Jill of All Trades Job Opening | Syracuse Cultural Workers

Job Opening: Jill of All Trades Job Description

Jill of All Trades Job Opening







Editorial Note:  We're using "Jill" in a non-gendered form here and welcome applications from women, men, trans and non-binary folks!

Time: 20-35 hours/week Salary: $15-17/hour (depending on experience)

We are transitioning to a Worker Cooperative business and looking for someone excited by that vision. Because of the political nature of our work, the wages we pay are lower than we'd like. We seek to balance that with a friendly, supportive work environment and a 35 hour work week. Our staff averages nearly 10 years on the job and we seek someone who can commit to at least two years.

Benefits: Health insurance, one week paid vacation after one year (two weeks thereafter), 8 paid holidays and 5 paid personal days (prorated), $200 of free SCW products/year and a half hour paid lunch (when working 6+ hrs/day). Exciting, challenging, supportive, cooperative, committed workplace.

Hours: Primarily 9 am - 5 pm, Mon - Fri, some flexibility

Office: 400 Lodi Street, Syracuse, NY 13203


Coordinate SCW presence at conferences/shows

  • Communicate with event organizers on all arrangements, including negotiating terms
  • Coordinate staffing for shows
  • Create and maintain schedule of shows, explore/assess new possible venues
  • Coordinate transportation – van rental or flights

Wholesale Sales

  • Assist with development of new customers
  • Build sales with existing accounts

Creative Responsibilities

  • Participate in discussions of new messages/slogans and designs for products
  • Develop and expand contacts with artists
  • Assist with marketing strategy/direction


  • Commitment to social justice movements; progressive, feminist orientation; understanding of the role of cultural work in nurturing and inspiring left/radical movements; support of unions.
  • Good people skills: online, phone, in-person
  • Reliable, responsible and accountable
  • Strong computer proficiency (Spreadsheets, word, email, web) and ability to learn new software (such as our MOM - Multichannel Order Manager software)
  • Ability to multi-task effectively
  • Accurate and detail-oriented
  • Work well under pressure/deadlines
  • Ability to use independent judgment and awareness of when to seek guidance
  • Commitment to SCW’s mission

For over 40 years Syracuse Cultural Workers has worked to nourish communities that honor diversity and creative expression, and inspire movements for justice, equality and liberation while respecting our Earth and all its beings.

SCW is a peace and justice publisher selling both retail and wholesale through our website and catalog throughout North America. SCW’s 12 person staff is caring, creative, hardworking and committed to making a difference in the world. If you are a person of integrity looking for a challenge, apply now.

Please send resume and DETAILED letter of interest (why you’re a good fit for this job) to:
Andy Mager, andy@syracuseculturalworkers.com * Phone: 800-949-5139 ext. 22 * Fax: 315-475-1277
Syracuse Cultural Workers PO Box 6367, Syracuse, NY 13217


About Syracuse
Syracuse is a great place to live if you enjoy experiencing four seasons.  There's a vibrant activist community. It's a small city with remarkable cultural diversity, plenty of cultural options, a very reasonable cost of living and easy access to beautiful natural settings. We're close to the beautiful Finger Lakes region and the Adirondack Mountains. And we're on the land of the Onondaga Nation, Firekeepers of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.

Since we're not a big corporation, we can't offer a generous relocation package, but we can offer useful guidance about housing prospects and likely a temporary place to live while you get to know the community and explore options for more long-term living places.