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Be part of a dedicated and inspiring team in a creative environment at our retail bead store in Alameda, CA!

We are seeking:

Updated 9/14/23. If the listing has not been updated in the last 2 months, please verify that it is current before applying.

Assistant Manager in Training

If you are...

  • Experienced making jewelry as a hobby or to sell
  • Experienced working in retail 1+ years
  • Experienced posting on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest.
  • Experienced with established computer programs (such as Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Drive, Microsoft Excel & Word), and can-do attitude to learn new apps. Experience with Dreamweaver, Photoshop-type programs, html is a plus.
  • Organized and have attention to detail

And would love to...

  • Share your love of jewelry making and hand-crafted jewelry
  • Inspire people's natural creativity, guide people toward win-win solutions in designing or repairing jewelry or select jewelry as gifts
  • Ring up sales and fill weborders
  • Take photos and make social media posts to give people reasons to come in
  • Set up email marketing, blog posts, videos for retail and webstore
  • Set up displays, keep the shop clean, organized, stocked
  • Take free jewelry making classes on own time at Bead Inspirations to enhance technical knowledge
  • Collaborate with a talented work team

Your regular 3 day/week work schedule would include...

  • Most Saturdays (4-8 hour shifts; current shop hours 11-6)
  • Two weekday shifts (current shop hours 12:00-6:00pm)
  • Intention to increase to more hours/days over time

Other Qualifications...

  • Ability to stand, walk, and work on your feet for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds, bend over and climb ladders
  • Tendency to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Willing to do a variety of tasks to keep the business functioning


  • Competitive wage, depending on experience
  • 401k with employer matching for employees over 18 years old with 3 months of service
  • Employee discount
  • Free jewelry making classes at Bead Inspirations

If you have a passion for helping customers unleash their creative potential, share our love for the world of beads, and want to be part of a team that brings beauty and inspiration to others, we invite you to apply for the Assistant Manager in Training position at Bead Inspirations. Please include your resume and a cover letter explaining your passion for the role and how you envision contributing to Bead Inspirations' mission.

Jewelry Making Instructor

If you are...

  • Experienced with jewelry-making
  • Eager to teach people to learn techniques that will inspire them to unleash their natural creativity
  • Experienced with teaching crafting techniques

Instructors work as 1099 contractors. We would like to be able to offer the following topics: Basic Stringing (Crimping), Basic Wire (Wire wrap), Seed bead techniques. Please contact Vicki Lapp for details.

Volunteer/ Intern

Make a contribution and be part of our creative community, without making an ongoing commitment. This is a great way to gain job experience to prepare you for a paid job, and work with talented and inspiring co-workers. Store credit available as a thank you. Tasks vary, but may include the tasks such as:

About Bead Inspirations

In a world filled with stressors and constraints, Bead Inspirations is a beacon of light, a venue for creativity, self-expression, and the celebration of natural beauty. Customers come to our bead shop to immerse themselves in the illuminating world of gemstones, pearls, glass, crystal beads, inlaid and carved shell beads, pendants, ready-to-wear handmade jewelry, and jewelry supplies and kits. For 19 years, Bead Inspirations has been a source of inspiration, allowing customers to escape the outside world and embrace a realm of beauty and creativity. In addition to offering jewelry making supplies, we offer jewelry-making classes and repair services to restore wholeness to broken jewelry given to them by love ones. Our staff loves to provide knowledge, care, order, guidance, and expertise to customers through our retail shop, webstore, and social media platforms.

Benefits of being part of the Bead Inspirations team

Those interested in employment can e-mail their cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Bead Inspirations is an equal opportunity employer.