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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?
exceptional technical skills?

If you answered yes,

Send Us Your resume

Available Positions

Museum Case Designer/Drafter

Employment Type:

Full-time, on-site. Position available October 16, 2023
Salary based on experience: $55,000.00 – $65,000.00 annually
8-hour day shift, Monday through Friday. OT after 40 hours worked.

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 for customer presentation & approvals, material purchasing, & shop fabrication.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Design solid 3D models and assemblies based on customer specifications and according to our manufacturing standards and processes.
• Create descriptive and detailed fabrication and shop drawings from solid models and assemblies using Solidworks 3D CAD.
• Provide technical support to customer service, purchasing, manufacturing, and project management when needed.
• Collaborate with fabricators to troubleshoot manufacturing issues, drawing revisions, and resolve problems in the easiest, greenest, and most profitable manner.
• Examine origin of fabrication, assembly, and design issues to determine quality improvements to improve efficiency for future jobs and practices.

Desired Qualifications:

2-years Solidworks CAD required, preferably in manufacturing.
• CSWA Required (CSWP preferred).
• Microsoft Office required.
• Proficiency in AutoCAD & Inventor preferred.
• Knowledge of Weldments preferred.

Our Benefits Include

  • Medical Insurance is 75% 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
  • Free electric car charging
  • Higher Education reimbursement if relates to SmallCorp position
  • Some flexibility in work schedule may be available
  • Free coffee all day, periodic pizza parties and cook-outs
  • Average seniority at SmallCorp is 15 years