Hiring Seasonal Retail Help

Steel Petal Press Retail Gift Shop in Logan Square

Steel Petal Press is hiring and we’re looking for you!
Read more about our company here: www.steelpetalpress.com

We are looking for a seasonal part-time (10-20 hours/week) retail sales associate with potential for growth. This position has somewhat set hours and could fit well for a person with an open schedule. Must have availability Saturdays and Sundays in December. We prefer that the potential employee live reasonably close to our retail store.

We are looking for a cheerful person with a friendly demeanor who loves working with people to fit in with our small team.

Ideal Candidate

  • -Has a fun, upbeat personality and positive attitude
  • -Enjoys and excels at interacting with customers
  • -Strong attention to details and multi-tasking skills
  • -Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • -Eagerness to learn, very reliable, and hardworking
  • -Can learn detailed tasks quickly and minimize errors
  • -Fairly open availability and flexible schedule especially in December
  • -must be available for the following dates: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, December 2-5, week before Christmas.

Tasks Include

  • -Lively customer interactions and excellent not-too-salesy customer service
  • -Energetic and friendly cashiering
  • -Maintaining the store’s appearance
  • -Helping with misc. tasks as needed, including processing stock for the warehouse and sales floor.

We are interested in hiring the right person and training them to fit our business. Resumes without the ideal experience will still be considered.To apply, please follow these steps. If steps are not followed as listed, your application will not be accepted:

To Apply

-Research our company and showcase that you understand a bit about our company.
-Email your COVER LETTER explaining why you feel you would be a great fit for this position and our company (Tips on writing a great cover letter:http://theeverygirl.com/7-tips-to-write-the-perfect-cover-letter).|
-Email your RESUME or work history.

**jobs (.) SteelPetalPress (a) gmail (.) come **
** no walk ins or phone calls please **

Renegade Craft Fair 2021

Renegade Craft Fair Greeting Cards Chicago
Steel Petal Press is back at Renegade Craft Fair– our first craft fair in two years. We are selling all the products we design in house including hilarious cards, stickers, notepads and more! The yearly event is held for two days every fall on Division Street in Wicker Park.

Saturday 9/18 + Sunday 9/19
11am – 7pm
Booth 89 – Division @ Wolcott

This will be our 11th year participating in the flagship event along Division. It’s a great way to pursue handmade vendors, support local businesses and enjoy the last days of summer.RCF is held along Division Street between Ashland and Damen. It’s always the biggest and best of the year. The farewell to summer, catching the last glorious days outside before the weather turns on us Chicagoans.

Steel Petal Presswill be BOOTH 89 at the corner Division and Wolcott. Be sure to stop by our booth for some belly laughs, hilarious paper goods and plenty F-bomb dropping.Hope to see you there!!

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Selling Vandercook SP-15

Vandercook SP-15 for sale in Chicago

The sad day has come for me to sell my Vandercook SP-15, and I would love for it to go to a good home.

History

I’ve owned the press for 10 years and it has been a huge part of my business journey. I was using it very regularly through 2018 up until I stopped doing wedding invitations. It has barely gotten any use since. It had a full tune-up with Paul Moxon near the end of 2012.

I’m asking $11,000 – 13,000 OBO
Would need to move it out of my Logan Square print shop.

It’s a really great press, and I’m so sad to see it go, which is why I’d love for it to go somewhere she will be well taken care of, loved and used on a more regular basis. I’m not in a huge rush, but would love to pass her on in the next month or so.

Serial Number: 22333 / 700 lbs

FROM LETTERPRESS COMMONS:

The SP15, notable for its lightweight design, is a member of the “Simple Precision” series. It was specifically designed to print repro proofs from metal type forms on specially formulated paper, which were then used to make photo-litho plates for offset printing. Unlike earlier Vandercook models, the impression cylinder is automatically in print mode when at the feed board, thus there is no movement of the eccentric during the forward carriage travel unless it is manually shifted into trip mode. The SP15 features the “quick change” rollers introduced with the Universal series. The gripper bar (simpler and lighter than earlier models) is the same style found on later Universals. Power ink distribution and an automatic wash up unit was standard, but a non-motorized variant, with a hand wheel mounted on the front form roller, was also available. Maximum form: 14¾ × 20″; maximum sheet: 14 × 18″.

contact: shayna(a)steelpetalpress(.)com

Steel Petal Press at NYNow

NYNow 2021 Stationery Show Mailer

Here at Steel Petal Press we are fully vaccinated and gearing up for our first in person trade show in over a 18 months!! We are headed to NYC, and SO excited to see everyone in person once again, even if it is through a mask again… I literally never thought I would miss it so much.

We will be showing off all the new stuff we’ve been working on from cards to stickers, holiday AND a brand new product category: Notebooks!!

These notebooks combine elements of our Mental Health notepads (self care, water intake, mood and more) into a spiral bound book to help archive your entries and look back on your journey. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH !! They will be available for our wholesale partners starting Aug 8th ♥️♥️♥️
Come say HI and see all our NEW STUFF.

