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Premier Needle Arts Design Team Administrator in North Smithfield, Rhode Island

A Premier Needle Arts Company

North Smithfield, RI / Full Time, Onsite

The Challenge and The Opportunity

As the Design Team Administrator, you will facilitate the daily workings of the design department and be an integral part of the design team.

In the first 3 months, you will:

  • Become familiar with the Berroco line of products and production schedule.

  • Assist with coordination/preparation of sample garments.

  • Assist with production of sales materials.

  • Assist with pattern support and responding to consumer emails.

  • Coordinate free model garment production.

  • Post new materials on the web site (no coding) and Ravelry.

  • Proof read company publications, including newsletters, sales and marketing materials, and patterns.

  • Fulfill designer and donation yarn requests.

  • Process invoices for the design department.

The Team

You will work with a small, dedicated team of talented designers and marketing professionals who are always striving to better serve our customers. We value communication, flexibility, teamwork, and honest critique.

About us:

For over forty years, Berroco has supplied quality hand knitting yarns and patterns to crafters of all kinds. We are known for our selection of yarns along with our extensive library of knitting and crochet patterns. Now operating on the site of the old Lonsdale Cotton Mill (1904) in North Smithfield, Rhode Island, Berroco continues the family tradition, providing quality textiles by continually adapting to the changing needs of the times.

Our close-knit team carries a passion for their jobs and for the community of local yarn shops (LYS), knitters, and crocheters which we serve. We lead in our industry as a curated supplier of “yarn for all makers”.

Berroco is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a company that represents the craft communities we serve. We welcome employees of all backgrounds and perspectives, and we are committed to providing an inclusive working environment.

Requirements

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3–5 years of work experience as a department assistant, administrator, or similar role.

  • Strong organization and administrative skills.

  • Excellent attention to detail and proofreading skills.

  • Competent knitting and crochet skills.

  • Proficiency with PC’s/Macs - Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), Internet Browsers, Adobe Acrobat.

  • Yarn shop sales and/or teaching experience (preferred).

  • Other fiber craft experience such as weaving, macrame, etc. (preferred).

Benefits

We offer a generous benefit package, including:

  • Multiple medical and dental plan options after 30 days (with company contributions to the premium costs)

  • Healthcare Savings Account with employer contributions

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Vision and other voluntary life and income replacement plans

  • Company-paid Life and Disability benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with company match

  • Generous paid time off benefits

  • Employee discounts at all Premier Needle Arts companies!

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