Position Description

Bark Frameworks, an employee owned custom framing and art services company that has been leading the industry since 1969, seeks a qualified freelance candidate to work as a welder in the metal room of our Long Island City shop. Approx. 8-16 hours per week, or as needed. The ideal candidate will possess a strong work ethic, experience working with metal (welding, braising, grinding, and sanding metal), and a genuine desire to learn and grow as a craftsperson. Wood shop experience a plus. Candidate should be prepared to demonstrate his or her metal working skills during the interview process. Please have solid references available. If you are good at metalworking, work safely with machinery and tools, have a positive, collaborative personality and an eye for detail, please send us your resume.

Please note: Hiring for this position is contingent upon a successful background check. Candidate will have to sign a contract and confidentiality waiver before starting employment. Candidate will have to adhere to current Bark Frameworks codes of conduct, and protocols for COVID-19 (including daily health assessments). Candidate must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or an accommodation notice from a healthcare professional, upon hire.


  • Must be RELIABLE, collaborative, and a good communicator.
  • Positive attitude, organized, and detail-oriented
  • Willingness and desire to learn and to be the best in the industry
  • Must work safely at all times, and be aware of safety guidelines (provided)
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines when needed
  • Must be able to adapt to a changing work schedule (depending on work load), and to work overtime if necessary
  • Willingness to cross-train within the metal shop (table saw, drill press, etc.) and across departments.

Skills and Experience

  • At least 1-2 years of metalworking experience is REQUIRED for this position.
  • Proficient BRAZE welding experience is REQUIRED, of mitered aluminum and brass alloy extrusions.
  • Experience in manufacturing and/or fine art framing field a plus.
  • Experience welding is required.
  • Woodworking, crate-building, sanding, and/or finishing experience a plus; experience using a table saw a plus.
  • Ability to take precise measurements.
  • A desire to do work of the highest level of craftsmanship.
  • Ability to work safely with or without direct supervision.


  • This position is freelance, and is not eligible for benefits


  • Hourly rate, based on experience and skill level

How to Apply

If you have solid metalworking experience (woodworking experience a plus) and would like to be considered for this position, please send your resume, along with a brief summary of why you think you would be a good person for the job, to:

Put HR: METAL SHOP in the subject line.

NO CALLS PLEASE. Due to the high volume of applicants, we may not be able to respond to every e-mail. We will contact those who seem like a good fit. Thank you.


Bark Frameworks, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, and protected veteran or marital status.