Call for Volunteers: Studio Monitor Program

Spudnik Press is launching the Studio Monitor Program to provide interested volunteers with 6 months of 24/7 unfettered access to our professional facilities, a flat file, and opportunities to expand their printmaking and studio tech skills. Through a weekly 4-hour commitment, Volunteer Studio Monitors support our Open Studio Hours while becoming more familiar with the Spudnik Press community. Currently, we are looking for 5-7 new Volunteer Studio Monitors to join us.

Open Studio at Spudnik Press provides studio access at a reduced price and is available to all who can print independently. You can learn more about the Open Studio sessions that we offer here. Each Volunteer Studio Monitor leads an Open Studio session each week. Their responsibilities include:

  • Welcoming and supporting all guests.
  • Providing basic troubleshooting and printing assistance.
  • Using a database to record visits; Collecting and recording payments.
  • Restocking supplies; Cleaning; Organizing.
  • Seeking opportunities to improve the facilities at Spudnik Press Cooperative. 

To fulfill these duties, all Volunteer Studio Monitors receive:

  • 24/7 Keyholder access for the duration of the program
  • Provision of a flat file to store their work when using the printmaking facilities
  • General orientation about the organization and the program
  • Technical training on the various printmaking equipment at Spudnik Press
  • Opportunities to expand their printmaking and studio tech skills such as workshops, classes, and events

Important Dates:

  • Sign-up duration: August 14 to August 24
  • Invitational 1:1 August 26-September 2
  • Onboarding: September 13-16

Sign-up as a Volunteer Studio Monitor


Public programs at Spudnik Press are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.