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  • Film Laminating & UV Coating
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  • Round Cornering
  • Shrink Wrapping
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With modern technologies arriving and evolving, the finishing industry is continually in transition. If all the changes in the industry give you concerns about financial stability, you’ll breathe easier knowing that Advantage Book Binding, Inc. is a family owned business with a 35-year history of generating solid results. We’ve got the equipment – and the smarts – to maintain and increase our leadership position.

At Advantage Book Binding, it’s our mission to harness the newest technologies and leverage them for the benefit of our customers – and we’re always looking to hire energetic professionals eager to help us be even better at doing what we do. Perspective employees, please submit resumes to [email protected] or contact us.

Sales Professionals

If you’re currently in sales, you’ll be glad to know that Advantage Book Binding is a leader in many of the services customers are demanding now. With our Mid Atlantic location, the potential for sales is very broad. Unlimited opportunities!

Production Personnel

If you’re currently a production professional looking for a solid foundation and company, then Advantage Book Binding is the place for you. We’re working to define the finishing business of tomorrow – and you can be part of it today.

Company Culture

Don’t be confused with boring or “corporate” attitudes, Advantage Book Binding is family owned and operated. We’re an organization where conventional wisdom is questioned and talent wins the day. If you have a can-do attitude and want to be part of the next revolution in finishing, find out more about career opportunities at Advantage Book Binding.

Warehouse Workers

Machine operators.

Smyth sewing machine operator (aster 2000)

Knowledge of operating procedures for bindery preferred but not required. Willing to train someone who is mechanically inclined, able to work in a fast paced changing environment.

Looking for a self-motivated individual to work for a company that has been in business for over 31 years.  Our company has been regionally recognized as great places to work.  Excellent room for growth.  Competitive wages, 4 day work week, excellent benefits, 401k plan and vacation .

Contact us today!   410-760-0008 .

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Job Opportunities

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Brignell Bookbinders, Cambridge

We are a thriving and well established bookbinding workshop in Cambridge looking to recruit additional staff to work alongside our current workforce.

Bindery Manager A skilled bookbinder with experience of restoration and repair work to take on a management role within our busy Cambridge bindery. The ideal candidate will be willing to take on responsibility for the day to day running of the workshop working with the current staff. This is an exciting opportunity and the role will also include: - Welcoming customers to the workshop - Visiting and advising on new projects - Estimating, pricing and invoicing - Stock control and workflow management

Please email your CV to [email protected]

Bookbinder A bookbinder with (ideally) some experience to support the current workforce in our busy Cambridge bindery. Training will be offered to the right applicant and the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to learn all aspects of hand bookbinding.

Ludlow Bookbinders, Shropshire (Summer 2022)

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 email CV to Paul Kidson at [email protected]

Box Maker, Battersea, London.

Salary: £20,000.00-£30,000.00 per annum dependant on experience. Hours: 8.00-18.00, Monday to Thursday (40 hours a week), but can be flexible. Benefits: 17 days' annual leave (plus bank holiday), staff parties, employee assistance programme, company pension scheme, season loan ticket, Cyclescheme.

The Chelsea Bindery, launched by Peter Harrington in 2000, specialises in traditional fine book binding and preservation boxes. One of only a handful of binderies remaining that still practises the centuries old tradition of fine leather bookbinding, the Chelsea Bindery prides itself on the quality of its work and only uses the finest materials.

We are looking for a full-time box maker to join our team of 5 as soon as possible. You will be trained as a full-time box maker, using both leather and cloth. Ideally, we are looking for someone with some leather work experience but would be willing to train the right candidate. Applicants should be naturally creative, dextrous and meticulous with a keen interest in leather work and the workings of a traditional book bindery.

Please do take a look at our website www.peterharrington.co.uk/chelsea-bindery/bookbinding-services and you will see more information on our various house styles.

Applicants should send their CV and cover letter directly to: [email protected]

Fine Bookbinder, West London

Blissetts are a long established 4th generation family business with a Royal Warrant to Her Majesty The Queen for bookbinding services, we are based in West London and specialise in all things to do with printing & binding.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our specialist department who undertake leather work, box making, tooling & blocking, restoration, fine binding plus many other things and special projects that are undertaken on a regular basis.

- Based in Brentford, West London, close to tube, rail & bus links - Full time position available immediately, 37.5 hours. Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 4pm and 7.30am to 1pm Friday - Either an individual with bookbinding experience or an individual who has the ability to work well with their hands and has a specific interest in training as a bookbinder - Pay will depend on the applicants experience - Working well in a team, attention to detail and enthusiasm to make the highest quality / beautiful products are key skills for this position

For further information, please contact: Chris Blissett at [email protected] or on 020 8992 3965

Bookbinding: Conservation and Repair Tutor, The City Lit - Covent Garden, London

£35.78 per hour inclusive of pro rata holiday entitlement and preparation time.

Variable teaching hours per term

Are you an experienced and creative Bookbinding Tutor? Then join us to plan, teach and evaluate courses, helping to bring together people across the capital and beyond and to enrich lives through learning.

