Career Opportunities

WE APPRECIATE YOUR INTEREST IN JOHN DERIAN COMPANY!

John Derian Company is currently composed of three shops: two in the the East Village and one in the West Village, as well as an East Village Studio where our product is handmade by artisans. Learn more about John and the company here.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email a resume and cover letter to office@johnderian.com, drygoods@johnderian.com, & studio@johnderian.com

 

OPPORTUNITIES

STORE MANAGER

This position requires someone who is flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced work environment. Knowledge of John Derian products is a plus and previous managerial experience is a must. We are seeking a manager who works well on a team, is organized, delegates well and takes initiative. The manager we are seeking will work closely with the owner to help bring out the best in our staff and to keep our stores running smoothly and efficiently. This is a full-time position.

Duties & Responsibilities

- Staff Management: The Manager must have experience in the following: creating staff schedules, training sales associates in a retail environment, and managing a team of at least 10 people.

- Customer Service: All sales staff, including the Manager, must provide exemplary customer service to our clients in the shops, over email, and phone. This includes ringing up sales and answering customers’ questions as well as taking initiative to find solutions when items are out of stock or delayed.

- Product Management: The Manager will be expected to participate in and delegate to the retail team so that tasks related to product management are accomplished efficiently. Those tasks include but are not limited to checking in new products, maintaining inventory levels both in store and online, organizing and staying on top of online orders, and ordering supplies for all shops.

Desired Skills & Experience

-Prior work experience at a managerial level in a retail environment is required - Working knowledge of Shopify, Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel), Google Drive, and Slack is preferred.

- Knowledge or interest in art, antiques and interior design is plus as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.

- Detail oriented in approach and accurate in execution.

 

STOCK MANAGER

We are seeking a stock manager to organize inventory and maintain stock levels as well as support the existing sales staff on a day-to-day basis. This person should have retail experience, storage/collection management knowledge, and must be comfortable moving and organizing a wide range of fragile products and sometimes furniture.  This is a full-time position.

Duties & Responsibilities

- Receiving and pricing shipments as well as organizing inventory storage efficiently and safely Maintaining accurate inventory records both digitally and physically.

-Assisting sales staff with handling, packing and/or finding individual products when necessary as well as administrated projects assigned by management.

-Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs required when receiving large shipments

Desired Skills & Experience

-Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment as well as excellent customer service skill and strong verbal and written communication skills.

-Ability to balance being a team player and taking initiative when necessary (jumping in to carry objects, such as furniture or shipping boxes, when necessary, as well as not being afraid to get their hands dirty.).

-Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, Google Drive and Shopify is preferred.

-Detail oriented in approach and accuracy in execution as well as self-starter with strong initiative to deliver Problem-solving skills.

 

SALES ASSOCIATES

We are looking to expand our retail team in New York City. This full time position requires someone who is flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced work environment. We are seeking an associate who works well on a team and someone who is also looking to take initiative to go beyond what is asked of them and create a position within the company complimentary to their skillset. The position is full time and compensation is commensurate with experience.

Desired Skills & Experience

-Prior work experience in a retail environment and customer service is required

-Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, Slack, and Shopify is preferred

-Knowledge or interest in art, antiques and interior design is plus as well as excellent written and oral communication skills

-Detail oriented in approach and accurate in execution

-Self-starter with problem-solving skills 

 

PRODUCTION ARTISAN

We are seeking an artisan to join our production team in our New York City studio. This entry level, full-time position requires someone who is flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced work environment. Our artisans are trained in production and create John Derian's products daily. Candidates must be available Monday-Friday.

Desired Skills & Experience

-Candidates must enjoy working with their hands; previous artisan or handmade goods experience is preferred.

-Strong attention to detail

-Work efficiently in a fast-paced environment

-A team player with a positive attitude. 

The interview process will include a gluing trial where we assess your natural ability to craft with your hands and allow you to better understand the process. Please note there is a 3-month training and trial period. Learn more about the art of decoupage at John Derian Co. here.

 

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

We are looking for a production assistant to join the production team in our New York City studio. The Studio Production Assistant plays a key role in the pre and post-production steps of the decoupage process with primary responsibilities including precise paper-cutting, product cleaning, and quality control/ The candidate must be flexible and preform other administrated studio tasks as needed. This is an entry level, full-time position. Candidates must be available Monday-Friday.

Desired Skills & Experience

-Candidates must enjoy working with their hands; previous artisan or handmade goods experience is preferred.

-Strong attention to detail

-Work efficiently in a fast-paced environment

-A team player with a positive attitude.