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We're Hiring! Apprentice Soapmaker and Sales Associates

Posted on September 11, 2015 by Phil

We are growing and will soon be opening our own retail space!   We seek several versatile and mature part-time employees to help take our business to the next level. If you take pride in your ability to work with your hands, have a strong work ethic and are excited to join a craft business, we want to meet you.  Please see our Employment page for instructions to contact us.

APPRENTICE SOAPMAKER

This is a core team role we expect to evolve into a full-time position with supervisory responsibility. Working with the owner, you will learn the methods and processes of soapmaking and cosmetics manufacturing.  As you gain proficiency, you will begin to work independently. As we grow, you will have the opportunity to take on greater manufacturing, production management and supervisory responsibilities.

Ideal candidates will have:

- A compatible philosophy regarding health, wellness and the environment

- Maturity to take responsibility for product quality and operational effectiveness, and ability to grow into more hours and responsibilities

- Mechanical aptitude to work with hand tools and operate scales, mixers, filling, labeling and other equipment

- Attention to detail to follow recipes, weigh and measure, work with spreadsheets

- Good eye-hand coordination and ability to perform repetitious tasks

- Ability to regularly lift heavy buckets or boxes up to 50lbs, and to work safely while operating machines, handling chemicals and performing lifting.

+ Knowledge or experience with natural products, essential oils or skin care is a plus.

+ Poise and ability to represent the company, discuss and sell products

Candidates must be minimum 18 years of age.  Initial target is 20-25 hours per week, ideally in blocks of at least 4 hours, 4-5 days per week. We have significant flexibility to accommodate schedules.

SALES ASSOCIATES

We are currently working to build out a retail space associated with our production workshop at 1155 W 5th Ave in Columbus. When open, it will be Columbus's first craft soaphouse. We have not established exactly what hours we will be open.  Current plan is to have "studio" hours, such as Wed + Thurs 11am - 6pm, plus Sat + Sun 10am -3pm. Responsibilities will include stocking shelves, merchandising, presenting and selling products, checkout/wrapping of product, as well as maintenance of the retail space. Other responsibilities may include assistance attending and selling at craft shows, farmers markets and demos.

Ideal candidates will have:

- A compatible philosophy regarding health, wellness and the environment

- Pleasant disposition, poise and maturity to represent the company, discuss and sell products

- Knowledge or experience with natural products, essential oils or skin care

- Retail or other selling experience, merchandising, product display

- Ability to work weekend hours

+ Writing, photography, social media and newsletter marketing skills

Candidates must be minimum 18 years of age.  Initial target is 6-20 hours per week.

 

  

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