Work With Us

Part Time Shop and Studio Assistant (10 - 15 hours/week)

Redbud Jewelry is a line of handmade, heirloom quality jewelry.  All pieces in the collection are one-of-a-kind or limited run.  Our line can be found in shops around the region.  In 2017, we opened our storefront on Wells St. in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood.

This location is our studio where we create our jewelry as well as a storefront where we do everything from consultations for custom work (engagement rings, anniversary gifts, etc) to sell our jewelry line to hold workshops teaching others how to make their own jewelry.

That's where you come in!  We have been expanding rapidly and need help with the production side of the jewelry business as well as the day-to-day operation of our storefront and web shop.

We are looking for someone with some of the skills mentioned below who is also willing and eager to learn the others.  Whether you have knowledge of social media but want to learn basic jewelry fabrication techniques, or have some skill with an acetylene torch but want to learn the basics of running a small business - if you are eager to learn, we are willing to invest the time teaching you.

Because Redbud Jewelry is a MICRO business, we wear many hats in running day-to-day operations and we expect you to as well.  Compensation will be hourly and based on experience.

Overall Requirements (these are a must)

*Be self-motivated: willing to direct your own workflow and to meet deadlines on time

*Be able to switch between several tasks throughout the day

*Be friendly and personable, assisting clients with the jewelry buying process

*Ability to work 10 - 15 hours per week; at least one week day and one weekend day with some flexibility in scheduling

*Have some skill and familiarity with a Mac computer

*Be interested in handmade jewelry and the esthetic and "vibe" of Redbud Jewelry

Shop Assistant Requirements

(some of these can be taught to the right candidate)

*Use our POS system to complete customer purchases

*Know about stones and precious metals to assist customers with Redbud Jewelry's products

*Know and inform customers about the workshops we offer

*Know and inform customers about the process for custom work

*Willingness to work at some art shows around Chicago that are outside of the retail location

*General cleaning and merchandising

*Compose and send out email campaigns

*Answer basic email inquiries

*Photograph and post on social media

*Basic website management, including uploading new product photos and writing product descriptions

*Product photography and editing

Studio Assistant Requirements

(some of these can be taught to the right candidate)

*Willingness and ability to learn basic metalwork techniques

*Ability/willingness to learn how to solder with an acetylene torch

*Recreate jewelry pieces after being shown how - following written instructions

*Attention to detail

Want to join the team?

If this all sounds exciting to you, please send a cover letter, resume, and references to hello@redbudjewelry.com with the subject "Shop/Studio Assistant."  We look forward to hearing from you!