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.
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 apply, please email your cover letter, resume, and images of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications that do not include a cover letter, resume, and images of your work will not be considered.