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1544 Park Street 
Alameda, CA 94501 

Those interested in future 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.

Operations Assistant

You'll be responsible for updating our website, identifying items to purchase, receiving shipments, creating receiving vouchers, inventory work, order fulfillment, computer work, class logistics, creating marketing emails, posting on social networks, and other behind-the-scenes tasks involved with running a thriving retail operation. If you have the following qualifications, we'd love to talk to you.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Strong computer skills:
    • Fluency using Excel, including experience with:
      • Sorting
      • Creating formulas
      • Dragging formulas across multiple cells
      • Formatting cells
      • Selecting print areas
    • Experience with Windows platform
      • Ability to navigate quickly between open windows on a computer
    • Ability to learn new programs quickly with a positive, can-do spirit
    • Ability to operate different styles of mice with ease and speed (without a significant learning curve)
  • Good writing skills for customer service emails
  • Good math skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work efficiently, thoroughly, and quickly, while observing attention to detail
  • Ability to work both individually and harmoniously within a team

These Qualifications are a plus:

  • Familiarity with Dreamweaver and/or html
  • Ability to modify pictures with Photoshop, Corel, or comparable program
  • Experience posting on social networks, including Facebook, twitter, pinterest
  • Previous beading experience

Must be able to work at least 15-20 hours per week during weekdays as part of your regular work schedule. Flexible hours. Opportunity for additional responsibilities, compensation, and full time work in the future.

Starting pay: $12-15/hr., depending on experience. Benefits include: free jewelry-making classes, employee discounts.

Part-Time Sales Associate

If you are a person who loves beading, loves helping others love beading and can efficiently operate a computer, you are the one we are looking for. Please keep reading!

Work in our fast-paced, inspiring retail bead store in Alameda. We hire friendly people who want to inspire others through their love of beading and to provide excellent customer service. The associate will also be responsible for maintaining the store space, computer work, inventory work and other behind-the-scenes tasks involved with running a retail operation.

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

  • At least 12 hours per week
  • One weekend day every week (6-8 hour shifts)
  • One to two weekday evening shifts per week (minimum 4:00-7:30pm, sometimes later)

You'll also be needed during these events:

  • Both weekend days during bead shows where we are selling. This includes the Northern California Bead Bazaar in the spring and the Bay Area Bead Extravaganza in November.
  • Thanksgiving weekend: two out of the three days - Fri, Sat, Sun
  • One weekend day every weekend in December
  • One-two evenings per week in December sometimes until 9:30 pm, especially the week before Christmas
  • Attend monthly paid staff meetings (approx. 2 hours) outside of your regular work schedule.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Previous beading experience
  • 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 25 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 jewelry-making classes, employee discounts, and opportunities to learn to teach classes. Opportunities exist for advancement with additional responsibility and compensation.

Please only apply for this position if you have previous beading experience and can work the days listed.

Compensation including commission ranges from $10 - $12/hour. Training wage during 1st few weeks: $8/hour. Sales Associate is eligible for commission after initial training period.