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Master Printer and Director of the Professional Printmaking Program

Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG) is seeking an experienced Master Printer and arts administrator to oversee and implement the community building, artist mentoring, and publication of serigraph prints through the Professional Printmaking Program. The Master Printer/Director of the Professional Printmaking Program (DPPP) manages the printmaking studio, the production schedule and completes day-to-day administrative tasks with the support of the Studio Coordinator. The Master Printer/DPPP will work closely with the Executive Director, Director of Artist Programs and Education, and collaboratively with the artists invited to publish in the studio through week-long residencies.

SHG’s Professional Printmaking Program is the artistic foundation of the organization that has produced over 2,200 fine art serigraph editions. An international treasure, this program is an important documentation of the Chicano/Latino art movement and has been the entry point for Latinx and Chicana/o artists into institutional collections such as LACMA, Smithsonian American Art Museum (DC), Blanton Museum (Austin), McNay Museum (San Antonio), Mexican Museum (San Francisco), National Museum of Mexican Art (Chicago), and numerous universities, and has included international exchanges with Scotland, Cuba, and South Africa.

The qualifying candidate will have knowledge of the history of print, technical expertise covering a wide range of printing processes, with an emphasis on all forms of fine art serigraphy. The Master Printer/DPPP will manage all aspects of the serigraph studio, manage documentation of the print production process for the archive, lead printmaking workshops, and participate in accompanying programming including panel discussions and interviews.

The Master Printer/DPPP must be intentional in a mentorship and educational role to support printmaking apprentices, including the Studio Coordinator, and the growth of the artists in residence who may or may not have any printmaking experience. The Master Printer is invested in elevating the next generation of printmakers for the sustainability of the field, fostering an environment of peer-to-peer learning, and values the experience of self-taught artists practicing and learning outside of traditional educational paths.

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Relevant research areas: North America, Contemporary, Screenprinting

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