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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 11, March 16, 2008, Article 22

U.S. BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING SEEKS APPRENTICE DESIGNERS

[David Kranz posted a note on his blog this week highlighting
a new job description posted by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving
and Printing.  Here's what he had to say, followed by an excerpt
from the job description. -Editor]

An apprentice bank note designer is sought by the U.S. Bureau
of Engraving and Printing.

More and more people are combining freehand drawing and
painting with digital design. It's required for this work.
And an ability to collaborate. And, I would presume, humility.
Unlike some coin designers, you don't get to sign your work.

We can expect ongoing redesign of U.S. paper money, though,
and here's an entry point to that exciting future.

May BEP get the best. Good luck to any hobby-related persons
who try!

To read Dave's original blog post, see:
Full Story

LOCATION: Washington, DC (Relocation Expenses Will Not Be Paid)

POSITION SENSITIVITY: High Risk: Selectee subject to a full
filed background investigation.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The incumbent serves as an apprentice in
training for the job of Banknote Designer. The length of the
apprenticeship is seven (7) years. On-the-job training,
practical exercises, productive work and formal instruction
will be provided as needed from the Journeyman Designers and
Engravers, Journeyman banknote Printers, Bookbinders and
Supervisors. The incumbent develops designs in whole or in
part; assisting and preparing models of various designs for
use in determining approved and adopted designs for the
production of United States currency and miscellaneous
security items produced at the Bureau.

The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating with
design, prepress, and manufacturing personnel, conducting
historical research on design concepts, operating a networked
computer with specialized proprietary graphics design software
applications and peripheral equipment including drawing tablet,
scanners and printers. The incumbent will be working in a
digital environment using the Bureauís digital design system.
The incumbent will learn to employ a style and manner of
design to prevent counterfeiting called bank note design and
engraving that can be translated to a digital format compatible
with specialized printing equipment.

[Talk about job security!  Where else in today's job market
can you enter a position with an expected seven-year
apprenticeship?  And once your employer has invested seven
years in your training, how bad would you have to screw up
to get fired?  Seriously, though, this is a rare opportunity
for a career-minded artist.  Where else would the fruits of
your labor and talents be put in front of millions of people
on a daily basis?  -Editor]

To read the complete BEP job description, see:
Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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