TITLE | Sewist and Textile Cutter
REPORTS TO | Head Sewist, Lead Designer & Founder/President
COMPENSATION | $15/hour
COMMITMENT | Start as part-time contractor with 15-20 hours/week; Quality and consistency of work is assessed immediately; If standards are met, can transition into employee and/or full time (32+ hours) based on performance.
Our Sewists are a key to our manufacturing operations. We are looking for people with a passion for sewing, creating, re-imagining what already exists and those wanting to be part of a dynamic and diverse team of multi-talented people. These individuals will work in a start-up business environment where they will help to lay a foundation for how Public Thread continues to break the boundaries of textile design and production.
SKILLS NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS ROLE
Industrial sewing and production experience; able and willing to participate in production cutting and sewing
Willingness to assist in the materials intake, cleaning and prep process
Ability to work with and use non-traditional textiles (like signs, banners or billboard vinyl, along with traditional textiles) in order to create high quality products
Problem-solving and troubleshooting abilities; assists team with finding solutions to design and manufacturing roadblocks
Integrity and values with alignment to social justice, equity and sustainability.
Organized and self-driven with reliable follow-through
Sewing test and skill assessment required
Opportunity to work in a start-up environment and participate in shaping the future of a local business
Flexible hours to accommodate your schedule
A collaborative and creative work environment with many opportunities to use your wide-range of skills
High growth potential within the company
Training and education supports are being build around the needs of staff to advance and diversify skills and opportunities for personal growth
Please email Janay Brower, Founder/President firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
A one-page document explaining why you would be a good fit for this position at Public Thread. Can be hand-drawn, digital, a cover-letter—in whatever format you choose.
Two references who can speak to:
a. Your work ethic
b. Sewing quality
c. Experience with production cutting and/or sewing