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Yarn Assistant

Phoenix, AZ

Hourly Rate



Traveling Yarn is currently hiring for a local part-time Yarn Assistant.

Are you interested in working in the yarn industry? Do you enjoy working in a positive team environment? At Traveling Yarn, we believe strongly in the slow fashion movement and we are looking for a new member to join our team! We are looking for a self-starter who can work under limited supervision, performing duties related to the manufacture and distribution of yarn for fiber artists around the world.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organizing, packing and shipping customer and wholesale orders.
  • Pickups and drop offs from UPS, USPS, FedEx, etc.
  • Other various errands.
  • Responsible for packing and shipping monthly club and other projects with tight deadlines.
  • Washing, skeining, sorting, and labeling yarn.
  • Proactively communicating with team members about project status and any needs you may have to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Learning Less Traveled Yarn colorways, specials offerings, and bases.

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of yarn/fiber arts strongly preferred.
  • A can-do attitude.
  • Willingness to learn and improve independently.
  • Should have a professional and personable demeanor.
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions.
  • Must have reliable transportation with the ability to transport bins and boxes.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent follow-through skills.
  • Ability to work approximately 10-20 hours per week.
  • Ability to lift and carry 25-50 lbs.
  • Reliable Internet access.

Model behaviors expected of all Traveling Yarn employees:

  • Adherence to our Code of Conduct and Inclusivity and Diversity policies.
  • Cultivating a positive work environment.
  • Prioritizing and setting manageable goals.
  • Being efficient with time at work.
  • Communicating effectively with management, staff members, clients, visitors, and the public.
  • Being flexible and taking criticism constructively.
  • Maintaining the highest ethical standards.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  Other functions may be assigned, and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time. 

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination required.

Traveling Yarn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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