Careers

Alabama Chanin is a lifestyle company that focuses on creating an array of products for the person and the home through focusing on Slow Design and sustainability. Our products are made by hand and machine using a combination of new, organic, and recycled materials.

Over the years, Alabama Chanin has developed a life of its own that emerges as a multi-fold organization—which we refer to as the “Alabama Chanin Family of Businesses.” Each of our divisions has individual specialties, yet all fall under the same mission established for Alabama Chanin. Our philosophy guides each arm and we all work together toward the same goal: creating beautiful products in sustainable ways that enrich our customers, community, and co-workers.

Our studio space is housed in a sturdy, industrial-style, metal building which we call “The Factory.” It is a unique work environment, and our team members are creative, inspired, committed, dedicated, and enthusiastic about their role in the company—we truly love and believe in what we are doing here at The Factory
and beyond.

If you think you would be a perfect fit for our growing team, then you’ve come to the right place.

*Alabama Chanin is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or genetic information.

Accountant

Loyal, dedicated, and hard-working team member needed for accounting overview, bookkeeping, and inventory management.  Financial stewardship, QuickBooks experience, Excel experience, ability to manage multiple classes across a company, including sales, education, textile production, events, and food service.

Responsibilities include: Daily reconciliation across all accounts, employee documentation and time sheets, payroll and payroll taxes, sales tax reports, financial statements, cash flow and inventory management, invoicing and receivables, and all financial documentation.

Please contact deborah [at] alabamachanin.com for more information or apply in person at 462 Lane Drive, Florence from 10:00am – 4:00pm daily.
 

Artisan Liaison/Coordinator

Organized, articulate people-person to support Independent Artisan Contractors. We are seeking someone with a deep understanding of quality, hand-sewing, embroidery, and garment construction to act as a liaison between the Artisans and Alabama Chanin. You will be creating bid sheets; awarding bids; selling raw materials; inspecting product; overseeing artisan distribution and the purchase of finished goods.

Requirements: demonstrated organizational and bookkeeping skills; strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work in a team environment.

Helpful: ability to facilitate in-house sewing operations like alterations and production; willingness to cross-train in all aspects of production.

Please contact deborah [at] alabamachanin.com for more information or apply in person at 462 Lane Drive, Florence from 10:00am – 4:00pm daily.
 

Production Coordinator/Merchandise Manager

Organized, numbers-oriented team player to oversee production planning and workflow across our team of Independent Artisans. This role supports our Artisan Liaison by writing and administering cutting tickets, managing inventory, establishing timelines, and developing pricing. Central to this role are the abilities to coordinate multiple inputs and organize priorities between production and Artisan Liaison. 

Requires excellent organizational and time-management skills; ability to juggle projects and streamline operations. A thorough understanding of hand-sewing and garment construction, and a willingness to learn.

Helpful: Willingness and ability to cross-train in all aspects of production.

Please contact deborah [at] alabamachanin.com for more information or apply in person at 462 Lane Drive, Florence from 10:00am – 4:00pm daily.


Front of House Manager/Events Coordinator

Outgoing, organized and service-oriented individual to manage café Front of House operations. Responsible for scheduling, hiring and managing Kitchen staff; coordinating menus and events with the Media and Café teams; developing menus for Café and Catering; scheduling and coordinating events; developing events and menus with outside Chefs; P&L reporting to accounting.

Requirements: strong organizational and communication skills; effective time management and coronation with team; ability to juggle competing priorities; knowledge of food and food supply chain. Aspiration to unrelenting quality customer service and a demonstrated willingness to learn.

Please contact deborah [at] alabamachanin.com for more information or apply in person at 462 Lane Drive, Florence from 10:00am – 4:00pm daily.
 

Café Service Staff, Full Time / Part Time

Experienced front-of-house food service associate to join café team. Must love food, people, and attention to detail, and live in or around the Shoals community.  Duties include food prep, service, customer interaction, sales, inventory management, and day-to-day operations.

