwork, raw materials or combinations thereof. We are willing to fill out any paperwork other funding sources require and encourage you to seek "real" money. We have worked with over 100 interns in the 22 years we have been in operation. However Cave Paper's upcoming internships will be different from previous years.
Interns will be working in three different locations. Sheet forming with James Kleiner in NE Minneapolis, Coloring at Homewood studio in North Minneapolis, and perhaps assembly and/or printing in downtown Minneapolis with Amanda Degener.
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Interns will be part of the regular production routine. Work involves all aspects of a production paper studio: Fiber preparation, sheet forming, unique hand-dyeing of sheets, sizing, flattening and curating sheets. This is a learning and working internship and you will be assisting all staff performing a variety of duties related to projects. There are no computer work duties in this internship.
The studios are equipped with Renia and Valley beater, a hydraulic press, drying systems, multiple moulds and deckles. Most sheets are made on 22" x 30" or a 18" x 24" mould.
No prior experience is necessary. You need to have the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and learn by hands-on doing.
Experience and Training
We like working with people who have book arts experience including hand papermaking but you will get plenty of on the job training. Work attitude seems more important than skill sets. Often the work involves making the same thing over and over which may require patience or a Zen-like perspective. You will learn a lot about this if you don't already know what that means.
We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008. If you require reasonable accommodation in the application due to disability, requests must be made in a timely manner. Contact Cave Paper at: Cavepaper@gmail.com
Hours will vary depending on program needs and Intern schedule.
* Cave Paper is interested in providing pathways for historically underrepresented individuals. Historically underrepresented groups may include, but are not limited to: first generation college students, individuals in a low-income/socio economic status, those who identify as LGBTQ+, people of color, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.