Employment

Wear Ever Jewelry Gallery and Studio School

We are an independent jewelry retail gallery that is passionate about handcrafted work. We aim to support artists working in the USA by offering jewelry, fiber, and other American-made craft at our store in Old Town Alexandria, VA. We know that people who love to collect jewelry are curious to know how it’s made, so we offer small-group classes in jewelry making at our onsite studio school.

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BENCH JEWELER

Do you love working with your hands?
Are you excited to see customers try on items you created?
Are you proud to create heirloom quality jewelry?
Do you enjoy solving three-dimensional challenges in jewelry fabrication?

Then, we would love to meet you! 

Key responsibilities

  • Perform fabrication with fine metals — soldering, stone setting, polishing, plating, etc.
  • Create custom designs.
  • Repair items made of silver and gold (platinum is a plus).
  • Instruct students in basic fabrication techniques.

Qualifications

  • Strong personal skills for working directly with customers
  • Basic computer skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in art-related field or equivalent experience
  • At least 2 years of work experience as a bench jeweler

Description

  • $17-$30 per hour (based on experience)
  • 15-30 hours per week
  • Must work onsite at our Alexandria location, Saturdays required
  • Basic background check required
  • Must be legally eligible for employment in the U.S

Benefits

  • Free parking
  • Merchandise discount
  • Sales commission
  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance for qualified employees
  • Charming location in historic district
  • Access to jewelry studio in your time off

To apply

Email your resume to jennifer@weareverjewelry.com. Please include a cover letter letting us know why you want to work at Wear Ever Jewelry.

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GALLERY ASSOCIATE

Are you a jewelry enthusiast?
Do you like talking to people?
Do your friends think you’re a good listener?
Are your strengths patience and persistence?

Then, we would love to meet you!

Key responsibilities

  • Greet customers enthusiastically.
  • Initiate friendly conversation, answer questions, and convey benefits of our products.
  • Use Customer Relations Management software to contact customers about sales, new items, loyalty program, etc.
  • Make sure our storefront and sales floor are neat and clean.
  • Set up at store opening and secure items in safe at store closing.
  • Ring up sales using POS system.
  • Take in repairs and enter into Customer Relations Management database.

Qualifications

  • Strong personal skills for working directly with customers
  • Basic computer skills
  • At least 2 years of work experience in retail sales

Description

  • $15-$25 per hour (based on experience)
  • 8-20 hours per week
  • Must work onsite at our Alexandria location, one weekend day required
  • Basic background check required
  • Must be legally eligible for employment in the U.S

Benefits

  • Free parking
  • Merchandise discount
  • Sales commission
  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance for qualified employees
  • Charming location in historic district
  • Access to jewelry studio in your time off

To apply

Email your resume to jennifer@weareverjewelry.com. Please include a cover letter letting us know why you want to work at Wear Ever Jewelry.

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PART-TIME JEWELRY INSTRUCTOR

Accepting proposals on a rolling basis.
Send resume, along with required elements for one or both formats listed below, to info@weareverjewelry.com.

Four classes/month (12 hours) Enrollment is on a monthly basis.
Submit class title, one-paragraph class description, sample photo, photos of student work, and your days/times available.

One-day workshop (6 hours)
Submit workshop title, one-paragraph workshop description, sample photo, and photos of student work.

All opportunities are at 1112 King Street, First Floor, Alexandria, VA 22314. Class/workshop size is limited to six students.