Press Manager- Small Craft Advisory Press

Tallahassee, FL
May 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 41547

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 07/06/2017


The Florida State University, College of Fine Arts is seeking a qualified individual to serve as Press Manager of Small Craft Advisory Press (SCAP). The position is a full time A&P Staff position that assists with the instruction of 2 classes per year in the Printmaking/Book Arts Area (1 Fall Semester and 1 Spring Semester).
SCAP is a collaborative book arts press that uses a range of technologies to create artist book editions that push the traditions of the book. SCAP books are collected nationally and internationally. SCAP is part of the Facility for Arts Research.


In coordination with SCAP Director:
Day-to-day operations of Small Craft Advisory Press (SCAP)
Maintain equipment including Vandercook Proof Presses
Manage and supervise students and interns
Oversee edition binding and printing
Assist with coordinating artists visits, including pre and post planning
Maintain web presence including social media
Assist with instruction of two courses per year
Assist with SCAP archive
Other activities related to the daily operations of SCAP and FAR


Bachelor's degree and two years of experience related to the duties of this position; or a high school diploma or equivalency and six year of experience related to the duties of this positin.
(Note: or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to six years.)
Skilled in letterpress printer and binder with proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite.
Ability to run, manage, and maintain printing press and binding equipment, including Vandercook Proof Presses.


MFA in book arts or equivalent, with expertise in letterpress and bookbinding.
Interest in contemporary tools such as laser cutting, CNC routing and 3D printing.

Contact Info

SCAP Press Manager Position Office of the Dean, College of Fine Arts 540 West Call Street, Tallahassee FL 32306-1170 Questions should be directed to: Denise Bookwalter, Small Craft Advisory Press, Director

Anticipated Salary Range

Salary is competitive and negotiable, depending upon qualifications and experience.

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume. Each bulleted item below should be submitted as a separate PDF: 1. Cover letter detailing your qualifications, experience and interest in the position. Please include specifics about letterpress experience, binding skills and teaching background and expertise 2. CV 3. Contact information of 3 professional references including at least one reference that can speak to your teaching qualifications 4. Submit 20 images of professional work related to the job in a single PDF file

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