Work Exchange Membership

The Soapbox: Independent Publishing Center seeks Work Exchange Members to staff Open Studio sessions in exchange for membership. Work Exchange Members may be limited to two to four at any given time, depending on staffing needs.

Soapbox Studio Members have access to our Letterpress and Screenprinting Equipment, Etching Press, & Binding Tools during non-working Open Hours and Member Studio Hours. (They work 3 of 12 available studio hours per month.)

We are looking for individuals who are experienced and comfortable in the studio areas we offer, to staff our Open Hours alongside an experienced Soapbox member for a regular monthly shift of 3 1/2
hours for a 6-month term. Work Exchange Members assist members in using and troubleshooting studio equipment, support the other Open Hours staffer in providing tours of the space, and contribute
to the general improvement and maintenance of the space. As the grease that makes The Soapbox run, Work Exchange Members will have significant influence in our planning.

Open Hours are currently held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 3-6pm. Work exchange members must be available to staff at least one of these time slots.

Applications are accepted and considered on a rolling basis, as space
becomes available. You will be notified of the status of your application within 10 days
of submission.

You may submit your application online via the link below. Please additionally send an email to info@phillysoapbox.org to notify us of your application submission.

Apply for Work Exchange Membership.