MAY 2018 OPEN POSITION!
HRS-PART TIME/15-25 a week
PAY- $20 per HOUR
START TIME- IMMEDIATE
I am looking for someone who is authentic, sharp, organized as all hell, with a great eye for design and self-confidant enough to both ask questions and give direction. Our team is a small crew (4 people + 1 muppet dog) and I am looking for someone to take over many roles that only I and Voula have been doing for the past several years- so finding the right fit on an energetic and communicative level is essential.
Alchemilla wholesales to over 50 independent boutiques in the US (and yes we are on a first name basis with each and every one of them!) , in addition to selling online and at several craft and trade shows throughout the year. It takes a lot of multi-tasking, dedication, great communication and excellent resourcing to keep this company going and I will need someone I can really trust and rely on. Ultimately I am looking for someone who is interested & committed to helping grow this business with a loving and fierce spirit.
-basic bookkeeping (quickbooks online) and expense tracking
-accounts payable: manage invoices and track payments for all wholesale and retail orders
-create and implement tools and processes to increase efficiency
-maintain a well-organized office space, filing system, and computer files and folders
-work with production staff to communicate calendar goals, deadlines and inventory
-strong customer service skills
- regular email & phone communication with wholesale and retail customers
- update and manage all aspects of Etsy and web shops (Squarespace)
-organize packaging/tagging of all jewelry, including making & printing labels
-manage/track all repairs and exchanges
-order fulfillment (pack & ship) both wholesale and retail orders
-organize packaging/tagging, making & printing labels
-website maintenance (we currently use a Squarespace template)
-create newsletters for wholesale and retail customers
-creating, managing and maintenance of blog content
-social media content and management
-creating simple marketing images - *banners, advertisements, memes
-photographing and styling instagram pics
-photo editing and graphic design for lookbook and marketing material
-reordering & resourcing supplies from over 30 different vendors
-knowledge of metal, stones, jewelry and tools
-errands to local vendors for supplies
-tracking and reordering office supplies, packaging & marketing items
-DRIVING ROUND AND RUNNING ERRANDS
-loading and unloading booth display (requires lifting)
-organizing and cleaning studio
________REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATION_____________
Candidates must have these skills and background!
Photoshop, Quickbooks, email
Basic photography skills
Basic office software (OpenOffice or similar text documents, spreadsheets, etc)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to write friendly, clear, and concise emails to our wholesale partners, retail customers, and vendors
Ability to think ahead and foresee what is needed
Excellent multi-tasking organizational skills
Ability to work independently
Interest and understanding of jewelry design, interest & knowledge in current jewelry and fashion trends that fit the Alchemilla aesthetic
________PREFERED SKILLS + EXPERIENCE____________
The ideal candidate will also have experience with:
Google Drive, Docs, and Spreadsheets
Squarespace, Shipstation, Etsy, Tumblr, MailChimp, Dropbox, other design software
Knowledge of basic small biz practices and regulations
Design skills for print and web
BENEFITS OF WORKING HERE!
Fun friendly environment with cool coworkers, a cute dog, and lots of plants and sunlight
Lots of rad podcasts and music to listen to while we’re working
Flexible schedule, some hours can be worked from home
Potential to grow and expand your time and skills
Does all of this sound amazing to you? Could this position be your dream job?
I want to find someone who has a passion for small business and is excited about seeing Alchemilla expand. I am looking for this to be a long-term position. Please consider this when applying.
*Currently the position is part-time (15-20 hours per week). This could change as the business grows and as specific projects get worked on. Hours always expand (often double) during the holiday season and there is always a break in January and February.
*The hourly rate will be determined according to experience $20 per hour.
*Alchemilla is located in Oakland, CA with most work being done in my studio, while some could be done from your home.
*This position will begin in May 2018
___________MORE ABOUT ALCHEMILLA!_____________
What began in 2012 as a vision to legitimize my free lancing and pay the bills with some of my creative projects, has blossomed 6 years later into a thriving and successful jewelry business! After four years I brought on the incredibly talented Voula to help manage the company and sadly she is moving to the East coast. I am looking for a STELLAR manager to replace her in what is a growing, busy and fun woman and queer run business!
Alchemilla is the small craft business of artist Jen Lorang (thats me!). I am a self taught jeweler and mostly self taught artist. Alchemilla focuses primarily on jewelry as well as a small line of silkscreen prints, calendars and books. We use vintage, deadstock and reclaimed materials to create a unique line of limited run creations that evoke magic, beauty and resilience in the wearer. Alchemilla is against appropriation, colonialism, and exotification. We are against hetero-normatively and beauty standards that are racist and shame bodies. We believe both in the end of capitalism and the truth that artists are essential to society and should be supported to live as artists- unfortunately under the current system that leaves artists with few options. I have chosen jewelry as a way to support myself and others in my community but Alchemilla is more than that. We care about systemic change. We care about decolonization. We are looking for someone to join our company who is passionate about all of these things and has amazing style and a great sense of humor to boot! Is that you?
To apply for this position, please send cover letter, resume and references to HELLO@THEALCHEMILLA.com