Join the Balefire Team!

STORE MANAGER

We are looking for an experienced retail manager that leads with empathy and a team oriented approach.

Balefire Goods is an artisan jewelry gallery just outside on Denver, CO in Olde Town Arvada. We create custom jewelry, such as engagement and wedding rings in house. We also carry the work of other metalsmiths and artisans in a diversity of materials and host events like monthly art shows and other special events. We have a staff of four jewelers and metalsmiths that work front of house, hand-craft jewelry in house, and provide jewelry repair.

Responsibilities

  • Develop strategies and processes to raise our customers’ pool, expand store traffic and optimize profitability
  • Project management for custom orders and repair work
  • Meet sales goals by training, motivating, mentoring and providing feedback to staff
  • Ensure high levels of customers satisfaction through excellent service
  • Complete store administration and ensure compliance with policies and procedures
  • Maintain outstanding store condition and visual merchandising standards
  • Report on buying trends, customer needs, profits etc
  • Propose innovative ideas to increase market share
  • Work with staff to assess training needs
  • Deal with all issues that arise from staff or customers (complaints, grievances etc)
  • Social media strategies and engagement
  • Client outreach strategies and clienteling
  • Staff oversight including scheduling, priority planning, etc.
  • Additional duties as needed

Skills and Background

  • 3 years of retail management, account management, or project management experience
  • Great project management and organizational skills
  • Leadership style based in collaborative and team-oriented success
  • Customer management skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Social media and online marketing experience skills and comfort with technology
  • Knowledge of jewelry would be ideal, but as long as you have an interest in artisan jewelry and seem like the right fit, we can train for other knowledge.

Benefits

  • Starting Salary Range of 50 - 60K
  • Paid Time off (Vacation, Sick, etc.)
  • Some remote work possible
  • Flexible schedule but some nights and weekends required

To apply, contact us via email (info@balefiregoods.com) and include a resume and info about why you think this would be a fit for you and us. 

July 04, 2022 by Jamie Hollier
Welcome Baleigh to the Balefire Team

Welcome Baleigh to the Balefire Team

Welcome to our newest employee, Baleigh. Baleigh is an experienced metalsmith and jeweler who just moved back to Colorado from Boston. Baleigh also has her own collection of jewelry that she creates, which you can check out on her site, Acebo Jewelry. We asked her a few questions after she was a few days into her new gig and this is what she had to say:
September 10, 2019 by Jamie Hollier
Rachel Joins the Balefire Team

Rachel Joins the Balefire Team

Welcome to our newest employee, Rachel. Rachel has been apprenticing with a local metalsmith and one of our resident artists, Cheyenne, and is now continuing her jewelry and metalsmithing education with us as well! We asked her a few questions after she was a few days into her new gig so keep reading to learn more.
August 20, 2019 by Jamie Hollier
Join Our Team!

Join Our Team!

We are looking for someone to join our team at Balefire Goods! This would be a great fit for someone that loves art and jewelry and wants to be an active participant in a growing company. 
July 09, 2019 by Jamie Hollier
Upcoming Jewelry Making Classes

Upcoming Jewelry Making Classes

We are partnering with local metalsmith, Alyssa Polizzi, to host classes where you can make fun and easy jewelry pieces yourself. We have already had one ring making class and up next are cuff bracelets and hoop earrings. 
February 03, 2019 by Jamie Hollier
Tiffany Window and Carly Wright Earrings

Art Jewelry and Art History: Tiffany and Wright

As a student of art history and a lover of art jewelry and metalsmithing, I often find myself reminded of artists or pieces from my art studies when looking at art jewelry. I thought it would be fun to start a new series of posts where I share a little about a jewelry artist or piece and give an intro to the artist or work from art history with which I sense a compliment or connection.

For the second post in this series, we will be looking at the historical artist Louis Comfort Tiffany and the contemporary Art Jeweler, Carly Wright.

June 07, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
Pride Cake Month at Balefire Goods and Valhalla Cakes!

Pride Cake Month at Balefire Goods and Valhalla Cakes!

Like many of you, we were saddened this week by the supreme court decision involving a wedding cake from a Denver area bakery. Since that ruling, we have seen a lot of comments and attention being given to the bakery involved in that case, but we feel like we should all be focusing on the vendors in our area that support inclusion and the LGBTQ community rather than giving more attention to those that support hate. 

Based on all this and to celebrate Pride month, we created a new partnership with the fabulous Valhalla Cakes to offer Pride Cupcakes for Pride Month!
June 06, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
Casting Metal

Environmentally Thoughtful Jewelry

Many of the artists we carry at Balefire not only create great art, but are thinking of the environmental impact of their work as well. Check out just some ways that our artists are working to make their work more environmentally friendly and learn about an Earth Day event coming up. 
April 13, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
Our First Workshop: Stamped & Textured Charm Necklace

Our First Workshop: Stamped & Textured Charm Necklace

When: Sunday, April 29th from 2 to 4pm

Where: Balefire Goods, 7417 Grandview, Arvada, CO 80002

What: In this class, you will create a simple charm necklace with up to three charms (you can create more for an additional fee). We will cover metal stamping and hammered textures to create charms with your designs. You will be able to create jewelry in either sterling silver, gold filled, or rose gold filled charms and chains. This class is open to students ages 16+ and limited to a maximum of 16 people. 

How Much: Class is $60 per person and includes materials to craft one necklace with 3 charms per person. 

Buy tickets online or contact us for more info. 

April 07, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
Wedding Ideas for Brides/Grooms and Guests

Wedding Ideas for Brides/Grooms and Guests

Wedding season is almost upon us once again. Or do weddings really have a season anymore? I feel like I know people that had their weddings at all times of the year. Regardless, whether it is the little stress of finding the right gift as a guest or the crazy, all-consuming stress of planning your own big day, we can help! Here are a few things we carry that might just be the perfect thing for that perfect day.
March 16, 2018 by Jamie Hollier