NYNow, Javits Center, Aug 8-12
Booth 2626

Can’t make it to NYC, you can still take advantage of our show special through the end of August 2021

NYNow 2021 Mailer
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Hiring Shipping Clerk!

Shipping Assistant:  25 – 35 hours per week
1+ Years Shipping Experience Required

Are you an experienced shipping guru? Steel Petal Press is hiring and we’re looking for you! Read more about our company here: http://www.steelpetalpress.com/

We are a small letterpress greeting card company with a brick and mortar gift shop in the heart of Logan Square.  We print and package our cards in house and sell our items online and wholesale to retail shops across the country. We are looking for a detail oriented, hard working shipping specialist with small business experience and knowledge of major mail carriers, systems and processes.

The first step in the hiring process is to send us a cover letter along with your resume. No phone calls or drop ins please.  We want to see your initiative and hear why you’re uniquely qualified and what you can bring to Steel Petal Press.

Shipping Tasks Include

  • Process, package, and ship customer orders accurately and efficient
  • Securely package orders of varying sizes to eliminate damage while in transit
  • Ensure all outgoing orders are correct
  • Schedule FedEx or USPS pickupsMonitor shipping supplies to be ordered

Production Tasks Include

  • Counting inventory and keeping inventory organized
  • Folding, sleeving and packaging product

Additional

  • Contribute efficiency and  process improvements as needed
  • Cost-cutting and time-saving ideas for shipping methods 

Ideal Candidate

  • Has at least 1 year shipping / fulfilment experience preferred.
  • Experience shipping through major mail carriers (including: USPS, UPS, FedEx)
  • Understanding and experience using e-commerce sites (Etsy, Shopfiy) 
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Love of systems and ability to streamline workflow for maximized efficiency
  • Ability to work well independently and as a team player.
  • Has a fun, upbeat personality and positive attitude
  • Enthusiasm to learn new things and take on new challenges
  • Passionately believes in what we do and supports our mission, message and products
  • Understanding of what it means to work for a small business

Bonus (but not required) if you have the following:

  • a love of stationery
  • Familiar with craft businesses or gift industry
  • Familiar with our shipping software (Shipstation)

Personality means a lot!  it is important that you understand our brand and fit in well with our small team.  We are interested in hiring the right person and training them to fit our specific needs.We prioritize work culture. And our ideal candidate will understand our brand values and fit in well with our small team.  Resumes without the ideal experience will still be considered.

To apply, please follow these steps. If steps are not followed as listed, your application will not be accepted:

  • Research our company and showcase that you understand our company / brand
  • Email your resume and work history
  • Email your cover letter explaining why you feel you would be a great fit for this position and for our company (tips on writing a great cover letter here: http://theeverygirl.com/7-tips-to-write-the-perfect-cover-letter)

** No Calls or Walk Ins **
** If the steps above are not completed your application won’t be considered **

Work is on site, not a remote position and we work directly (we are open to) with the public with limited occupancy and are following CDC Covid guidelines. 

Hourly Pay DOE

Closed for the 4th!

Steel Petal Press Will be closed for the 4th of July. When we re-open on the 5th our new extended hours are M-F until 7pm!!

Wishing you a safe and healthy weekend!

Steel Petal Press
2321 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 606047
Mon-Fri 12-7 | Sat 11-6 | Sun 11-4

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Hiring Wholesale Specialist

Wholesale Account Specialist

Wholesale Account Specialist and Customer Relations
Part Time: 5+ hours a week (virtually or in person) PLUS 2+ weeks of travel per year.

Are you a highly organized people-person who loves small creative businesses? Steel Petal Press is hiring for our wholesale sales team and we’re looking for you! Read more about our company here.

We are a small letterpress greeting card company in Logan Square, Chicago.  We print and package our cards in house and sell them wholesale to retail shops across the country. 

We are looking for an experienced, organized wholesale account specialist with excellent verbal and written communication skills. This position could be in person or virtual for approximately 5 hours weekly, plus requires travel to trade shows 1-3 times a year.
First confirmed: NYNow Aug 6-12

The first step in the hiring process is for you to send us a cover letter along with your resume. We want to see your initiative and hear why you’re uniquely qualified and what you can bring to Steel Petal Press. No phone calls or drop ins.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Enjoys and excels at interacting with customers via email and in person
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized with the ability to track multiple projects at the same time
  • Is comfortable approaching people and making sales
  • Has experience with customer management systems
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Flexibility to travel 2-3 times per year for 1 week each time.

Job responsibilities include:

1 – Wholesale Account Relations + Sales

  • Main point of contact for all wholesale accounts
  • Wholesale outreach, correspondence and follow up via email
  • Updating Customer Relations Management Tools
    • Setting reminders for future communication
    • Sending follow up emails and organize customer correspondence
  • Creating Standard Operating Procedures for Customer Relations Management (CRM)
  • Research new retail partners Will be working closely with Operations Manager for order and product management
  • Working closely with Owner at tradeshows and other off-site, in person sales opportunities
  • Weekly staff check in with ongoing projects and progress

2 – Trade Shows

  • Travel to industry trade shows 2-3 times a year  (travel, room and board stipend allotted per each show)
  • Oversee coordination of trade show materials and preparation for shows
  • Light construction, set up and tear down before and after shows
  • Main point of contact for sales and customer interaction at trade shows
    • Approaching and talking to customers
    • Inputting sales orders
    • Comfortable suggesting and selling items

Bonus if you have the following

  • Stationery and gift industry knowledge
  • Trade Show sales experience
  • Live in Chicago

Personality means a lot!  it is important that you understand our brand and fit in well with our small team.  We are interested in hiring the right person and training them to fit our specific needs.We prioritize work culture. And our ideal candidate will understand our brand values and fit in well with our small team.  Resumes without the ideal experience will still be considered.