City Lit are London's largest provider of learning for adults, inspiring over 30,000 students a year and offering more than 5,000 courses, online and face-to-face. As a leader in our field, we have a century's reputation for delivering the highest quality student experience. Partnering with community organisations across London, we deliver bespoke projects that support individuals and communities.

You'll be a key contributor to our thriving School of Visual Arts, where you will join a team delivering teaching and learning across a range of levels from beginner to advanced learners. City Lit Bookbinding courses are part of an exciting provision of arts and design courses which aim to provide access to general skills alongside more specialist workshops in a range of relevant subject areas. We are particularly looking for Tutors with experience of conservation, repair and gold tooling.

Please submit your CV and a covering letter, detailing your skills and experience. You will particularly attract our interest if this covers: - A relevant qualification in bookbinding, including conservation and repair. - A thorough and demonstrable knowledge of bookbinding conservation and repair. - Experience of teaching adults in an area relevant to bookbinding. - An up to date knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject that can inspire students.

Our generous rewards and benefits are numerous and wide-ranging, including generous course discounts that include friends and family, our pension scheme plus life assurance and enhanced Family Friendly leave. There's also a season ticket loan programme, a cycle scheme discount and discounted private healthcare and gym. We even offer free annual flu jabs!

Situated in London's creative community of Covent Garden, City Lit is a thriving hub of learning and opportunity with a palpable sense of purpose and identity and a culture of equality and inclusivity. We provide a professional and supportive community that blends teaching and learning to deliver endless possibilities.

Please apply by clicking on the following link and finding the relevant vacancy - https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/citylit/vms/e/careers/search/new City Lit promotes and values equality and diversity Closing Date: 30 January 2022 Interview Dates: TBC

Bookbinder in Oxford

Maltby's the Bookbinders have been established in Oxford since 1834 and with Green Street Bindery make up Kemp Hall Bindery Ltd. To know more about us visit our website, www.maltbysbookbinders.com .

We have a vacancy for an experienced hand bookbinder capable of carrying out some or all of the following functions: - Antiquarian Book Repairs - Limited Edition Leather Bindings - Journal Binding - Foil Blocking

Hours: Monday to Thursday 7:00am to 12:00pm and 12:30pm to 3:30pm Friday 7:00am to 12:30pm - total 37.5 hours per week.

Annual Holiday: 26 days plus Bank Holidays

In the first instance, please send CV to:

Garry Phipps Maltby's the Bookbinders Horspath Trading Centre Pony Road Oxford, OX4 2RD Email: [email protected]

Hand Bookbinder/Gld Finisher in Kent

We are a small but established bookbinding company based in Kent, specialising in hand restoration and binding of books and paper conservation. We also make bespoke boxes and flap cases. Our customer base is mainly Institutions and Library collections. We have a vacancy for a hand bookbinder/gold finisher.

Key Tasks: - Preparation work necessary for conservation of books and manuscripts prior to binding, including pulling, cleaning, conservation, pressing, collating and sewing. - Ability to produce all styles of binding; re-backs, rebinds, library style, account books. Quarter, half and full bindings in leather and buckram. - Hand gold finishing in gold leaf/foil, both in type and hand letters.

Experience: - Previously worked within a hand bookbinding environment and an excellent understanding of all aspects of hand binding and gold finishing is essential. - Good eye for detail.

Position: Full or part-time roles available. The rate of pay will be between £25-£29k p.a. depending on experience. Holiday Allowance: 20 days + standard UK bank holidays. Start date would ideally be during November 21.

Applicants should email their CV to: [email protected] Further company information available at www.bookendsbindery.co.uk

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 [email protected]

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.

Booked Images Unit 9, Barkham Grange, Barkham Street, Barkham Nr Wokingham Berkshire RG40 4PJ Tel: 0118 976 2796 Email: [email protected]

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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Bookbinders turn printed paper into books and catalogues by hand or using machines.

Average salary (a year)

£18,000 Starter

£30,000 Experienced

Typical hours (a week)

41 to 43 a week

You could work

evenings / weekends on shifts

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How to become a bookbinder.

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You could do a foundation degree or degree in:

You'll need to check that the course covers methods used in bookbinding.

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Apprenticeship

You can do a bookbinder or print operative intermediate apprenticeship or a print technician advanced apprenticeship.

You could start out as a print room or reprographics assistant and work your way up through experience and taking courses.

Direct Application

You could apply directly to become a bookbinder. Employers will expect you to have some printing experience.

You may find it useful to have GCSEs or equivalent at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C).

Other Routes

You could take short specialist courses in craft binding and finishing. You can take these courses with organisations like the Society of Bookbinders.

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You can find out more about working in bookbinding and printing from the British Printing Industries Federation and the Heritage Crafts Association .

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With experience, you could become a supervisor or work for a specialist print finishing company.

You could also move into other jobs like printing or sales.

As a craft bookbinder, you could improve your job opportunities by joining the Society of Bookbinders  or  Designer Bookbinders .

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