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[Job Search] North Shore/Boston Area


#1

I am looking for a part-time job in the North Shore/Boston area of
MA. I have both a BFA and MFA in metalsmithing, although I would not
consider myself a bench or production jeweler, although I do have
experience as a production manager. I work with both traditional and
non-traditional materials, and consider myself well rounded and
capable of multi-tasking. I am open to any possibilities that may be
out there, preferably something interesting where I can use my
brains and creativity.

Please contact me off-line if you know of any openings or have any
suggestions. I would be happy to forward my resume if anyone is
interested. Thanks for all of your help in advance, I am having a
very hard time finding a job.

Thanks Orchidians!

elise
@Elise_Mankes


#2

Hello All Orchidians!

I posted this last week and was very dissapointed to get only one
response (which had nothing to do with a job). Are there really no
jobs out there? Am saying something wrong? I would appreciate any
thoughts or opinions, on or off-line. It took me a long time to get
up the nerve to post this.

I would also like to add that I have worked as a designer, for both
myself and others, have all the basic metalsmithing skills, and I
have also taught a little. I have also worked as a gallery assistant
and would be open to any possibilities in that area, or any other
for that matter.

Thanks for your help!

  I am looking for a part-time job in the North Shore/Boston
  area of MA. I have both a BFA and MFA in metalsmithing, I would
  not consider myself a bench or production jeweler, although I
  do have experience as a production manager. I work with both
  traditional and non-traditional materials, and consider myself
  well rounded and capable of multi-tasking. I am open to any
  possibilities that may be out there, preferably something
  interesting where I can use my brains and creativity. 

  Please contact me off-line if you know of any openings or have
  any suggestions. I would be happy to forward my resume if
  anyone is interested. Thanks for all of your help in advance, I
  am having a very hard time finding a job. 

Thanks Orchidians!

elise
ehmankes@comcast.net


#3

Hi there,

The problems might be:

  • you don’t have enough jewelry industry trade skills for them to be
    interested in you

  • jewelers are a careful lot, and like to meet people in person and
    preferably get a personal referral or introduction

I would suggest that you join ALL of the possible
guilds/professional associations in your area – the metalsmithing
one, if there is one, Women’s Jewelry Association, whatever else you
can find. Go there and network and meet people.

Spending some time in trade school might help, as I am always
saying.

Good luck.

Elaine
Elaine Luther
Metalsmith, Certified PMC Instructor
http://www.CreativeTextureTools.com
Hard to Find Tools for Metal Clay


#4

a very good way to get work from designers, at least it works in
manhattan, is to go to different designers in the area, that can be
found at trade shows, call, give credentials, suggest how you can
assist, make appointments, show past work in person, which is
the most important aspect, and your in, a little joking there,
dp