APW Printmaking Intern - Position Description


Position Title: APW Printmaking Intern

Remuneration: $40,000 per annum, pro rata (plus 9.5% GSG super.)

Employment Type: 12 month contract: part-time appointment (EFT = .8)

Responsible to: APW Director

Special Features: Skills in fine art printmaking are required including lifting and manual work required by printing. Usual hours of duty will be 9am -5pm, Tuesday to Friday with some occasional weekend and evening work (time off in lieu will be arranged to compensate for out of hours work).



APW Printmaking Intern is responsible for:

• Assisting in the day-to-day Operation of all APW’s Printmaking Studios to ensure APW’s standards of printmaking excellence are upheld including those of the APW Custom Printing Workshop, Printing Projects, Open Access Studio and Educational Programs.

• Assisting in the coordination of the day-to-day Operation of APW’s Open Access Studio to ensure that all workshop equipment and studio facilities are maintained to the highest standards, as well as, monitoring and assisting artists using the studio.

• Assisting APW Printers with Custom Printing and other Printing Projects to produce fine art limited edition prints for APW and/or artists and/or other clients as required - to achieve agreed completion & delivery schedules and to ensure that all prints produced are of the highest quality.

• Assisting with APW Educational Programs including annual summer and winter schools, program of printmaking workshops and classes, tours and printmaking demonstrations held throughout the year, as well as other occasional special education programs. 

• Assisting with APW Gallery Operations & Exhibitions Programs as required

• Providing exceptional customer service and communication to all APW stakeholders, especially artists and other APW printing and educational program clients.



• Assist with the day-to-day operation of APW’s Open Access Studio.

• Assist with interviews with prospective Open Access Studio clients.

• Assist with the orientation & information tours for new & prospective Open Access Studio clients.

• Assist in maintaining up-to-date records of Open Access Studio clients, including filing of annual artist agreement forms and completion of data base details. 

• Assist with routine maintenance and ongoing safety checks on all APW printing equipment and facilities to ensure that they are in excellent working order.

• Assist with maintaining up-to-date MSDS records for all substances held by APW.

• Assist with maintaining the APW printmaking equipment asset register and printmaking materials inventory.

• Assist with monitoring supplies of printmaking materials & other studio consumables to ensure efficient use of resources and assist with ordering and purchasing to ensure that appropriate stock levels are maintained.

• Assist with the development and implementation of APW OH&S policies and procedures.

• Ensure that safe methods for using and storing APW printmaking machinery, equipment and materials are implemented and adopted.

• Ensure that all hazardous substances are handled, stored and disposed of according to manufacturer’s instructions and EPA guidelines.

• Assist in identifying and analysing new opportunities and improvements to current APW printing methods, studio induction and OH&S processes.

• Assist APW Printers with custom printing and other printing projects as required.

• Assist with the dispatch of materials & completed editions to clients as required.

• Assist with printmaking workshops, classes and other public programs as part of APW’s educational program as required.

• Assist in the production of monthly, quarterly, and end-of-year reports for APW’s Open Access Studio and Educational Programs.

• Assist in the preparation of other reports as required for the end-of-year financial report including annual printmaking materials stock inventory.

• Assist in completing edition documentation records for all APW printing projects.

• Assist in the preparation of APW Exhibitions including assisting with invitation mailouts, presentation and framing of artwork, and installation and invigilation of exhibitions as required.

• Undertake special projects, research and other duties as directed.



The APW Printmaking Intern is responsible for:

• The efficient and effective operation of APW’s Open Access Studio printing equipment and studio facilities.

• The quality and timeliness of advice to the APW Director of matters within the incumbent’s areas of responsibility.



• This position functions with a degree of autonomy within the parameters of this Position Description.

• The incumbent may be responsible for producing routine correspondence, documents and reports.



• The incumbent will be expected to prioritize work schedules and objectives in order to achieve the desired outcomes to meet deadlines.

• The incumbent will be expected to act and make decisions within established APW codes of professional conduct.



• Demonstrated interest in fine art printmaking is essential.

• Skills in fine art printmaking are essential.

• Some knowledge of the fine art printmaking industry would be desirable.

• Some knowledge of the non-profit arts industry would be an advantage.

• Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workloads.

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

• Ability to be flexible and work with changing priorities to meet deadlines without jeopardising standards or levels of service is an advantage.

• Ability to work effectively as part of a small team as well as independently.



• Qualifications in Fine or Visual Arts (majoring in printmaking) and/or Trade Qualifications (in the printing industry) are desirable, although not essential.

• Some experience in printing fine art limited edition prints would be an advantage.

• Some experience in working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including Indigenous people would be an advantage.

• Current workplace first-aid qualifications would be desirable.


Other Relevant Information

This position description describes the broad scope of the role and is not an exhaustive list. 

It may also change from to time to time with due consultation to meet the changing needs of the organisation.

The appointment carries a three-month probationary period.

Applications should be emailed to auspw@bigpond.com by midnight on Sunday 24 November 2019.