Opportunities & Employment


Current opportunities

HTW is now taking resumes for a part-time studio assistant position.

HTW is searching for a hard-working, curious and eager applicant who will be just the right fit for this tiny company. 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
    • 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
  • Social media support
    • Developing social media strategies
    • Creating and deploying campaigns
    • Responding to customers
  • Photography for website and Instagram/Facebook
  • Researching various topics (shows, artist’s residencies, marketing strategies etc.)

The HTW studio is located in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts and the majority of work will be done there. However, Studio Assistants may be asked to travel for shows, conferences or other opportunities. The studio is located in a private home and dogs, babies and husbands may intrude on the workspace. Applicants must provide their own transportation to and from the studio, be comfortable with stairs and able to lift 20 - 30lbs without strain.

This position will start at 4-8 hours per week. Compensation will be $12-18/h but applicants should expect a limited number of minimum wage ($11/h) and/or unpaid training hours, to be determined at hiring. 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