Graphic Design Intern with My Bookcase

Location: Glasgow

£8.25 per hour
Part-time, 20 hours per week for 12 weeks
Start date: July 2016
Closing date: 27 June 2016, 12 noon

The company
My Bookcase is a social enterprise initiating and supporting creative projects that take the physical book as a source for both research and practice. My Bookcase approaches the book not as a hermetic object, but one that can be deconstructed and explored through art, architecture, design, and literature, as well as with communities beyond these fields.

The main project of the organisation is the My Bookcase Platform, a new online service where to catalogue and share the contents of your bookshelves, create reading lists for specific projects, discover new titles by browsing the online collections and connect with fellow readers in your community to borrow books.

My Bookcase actively involves others as both participants and co-creators in the realisation of projects. These projects have taken the form of practical workshops, exhibitions, art commissions, installations and the design/ production of printed matter, as well as talks, interviews, symposiums and roundtables in collaboration with artists and creative organisations.

The role
My Bookcase is looking for an enthusiastic Graphic Designer to work hand-by-hand with its director. As a successful candidate, your main tasks will include: 

• Create original content to be published on our website, social media and other relevant channels (such as updating My Bookcase website and My Bookcase Platform)
• Cataloguing work for My Bookcase Platform
• Sending of newsletters (using Mailchimp)
• Book design and layout
• Assisting in occasional workshops and events

This role is on a self-employed basis. Please note that you will be invoicing Adopt an Intern as a freelance consultant. This is a very simple, uncomplicated process. You will also be advised to register as self-employed with HMRC if you have not already registered. Please note, students in Scotland on a Tier 4 Visa are not permitted to be self-employed and should therefore not apply for this role.

The ideal candidate will be an engaged graduate or student of Graphic Design/Communication Design or related discipline. You should be well organised, able to prioritise and take initiative. Able to work on your own, the post is based in The Distillery Space at The Whisky Bond and followed remotely by My Bookcase director via Skype and occasional one-to- one meetings in the city of Glasgow.

Creativity, self-initiative and a sensibility for graphic design is key to the success of this role. As well as an interest in digital technologies. Essential requirements are: Software knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and and Illustrator and basic knowledge of Wordpress. Clear communication in English; written and verbal.

Closing date for applications is 27 June 2016, 12 noon.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do not accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.