Opportunities & Employment


Current opportunities

STUDIO ASSISTANT

 

HTW is currently seeking applicants for a part-time studio assistant position. Hours are flexible and some remote/WFH tasks are available. In-person studio work would fall between 8-2:30pm Mondays and Fridays. Applicants should provide their own transportation to and from the studio, and must be comfortable with stairs and able to comfortably lift 20 - 30lbs. Masks will be worn in the studio and applicants must show proof of Covid vaccination. The HTW studio is located in a private home in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. We have an elderly dog who visits.

To apply, please send a resume along with a brief statement indicating what skills/expertise/benefit you hope to bring to HTW and why this position is of interest or important to you. Please note that this is NOT a weaving job, per se, and a strong weaving resume is not required to apply. Studio techniques can be learned on the job, and HTW may be able to sponsor ongoing weaving education. Opportunities for weaving/small business mentorship will be available to interested applicants. The exact responsibilities and scope of this position will be determined by the abilities of the employee but may include any or all of the following:

  • Studio work
    • Preparations for weaving (warp winding, beaming, threading etc.)
    • Loom maintenance and upkeep
    • Maintaining clean studio and other work spaces (including basement laundry area)
  • Finishing work
    • Cutting, serging, washing, pressing
    • Machine sewing
    • Hand sewing
    • Making and attaching tags
    • Folding and storing finished textiles
  • Assist with onsite and offsite sales opportunities (not currently, but in the future)
    • Setting up/breaking down displays
    • Monitoring booth
    • Interacting with clients
    • Taking payment and packaging items
  • Website maintenance
    • Keeping products and inventories up to date
    • Adding new products
  • Preparing and shipping orders
  • Executive assistant tasks
    • Inventories
    • Basic bookkeeping
    • Record keeping
    • Email correspondence and management
  • Social media support
    • Developing social media strategies
    • Creating and deploying campaigns
  • Photography for website and Instagram/Facebook
  • Researching various topics (shows, artist’s residencies, marketing strategies etc.)

Compensation $15-25/h depending on experience and skills. Regular performance reviews will be conducted. Send resumes to contact@handstoworktextiles.com OR via snail mail to HTW, 124 North St, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370