Job Postings

The following position(s) are at our shop in Alameda, CA. Those interested in employment can e-mail their cover letter and resume (preferred) or our employment application to beadinspirations@gmail.com. Bead Inspirations is an equal opportunity employer. If the listing has not been updated in the last 2 months, please verify that it is current before applying. The shop sells ready-to-wear handmade jewelry as well as gorgeous beads, beading supplies. We offer jewelry-making classes and jewelry repairs. 

Part-Time Creative Operations Associate
Updated 8/2/17

We are looking for part time operational help in the shop (starting now).

Interested in being in a creative business, but don't have jewelry-making experience? In this job, you'll help with behind the scenes operational tasks for our webstore and retail bead store in Alameda. Computer skills and dexterity with your fingers are the skills needed.  All of our inspiring jewelry-making classes will be free to you. Once you learn some jewelry making skills, you'll have an opportunity for a customer-facing position. Plus, you get to wear fabulous jewelry every day!

The associate will have the opportunity to:

  • prepare the beautiful inventory (beads & jewelry-making hardware) for sale
  • create item numbers for new jewelry and label it for sale
  • take pictures of jewelry and beads
  • post on social media
  • help prepare our email announcements
  • light bookkeeping
  • store opening and closing
  • assisting sales associates
  • marketing assistance, including posting our event on various websites
  • adding products to our website, and othe website maintenance
  • maintaining the cleanliness of the store space
  • other behind-the-scenes tasks involved with running a retail operation.

Your regular work schedule will start as two days every week (4-6 hour shifts between 11:00 and 7:00), Monday and either Thursday or Friday. As you grow in your skills and responsibility, more hours will be available. You'll also be needed for paid staff meetings (approx. 2 hours) outside of your regular work schedule, when scheduled.

We'd like you to be able to assist sales associates during one or more days of Memorial Day weekend and one or more days during July 28-30.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Experience with social media
  • Experience taking pictures with smart phones
  • Computer skills:
    - Need to operate different styles of mice with ease and speed (without a significant learning curve)
    - Previous experience with Excel, Word, and Windows platform
    - Ability to navigate quickly between open windows on a computer
    - Ability to learn new programs with a positive, can-do spirit

Other Qualifications:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Detail-oriented
  • Professional appearance
  • Able to work harmoniously within a team
  • Tendency to thrive in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Experience with Dreamweaver or html is helpful, but not necessary
  • Experience with Photoshop or similar program is helpful, but not necessary.

Employees are eligible for free jewelry-making classes and employee discounts. We offer the opportunity to learn useful business skills and be part of an inspiring team in a creative environment. Compensation depends on experience. Although the position starts off as 2 days a week, there may be opportunity for more hours as you are able to take on more responsibilities.  Additional work hours may be available if you have skills or are willing to learn website maintenance and and email marketing and social media marketing.

 

Part-Time Sales Associate
Updated 8/2/17

We are looking for part time help in the shop (starting now).

In this job, you'll have the opportunity every day to inspire people's natural creativity in our retail bead store in Alameda. We hire friendly people who want to provide excellent customer service. The associate will have the opportunity to inspire others through their love of beading or help them select unique handmade jewelry.  Also, you may need to assist with jewelry repairs and may be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the store space, setting up displays, computer work, inventory work and other behind-the-scenes tasks involved with running a retail operation. Plus, you get to wear fabulous jewelry every day! Check out our website to learn more about Bead Inspirations: http://beadinspirations.com.

The following is required as part of your regular work schedule:

  • Saturday or Sunday every week (6-8 hour shifts)
  • One or more weekday evening shifts per week (minimum 3:00-7:00pm)

You'll also be needed during these times:

  • Paid staff meetings (approx. 2 hours) outside of your regular work schedule, when scheduled
  • Labor Day weekend (2 of the 3 days Saturday-Monday)
  • September 8-10 (2 of the 3 days Friday-Sunday)
  • Thanksgiving weekend (2 of the 3 days Friday-Sunday)

Essential Qualifications:

  • Previous beading experience and interest in learning more (does not have to be extensive, but at least some.)
  • Friendly, outgoing personality
  • Strong computer skills
    - Need to operate different styles of mice with ease and speed (without a significant learning curve)
    - Previous experience with Excel, Word, and Windows platform
    - Ability to navigate quickly between open windows on a computer
    - Ability to learn new programs with a positive, can-do spirit
    - Have used computer at least 4 days a week in the past 2 years as part of your normal routine

Other Qualifications:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to stand, walk, and work on your feet in a fast paced environment for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift 15 pounds, bend and climb ladders in order to do floor displays, backroom activities and store maintenance
  • Professional appearance
  • Able to work harmoniously within a team
  • Tendency to thrive in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment

Employees are eligible for free jewelry-making classes, employee discounts, and opportunities to learn to teach classes. We offer the opportunity to be part of an inspiring team in a creative environment. Compensation depends on experience. Although the position starts off 2-3 days a week, there may be opportunity for more hours after a standard of performance is achieved.  Additional work hours may be available if you have skills or are willing to learn website maintenance and and email marketing and social media marketing.

Our position of Sales Associate requires previous beading experience, since people come in the shop looking to our staff for answers to their beading questions and jewelry repair questions. Although employees get on-the-job and off-the-job training, we need people who already have some familiarity with making jewelry. If you don't have jewelry-making experience, consider the Creative Operations Associate position.

 
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