Job Postings

The following position(s) are at our shop in Alameda, CA. Those interested in employment can e-mail their cover letter and resume (preferred) or our employment application to beadinspirations@gmail.com. Bead Inspirations is an equal opportunity employer. If the listing has not been updated in the last 2 months, please verify that it is current before applying.

Part-Time Sales Associate
Updated 8/22/14

If you are a person who loves beading, loves helping others love beading and can efficiently operate a computer, you are the one we are looking for. Please keep reading!

In this job, you'll have the opportunity every day to inspire people's natural creativity in our retail bead store in Alameda. We hire friendly people who want to inspire others through their love of beading and to provide excellent customer service. The associate will also be responsible for filling web orders, maintaining the store space, handling repairs, computer work, inventory work and other behind-the-scenes tasks involved with running a retail operation.

The following is required as part of your regular work schedule:

  • Saturday every week (6-8 hour shifts)
  • One weekday evening shift per week (Wed, Thurs, or Fri, minimum 3:00-7:00pm, sometimes later)

You'll also be needed during these events:

  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during Oakland and Concord bead shows where we are selling. These four shows occur in typically in Feb/Mar, April, August, and November.
  • Thanksgiving weekend: two out of the three days - Fri, Sat, Sun
  • During December: One weekend day every weekend in December, and one to three weekdays
  • Attend monthly paid staff meetings (approx. 2 hours) outside of your regular work schedule, when scheduled

Essential Qualifications:

  • Previous beading experience
  • Friendly, outgoing personality
  • Strong computer skills.
    - Need to operate different styles of mice with ease and speed (without a significant learning curve)
    - Previous experience with Excel, Word, and Windows platform
    - Ability to navigate quickly between open windows on a computer
    - Ability to learn new programs with a positive, can-do spirit
    - Have used computer at least 4 days a week in the past 2 years as part of your normal routine

Other Qualifications:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to stand, walk, and work on your feet in a fast paced environment for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds, bend and climb ladders in order to do floor displays, backroom activities and store maintenance
  • Professional appearance
  • Able to work harmoniously within a team
  • Tendency to thrive in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment

Employees are eligible for jewelry-making classes, employee discounts, and opportunities to learn to teach classes.  We offer a flexible schedule and the opportunity to do what you love as part of an inspiring team in a creative environment.  Compensation depends on experience.  Although the position starts off as part-time, there may be opportunity for full-time in the future.

Please only apply for this position if you have previous beading experience and can work the days listed.

Opportunity for More Responsibilities for More Pay

We are currently hiring the entry level position as is listed above. However, once you are up to speed in this position, and you have the skills & experience for some of the other functions at the shop, you can take responsibility for certain operational tasks for increased compensation.

In addition to helping out on the sales floor, responsibilities may include: oversee web order fulfillment; assist with preparing purchase orders, receiving & other inventory tasks, implement store promotions using various media, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, various websites; maintain merchandising; prepare in-store signage website maintenance; bookkeeping; perform administrative tasks; or sales management.

Do you have any of these qualifications?

  • Previous retail or retail management experience
  • Fluency with Excel
  • Experience with social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest
  • Good communications skills, written and verbal
  • Good math skills
  • Photoshop
  • Website maintenance using html and/or dreamweaver

Web Operations Associate
Updated 8/22/14- We are not currently hiring for this position, but may in the future.

You'll be responsible for updating our website, identifying items to purchase, receiving shipments, creating receiving vouchers, inventory work, order fulfillment, computer work, class logistics, creating marketing emails, posting on social networks, and other behind-the-scenes tasks involved with running a thriving retail operation. If you have the following qualifications, we'd love to talk to you.

Qualifications:

  • Strong computer skills:
    • Fluency using Excel, including experience with:
      • Sorting
      • Creating formulas
      • Dragging formulas across multiple cells
      • Formatting cells
      • Selecting print areas
    • Experience with Windows platform
    • Ability to navigate quickly between open windows on a computer
    • Ability to learn new programs quickly with a positive, can-do spirit
    • Ability to operate different styles of mice with ease and speed (without a significant learning curve)
  • Good writing skills for customer service emails
  • Good math skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work efficiently, thoroughly, and quickly, while observing attention to detail
  • Ability to work both individually and harmoniously within a team

These Qualifications are a plus:

  • Familiarity with Dreamweaver and/or html
  • Ability to modify pictures with Photoshop, Corel, or comparable program
  • Experience posting on social networks, including Facebook, twitter, pinterest
  • Previous beading experience

Must be able to work at least 5-20 hours per week during weekdays as part of your regular work schedule. Opportunity for additional responsibilities, compensation, and full time work in the future.

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