Please contact kitchen [at] alabamachanin.com for more information or apply in person at 462 Lane Drive, Florence from 10:00am – 4:00pm daily.


Private Sales/Wholesale Coordinator

Outgoing, service and client-minded Sales associate with demonstrated ability to retain and build a customer base. This highly organized individual will work directly with private clients as well as servicing and developing our wholesale retail customers. Proven track record in sales and sales generation; ability to manage one’s own time, competing priorities, and multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to coordinate between sales, production, and shipping to ensure customer satisfaction.

Requirements: Requires ability and willingness to embrace the Alabama Chanin origin story, our product and manufacturing processes. Desire to work independently within a close-knit team.

Please contact deborah [at] alabamachanin.com for more information or apply in person at 462 Lane Drive, Florence from 10:00am – 4:00pm daily.
 

Technical Designer

Alabama Chanin is seeking a Technical Designer for our apparel and home division. Must have full knowledge of pattern making – development through production; grading and fit; manufacturing techniques; fabric management and performance. Ability to oversee sample and small production room – scheduling and planning. Terrific opportunity for a hands-on, team-oriented industry talent. Location: Florence Alabama.

Please contact deborah [at] alabamachanin.com for more information or apply in person at 462 Lane Drive, Florence from 10:00am – 4:00pm daily.
 

Sewing Machine Operator

Alabama Chanin is looking for experienced sewing machine operators to join our team. Must be able to run a two-needle hemmer and range of machines, and live in or around the Shoals community. 

Please contact olivia [at] alabamachanin.com for more information or apply in person at 462 Lane Drive, Florence from 10:00am – 4:00pm daily.
 

Knitwear Production Coordinator

In partnership with Nest, Alabama Chanin is hiring a Knitwear Production Coordinator to facilitate and begin implementation of a skill-training program under The School of Making.
Term: 6 months – 1 year

Requirements

- Experience in overseeing all aspects of cut-and-sew knitwear production
- Experience and deep understanding of technical specifications and costing for cut-and-sew knit garments and products
- An ability to work with customers on samples, fabrics, costing, and production orders
- Extensive working knowledge of available machinery and attachments
- Extensive working knowledge of knit fabrics, shrinkage, cutting, sewing, inspection, and all aspects of manufacturing including markers, CMT, and all-around production knowledge
- Ability to monitor garment dye programs, including lab dips, coordination, and approval
- Ability to work in a positive and collaborative manner, including direct and frequent communication with customers, suppliers, artisans, machine operators, sales, marketing, and management staff
- Understanding of Knitwear Specifications—from initial conception/revision/development through production
- Knowledge of Knitwear Research and Development—understanding of and ability to investigate new fabrics, fabric dealers and knit resources, including gauges, stitches, and styling that is applicable to the marketplace, target consumer, and customers
- Ability to teach, guide, inspire, and direct co-workers and trainees in a positive manner
- Ability to coordinate and use Building 14 | Fabric Resource Library with Technical Designer
- Exceptional ability to train additional Production Coordinators, artisans, and/or machine operators
- Ability to assist in curriculum development for educational training

Responsibilities

- Participating in a positive manner in all client meetings, including, Technical Pack Handoffs, fittings, etc.
- Handling all customer relations including pricing, fabrics, deliveries, trims, and any other task necessary for successful order fulfillment
- Direct and daily communication and interaction with artisans, machine operators, trainees, and Technical Knitwear Designer
- Analyze sales and production reports for future seasonal development as needed
- Prepare and actively participate in weekly coordination, departmental, and team meetings as needed to assure strong communication on all processes and product related issues
- Work to ensure deadlines are met to reach company goals and objectives
- Work closely with Accounting Team on billing, receivables, and inventory
- Work closely with Human Resources on all hiring and firing
- Oversee production calendar timelines and work towards continually meeting timelines

Interested and qualified applicants should direct all inquiries and application materials to building14 [at] alabamachanin.com (via email with subject line: Knitwear Production Coordinator)

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