To apply, please follow these steps. 

  • Research our company and showcase that you understand a bit about our company
  • Email your RESUME (jobs . steelpetalpress at gmail . com)
  • Email your COVER LETTER explaining why you feel you would be a great fit for this position and our company (Tips on writing a great cover letter:http://theeverygirl.com/7-tips-to-write-the-perfect-cover-letter).

If the steps above are not followed, your resume will not be considered.

** No phone calls or Drop Ins **
Weekly job requirements (5+ hours per week) – virtual or in our studio/retail locationTrade Show travel must be in person
Hourly Pay DOE / Compensation for trade shows calculated separately

Celebrating Dad

My dad passed away two weeks ago. He would have been 75 years old today. Although this is not directly about Steel Petal Press, Steel Petal Press would not exist with my Dad.

He taught me through example in what it means to live with passion and purpose. His Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis at age 50 lead him to fight passionately and courageously on behalf of patients rights and to become an international leader in the field. He channelled his frustration into action and work for humanity.

In an from 2007 (years before Steel Petal Press) I was looking for advice on where to go to grad school, he wrote to me:
“I am so proud of you. I am not sure that I fully understand your art, but I do know that your passion for life, your great analytic mind, your beauty, your adventurous spirit and willingness to defy convention and take risks (plus much more) are all wonderful assets that will enable you to make an impact with your talent….. If you are like me (and I think you are) you won’t be satisfied until you find that true passion in your work life that makes you truly productive…”

He was right. I always knew I wanted to contribute to the world and to humanity but I didn’t know how. Steel Petal Press has allowed me to spread a little joy and laughter. It is my own way of positively impacting the world around me, in whatever small way I can.

He was always so proud of me and of Steel Petal Press. Whenever we spoke, his first question was always (always) “How’s business?”

In my 2016 wholesale catalog. I included an old photo of me and him on the Father’s Day page. He wrote to me:
“I got a chance to see your wholesale catalog and I must say it looks fabulous. I especially like the picture  of you and me.  Any father would like to receive a card like the ones on that page from his daughter. I’m happy that you thought of me. I am so proud about what you have done with your art and your business.”

Happy Birthday dad, may your legacy live on in me, in Steel Petal Press, and in everyone’s lives you’ve touched.

XO – Shayna
Steel Petal Press

The last photo of the family taken Thanksgiving 2020

Closed May 9-10

I apologize for any inconvenience. Steel Petal Press will be closed Sunday May 9th and Monday May 10th.

We appreciate your patience and understanding

Hiring Part Time Retail Assistant

Steel Petal Press is hiring for our retail shop and we’re looking for you! Read more about our company here: www.steelpetalpress.com

We are looking for a permanent part-time (10-15 hours/week) RETAIL associate with potential for growth. This position has somewhat set hours and could fit well for a person with an open schedule. Weekend availability is a MUST. We prefer that the potential employee live reasonably close to the area of the retail store.

We are looking for a cheerful person with a friendly demeanor who loves working with people to fit in with our small team. This job posting is for help in our retail shop only.

The ideal candidate possess the following skills & attributes:

-Has a fun, upbeat personality and positive attitude
-Enjoys and excels at interacting with customers
-MUST be available work weekends
-Strong attention to details and multi-tasking skills
-Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
-Eagerness to learn, very reliable, and hardworking

Retail Sales Tasks include:

-Lively customer interactions and not-too-salesy, but fabulous customer service
-Energetic and friendly cashiering
-Maintaining Shop appearance: keeping tidy and clean
-Assisting checking in incoming orders and maintaining database of products in POS system
-Opening and closing procedures
– Checking in shipments from incoming vendors and adding new items to our POS
– Visual merchandising
– Helping with misc. BOH tasks as needed

We are interested in hiring the right person and training them to fit our business. Resumes without the ideal experience will still be considered.

ONLY APPLICATIONS THAT INCLUDE A COVER LETTER WILL BE CONSIDERED.

To apply, please follow these steps.
-Research our company and showcase that you understand a bit about our company.
– Email your RESUME / work history
– Email your COVER LETTER explaining why you feel you would be a great fit for this position and our company (Tips on writing a great cover letter: http://theeverygirl.com/7-tips-to-write-the-perfect-cover-letter)
jobs(dot)steelpetalpress(at)gmail

If the steps above are not followed, your resume will not be considered.
** No phone calls or Drop Ins **

Work is on site, not a remote position and we work directly (we are open to) with the public with limited occupancy and are following CDC Covid guidelines. 

Hourly Pay DOE