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Retail Sales Clerk

We are seeking a detail-oriented, thorough, and organized sales clerk to join our team - either part-time or full-time. No prior knowledge or experience with ceramics or clay is necessary. 

An applicant must be available during our business hours of Tuesday through Friday from 9 to 5 and Saturdays from 10 to 3. There is some flexibility for the weekday hours, but the applicant must be able to work Saturdays. Computer experience is required (experience with a Mac is preferred, but use of any PC will also work). An applicant doesn't need prior knowledge of the specific program used at Bracker's but the applicant should be comfortable using a computer for emailing, spreadsheets, etc. 

Creating orders and invoices in our computer system to help customers on the phone, online, and in the store is a primary responsibility. Other responsibilities include: greeting customers, taking inventory & stocking shelves, assisting customers to locate products when needed, pulling stock for orders, keeping the store clean, task management (some specific projects as they arise), ability to learn and retain product knowledge, work independently as an active member of a team. 

Carrying out customer orders may require accurately locating and gathering heavy-weight orders of clay and materials from the warehouse. While this is not the PRIMARY job, our new sales clerk must be able to lift at least 50# clay boxes. A candidate must be able to bend, squat, twist and turn to place clay on a dolly or inside a customer’s vehicle.

The job requires significant attention to detail - enough to recognize and discern minor differences between product names or packaging. 

Training period is 3 months and the hourly wage during this period ranges from $9 to start up to $11 per hour at the end of the training. Raises commensurate with amount of training completed/self sufficiency of the employee can and will occur throughout the training period. Raises and bonuses beyond the training period are based on performance. A hard-working dedicated individual could expect between $11-$13 an hour within a year.

Please apply in person during our business hours.

Clay Mixer

A clay mixer at Bracker’s will be responsible for mixing clay 25-40 hours a week. During training period, the hours would fall between 9am-5pm Monday-Thursday, with a half hour lunch break. After training, the schedule and hours are more flexible and will vary seasonably by product demand, weather and other factors. The job is physically demanding and applicants must be able to lift 100# bags repeatedly (usually 7-8 per batch). The job requires significant attention to detail - enough to recognize and discern minor differences between product names or packaging. Training period is 3 months and the hourly wage during this period ranges from $9 to start up to $11 per hour at the end of the training. Raises commensurate with amount of training completed/self sufficiency of the employee can and will occur throughout the training period. Raises and bonuses beyond the training period are based on performance. A hard-working dedicated individual could expect between $11-$13 an hour within a year.

General Job Descriptions

We have several areas that might benefit from a part time or full time employee. As a small business, all of the employees wear many hats and we would be able to tailor the job to the applicant’s strengths, abilities, and interests. Please be advised, however, that the clay we make and sell is heavy (50 pound boxes) and the ability to carry out a box of clay for a customer is an important criteria for any employee.

Here are a few of the areas where assistance might be needed:

Retail Clerk/Customer Service: answer phones; help customers; restock shelves; build small orders for customer pick up or small package service (FedEx or USPS); helping prepare vendor orders; check out customers.

Warehouse labor/clay mixer: building orders for shipment, delivery, or pick up; mixing clay following exact recipes and procedures; inventory control; customer service.

Marketing/Graphic Design: work closely with marketing/promotion; assist with newsletters, social media campaigns, and website maintenance — experience with computers, graphic design skills, and social media skills are critical in this position.

Assistant to President: work with and learn from the female head of this small business.

Equipment repair tech assistant/apprentice: work closely with experienced repair technician to fix broken kilns and potters wheels for customers. This position doesn’t require experience in ceramics equipment repair, nor does it require any sort of electrician training or license, however informal experience and knowledge with electrical/mechanical equipment (even DIY tinkering) is helpful.