Job Postings – Seeking Bookbinders and Apprentices

IRISbookIRISbook is a family run business in Burnaby looking to fill full time positions in their bindery. Prior experience is not necessary as they are willing to train the right people.

Job descriptions and how to apply details are found here. No drop ins or phone calls, please. Only prospective applicants will be contacted.

Seeking experienced bookbinder

Rasmussen Bindery is seeking a detail oriented candidate with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in bookbinding, including an internship and a high school education.

Pay and holidays are commensurate with experience.

This is a permanent 3 days per week position that may lead to fulltime. On occasion, overtime may be required; including weekends. Work hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

An ideal candidate is able to:

  • bind a soft or hard case book from start to finish in bookbinder cloth and leather
  • execute binding techniques i.e. signature sewing, drill & sew, European fan gluing
  • operate binding machines i.e. semi-automated and manual fan glue machines, automated and manual board & paper cutters, Pot Devin, turning in machine, paper drill, paper folder, hot foil stampers
  • write legibly in English
  • follow oral and written instructions in English
  • read measurements on measuring devices
  • converse with clients about book repair
  • research materials and techniques
  • stack at least 15 lbs (pallets of books) on a repetitive basis
  • lift 40 lbs occasionally
  • stand and walk 100% of the shift on concrete floor with fatigue mats
  • maintain the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition

About Rasmussen

Rasmussen Bindery is a successful, small, hand bookbinding company in North Vancouver that prides itself on a very high standard of work and customer service. Rasmussen Bindery is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Please email or mail your cover letter and resume to Paulette Thomson, Owner, Rasmussen Bindery, 53 Bewicke Avenue, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 3B6. No phone calls, please.

Job Postings – Seeking Bookbinders (New & Experienced)

IRISbookIRISbook is a family run business in Burnaby looking to fill full time positions in their bindery. Experience is not necessary as they are willing to train the right people.

Duties include:

  • hand sewing
  • cutting
  • casing in
  • foil stamping
  • box making

Applicants should have a:

  • willingness to learn and take direction
  • very acute sense of detail
  • natural talent for handwork

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter. Also, in the email subject, use:

  • Book Binder Apprentice – Applicant Name … if you do not have previous experience
  • Experienced Book Binder – Applicant Name … if you do have experience

No drop ins or phone calls, please. Only prospective applicants will be contacted.