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Positions Open at Cave Paper in Tucson!

October 13, 2022

Cave Paper, an independently owned handmade paper production studio operating in Tucson, Arizona, is currently looking for help. They need a part-time production assistant and at least one student-intern. People of all ages, backgrounds, genders, and identities are encouraged to apply!

Cave Paper is a dynamic space often with multiple projects cycling through at once. Employees will become familiar with the entire papermaking process from raw fiber to finished sheet: fiber preparation, sheet formation, surface treatments, flattening, curating, and shipping. While it is a creative endeavor, production papermaking is a physical and repetitive craft requiring focus and attention to detail to maintain quality, efficiency, and safety. We like to keep our hands moving while having fun!


5-12 hrs per week, with a commitment for one semester duration. In addition to school/college credit, compensation for hours worked can be provided in the form of paper, materials, and studio time. Priority is given to applicants who:

– Have a strong desire to learn

– Are self-motivated, responsible, flexible, and reliable

– Can lift 50lb repeatedly throughout the day and work in a wet environment

– Maintain studio cleanliness, organization, and safety

Production Assistant:

10-12 hrs per week, to be completed in two 5-6 hr shifts. Beginning wage $15/hr, with potential to add more hours/increased wages over time. Opportunities for personal projects can be discussed as well!

Priority is given to Applicants Who:

– Have completed an internship at Cave Paper or can demonstrate comparable papermaking experience/knowledge

– Desire to continue to learn and build upon their skills and knowledge of papermaking

– Have a strong sense of motivation, sustained attention to detail, and get-it-done attitude

– Maintains focus when working independently

– Can lift 50lbs repeatedly throughout the day and work in a wet environment

– Maintains studio cleanliness, organization, and safety

– Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills

For more information, visit the Job Openings page on Cave Paper's website.