Thank you for your interest in employment with Melanie Casey! We are now accepting applications for hiring through the end of 2019. If there is a match with our openings, we will contact you.
To apply, submit your resume, cover letter and any other specific requirements noted in the job posting to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications without a cover letter addressing the required questions will not be considered. No phone calls, please.
Bench Jeweler – Full-time, One to Three Years of Experience
Melanie Casey is seeking a detail-oriented bench jeweler with one to three years of professional experience in jewelry making/metalsmithing! This full-time position will be responsible for ring resizing, post and necklace assembly, and bringing raw castings to a final polish. This position will be Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week with optional overtime.
• Gold soldering
• Ring resizing
• Sprue removal
• Cleaning and polishing castings
• One to three years of professional experience as a bench jeweler
• Willingness to learn and adapt to a fast-paced production environment
A little bit about us at Melanie Casey:
Our fine jewelry collection is entirely handmade in our Andover, Mass. studio. We work in 14k gold and occasionally work with platinum. Our shop is growing rapidly and training will be provided, led by our highly skilled head jeweler. We believe in the benefits of technology and quality tools to produce the best possible quality of craftsmanship, so our jewelers have access to some of the best technology in the industry. We operate in a paperless environment with each jeweler working from their own dedicated iPad, and we are always looking to become more streamlined and productive.
Tasks of the job include removing sprues, grinding and cleaning up castings, and hand polishing initially. We do not have a polishing buff, so nobody ever gets stuck at a polishing machine for the day! Since this is a production environment, cast cleaning and polishing will always be part of the job, but as the role continues, we will add more training. Even though it will take a long time, the ultimate goal is to have every jeweler trained to bring a design from raw casting, to sizing, stone setting, and polishing.
This position is ideal for someone who wants to be in production jewelry as a long-term career, and will be able to take advantage of the combined years of business and jewelry-making experience at Melanie Casey. We are looking for patience, enthusiasm, and the willingness to go the extra mile to learn a new skill.
The bench jewelry position will be full-time, 40 hours, Monday – Friday. Optional overtime is typically available. Pay rate will range based on experience and skill set. Full benefits, including health insurance, paid time off and retirement plan with match, are available for all employees.
A cover letter, updated resume, and images of your work are required to be considered for this position. In your cover letter, please let us know why you are a great fit for this position! To submit your cover letter, resume, and images of your work for consideration, email: email@example.com. Applications that do not include a cover letter, resume, and images of your work will not be considered.
Find out more about Melanie Casey online at: www.melaniecasey.com. Follow us on Instagram at @melaniecaseyjewelry and @makersofmelaniecasey.
Here at Melanie Casey, we love those who work to make their dreams come true. Melanie herself started working in the jewelry world with a little training and a lot of drive. We recognize the barriers that exist when it comes to getting started in this business, and we want to create an opportunity for the right individual to join our team as a member of our Bench Jeweler Apprenticeship program.
Bench Jeweler Apprenticeship
Do you possess a fine eye for detail and an immense amount of patience? If you have always wanted to be a bench jeweler but lack the education and training to make your dream a reality, Melanie Casey invites you to apply to be our Bench Jeweler Apprentice. This is a paid position, with a year-long training commitment in our studio in Andover, Massachusetts, USA.
At the start of your work here, you will be our Wash Out Specialist, taking charge of cleaning the jewelry, maintaining our polishing and cleaning equipment, and working with our polishing machine, the Murua machine. The role is most suited to someone with a lot of patience and attention to detail.
As you work for one year as the Wash Out Specialist, you will have access to all of our shop tools – including your very own bench. You will also have access to the knowledge and many years of experience of our fine jewelers. The goal is for you to learn, practice, ask questions, and refine your making skills until you are ready to move on from Wash Out Specialist and become a Bench Jeweler. If we determine that you are ready, at the conclusion of the year, we will invite you to join the team as a full-time bench jeweler.
•Some limited experience, education, or background with jewelry. This is an opportunity for fast-track learning.
•You must have a previous interest in jewelry making. This is not a design job, and you will not be designing pieces – you will be learning how to make them.
Our ideal candidate will have:
•Knowledge of the skills required for jewelry making
•Extreme attention to detail
•The ability to manage chaos
•A love for repetitive tasks
•Patience in a sea of constant change
•Some experience of knowledge needed to handle chemicals and small parts in a safe and organized manner
•A thoughtful and receiving attitude towards constructive criticism
This is an unheard of opportunity in the world of fine jewelry, as most shops require a four-year degree and experience to start on the bench. As such, we will be extremely selective in our choice of a candidate. The most important factors we will consider are your self-motivated drive and your willingness to learn.
To start the application process, please answer the following questions and submit it along with a cover letter, resume, and references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be performing background checks on candidates, and will require one written recommendation during the second phase of the application process.
•What makes you interested in our Wash Out Specialist/Bench Jeweler Apprenticeship Program?
•What skills and abilities do you have that will be uniquely suited to this position?
•Please describe examples in your professional or personal life in which you exhibited patience, perseverance, and a drive for success.
The Wash Out Specialist will have a pay rate of $13 per hour. If your progress meets our expectations after the one-year commitment, you will be invited to become a Bench Jeweler.
The entire Melanie Casey team is so excited about extending a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to our next team member! We are a close-knit group, and we look forward to helping you along your way to becoming a Melanie Casey bench jeweler.
Find out more about Melanie Casey online at www.melaniecasey.com. Follow us on Instagram at @melaniecaseyjewelry and @makersofmelaniecasey.