SmallCorp is a well-established, family-owned, privately held company with approximately 40 employees, started in 1972. We manufacture museum-quality picture frames and exhibit cases, and many, many other items used in conservation and exhibition by museums, galleries, artists, and photographers.  Most of our manufacturing is done in-house. We have a diverse range of technical capabilities and work with a wide variety of materials.

SmallCorp values innovation, integrity and forward-thinking.  These core beliefs drive our operations as well as our relationships with both customers and employees and help to make us an industry leader. We believe in contributing to the community, whether it be our local community – through volunteering and contributions to important causes and organizations, our art-based community – by maintaining the highest standards of quality workmanship and attentiveness to archival design and materials, and participation in associations that promote learning and growth, and to the world community through our environmental and social awareness. 

We are always looking for talented, thoughtful people.  Do you have an Arts degree, framing, fabrication, or museum background?

Have exceptional technical skills?

If you answered yes, send us your resume! 

Job Openings:

  • CAD Designer/Drafter – Position available

See individual postings below for more details. 

Our Benefits Include 

  • Medical Insurance is 78% paid by SmallCorp (state average is currently 67%)
    • Health New England Essentials 2000 Medical Insurance employee contributions for 2023: 
      • single $45.10 week
      • 2-person $90.21 week
      • family $128.54 week.
  • Dental Insurance is provided to employees at no cost
  • State-administered Short Term Disability Insurance based on wages (roughly $5 per week)
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 10 paid holidays and an occasional extra paid day off; additionally, veterans of the US Armed Forces also receive Veterans Day off with pay
  • 5 Sick days – eligibility after 90 days
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) – eligibility after 90-days
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings.  SmallCorp currently matches up to $2,000/year -eligibility after 1000 continuous hours worked (about 6-months)
  • Employee hardship advances
  • Service Milestone every 5 years
  • Annual bonuses based on business conditions
  • Higher Education reimbursement if relates to SmallCorp position
  • Some flexibility in work scheduled may be available
  • Free coffee all day, periodic pizza parties and cook-outs
  • Average seniority at SmallCorp is 15 years


CAD Designer/Drafter

Compensation: Competitive Wages and Benefits
Employment type: full-time, on-site. Position available February 1st, 2023

Job Function:

This position involves the interpretation of project details explained, sketched or inferred from design documents, photographs or other sources. Candidate will use Solidworks to produce isometric, 2-D, and 3-D drawings utilized in manufacturing as well as for the purpose of communicating joint layouts to contractors, architects and engineers. Drawings will be used to develop bills of materials and item parts for entry of orders.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create descriptive blueprints, models & assemblies for manufacturing using Solidworks 3D CAD
  • Provide technical support to purchasing, fabrication/manufacturing, project managers regarding designs and engineering.
  • Attend meetings with project managers, deliver and capture wanted design feature, provide technical expertise on design decisions.
  • Directly collaborate with fabricators to troubleshoot manufacturing issues, drawing revisions, and resolve problems in the easiest, greenest, and most profitable manner
  • Examine origins of fabrication, assembly, and design issues to determine quality improvements to improve efficiency for future jobs and practices
  • Solidworks CAM and CNC programing experience a plus

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of related work experience
  • Solidworks CAD required
  • CSWA Required (CSWP preferred)
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Inventor, Adobe Reader(PDF), Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of Weldments (preferred)
  • Autodesk Inventor experience (preferred)
  • Solidworks CAM experience (preferred)
  • Manufacturing experience (preferred)


  • Drafting: 2 years (Preferred)
  • SolidWorks or Inventor: 2 years (Preferred)