Thornwillow is a printer and publisher of handmade limited edition books. We do all of the editorial, design, printing and binding at the press in Newburgh, New York. We’ve been at it for 35 years.

We are committed to teaching and perpetuating the related arts and crafts of the written word. We are looking to hire two full time people to join our team at the press. Enthusiastic entry level applicants are welcome to apply.

Letterpress Printer – We are looking for a full time person to join our press room team. Most of our books are printed on a Heidelberg flatbed cylinder press, but we also have Vandercooks, C+Ps and engraving presses that we run every day. Experience would be nice, but is not necessary. We are prepared and happy to teach. First and foremost we are looking for enthusiasm and commitment to learning a craft we love. Being mechanically minded and enjoying working with machines is important.

Book Binder – We are looking for a full time and part time person to join our bindery. In the bindery we do every aspect of fine bookbinding in house from folding and sewing to making paper, cloth, and gold tooled leather bindings. We also make the clamshell boxes, marble and decorative paste paper in house. Experience is not necessary, as we like to train enthusiastic people and pass on the craft.  We are looking for someone with enthusiasm, the ability to work with their hands, patience and determination, and a love of books. In the bindery we are also able to entertain applicants for part time positions.

Please contact: opportunities@thornwillow.com

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