Design Elf for JenniferMaker

Please Note: Applications are now open, but may close without notice if we receive too many. If you are interested in this position, act quickly.

Who I'm Looking For


Do you love to assemble and create DIY and craft projects? Are you comfortable creating and editing videos?

I might just have the perfect role for you!  

I am looking for an employee to help us at JenniferMaker as a "Design Elf" (aka "craft assembler").

This position focuses on assembling and creating rough cut DIY and craft videos and timestamping photos that will be edited and published on a variety of social media channels. The ideal candidate will be experienced with videography and crafting, as well as familiar with the JenniferMaker brand.

The person who is right for this position has experience making crafts and assembling them.

While perhaps not quite yet an expert, this person does have familiarity with the JenniferMaker blog, courses, and ebooks, and a basic understanding of crafting and making.

This position involves a combination of creativity, attention to detail, follow-through, and it has high expectations for meeting deadlines. Project management skills and experience are a plus.

Are you ready to be a Design Elf for the JenniferMaker brand?

Position Details

Status: This is a full-time employee position (not a contractor position).

Hours: 35 - 40 hours/week with flexible days and times. 

Location: Must live within a 30-minute drive of Ann Arbor, Michigan

Salary Range: $17.00 - $20.00 per hour

Special Note: As a JenniferMaker employee, you will not be able to engage in any outside activity that could be construed as a conflict of interest, such as running or working on your own craft blog or crafting business, or someone else's craft blog or crafting business.

Who is Jennifer

I am a very hard worker who is committed to excellence and impatient with inactivity. I am kind but driven. My Myer-Briggs personality type is Mediator (INFP-T) or Diplomat (INFJ-T), depending on when I take it. I appear organized and I get things done, but I do not schedule my time in a traditional way. These are my top five strengths:

Things You Should Know About Me Before You Consider Applying

I'm one of those "march to the beat of a different drummer" creative types. I dislike set schedules, meetings, and appointments. I vastly prefer written communication through Slack and email, and I avoid voice calls. I like to experiment with my blog, FB groups, and mailing lists, and am likely to make changes or start a new project without much warning. I like to deep dive into things, whether it's product creation or home renovation projects for my blog, and I will hyper focus on it for several days. I have specific core values that matter to me and my team. I treat others as I want to be treated which means I won't be micro managing you nor offering a lot of feedback if you're doing the job right. I am fiercely independent and cherish my freedom. My ideal day is one without any meetings or set activities, where I can just work on my One Thing and then various projects as I am inspired to do so. If you are the type of person who needs constant contact and feedback from me, you won't be happy working with me. That said, you'll be working primarily with my Design Manager (Debbie) rather than me, who is excellent at providing feedback!

Responsibilities

  • Assemble and create rough cut DIY and craft videos and timestamp photos that will be edited and published on a variety of social media channels.
  • Understands the impact video makes on our brand and for our company, and ensures the videos and photos meet brand and quality standards.
  • Understands that copyrights and ownership for designs created for the JenniferMaker brand will belong to the brand.
  • Understands and uses the JenniferMaker products and projects so you can answer questions and support our crafters.
  • Effectively communicates with the team and meets with us weekly on Zoom video chats.
  • Has the best interest of the JenniferMaker brand in mind.
  • Helps us look good to our readers and customers.
  • Works with minimal supervision.

Things You've Done in the Past

Experience with Gmail, Google Drive, Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Forms, and Facebook.

Experience with a Cricut cutting machine and Cricut Design Space.

Knowledge and understanding of Cricut crafting.

Experience working with a virtual team.

Project management skills and experience are a plus.

Things I'd Love For You to Know (optional, not required)

Adobe Illustrator

WordPress

Inkscape

Slack

Note: I'd just like familiarity, not expertise, with how to generally use these tools. If you don't have it but are willing to learn, great!

This Position is NOT For a Person Who:

Already has a lot going on and doesn't have the time and focus to do a quality job. This is not a position for a person who has a full-time job and intends to keep it while doing this.

Isn't interested in creating high-quality designs

Wants to be front and center, rather than working in the background

Is not willing to sign a non-disclosure and non-compete agreement

Is unwilling to go the extra step to make our brand look good to our readers and customers, and to reflect our core values

Needs immediate supervision, firm structure, and frequent feedback

Will take problems or complaints personally

Has unreliable Internet or computer access (you must have your own Mac or Windows desktop or laptop for this position and reliable Internet access -- ChromeBooks and tablets will not get the job done)

Wants to learn how to blog, YouTube, or run a craft business from Jennifer. As a part-time employee, you will not be able to have your own blog, YouTube channel, or Etsy store, as that would be a conflict of interest and split your focus. This position requires 100% focus on growing the JenniferMaker brand and community.

Lives outside the United States.

This Position IS For a Person Who:

Has excellent communication and people skills.

Has excellent follow-through with the ability to meet deadlines.

Possesses an aptitude in problem solving.

Has a desire to work as a team with a results driven approach.

Has a great feel for the JenniferMaker brand and what our people want from it.

Is highly resourceful and quickly learns the how and where to get things done.

Is responsive and proactive rather than reactive.

Can anticipate needs ahead of time.

Takes the initiative and doesn’t need to have their hand held.

Is solution-focused and when faced with a challenge is able to provide potential solutions rather than focus on the problem.

Has a great attention to detail and brand quality.

Is highly creative.

Is able to follow directions or innovate as needed.

Is highly organized but moves quickly.

Takes ownership and pride in their work.

Is not afraid of new challenges.

Loves learning new things and can implement new ideas quickly.

Adapts very well to changes on-the-go.

Is technology savvy but is willing to ask for help if needed.

Can handle direct feedback without getting their feelings hurt.

Can juggle lots of moving pieces while staying focused and collected.

Is willing and able to complete training and learn new systems. 

Understands their role and works as part of a team for the good of the JenniferMaker brand.

Why Should I Be Interested in This Job?

You’ll get to work in a fun and fast-paced business that helps change people’s lives through their creations

You’ll get to work with an awesome team of people who make things happen!

You will have the resources you need to do your job well.  

You will get answers to any and all questions you have.

You’ll have the flexibility and freedom to work from wherever so long as you have a reliable computer and Internet.

You’ll be paid to do the things you already love and rock.

Why This Job is Important

This position will involve working closely with all members of the JenniferMaker team to ensure that our fast-growing company runs smoothly.

You will be responsible for the positive experience of every crafter and maker in our community -- all our readers, members, and students. 

Brand quality and making everything work seamlessly is the foundation to our expansion and growth long term.

You get to make a real difference for other crafters and makers who are struggling to learn and create.


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Questions before you apply? Please email our HR Hero, Karla, at karla@jennifermaker.com