Shipping-Packaging Associate, Part-Time



PELLE is seeking a Part-Time Shipping-Packaging Associate for the handling, packaging and shipment of designer-light fixtures, ranging from glass, metals, to cast paper – in our NYC studio. The Shipping-Packaging Associate is the final mark of quality in our product. The ideal candidate person will have a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, attention to detail and a willingness to learn. Duties for this position include the appropriate methods for packaging and shipping various light fixtures, via common carrier and road/sea/air freight, to national and international destinations. This person will also be responsible, during shipping downtime, for basic prep and other production-related duties in our lighting workshop. The position is part-time with a competitive hourly wage, beginning immediately, with the possibility of being extended to full-time permanent. Work hours are onsite from Mon-Fri mornings, from 9:30-1:30pm, for a total of 20 hours per week.



+Follow company procedures and policies for packaging and shipping primarily light fixtures, and at times, design objects and furniture

+Efficiently and meticulously wrap and package light fixtures into cartons and wood crates

+Document and log accurate and descriptive packaging/shipment reports with photo documentation

+Work with Sales team to provide shipment status and updates

+Create shipment labels and ensure that each item, package and box/crate are labeled accurately with shipment labels/signage

+Oversee incoming and outgoing shipping materials to the production studio including cleaning, wrapping, packing and crating supplies

+Maintain packaging standards and methodology

+Meet deadlines to ensure all orders are shipped on time.

+Maintain neat organization in the shipment area daily

+Assist with prepping parts and other simple production duties, during shipping downtime

+Report to Operations Director



+Positive/friendly attitude with a strong work ethic

+Team player willing to learn, improve and adapt to a changing, fast-paced work environment

+0-2 years of experience in art handling, a plus if you had prior work experience with art handling packing procedures

+Ability to learn how to efficiently and safely handle, move, pack, unpack, load, unload sensitive and valuable lighting fixtures

+On-the-job creativity, flexibility as well as problem solving skills

+Excellent verbal and written communication skills

+Must be organized, accurate and detail-oriented

+Physically able to lift large and heavy boxes (up to 30lbs), repeatedly

+Woodshop experience is a plus and knowledge of shop tools

+Interest in Art and Design




PELLE, founded in 2011 by designers Jean and Oliver Pelle, is an award-winning design studio that produces original collections of atelier-crafted lighting that are hand-built to order and installed in locations all over the world. Our Design Studio, Sales Showroom, and Production Workshop are housed in a light-filled floor-through space in Flatiron, Manhattan. You will be working within a small, dedicated, and highly skilled team of builders in a fast-paced workshop environment. Currently, we are adhering to the state’s social distancing rules within our premises.




For immediate consideration, please submit the following to Application deadline is Oct. 1st.

Serious applicants only; no phone calls and emails to the studio inbox, please.

+Short statement about yourself and why you’re applying

+Your Resume

+2-3 Professional References