Compositor - Robert Smails Printing Works - Full time, fixed term for 24 months
Compositor - Robert Smails Printing Works
Added to site: 30 June 2018
Salary: £8.75 per hour
Location: Robert Smails Printing works, Scottish Borders
Closing date: Friday 13 July 2018

The role exists to provide an interactive visitor experience by carrying out the day to day compositor work of an operational Letterpress Print workshop; maintaining the traditional skills of a compositor, ensuring that compositor equipment is maintained; delivering tours, workshops and demonstrations.
CONTEXT - Robert Smail?s Printing Works
Robert Smail?s is a 150 year old Letterpress Printers, a living property and as such provides a compelling insight into one aspect of Scotland?s cultural, social and industrial heritage. It continues to add to the legacy left by three generations of the Smail family and contributes significantly to the town of Innerleithen, through the continuing functions of the business. It is one of only four industrial heritage sites held within the NTS and as such is an important part of the Trust?s portfolio, showing the organisations commitment to conserving a diverse and varied sample of Scotland?s heritage.
The Property is currently open for tours four days per week during the visitor season (April until October). The tour is guided in three sections: Office, Caseroom and Machine Room of which the compositor takes an active role. The gift shop is also open in the run up to Christmas. Commercial printing work, an important income stream, is undertaken all year round. Workshops and conservation work are progressed during the closed season.

Contact details:
Applications Interested applicants should forward a completed application form to the People Services Department (Applications), The National Trust for Scotland, Hermiston Quay, 5 Cultins Road Edinburgh EH11 4DF, by mail or by email via, by first post (i.e. 10.00am) on 13th July 2018.

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