Jobs with The Acadian
The Acadian (www.theacadian.me) is a handmade luxury brand that creates heirloom quality fine writing instruments, leather goods, and everyday carry accessories for people seeking an honest and timeless piece that will endure for years. We are an established company looking to grow our business.
As we grow, we are in need of a production assistant to help us build our customer base and fulfill large orders. Responsibility, reliability, respect, and flexibility are key elements to success in this position.
The production assistant is responsible for aiding in the production processes in the workshop. These processes include, but are not limited to:
- Pattern tracing
- Material preparation
- Material cutting
- Hardware prep
- Inventory tracking
- Packing and shipping
- Quality Assurance
We’re looking for someone who enjoys making things with their hands and considers themselves a craftsperson. You should be excited to learn new skills and equipment, be detail oriented, and have an eye for exceptional quality. Experience with sewing machines is helpful, but not required.
You’ll be working with materials like leather and waxed canvas, metals such as brass and iron, and a variety of dyes, adhesives, and more.
- Ability to lift 50 lbs (occasional)
- General cleaning of work area
- Experience in textiles and/or leather preferred but not required
- You may be asked to occasionally help staff our booth at weekend shows and markets throughout the summer, fall, and winter holiday seasons.
- A good attitude and a willingness to learn is key for this position.
Pay starts at $15 per hour, for about 10 hours per week on a subcontractor basis. Work days & hours are flexible to meet required deadlines and production targets. As we grow, there is the possibility of moving to full-time with benefits.