February 13, 2020

Production Assistant,
New York Studio (Ithaca Area)

The Colleen Mauer Designs Production Assistant is detail oriented, hardworking person who loves working with a close-knit team in our New York Studio. This person is an ever-grounded, flexible doer who takes pride in making sure that each piece of jewelry that ships out of our studio is beautiful and crafted with care. This person is a self-starter who can balance multi-tasking with following through.

About us: Colleen Mauer Designs is a small jewelry design company founded in 2001 by industrial designer Colleen Mauer. Each piece in the CMD collection is handcrafted with special care by a team of production artists in San Francisco and upstate New York. Our collections are sold throughout the United States and abroad, and because our clients have varied styles, we pride ourselves on creating jewelry that can be appreciated by all walks of life. To support that, we take special care to create a working team of exceptionally creative, caring, hard working people who are committed to impeccable service. We are growing by leaps and bounds so a career at CMD is an opportunity to make a meaningful impact, to learn, and to take pride in your contributions.

As our Production Assistant, you do not need to know about jewelry production before you start, but you need to be a quick learner, able to jump in and become well-versed in our production process. People who are not flexible, not open to feedback, nor great communicators need not apply. You are meant for this role if you are a kind, solid team player with a strong interest in and appreciation for jewelry and aesthetics.

Ultimately, we are looking for someone who has talent and a desire to work in a creative environment This person is whole-heartedly enthusiastic about creating beautiful pieces and growing with our business. If this is you, we are excited to meet you!


  • Polishing
  • Oxidizing
  • Cleans castings
  • Wire wrapping
  • Cuts material for wholesale and online orders
  • Helps keep studio clean and tidy


  • Available to work part-time during the regular work week as studio is open (Tuesday-Friday)
  • Must have transportation to Trumansburg studio
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent ability to work with hands
  • Must be extremely punctual and trustworthy
  • Excellent interpersonal one-on-one, team, and partnership skills
  • Seeks out feedback and is excited about self-growth and improvement within the context of the job
  • Must pay strong attention to detail and have excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task

Strongly Preferred:
  • No formal jewelry fabrication experience is required (but a plus!)

Classification & Compensation:

This is a regular, hourly position must be able to work at least 3 days per week.


General supervision provided by Studio Supervisor

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • lift 45 lbs
  • move freely around the studio
  • talk
  • see
  • hear

How to apply:

Email your résumé and a cover letter to jobs@colleenmauerdesigns.com. Put “Production Assistant Applicant” in the subject line of your email.

Please, no unsolicited calls or walk-ins; applications submitted without a resume or personalized cover letter will not be reviewed.

We thank you for your interest in a career with Colleen Mauer Designs. Due to high volume, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Colleen Mauer Designs is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion.


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