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Privateer Press Seeks Model Product Manager

About Us
Privateer Press, Inc. (www.privateerpress.com) is an award-winning publisher of games and supplements based in Bellevue, WA. We produce the acclaimed tabletop miniatures wargames WARMACHINE® and HORDES®. We also publish the bimonthly No Quarter™ magazine and the Formula P3™ hobby tool and paint range in addition to the other products in our catalog. We are focused on producing the finest gaming products on the market today as we continue to build and expand the richness of our games and settings. We are in search of great people who are enthusiastic about producing engaging and enjoyable experiences and who can appreciate the inherent beauty of giant steam-powered robots smashing each other to pieces.

We are a hard-working crew who derive satisfaction from a job well done. We work in a fast-paced results-driven environment, and we seek a highly motivated individual to support our production of high quality miniatures.

Job Description
The Model Product Manager (MPM) is an entry level position within Privateer Press’ Project Management team. The MPM oversees the entire model production schedule of Privateer Press. In addition to managing the comprehensive schedule of model creation and production, the MPM is responsible for tracking and working with the Privateer Press Leadership Team to ensure the timely delivery of each model project milestone and delivery date as defined by the overall model schedule. In this role the MPM is responsible for acting as the liaison between the Art and Design, Studio, and Production departments to ensure all parties are aware of their expected delivery timelines and responsibilities for each project. Should a project become stalled, it is the MPM’s responsibility to identify the issue causing the delay and work with the specific department managers and Privateer Press Leadership Team to solve the issues hampering the project’s progress.

As part of this work, the MPM is expected to provide regular status updates to both the Studio Manager, Director of Operations, and Executive Director on the status of the various model projects. The MPM is also responsible for ensuring that all projects follow proper process and procedure, as well as acting as a primary stakeholder in providing feedback and suggestions on how to improve efficiency and effectiveness on Privateer’s Model Production Process to the Privateer Press Leadership team.
This is a full-time position in our Bellevue, WA office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Product Management – The MPM is responsible for ushering projects along the entire production life cycle from concept to deployment.
  • The MPM is responsible for scheduling and leading approval and review meetings for every project as set forth by the Model Production Process.
  • Total Project Scheduling – The MPM will work with the Executive Director, Chief Creative Officer, Director of Operations, and Studio Manager to create and maintain the complete model product schedule and will take every step necessary to ensure that all projects complete on time to Privateer Press’ quality standards. They will also be the primary person to alert the Executive Director and the leadership team of the current status of Privateer Press’ available model project bandwidth to ensure proper planning from the highest levels.
  • Analysis – The SPM performs analysis on all projects with the Director of Operations and Studio Manager. This includes, but is not limited to, budgetary concerns, process improvements, file management and storage, and efficient workflow. The MPM will also perform feasibility analysis on model projects before they are approved for official production.
  • Resource coordination - The MPM coordinates with the Studio Manager and Director of Operations to balance workload and schedules across all Privateer Press departments.
  • Reporting – The MPM is expected to provide regular status updates to the Leadership Team on the current status of all projects under their purview, and to provide analysis and feedback on potential issues to ensure timely delivery of top quality products.

Qualifications

  • Ability to break complex problems into smaller manageable tasks
  • Extremely strong organizational and scheduling skills
  • Ability to work closely with multiple teams and organize them toward a common goal
  • Strong personal initiative and organization
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Confidence-inspiring work ethic and reliability
  • Ability to creatively problem solve and think "outside the box"
  • Working knowledge of Apple computers and common office software such as Word and Excel
  • Upbeat and positive attitude
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
  • Able to sit and work at a computer for long periods of time.

Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Product

Start Date: Immediately

Compensation: Negotiable, based on skill and experience

Application Process
1) Prepare a resume of no more than two pages. The filename of the resume should be your first and last name separated by an underscore, and it must be in .doc or .PDF format. Example: John_Doe.doc
2) Compose a cover letter of no more than one page. The filename of the cover letter should be your first and last name followed by “CL”, all separated by underscores. The file must be in .doc or .PDF format. Example: John_Doe_CL.doc
3) Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected], and make sure the subject line says “MPMt—[your name].” Example: MPM—John Doe.


Privateer Press Seeks Hobby Specialist & Terrain Maker

About Us
Privateer Press, Inc. (privateerpress.com) is an award-winning publisher of games and game supplements based in Bellevue, WA. We produce the acclaimed WARMACHINE® and HORDES® tabletop miniatures wargames, the Monsterpocalypse® pre-painted miniatures game, the Iron Kingdoms® Full Metal Fantasy and Iron Kingdoms® Unleashed roleplaying games, the Undercity™ and Widower’s Wood™ adventure board games, and the LEVEL 7® survival-horror board game line. We also publish the bimonthly No Quarter™ magazine and the Formula P3™ hobby tool and paint range in addition to the other products in our catalog. We are focused on producing the finest gaming products on the market today as we continue to build and expand the richness of our games and settings. We are in search of great people who are enthusiastic about producing engaging and enjoyable experiences and who can appreciate the inherent beauty of giant steam-powered robots smashing each other to pieces.

We are a hard-working crew who derive satisfaction from a job well done. We work in a fast-paced, results-driven environment, and we seek a highly motivated individual with AMAZING attention to detail to support our production of high-quality miniatures in our resin mold making department.

