apprentice application


Western New York Book Arts Center (WNYBAC):

The Western New York Book Arts Center promotes greater understanding of printing and book-related arts through education, creation, and exhibition for a broad and diverse community. 

Entry Level Book Arts & Printing Workspace Apprenticeship:

Temporary 9-10 month entry training position in the field of book arts and hands-on printing using vintage equipment and techniques. Training includes observing and assisting in daily operations of a unique not-for-profit workspace with programs for artists and the public of all ages.


THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. Please check back in Spring of 2019.

Job Duration: 40 weeks approximately
Hours: Part Time/20+ hours per week as needed
Approximate Timeframe: February (end) through Mid-December 2018
Paid Position

The Western New York Book Arts Collaboration (WNYBAC) seeks to hire:
Two (2) Workspace Apprentices to learn daily cultural organization operations including arts management, managing programs that support artists, planning public events, hands-on printing methods, entry level teaching, arts retail, printing equipment use and maintenance, and more. Art Space Apprentices will train with staff and mentors, engaging with professional artists and specialists in focus areas.

Working as an Apprentice at WNYBAC is an excellent opportunity to gain practical skills for entering careers in the cultural sector. Apprentices will assist with 2018 programs including exhibitions, community education, gallery events, and annual festivals that celebrate the book arts and printing.

Consideration of previous high school or other coursework, volunteer arts positions, training, or other arts background including printmaking portfolio will be important in the resume review and selection process.

Only applications received before February 20, 2018 will be considered, and may be emailed to Gail Nicholson at or postmarked by February 20, 2018 and mailed to:
Gail Nicholson, Executive Director WNY Book Arts Center
468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank our funders listed below, for providing support to WNYBAC's ongoing programs taking place throughout Western New York:

NYSCA M & T Art 4 Moore Zenger Group Evans Bank Community Foundation
Baird Foundation Cameron Jane