Become a Macramaker!
Meesh Drops is hiring! We are looking for people who like to work with their hands in a creative environment making macramé plant hangers, and we have multiple positions available. As a work-from-home position, you will create your own schedule and turn in your work periodically (weekly/bi-weekly).
Using cotton macramé cord, you will cut the cord and assemble it on a ring or dowel rod using a variety of knots (square knots or double half-hitch knots) and strung-on beads to complete the hanger. Some of this work can be done seated, though prolonged standing is typical for much of the process. You will not be expected to lift more than 20 lbs. Making macramé plant hangers is a highly-repetitive task. If you think you might get bored by doing the same thing over and over, this may not be the right job for you. Successful macramakers will be motivated by progress, thrive on efficiency, and be detailed-oriented. If you think you can build momentum and work at a good pace, you will enjoy seeing your production build up!
90 Day Temp-to-Hire/Self-Employed:
The first 90 days will be considered a self-employed position, you will fill out a W-9 (Independent Contractor) form once employment begins and you will receive a 1099 form at the end of the year showing your annual earnings. You will be responsible for self-employment taxes.
Instead of an hourly rate, we use the piecework model. You will be compensated per item. You should average between $12-15/hr. If you get really fast, you can average more. You will be paid via check when you turn in your work.
We are looking for people who have the time to make 50-100 hangers per week (about 20 hours worth of work). You will create your own schedule, working from your own home, and we will create a recurring schedule for you to turn in your work.
You will be provided the materials (such as macramé cord, rings and beads) and you will be given the design specifications. You will need to provide your own tools, or equipment necessary to create the hangers. Examples of equipment might be a garment rack to stand at (for long hangers) or a good pair of fabric scissors.
There are two parts to training. The first part is on your own, learning the skill of tying macramé knots via YouTube videos. This is unpaid and you should be prepared to learn this skill before engaging in employment. The second part will be with a member of our team. We will coordinate with you a time for specific design training in which you will learn the actual designs you will be responsible for. These may be group training or individual sessions, and will be held in person in Eau Claire, WI. If you would like to request additional training at any time, that is certainly an option.
We will inspect your work to ensure it meets our quality standards, and we will provide feedback as necessary. Quality expectations include accurate measurements, good knots, odor-free, and hair/pet hair/dirt free. Working in a smoke-free environment is expected.
Prolonged standing is typically required to adequately cut the cord and assemble the macramé hanger. Sitting may be an option depending on your work environment. Lifting requirements should not exceed 20 lbs. If you are sensitive to cotton or have cotton allergies, this may not be the job for you. If you have arthritis in your hands/fingers, this may not be the job for you. Working with cotton material should not create calluses on the fingers. Wearing a mask is an option to prevent breathing in cotton fibers.
We expect more opportunities to arise in the near future for part time or full time work in the studio, this will be at standard W2 employment status with a formal payrate. We intend to promote from within.
Does this sound like the right fit for you? After you submit your application, someone from our team will be in touch to set up an interview. At the interview, we would like to see a sample of square knots made from any string or cord. You can find a demonstration video here: www.meeshdrops.com/videos