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NOTE: This position is currently filled through at least Summer 2021. If interested in Fall or Winter term positions, please continue with application and note that in the time frame question box. Thank you!
Please review description and details below, if still interested, fill out questions/form, and submit. I will be reviewing all early March, and will be back in touch the week of 3/8 for those applying by then.
What: FT or PT metal Studio Assistant to metal craftsman in all aspects of the business, mostly making proprietary serving wares and cabinet hardware comissions. Tasks include: Prep/cutting/drilling/sanding/grinding/fine finishing/riveting/assembly/and more, as well as packing orders/inventory reviews/cleaning and maintaining shop/light computer work such as graphics/marketing/data entry. Occasional help with Erica's house/property also will be needed but metal studio assistant is main task. This is to fill a current/long standing position for the primary and mostly sole assistant in the studio, as the current assistant is heading off to work on his own career.
Who: A person that can demonstrate jewelry or small metals experience, that shows technical ability for precision in measuring, attention to fine detail, organized and efficient, positive attitude, willing to learn and share, able to perform, repetitive tasks, comfortable asking questions, flexible to share variety of tasks.…and some humor! At least a few years working in metals is a good base. This is not an entry level position.
Where: Waldoboro, Maine (Midcoast Maine, about an hour North of Portland).
When: Starting ideally in April, with housing available April and May, but not likely afterwards. This can be an intensive short term FT gig (April and May) with option to continue if all works well for all (and housing can be independentlly secured), or a longer term position, with a 3 month introductory period.
For who?: Erica has been working professionally as a metal craftsman since 1994, with the last 19 years running her own business doing custom metalwork commissions to architects and designers, such as furniture and hardware. She has worked with assistants in her studio since the beginning of her business, from one to four at a time, part time and full time. In 2016 she started a line of personal work, marketed under her name, in small metal serving utensils. She balances the studio work with private and guest instruction at colleges, and workshops at craft, furniture, and boat building schools including Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Penland, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Woodenboat School. Her work has been noticed by publications such as Bon Appetit, Saveur, Metalsmith Magazine, Esquire, and the New York Times Magazine.
Erica’s website: www.ericamoody.com
Erica’s Instagram for more full spectrum view of business: @ericaemoody
*Note, I am also starting a Fall and Winter 'internship/assistant' position for 3 or 6 months, with housing, paid. If intersted more in that, let me know in one of the spaces in the form. Must have basic metalworking experience or already a pro...could be intern-like or an experienced colleague-like exchange.