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I’m a jewelry designer and I’m looking to hire someone to help me with production. This will probably be very part time/project based at first, but definitely has the possibility to grow into more regular work (and will definitely require more hours leading up to the major gift giving holidays!). My studio is in my house and you’d work very closely with me, so us working well together is definitely going to be a necessity. While we will work closely together, I have no interest in micro-managing someone so I’m looking for someone who can become self-directed once we get started.
These are my musts for the job:
-knows how to solder with a jeweler’s acetylene torch
-knows how to file, use a jeweler’s saw, create a good solder seam, knows how to use a flex shaft, knows how to clean jewelry after soldering
-is passionate/ambitious about making jewelry (I want someone who this job will be fun for and who will take pride in their work!)
-can work really well side by side with someone else
These are my bonus points for the job:
-has any sort of design experience
-is good at product photography
-good at marketing/social media
-savvy around running small businesses
-any knowledge of wax casting or wax carving
-willing to help out with a few administrative tasks from time to time (the job will mostly be focused on production work though!)
-is experienced will applying patinas to metal/oxidizing metal
-stone setting/bezel setting knowledge
-knowledge of different types of stones
-willing to model jewelry/help with product photography
I may also eventually want you to help me set up at vendors markets, but probably not at first.
Pay is negotiable and definitely commensurate on experience and the amount of production you can accomplish in an hour. Hourly rate on the low end is $20/hr, more experienced will range around $30/hr, again, this is negotiable and dependent entirely on experience. You’ll also likely get some nice jewelry discounts and/or free jewelry from me (if that interests you!) but that will be a bonus, I’m not going to try and pay you in jewelry.
Hours and days we would work is fairly flexible
I’m willing to offer a certain amount of training/teaching around jewelry production to the right person, but I’m not willing to take on someone with zero jeweler’s experience or knowledge, you will absolutely have to know how to solder with a torch! I solder brass, sterling silver, gold-filled and rose gold-filled metals and bronze. You’ll need to know how to work with a variety of metals.
Here is my online shop and Instagram if you want to get a feel for me and my work:
Ultimately I’d love to find someone who gets my aesthetic!
Please send resumes and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org with “production job” in the subject line
It’s okay if your resume does not include jewelry related jobs, but please share your experience and qualifications in a cover letter. The cover letter can be typed directly into the body of the email, I’m not super formal