WE ARE HIRING!
Do you have the patience of a saint and the eye of a designer?
Axel’s Gallery & Frame Shop is seeking a Gallery Assistant to help with retail, gallery operations and assisting customers with picture framing orders. Position is available starting Aug 01, 2020.
This is a full-time position (30-40hrs/week) that pays based on your experience and offers room for growth in pay and responsibility. We offer paid holidays, a Simple IRA plan, $2,000 annual reimbursement for health care expenses, flexible scheduling and the opportunity to learn the workings of a small business alongside strong women entrenched in our community.
JOB DESCRIPTION HERE.
The team at Axel’s prides itself in their commitment to providing incredible customer service. This is a diverse and unique job that often requires high levels of patience and focus, while being able to multitask. The ideal candidate is detailed oriented, can take direction from multiple people, work in a team environment, has great eye sight and able to lift 50 pounds. You must be comfortable with answering the telephone and working on a computer. We have a point of sale system and an email account that will require your daily attention.
Prior picture framing or design experience is desirable. And an understanding of art history, color theory, composition and different art mediums is a plus.
The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are our busiest and when all hands on deck are needed. So if you prefer to spend these holidays of town/state, this position is not for you!
Send us an email with your interest and background and we will go from there.
We look forward to meeting you!
Whitney Aldrich, Owner
Whitney is a graduate of Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati's Design, Art, Architecture, & Planning (DAAP) program. Her personal work is a mix of ceramics and assemblage. In 2013, she purchased Axel's Frame Shop & Gallery as a way to bring an art gallery to Waterbury while still supporting the custom framing service. Before this, Whitney spent the previous 10 years as a graphic designer (freelance and in-house) with an interest in marketing. This solid foundation of fine art, color, composition, and more, creates a uniquely qualified partner in your quest to custom picture framing!
Leigh-Ann Ravelin, Framer
Leigh-Ann swears that in her next life, she’ll be an artist. While she didn’t study Art History or Studio Arts in college, she certainly appreciates being around the art within Axel’s. Leigh-Ann builds your custom frames and lovingly fits your precious piece within it. Her resourceful thinking and strong compassion makes her a hard working and valuable member of our team. Leigh-Ann joined Axel’s in October 2018.
Axel Stohlberg, Namesake
Axel Stohlberg started Axel's Frame Shop & Gallery in 1983. While he may have retired in 2013 to focus on his own artwork and to live life to it's fullest, you will occasionally see him at events and helping out in a pinch. Axel is one of our biggest supporters and we couldn't do all this without him. His legacy and spirit will long live and we are proud to carry his name for years to come. See his recent work and stay in touch by contacting him through his website.