Jobs & Careers

Betsy & Iya® is a vibrant and growing company. We place a strong emphasis on company culture, the value of individual skill sets, and the amazing results possible from amazing teamwork. We’re nimble, eager, positive, and hardworking.

Founded in 2008, we’ve built a diverse and bustling business. Our fine & fashion jewelry production studio sits right between our brick & mortar retail spaces, where we also stock clothes, fragrances, bath & body products, and other gifts. Before applying, please click to learn more about our company origins and values.

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You’ll work in our light-filled, fully equipped Production Studio in NW Portland as part of our team of Makers who produce our line of jewelry that celebrates and amplifies beauty, strength, and connection.

Responsibilities of this position may include:

  • lost-wax casting (spruing/investment/steam & burnout/casting/clean up/etc)
  • stone setting in some or all of the following styles: channel, flush (round and fancy), bezel, prong, whole cut inlay, bead, simple pavé, tension
  • soldering/laser welding/arc welding
  • ring resizing
  • stone extraction
  • prep work on a production scale (repetitive cutting, drilling, stamping, measuring, sawing, hammering, etc.)
  • jewelry assembly
  • oxidizing/painting
  • soldering/annealing
  • wire and sheet metal annealing and forming
  • hand engraving
  • use of rotary finishing tools

About Us:
Established in 2008, Betsy & Iya designs and makes a line of fine and fashion jewelry, which is sold online and in our NW Portland brick & mortar flagship store. We are a small team of hardworking women, men, and non-binary people.

You:

  • are organized, motivated, and self-starting
  • have a meticulous attention to detail
  • are able to focus in a busy environment
  • have nimble fingers and strong wrists
  • thrive with a variety of work and tasks, disparate in difficulty, scope, and priority-level
  • work confidently with high standards of shop safety and efficiency
  • have a solid understanding of and value good customer service
  • communicate efficiently with teammates about processes and final objectives
  • find critique valuable and are always looking to refine your skill set
  • like to learn
  • like to share knowledge
  • like to collaborate

You will be asked to:

  • be exposed to the noise of jewelry production on a daily basis
  • frequently use torches, hammers, light machinery and computers
  • intermittently lift and carry up to 35 pounds, sometimes carrying boxes and placing them in overhead storage

Pay and Benefits:

  • This position offers a starting wage of $24.00/hour
  • Great employee discount
  • Paid time off & 401k with company matching
  • Employer-sponsored health insurance
  • Optional 4-day work week (32-40 hours/week with overtime available seasonally)
  • Read more about our Company Values

If you share our passion for making inside a growing small business and are organized, committed to learning and sharing your knowledge, excel in collaborative work, and boast an impressive attention to detail that is unswayed while working in a busy environment, we look forward to reviewing your application.

To Apply:
Please email a cover letter and resume to jobs.production {at} betsyandiya.com. Address Ella, the Production Manager. Make sure your cover letter explains how your skills, personality, and experience qualify you to positively contribute to the Betsy & Iya team. We look forward to hearing from you!

You'll work in Fiina, our fine jewelry retail shop, delivering exceptional service to customers who love our brand and products as much as you do.

You will work a one, two, or three-day schedule (the same days every week) with the potential for fill-in shifts based on your availability and our needs. Availability on at least one weekend day is required. This position is solely on the sales floor - jewelry production is not a part of this position.

Previous relevant retail experience selling fashion goods - jewelry, clothing, accessories - is a requirement of this position. Experience selling products in the luxury item category is a major plus.

You will be expected to:

  • Be the positive, inviting, helpful face for the Fiina shop and Betsy & Iya brand.
  • Have a basic working knowledge of jewelry terms: metal types, gemstones, styles, etc., and an excitement for learning a lot more.
  • Be an attentive listener who is able to discern what a customer is interested in, even if they have trouble expressing it.
  • Use rich vocabulary to describe our jewelry in order to enhance the customer connection to our goods, putting words to things our customers can see and feel but may not be able to articulate.
  • Initiate try-ons in a fun, low-pressure way that gets our pieces into the hands of customers who might otherwise not initiate a try-on.
  • Pair/stack/layer multiple fine jewelry pieces, often in unexpected and unique ways, to delight customers who are considering a purchase with multiple pieces.
  • Have an eye towards design that allows you to visualize and describe modifications of our current designs in order to offer jewelry that meets the individual needs of our customers if items from our ready to wear line aren't exactly what they're looking for.
  • Make decisions on the spot based on a deep understanding of our policies, and know when to seek help.
  • Adeptly use a computerized point of sale system.
  • Use an arc welder to attach permanent jewelry (on-site training provided).
  • Embrace on-going learning about our products, policies, and services.
  • Maintain a clean, organized, well-stocked, accessible, and attractive shop environment.
  • Carry and balance large and heavy display trays of jewelry at the opening and closing time of every shift.

The right candidate will be able to:

  • Work a consistent schedule that generally does not vary from week to week
  • Occasionally pick up additional shifts (sometimes after typical shop hours) in order to work special events or cover for coworkers
  • Work consistent shifts during the holiday season from mid-November to December 24 as well as the week following Christmas. Time off during these time periods is not impossible, but is considered only if sufficient shift coverage can be arranged.
  • Have availability to pick up additional shifts during the two weeks prior to December 25
  • Master multiple systems with many layers related to our point of sale system, inventory tracking, pulling goods for online orders, customer communication, etc.

