Work directly with the Artist: Admin Asst- Closes 10/15/17

Position Work directly with the Artist: Admin Asst
Employer Painted Peace / Stephanie Burgess
Job Description Administrative Assistant
Artist Stephanie Burgess and the Painted Peace Company
Our business is growing and we need help in running the day to day operations of Painted Peace and the works of Stephanie Burgess. You will be working closely with Stephanie in everything from sales and marketing, production, order processing, customer service and other administrative duties to help bring order to this bustling business. Learn the ins and outs of running a successful artist’s business and bringing meaning, purpose and happiness to our customers.
We are looking for an individual who is efficient and comfortable being a member of a team. The ability to multi-task, while maintaining complex schedules and managing administrative support, is essential in this position. The ideal candidate for this job is resourceful, a good problem solver and organized.
About Stephanie:
Stephanie Burgess has been working as an artist since 2009. Her introduction to wood working began when her daughter was a toddler. When their new home was under construction, she noticed remnants of wood that the construction workers were simply throwing away. Thinking she would be teaching her daughter a good lesson about recycling, they gathered up these soon to be wood canvases and put them to use. With a burner, some colorful paint and brush in hand, they began to create art together. It was a true collaboration between mother and daughter busily painting bugs and butterflies and creating simple messages about being good stewards of the earth. Stephanie was amazed at how beautiful their pieces turned out. Subsequently, she started creating her own art on Lazy Susan’s, game boards and other colorful pieces of wooden art which led to renting a craft booth and selling her wares at the local Bellingham Farmer’s Market for the next couple of years.
In 2011, Stephanie first discovered a traditional Peace Pole created by the World Peace Prayer Society (WPPS) outside of a local cafe in Bellingham. It read, ‘May Peace Prevail on Earth’ in different languages running down the sides of the pole. She was completely awestruck and it became the inspiration for her next project. She had been searching for something deeper and more meaningful in her art and this was it. She began creating original one-of-a-kind Peace Poles burned and painted on real wood timbers. These custom works of art were like modern day totems and often told a story about the life and family that ordered them. Eventually, she opted to do poles with inspiring messages of love, hope, family and peace. “One of my biggest inspirations as an artist came from the words and messages delivered by John Lennon, ‘imagine all the people living a life of peace…..’ The concept of ‘Art poles for the garden” had begun.
Stephanie started her career as a Licensed Artist when she signed with Licensing Agent, Alicia Dauber and first manufacturer (Studio M) in 2012 to go on and reproduce her popular poles. As soon as the Art Poles hit the retail market, they were an instant success. Awarded the Best New Product by New York Retailer Magazine, the poles began popping up everywhere, from schools to hospitals, to private gardens and houses of worship all over the country. There is even one planted at the oldest school building in America located in the Jamestown Settlement of Williamsburg, Virginia. Stephanie continues to receive national acclaim for her whimsical and colorful designs that can be found today on numerous garden and home decor products distributed both nationally and globally. This once self-proclaimed “crafter” has become an artist in her own right. “I was once told that art is something that evokes a response from its viewer… I know I do that. I am an artist!”
Stephanie and her family reside in the picturesque Pacific Northwest town of Bellingham, Washington. When not in her studio workshop, she can most often be found in muck boots, working her property and gardens or tending to her daughter, Isabel and their beloved dogs named Stella and Gidget.
Qualifications Responsibilities
• Preparing and mounting art
• Packaging orders for shipping
• Shipping and receiving
• Errands around town
• Show and open house coordination including booth set up and merchandising of products
• Retail sales at shows and studio tours
• Personal assistant
• Assist with order processing
• Marketing support including social media outreach and show promotions
• Web site content contribution and page management
• Proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Detail oriented and comfortable working in a casual customer focused environment
• Exceptional communication skills
• Superior organization skills and dedication to completing projects in a timely manner
• Courteous, friendly and positive attitude
• High energy
• Retail or sales experience required
• Well dressed
• Social media and web management experience a plus
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds or more
Flexible hours and days: just get the job done
Occasional weekend work at shows and studio tours (typically 4-5 shows and 6 studio tours per year)
20-40 hours per week depending on season
Dependable transportation a must
$15.00 per hour and travel reimbursement
For more information about the company:
To apply: Send letter of introduction and resume to:
Stephanie Burgess
Painted Pole
Thank you.


Days/Hours Very Flexible
Contact Info Tom Dorr or Stephanie Burgess

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 4426 E Oregon St Bellingham, WA 98226


PHONE: 360.303.3198

How to Apply    To apply: Send letter of introduction and resume to:
Stephanie Burgess
Painted Pole
Thank you.
Position Closes October 15, 2017