NOVEMBER 2018-FEBRUARY 2019
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
Jarrod Dahl/Woodspirit Handcraft in Ashland, Wisconsin is looking for an apprentice for late fall 2018/early winter 2019. Experience with woodworking and carving with knife and axe is required. Apprentices will receive a small weekly stipend, work 8 hours a day, 3-4 days per week and receive training by assisting in the production of wooden spoons, turning wooden bowls on a pole and electric lathe, designing, forging, and maintaining tools, cleaning the shop space, preparing and handling raw materials, finishing products-oiling, painting, etc, packing and shipping, product photography, website/social media maintenance, and other tasks relating to a greenwood craft business. 1-2 days a week the workshop is available for personal craft work. Shop shuts down over holidays and weekends.
Candidates will be chosen for a two-day in-person interview that consists of a day of private instruction with Jarrod, followed by a second volunteer work day of basic tasks to assess competence. Jarrod charges a daily rate for private instruction.
Must be able to follow instructions, receive and incorporate feedback
Must provide their own housing
Must have proof of general liability and personal insurance
Must provide their own tools: carving axe, slojd knife, draw knife, hook knife, sharpening equipment
Must be able to do woodworking 3-4 days a week for 8 hours a day, have good hand-eye coordination and lift up to 50lbs
The ideal candidate:
Is willing to start with the most basic tasks and slowly work up to more specialized duties
Can handle a lot of repetition
Has physical and mental dexterity
Is willing to be the low man on the totem pole, is patient, humble and respectful
Is able to honestly self-reflect in regards to their work and does not have a sensitive ego
Is someone who is toying with the idea of going full-time
Is willing to learn about the business side of craft work
Is willing to participate/be actively engaged in technology-website/social media
Likes/can tolerate Jarrod’s music
Please submit your resume of relevant experience, 3 references, and 5 HD photos of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org
Only relevant candidates will be contacted.