You are:

  • Mature, professional, and trustworthy
  • Easy to talk to and outgoing
  • Proven to provide excellent customer service in previous work environments
  • A proactive conversationalist on the sales floor - ready to approach customers before they approach you
  • Able to multi-task and be adaptable to change
  • Attentive to detail
  • On-time and present when you are at work
  • Motivated to make yourself and your environment better through reflection and action
  • Familiar or can become familiar with Betsy & Iya brand

Pay and Benefits:

  • This position offers a starting wage of $21.00/hour
  • Great employee discount
  • Paid time off & 401k with company matching
  • Read more about our Company Values

If you're a good fit, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs.retail {at} betsyandiya.com. Address Suzy, the Director of Retail & Buying. Include what days of the week you are currently available to work. Make sure your cover letter explains how your skills, personality, and experience qualify you to positively contribute to the Betsy & Iya team. We look forward to hearing from you!

You'll work in Fiina, our fine jewelry retail shop, delivering exceptional service to customers who love our brand and products as much as you do.

You will work a four- or five-day schedule (your pick; the same days every week) with the potential for fill-in shifts based on your availability and our needs. Availability on both weekend days is required. This position is solely on the sales floor - jewelry production is not a part of this position.

Previous relevant retail experience selling fashion goods - jewelry, clothing, accessories - is a requirement of this position. Experience selling products in the luxury item category is a major plus.

You will be expected to:

  • Be the positive, inviting, helpful face for the Fiina shop and Betsy & Iya brand.
  • Have a basic working knowledge of jewelry terms: metal types, gemstones, styles, etc., and an excitement for learning a lot more.
  • Be an attentive listener who is able to discern what a customer is interested in, even if they have trouble expressing it.
  • Use rich vocabulary to describe our jewelry in order to enhance the customer connection to our goods, putting words to things our customers can see and feel but may not be able to articulate.
  • Initiate try-ons in a fun, low-pressure way that gets our pieces into the hands of customers who might otherwise not initiate a try-on.
  • Pair/stack/layer multiple fine jewelry pieces, often in unexpected and unique ways, to delight customers who are considering a purchase with multiple pieces.
  • Have an eye towards design that allows you to visualize and describe modifications of our current designs in order to offer jewelry that meets the individual needs of our customers if items from our ready to wear line aren't exactly what they're looking for.
  • Make decisions on the spot based on a deep understanding of our policies, and know when to seek help.
  • Adeptly use a computerized point of sale system.
  • Use an arc welder to attach permanent jewelry (on-site training provided).
  • Embrace on-going learning about our products, policies, and services.
  • Maintain a clean, organized, well-stocked, accessible, and attractive shop environment.
  • Carry and balance large and heavy display trays of jewelry at the opening and closing time of every shift.

The right candidate will be able to:

  • Work a consistent schedule that generally does not vary from week to week
  • Occasionally pick up additional shifts (sometimes after typical shop hours) in order to work special events or cover for coworkers
  • Work consistent shifts during the holiday season from mid-November to December 24 as well as the week following Christmas. Time off during these time periods is not impossible, but is considered only if sufficient shift coverage can be arranged.
  • Have availability to pick up additional shifts during the two weeks prior to December 25
  • Master multiple systems with many layers related to our point of sale system, inventory tracking, pulling goods for online orders, customer communication, etc.

You are:

  • Mature, professional, and trustworthy
  • Easy to talk to and outgoing
  • Proven to provide excellent customer service in previous work environments
  • A proactive conversationalist on the sales floor - ready to approach customers before they approach you
  • Able to multi-task and be adaptable to change
  • Attentive to detail
  • On-time and present when you are at work
  • Motivated to make yourself and your environment better through reflection and action
  • Familiar or can become familiar with Betsy & Iya brand

Pay and Benefits:

  • This position offers a starting wage of $21.00/hour
  • Employer-sponsored health insurance
  • Great employee discount
  • Optional 4-day work week (32-40 hours/week)
  • Paid time off & 401k with company matching
  • Read more about our Company Values

If you're a good fit, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs.retail {at} betsyandiya.com. Address Suzy, the Director of Retail & Buying. Include what days of the week you are currently available to work. Make sure your cover letter explains how your skills, personality, and experience qualify you to positively contribute to the Betsy & Iya team. We look forward to hearing from you!

Betsy & Iya is committed to the ongoing work of building an equitable and inclusive company. We actively seek diversity of beliefs, backgrounds, skills, and ways of thinking. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, severe/morbid obesity, medical condition, military or veteran status, genetic information, marital status, ethnicity, alienage or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

By submitting an application with us, you are seeking to join a team of hardworking professionals dedicated to consistently delivering outstanding service to our customers and contributing to the financial success of the company, its clients, and its employees. Equal access to programs, services, and employment is available to all qualified persons. Those applicants requiring accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process should contact a management representative.

If you are offered a job with us, you will be required to sign a Proprietary Information, Invention Assignment, and Non-Solicitation Agreement, a photo release, and a COVID vaccination Certification as conditions of employment. Exceptions to COVID vaccination requirement may be made at employer's discretion or as required by applicable law. Please reach out to us to discuss.