Jewelry Production

Alchemilla Jewelry - Oakland, CA

30+ days agoPart-time$15 - $18 an hour

Alchemilla is a vibrant and growing company. We place a strong emphasis on creativity, the value of individual skill sets, and the magical results possible from synchronistic teamwork. We’re positive, focused, detailed and hardworking. Created organically in 2012 by artist and designer Jen Lorang, we continue to grow and thrive becoming a bustling small business. We wholesale to over 100 independent boutiques in North America as well as sell online and at gift shows.

Responsibilities:

  • soldering
  • Metal fabrication on a production scale- repetitive sawing, hammering, drilling, cutting, stamping sheet and wire metal
  • jewelry assembly on a production scale- closing lots of jump rings! Cutting lots of chain!
  • Finishing- sanding, filing, brushing and patina
  • Bead weaving and detailed sewing
  • Stone setting
  • Wire wrapping and ear wire construction
  • be confidant and comfortable working with light machinery, hammers, torches, and jewelry tools in a busy noisy studio
  • self managing time between multiple projects a day
  • working and communicating with a team of other jewelers to develop an individualized workflow in sync with the needs of our production calendar

We can offer some training for acquisition or refinement of certain skills, and assignments will be based on your individual strengths of the maker, but this position requires reasonably strong prior experience and comfort in the areas listed above.

Required Qualifications:

  • have 2+ years of jewelry fabrication or assembly experience
  • proficient knowledge of jewelry fabrication tools
  • detail oriented and motivated self starter
  • easily balance a variety of work and tasks that are disparate in difficulty, scope, and priority-level
  • work confidently with high standards of shop safety and efficiency

Alchemilla is a small growing business!

We have our studio in the owners live/work loft in West Oakland, filled with light and plants and a very cute dog! The environment is intimate and positive. We take our work seriously and at the same time really want to enjoy every day on this planet and make each other feel good so negative/complaining/ego vibes are not welcome! Currently you will be working alongside 3-4 other jewelers as well as our Business Manager Liz, and our owner, Jen. If you share our passion for creating meaningful and magical pieces in a focused and busy environment. If you have the ability to work with extreme attention to detail at a quick and clean pace. If you are excited to learn and share your knowledge with a team of like minded artists- this could be the perfect fit for you!

Please send us your resume and a cover letter or a few words as to why your personality and skills will make you a perfect addition to our crew! We cant wait to hear from you!

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 we are hiring for at least 2 part time positions and are flexible about the amount of hours (could be between 15-35). 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 $15-18 per hour to start with room for growth.

*Alchemilla is located in Oakland, CA.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $15.00 to $18.00 /hour

Experience:

  • jewelry procuction: 2 years (Preferred)

Location:

  • Oakland, CA (Required)