Careers

Shop Associate + Content Creator

Interested in working in a slower-paced workplace with a high diversity of work? Come join our team as a shop associate and content creator! We’re looking for a friendly and independent person who loves being creative and interacting with a wide variety of people.

 

As a shop associate, you’ll be running our small storefront in West Seattle and custom creating permanent jewelry with our customers by using our arc welder and jewelry supplies. During down time when our shop is slow, you’ll be creating photo and video content and posting on our Instagram and TikTok. You can use your creativity to come up with ideas to promote our brand and get the word out about us. Since we’re a small business there will always be other things for you to do to mix up your day like folding shipping boxes, shipping orders, creating graphics + more.

 

About us

And Arlen is a jewelry company that focuses on making durable jewelry made to be worn every day. Our jewelry is handmade using genuine gemstones and high-quality metals at an accessible price point with inclusive sizes. We’re motivated by the community that supports us and think it’s fundamental that a business do good in this world. We donate a portion of profits to various organizations, are outspoken about social issues and urge our community to do the same.

 

Our Culture

We value your contributions so you will be an equal member of our team which means you’ll be paid as an equal member of our team. Our pay structure is designed so you have stability with being paid $33.25/hour (increases to $36/hr by June), but also have a stake in the business when we share profits paid as bonuses. We run our business with a limited hierarchical structure and make many business decisions jointly.

 

Overview

  • Working with the owner and on your own in our West Seattle shop
  • Three days a week working 9:30am to 4:30pm (our shop is open 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday)
  • 20ish hours a week with full time potential in the future
  • Must be able to work Saturdays
  • $33.25/hour (increases to $36/hr by June) + profit sharing
  • Flexible paid time off (minimum 2 weeks)
  • Reimbursement for public transportation costs and tolls if applicable
  • Paid lunch breaks

Qualities we’re looking for

  • Detail oriented
  • Adaptable and willing to help out on other tasks when needed
  • Creative
  • Excited about jewelry and eager to learn
  • High dexterity and ability to see fine detail

Note: we believe everything can be learned so truly no experience is required for this position 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Tending to customers at our store during business hours (10am-4pm)
  • Welding our permanent jewelry
  • Creating video and photo content for our Instagram and TikTok
  • Other random tasks during down time like folding shipping boxes, restocking products, tidying/cleaning, watering plants
  • Opportunity to do pop ups if interested 

 

If selected, you must show proof of COVID vaccination before you are hired.

 

To apply please send a casual cover letter* AND a resume to miranda@andarlen.com with “Shop Associate Position” as the subject line. If you have examples of your work, please include that in your application as well.

 

*Your cover letter is the most important part for us as we want to get to know you and who you are. Feel free to show who you are in this and craft it however you want whether you want to use bullet points or make a PowerPoint or even a video. You don’t need to expand on the experience in your resume unless you’re especially proud of it or think it’s important to talk more about. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and select applicants will be asked to do an interview in person or via video.

If you have any questions about this position, please email miranda@andarlen.com. Please do not come into our shop or call.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate by race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, or any other diverse factors.