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Strey Designs is small Minneapolis based business designing and manufacturing leather bags and accessories with thoughtfulness and intention.  We strive to produce a product that will stand the test of time and employee people that want to work for a company that is built on integrity and compassion. 

Strey Mission

-Make art that is practical and functional

-Give back to the community

-Make a product that is manufactured in the USA

-Hire good, hardworking artisans & honest, compassionate sales people

GOALS AND VALUES

Strey Designs strives to create a new kind of fashion retailer, one based on integrity. We want our customers to feel confident that we aren't trying to push them into a new style every season to fatten our pockets. We are committed to a slower fashion environment based on need and usability. We make classic designs that speak to individual's personalities and lifestyles not trends and popularity. We want life long customers that understand our mission. We want people who get that fast fashion is harmful to the environment, that it is taxing on factory workers and is wasteful. Our mission is to change the world one small drop at a time. We are committed to hiring a staff that fully understands our mission and who's values align with ours.

Join us! 

Current Job Listings

Studio Assistant

Paid training $8/hour- Starting wage $12-$15+ 

Flexible hours ranging Monday through Friday 9am- 5pm

Work with your hands, learn how to leatherwork and be apart of a fun, fast-paced, artist studio environment. We work hard but have a lot of fun. Our studio is in the Northrup King Building where over 400+ artists work and sell. This a super cool place to work while surrounded by the NE Mpls Artist district. 

Required characteristics and skills: 

-background in making, creating, or construction

-sociable, friendly, reliable, honest, hard-working, willing to learn, extreme attention to detail, precise, creative problem solver

-is good with your hands. must have strong hands and no past injuries that would inhibit performance.

-Able to work independently and problem solve without direct supervision

-lift 40lbs

-able to work on your feet and not restricted due to past injuries or conditions

-has smart phone

-Good communication skills

-reliable transportation

Desirable skills: sewing, cutting, pattern work, hammering, machine operator, marketing, photography, PhotoShop, shipping, design, etc. 

Please apply by sending the following:

  • Letter of interest with the following questions answered: What interests you about working at Strey? Tell me about a challenging work experience? Describe what you enjoy doing for fun.

  • Resume

  • 3 professional references

Sales Associate

Paid training $8/hour- Starting wage $12-$15+

Full-time and Part-time openings

Daytime, nighttime and weekend openings

-Flexible schedule- Store hours Monday-Sunday 10am-9pm

Help us provide the best customer service, work with clients helping them find their spirit bag! Looking for individuals with a passion for fashion, people and life! Also a huge plus if you are savvy with social media, styling, and attention to detail. Must be comfortable talking with people and have a zest for life!!

-sociable, friendly, reliable, honest, hard-working, willing to learn, extreme attention to detail, precise, creative problem solver

-Able to work independently and problem solve without direct supervision

-lift 40lbs

-fashion savvy

-able to be on your feet for long days

-clean and professional appearance

-has smart phone

-sales experience is a plus

-Good communication skills

-reliable transportation

Please apply by sending the following:

  • Letter of interest with the following questions answered: What interests you about working at Strey? Tell me about a challenging work experience? and describe what you enjoy doing for fun.

  • Resume

  • 3 professional references

 

Internship

Strey Designs is seeking interns with a passion and drive to succeed in areas such as: art, art business, design, fashion, retail management, and/or marketing. There is no experience necessary for this position. Work closely with Strey staff in all aspects, learning critical tactics in marketing, manufacturing and developing a product line created by a local artist.  This would be a 3 month unpaid internship, ranging from 5 to 15 hours per week and will be combined with in studio time, retail services as well as an option to work from home after one month on specific assignments. The position will be reassessed after 3 months and has the potential to turn into a paid position. All materials can be used for future use in a portfolio. Must be comfortable talking with people and have a zest for life!!

Tasks may include: leather-working, sewing, photography, machine operator, styling, merchandising, scouting advertisement avenues, updating social media sites, setting up photo shoots and models, booking fashion shows and trade shows, creating slogans, designing packaging, and copywriting. 

-unpaid position with opportunity for a paid position after 3 months 

-flexible schedule 5 to 15 hours per week

-daytime, nighttime and weekend openings

-sociable, friendly, reliable, honest, hard-working, willing to learn, extreme attention to detail, precise, creative problem solver

-lift 40lbs

-fashion savvy is a plus

-able to be on your feet for long days

-clean and professional appearance

-has smart phone

-sales experience is a plus

-Good communication skills

-reliable transportation

Please apply by sending the following:

  • Letter of interest with the following questions answered: What interests you about working at Strey? Tell me about a challenging work experience? and describe what you enjoy doing for fun.

  • Resume

  • 3 professional references