Hey Everyone ~
FeLion Studios , a design / build sculpture studio and metal casting
enterprise here in Madison, is getting geared up for a loaded Fall and
Winter season full of casting, model making, and molding making fun. In
anticipation for more work than one can handle, I'm throwing out an open
call to the Sector 67 Family of makers ... and BEYOND ~!
I'm looking for a *part-time (5-20 hrs/ week as needed ) *studio assistant
who is professionally minded and detail oriented artist/maker/doer/crafter
with experience or interest in learning the find craft of mold making,
foundry work, metal finishing and pattern making.
*I have flexible working hours, *and typically work in the afternoon and at
night, but am wiling to adjust and meet the needs of my helpers.
This is a skilled trade position ~ selected candidate will be working with
2 part silicone and plaster mold making, plastic and sand casting, foundry
crew helper, and most likely some woodworking / finishing jobs and the
occasional assistance with larger shipments of cast iron products coming in
and light finishing work / packaging / shipping for the holidays.
*Ideal candidate has experience *with mold making and/or enthusiasm to
learn 2 part sand casting, silicone mold making, plaster mixing, and
plastic casting. The option to learn foundry work is offered, but metal
finishing and comfort working with grinders, dremels, mixers, and fire is a
must. Some heavy lifting involved, but we do as much work with the hoist if
we can help it.
*Compensation :* Probationary period of 2 weeks ( 14 days) is an unpaid
risk to both you and me. I am looking for someone that could potentially be
a long-term assistant competent to learn the processes and specifically
observant skills sets employed by FeLion Studios LLC. If after the
probationary 14 days that I find you are truly awesome, starting pay is
$10/hr , with opportunities to quickly grow into bigger responsibilities /
more pay .
*Benefits of working for FeLion Studios?* : The accessibility to cast
metal is a fairly frequent opportunity here at FeLion Studios. Get
connected with a wide network of other cast iron / foundry artists across
the Midwest, learn all about the processes and functions of a full time
sculpture studio, pick my brain on anything that strikes your fancy from
pattern making to large scale sculptural processes, get a workout, be part
of a creative growing business, and find yourself in an extremely fun
working environment with a load of music and power tools ;]
*Interested candidates must :* send in a current resume' or CV generally
describing past working experiences, along with a short ( one page )
description of what interests you about potentially working for FeLion
Studios, and some things you'd like to accomplish for yourself while you're
*I do NOT offer insurance* for people, so this position requires signing a
waiver acknowledging that this work is potentially hazardous and can be
physically demanding. FeLion Studios will provide SOME safety gear, such as
gloves, hearing protection, dust masks, welding jackets, leathers, and
helmets. But having your own properly fitting safety gear is recommended
before starting, including any prescription safety eye ware or goggles that
cover over glasses, and half mast respirators that fit your face and have
the correct canisters on them.
*I like working with fun and creative people! ~* but I do take safety
seriously, as many of the materials we work with have long term health
effects . So personal and collaborative responsibility is a must here !
Please feel free to pass this call onto anyone that you may feel could be a
good fit for this unique position ! Thanks for all considerations!
*EMAIL RESUME' or CV, and page of interests here:*