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Now hiring: Part-time Production and Sewing Assistant

Part-time Production and Sewing Assistant
Deadline: September 30, 2021

This is W2 position for 12 hrs/wk with up to 20 hrs/wk during holiday season (Nov-Dec).

geekchicfashion is a modern, chic + comfortable independent women's clothing label, handmade {by me} in Pittsboro NC. I make ready-to-wear women’s apparel from stretch fabric. All work is produced in our studio in downtown Pittsboro and sold through our website as well as in-person at local pop-up markets.

I envision a Production and Sewing Assistant who will work alongside me in the studio on all aspects of creating + distributing a clothing collection – cutting + ironing fabric, sewing pieces, packing and shipping orders, maintaining inventory, and more. Qualified candidates will be experienced in using a serger and/or sewing machine, excited about the business of fashion, and be a strong believer in body acceptance.

You will be joining an independent artist studio that is driven to create modern and stylish clothes for women of many sizes to help them look and feel good. This studio is a collaborative work environment and you should be comfortable sharing your own ideas as well as incorporating feedback into your work and process. We will collaborate to balance your availability with project deadlines, and Monday and Friday are required studio days.

You are:
  • Ready to balance part-time work with your other responsibilities
  • Available to travel to Pittsboro, NC for work daily
  • Experienced in sewing knit fabrics. You do not have to be a professional seamstress, but you know your way around a sewing machine and/or serger.
  • Highly creative, self-motivated and curious about making clothes and the business of fashion.
  • Excited to further our mission of creating a culture of body acceptance within the fashion industry
  • Highly detail oriented, organized and optimistic. You can handle multiple projects and prioritize based on business needs.
  • Able to work effectively independently
  • Physically able to carry bolts of fabric (10-20lbs)

Bonus if you are also:
  • Excited to work with fabric
  • Love fashion!
  • Comfortable scheduling content for social media
  • Willing to contribute to other creative projects as needed.

I am offering:
  • A guaranteed 12 hours of work per week / 48 hours per month (more during the holidays and as the company grows)
  • A flexible schedule that connects your needs and the studio’s tasks (W2 employment)
  • A living wage ($15/hour)
  • A studio that understand the importance of work-life balance

COVID vaccination OR weekly testing is required for this position.

BIPOC, LGBTQ+, immigrants, those who are/have been system-impacted, experienced systemic oppression, and/or gender-based violence are encouraged to apply.

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      More about geekchicfashion:

      geekchicfashion is a modern, chic + comfortable independent women's clothing label, handmade {by me} in the USA.

      I created geekchicfashion for women who have busy lives, but want to look good and feel comfortable. Our jersey skirts and tops are just that: comfortable, versatile yet chic wardrobe staples that are easily dressed up for work and dressed down for play. 

      In addition to stylish fashion, my business is committed to ethical, made in the US production, encouraging + engendering body positivity, and supporting women in STEM.

      geekchicfashion is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not tolerate discrimination and harassment of any kind: geekchicfashion is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at geekchicfashion are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, age, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the location where we operate. geekchicfashion will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. geekchicfashion encourages applicants of all ages.