studio assistant


We are looking for a candidate to assist the founder of Ethel Studio, a new sustainability-focused textile product design company based in Minneapolis. Our mission is to eliminate textile waste + promote positive well-being through our products.


This position plays an active role in the day-to-day operations of our company with responsibilities including:

  • Sorting fabric scraps by fiber type + color

  • Assist in aspects of the product finishing process: filling cushions, product labeling,  packaging, etc.

  • Product fulfillment for e-commerce orders.

  • Maintain tidiness and organization of studio space

  • Assist in rescuing fabrics from local designers

  • Assist in transporting bags of fabric between our studio & other facilities.

  • Assist with product photography shoots

This is great for you if you…..

  • Have an interest in textiles, sustainability, or entrepreneurship

  • Have an interest in using recycled materials in your designs or artwork

  • Are independent, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and hard-working

  • Are organized and don’t mind doing some of the less-fun nitty gritty stuff that keep things going day-to-day.

  • Are looking for a glimpse into what it’s like to be a professional textile designer or business-owner / entrepreneur.


  • A basic understanding of textiles types (such as what is a knit vs. a woven fabric). We will provide further training for fabric sorting.

  • Are organized, punctual, and are ready to work hard.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Can follow directions carefully + with great attention to details.

Knowledge of textile product or garment design is a plus! 

Approx. 8 hrs/week to start with potential to increase to 16 hrs/week in the future. Option to have 2 half days or 1 full day per week - can vary by week with approval.

Please email your resume with an email explaining why you are interested in and qualified for this opportunity to