We’re looking for some help with our growing woodworking business. We have a number of part time jobs we need to fill. Get in touch with us about one or more...
Take a look at our site. It’s a lot of cutting boards for now (more new projects in the works, but these are the first step).
If any of the below appeals, send a quick note/resume to email@example.com and a bit about what/why you’re interested. We need the help because we’re too busy and running around like crazy.
A quick email is best.
Please don’t give us a call.
(I appreciate the enthusiasm,, but afraid don’t have the time to talk right now. You’ll just hear me sigh loudly when you tell me you’re calling about the job and I’m in the middle of using the table saw or something.)
Also, based on the volume of responses, I can’t reply to everyone, but you can be sure we’ll read every one, and if something else comes up in the near future and we think you might be a good fit, we’ll give a shout. It’s hard to find good people these days and don’t want anyone to slip through.
Here’s what we need:
Selling our wares, talking to customers, and spreading the good word, taking custom orders. We’ll drop off all the goods in the morning, then pick it all up at the end of the day and settle up. 9ish to 530ish all in, be around $100/day, and can talk about commission for the bigger stuff too, can also be responsible for prepping things the night before for some extra cash. It is fun, I think. You need to know what we sell, so we’ll teach you some woodworking as well. Come by the Brooklyn Flea in Ft Greene on Sat or Smorgasburg in DUMBO on Sun and say hello/get a feel for it.
Helpful, friendly, people person, care about details, like being outside, self-directed.
One afternoon/week helping with receipts, emails, printing stuff, prepping shipping, etc. It’s easy, a means to keep me on track, and you’ll learn what goes into running a small business like this. You’ll also learn some Excel if you don’t know it well. Want to do more? Can I just give you an idea and you’ll run with it? (Researching new products, designing documents, etc.) I’d love that. I need an implementer. Starting at $10/hr.
Care about the details, quick with office-type tasks, and know it’s not fun, but hey, you can get it done fast, eager to learn new things, suggest ideas to make things easier, care about how systems work, comfortable posting new products on the site, following templates for web pages, etc.
A couple mornings each week in the shop in Gowanus making the goods you see on the site. A general familiarity with tools is good and an eye for aesthetics (and someone like me who gets a kick out of playing with stripe patterns), but you don’t need any serious woodworking experience. This would likely be 3 early days/week, 630-930am (may vary depending on the workload), so still time for other jobs. $10/hr
Care about craft, precision, technically minded, have an aesthetic sense to create pretty things, always thinking about efficiency, can deal with an hour or two of not-very-fun stuff (e.g. sanding)
I would also love someone to work some google Adwords magic and manage Etsy too. That stuff is all trackable, so you know exactly how well your doing. Can also create “new” products as combos from other products, and adding functionality to the website. For this, would love to give you a nice commission for a fixed amount of time, then can be more regular once the machine gets going. (We’d pay the listing fees and all that.) We sell expensive things and this could be good for all of us.
Strategic. Can wrap your head around Adwords and are already thinking how to maximize ROI. Ideally some experience with this stuff is good. I know a good bit, but don’t want to have to train you on it from scratch.
I get it, love it, just don’t have the time for it. Need more tweets, instagramming, blog posts, pins on pinterest, updates on facebook, and all that. Help me. Any background in PR? Like reading design blogs? Ideally this for a fixed price in conjunction with some other task. Tough to be a standalone job at this point.
You’re all over that stuff in real life. I think too much about how to word tweets and it’s a problem, you don’t. You think marketing/advertising/copywriting are pretty neat. Care about the brand, see synergies, possible collaborations. These aren’t just cutting boards. You love Warby Parker but don’t wear glasses.