Olander Earthworks Seeking Production Assistant

We're looking for a production assistant to join our Olander family. Could that be you? We'll be interviewing soon, so if you're interested, don't delay! 

Production Assistant (PT) Sought by Sculpture Studio

Olander Earthworks LLC

24-30 Hours/Wk (currently Tues-Fri)

Job Description:

We are a small but fast-paced artisanal manufacturing studio located in NE Portland. We’re looking for a studio production assistant to join our team. This job will involve a mixture of teamwork & solo production. Hours may fluctuate depending on seasonal needs.

Primary Job Duties:

  • Casting & finishing work on our line of playful cement sculptures
  • Detailed hand tool work, brush work & pigment application
  • Machine & hand-sanding
  • Mold prep & cleaning
  • General studio maintenance

This position has physical demands requiring lifting up to 60 pounds and a variety of repetitive processes, such as casting, sanding, buffing etc. Work includes a mixture of standing and sitting. We’re willing to train the right person, so if you have experience working with your hands in a similar field and feel that you’d be a good fit, we want to hear from you.

What we’re looking for: Dependable self-motivated team player. Must have a strong eye for detail, desire to create consistent results in production and ability to adhere to high quality control standards. Capacity to take direction/constructive criticism in stride. Must be comfortable with multi-tasking and be adaptable to evolving procedures and priorities. 1-2 years of previous sculpture & casting experience in a production environment and an eye for color is strongly preferred. Experience packaging/shipping, woodworking and/or social media content generation (Instagram, blog posts etc.) are an added bonus but not necessary.

We play music, listen to podcasts, and have fun while we work hard! We genuinely enjoy each others company and are looking for someone to who will contribute positively to our studio family.

This is a part-time opportunity, with a potential for growth as the company expands. Please send a resume, cover letter to Sarah at sarah@olanderearthworks.com. We welcome links to your website or Instagram, or up to 5 JPG images of relevant work. Please indicate in cover letter how your past experience applies to the specific job duties listed above and tell us what excites you about this position! Position open until filled, but we’ll start reaching out to applicants as soon as March 9th.


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