We are Hiring!

Please note, Miranda Bennett Stuio (MBS) is an equal opportunity employer and we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type. People who identify as queer, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, people of color, disabled, parents, are/have been system-impacted, are immigrants, and anyone who has experienced systemic oppression and/or gender-based violence are encouraged to apply for the following roles.

Part-Time Production Assistant

Part-Time Production Assistant Job Description

Location

In Person in Austin, TX

(South Congress & William Cannon)

Qualifications

No degree is required for this position but knowledge of garment construction and pattern making is seen as a competitive asset.

Additional skills of value:

- Proactive, team player 

- Strong organization skills 

- High attention to detail 

- Proficient in Google Sheets/Excel

Responsibilities

You will learn a variety of tasks including cutting pattern pieces from fabric, checking quality of finished garments, learn about manufacturing software and work with the production team to solve problems and meet production goals.

- Manage Quality Control of incoming inventory

- Proactively ensure all quality standards are met and effectively document and communicate when they are not

- Handle Manufacturing Orders in Manufacturing software (Katana)

- Production Garment Cutting with motorized Rotary Cutter

- Inventory, Material and Notion Tracking + Organization

- Support and assist in day to day operations of the Production Department

Schedule & Pay

- 16-30 hrs contract based for the first 3 months, then full-time

- $16 to $18 per hour based on experience, with a wage review at 3 months

Job Description

Miranda Bennett Studio is looking for a Production Assistant to join our small team of talented women. This role is responsible for assisting in the production cutting of our garments, aiding the production department and upholding quality control standards of weekly inventory.

In this role you will work directly with the Director of Production in which you will be trained on garment cutting with a rotary cutter. You will also assist in other areas such as tracking inventory for apparel, material and notions as well as other miscellaneous production tasks. The ideal candidate must be extremely organized, detail oriented and able to become confident with a rotary cutter. As we are a small team, a positive attitude and care for sustainability is commended.

Interested candidates should contact our Production Director at:

veronica [at] mirandabennettstudio.com

Part-Time Sales Associate

Part Time Sales Associate Job Description

Location

In Person in Austin, TX

(E 11th St & Navasota)

Qualifications

No degree is required for this position. Prior experience in retail/sales environments is seen as a competitive asset.

Additional skills of value:

- Proactive, team player 

- Outgoing and interested in engaging with customers 

- Love of fashion, apparel styling and sustainability

Responsibilities

The Sales Associate supports the Retail Manager through the cultivation of a store environment that is welcoming for all by engaging in meaningful conversation about our brand’s apparel process, mission and all products on the sales floor. Retail team members are expected to be organized and professional and must be available to work on the weekends. 

- greet and engage with patrons on the floor

- create and nurture client relationships

- support the sales team in meeting the sales plan and sales goals

- maintain inventory (steaming, tagging, hanging)

- assist customers with apparel styling

- maintain merchandising on the sales floor

- contribute to content needs for social media

Schedule & Pay

- 8-20 hrs a week. Must be able to work weekends

- $16 to $18 per hour based on experience, with a wage review at 3 months

Job Description

Miranda Bennett Studio is looking for an experienced Sales Associate to join our Austin team. The primary objective of the role is to share the brand story and knowledge of our product with customers in order to support the company’s sales goals. We are looking for someone who is energized by meeting new people, has strong communication and problem solving skills, and takes initiative. Familiarly with Miranda Bennett Studio is preferred but not required. 

As a Sales Associate, you are responsible for providing exceptional service in all aspects of the sales floor - greeting customers and sharing our story, selling, product knowledge, styling, cash wrap, restocking, and overall shopkeeping. In addition to the day-to-day operations of the shop, we are looking for someone to create trust-based relationships with our clients, while working towards the development of “regulars'',  who look forward to new releases and regularly shop in the store throughout the year. Sales Associates also help to execute both in-store and external events. 

Interested candidates should contact our Flagship Manager at:

hailey [at] mirandabennettstudio.com

Dye Apprentice

Dye Apprentice Role Description

Location

In Person in Austin, TX

(South Congress & William Cannon)

Our natural dye apprenticeship program is a part-time educational opportunity that enables MBS to share our unique and in-depth natural dye knowledge set with passionate and committed individuals. In turn, apprentices in our program provide support to our Natural Dye Studio Manager and department in general. We intentionally keep these commitments limited to 3 month intervals. Due to the physical nature of this work, we offer an hourly stipend. Please note that reliable transportation is required. Each apprentice's schedules will be created with the Natural Dye Studio manager and outside employment is both accommodated and encouraged.

Responsibilities and Duties

- assisting with the production of plant-dyed fabrics for garment production, including but not limited to scouring and preparing fabrics for dyeing, pre-mordanting, creating extracts from raw dye materials, immersion dyeing with various local and non-local dyestuffs, and dyeing with organic indigo.

- processing dyed fabric for cutting 

- stirring pots, often for around an hour at a time

- troubleshooting dye production challenges as they arise and keeping meticulous notes/record keeping 

- maintaining a regular schedule and open communication with the natural dye manager

- liaising with local suppliers and coordinating pick-ups 

Skills 

- organizational skills and note-taking abilities 

- experience in natural dyes and textile production a plus

- advanced communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively in a team 

- ability to troubleshoot and effectively devise solutions 

What you can Expect to Learn 

- the MBS method of naturally dyeing at commercial scale

- how to formulate and dye fabric using non-toxic, natual dyes

- how to maintain a physical dye catalog of recipes and experiments 

- innovative sourcing utilizing local, zero-waste materials 

- managing quality control within a spontaneous medium 

- the day to day operations of a growing, independent, sustainable, ethical clothing company

Things to consider 

The short-term apprenticeship includes filling and emptying pots, washing dishes, and mopping on a daily basis. This apprenticeship is a hands-on production position and learning opportunity. In exchange for contributing to our dye practice, you will have access to proprietary information and learn rare skills nearly impossible to find in the US.

We advise candidates to consider the physical demands of our production process prior to applying. Applicants must be comfortable lifting various objects throughout the workday, understanding that sit-down time is limited and the workflow is rigorous. While dye apprenticeships encompass a variety of tasks ranging from dye production to cataloging, we invite and encourage our potential team members to embrace the physicality of our industry as an exciting and rewarding alternative to a traditional desk job and utilize this opportunity to learn unique and hard to find skills.

Please note, our team is small and after the term of an apprenticeship, future employment is not guaranteed. This is first and foremost a learning opportunity for a fixed duration of time (3 months).

Schedule

- 3 month commitment

- approximiately 20 hrs a week, Mon-Fri

- the apprenticship comes with a $12 Hourly Stipend in observance of the physical nature of the this learning opportunity

Interested candidates should contact our Dye Studio Manager at:

abbey [at] mirandabennettstudio.com