College Printer (Letterpress)

Post closing date: June 8, 2018


The University of St. Michael’s College, federated with the University of Toronto, is a Catholic institution of higher learning founded by the Congregation of St. Basil, whose motto, “Teach me goodness, discipline and knowledge,” sets the tone for campus life. Committed to the pursuit of knowledge, meaning and truth, USMC is a dynamic centre where Catholic intellectual thought thrives in a context of academic freedom and rigorous debate. The University of St. Michael’s College boasts a large and dynamic undergraduate division, a Faculty of Theology and one of the busiest and most important libraries on the University of Toronto Campus.

Organization: University of St. Michael's College

Location: 81 St Mary St, Toronto, ON, Canada

Department: John M. Kelly Library

Supervisor: Chief Librarian

Compensation: $25.00 per hour

Hours: 24 Hour work week, hours are flexible between Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. over the summer months; and between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. over 4 days per week between Monday and Saturday, September - April; 12-month Contract and Part-Time, begins in July.


Position Summary: 

The College Printer manages the Printing Studio at Kelly Library and will work closely with the Chief Librarian to re-envision and re-vitalize the studio. The incumbent will also work with staff in Academic Services to develop and provide training and instruction to undergraduate students, as time and need permit.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains and sources all aspects of the Printing Studio, including printing materials, tools and equipment;
  • Performs routine equipment and press maintenance;
  • Supervises and trains apprentice printers, teaching press maintenance and technical skills in typography, letterpress printing and type setting;
  • Collaborates with authors and artists, Kelly Library staff, and the USMC community to produce print materials, including series, special editions, and limited-edition prints, to the highest standards of quality;
  • Maintains print stock levels and variety of print materials for sale;
  • Schedules press time and maintains appropriate operational workload to achieve quality and timely production;
  • Prepares and delivers tours of the facilities for students, visitors, and donors to the College as required;
  • Maintains all relevant information (contacts, production schedules, stakeholder feedback, etc) pertaining to publishing activities;
  • Tracks and records all expenses related to projects undertaken in the Printing Studio.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed work;
  • Demonstrated ability to work both within a team environment and independently
  • Schedule flexibility;
  • Established experience operating and maintaining different types of letterpress machines;
  • Experience providing instruction on the processes of letterpress printing.


  • Undergraduate degree, degree in printmaking desirable;
  • Courses in book history or bibliography;
  • Print training from OCADUor NASCAD, with an interest in typographic printing desirable;
  • Apprenticed for 5 or more years in a letterpress facility.

We thank all applicants for their interest.  Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

 All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of St. Michael’s College is committed to equity in employment and diversity. If you require accessibility accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Officer at 416-926-7118 or