Job Description
This position’s primary duties include a variety of hobby projects such as building terrain for photography and conventions. Other duties include painting miniatures, updating and maintaining parts for the online store, and any needs as required by the Studio Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Concepting, building, and painting hobby terrain for No Quarter magazine articles, product photography and tournament tables
  • Maintaining terrain inventory and upkeep
  • Prepping terrain for transport to various conventions. This may include sourcing and/or building crate solutions to ensure materials arrive safely and securely
  • Army Painting and matching existing model color schemes
  • Writing hobby articles for No Quarter magazine and the Privateer Press website
  • Able to teach core hobby and terrain concepts in a classroom or one-on-one setting

Qualifications

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Capable of working both individually and collaboratively
  • Able to follow and interpret concept sketches to accurately produce completed terrain pieces
  • Able to accept constructive criticism and make necessary adjustments to hobby projects
  • Able to create concept art for hobby terrain
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Expert miniature modeling and painting knowledge
  • Expert hobby terrain-building skills
  • Upbeat and positive attitude
  • Knowledge of basic photography and Photoshop
  • Solid knowledge of how to play all Privateer games
  • Solid knowledge of the Iron Kingdoms setting and visual aesthetics
  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to maintain a clean and tidy workspace
  • Action oriented and able to complete tasks quickly
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Experience with power tools and light construction
  • Able to work quickly with an assembly line technique for mass production of tournament terrain
  • Familiarity with Privateer Press miniatures products
  • Ability to multitask and change gears between multiple projects quickly
  • Working familiarity with Macintosh/PC computers and common office software such as Word and Excel
  • Able and willing to travel to conventions, industry trade shows, open houses, etc., in and outside the U.S.
  • Physically able to work standing or sitting for extended periods of time. Able to lift 50 lbs.

Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Product

Start Date: Immediately

Compensation: Negotiable, based on skill and experience

Application Process
1) Prepare a resume of no more than two pages. The filename of the resume should be your first and last name separated by an underscore, and it must be in .doc or .PDF format. Example: John_Doe.doc
2) Compose a cover letter of no more than one page. The filename of the cover letter should be your first and last name followed by “CL”, all separated by underscores. The file must be in .doc or .PDF format. Example: John_Doe_CL.doc
3) Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected], and make sure the subject line says “Terrain Specialist—[your name].” Example: Terrain Specialist—John Doe.


Metal Caster

About Us
Privateer Press, Inc. (privateerpress.com) is an award-winning publisher of games and game supplements based in Bellevue, WA. We produce the acclaimed WARMACHINE® and HORDES® tabletop miniatures wargames, the Monsterpocalypse® pre-painted miniatures game, the Iron Kingdoms® Full Metal Fantasy and Iron Kingdoms® Unleashed roleplaying games, the Undercity™ and Widower’s Wood™ adventure board games, and the LEVEL 7® survival-horror board game line. We also publish the bimonthly No Quarter™ magazine and the Formula P3™ hobby tool and paint range in addition to the other products in our catalog. We are focused on producing the finest gaming products on the market today as we continue to build and expand the richness of our games and settings. We are in search of great people who are enthusiastic about producing engaging and enjoyable experiences and who can appreciate the inherent beauty of giant steam-powered robots smashing each other to pieces.

We are a hard-working crew who derive satisfaction from a job well done. We work in a fast-paced, results-driven environment, and we seek a highly motivated individual with AMAZING attention to detail to support our production of high-quality miniatures in our resin mold making department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The metal caster is a full-time entry-level position. The primary duties are to assist the production casting team. These duties include but are not limited to:
• Demolding cast parts
• Conducting QC checks on demolded parts
• Solving problems with casting
• Adjusting machine settings for optimal performance
• Preserve mold life through careful demolding
• Achieve daily quota for parts produced
• Assisting with special projects as required on an as needed basis
• Other duties as necessary

Qualifications:
• Must be able to work in our Bellevue location
• Capable of working both individually and collaboratively
• Acute attention to detail
• Upbeat and positive attitude
• Strong work ethic
• Action oriented and able to complete tasks quickly
• Able to multi-task
• Must be able to stand, lift and bend for 8 hours each day
• Must be able to lift 50lbs
• Great problem-solving skills

Benefits
• Medical
• Dental
• Product

Start Date: Immediate
Compensation: This is an entry-level hourly position.

Application Process:
1) Prepare a resume of no more than two pages. The filename of the resume should be your first and last name separated by an underscore, and it must be in .doc or .PDF format. Example: John_Doe.doc
2) Compose a cover letter of no more than one page. The filename of the cover letter should be your first and last name followed by “CL”, all separated by underscores. The file must be in .doc or .PDF format. Example: John_Doe_CL.doc
3) Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected], and make sure the subject line says “Metal Caster—[your name].” Example: Metal Caster—John Doe.


Resin Mold Maker

About Us
Privateer Press, Inc. (privateerpress.com) is an award-winning publisher of games and game supplements based in Bellevue, WA. We produce the acclaimed WARMACHINE® and HORDES® tabletop miniatures wargames, the Monsterpocalypse® pre-painted miniatures game, the Iron Kingdoms® Full Metal Fantasy and Iron Kingdoms® Unleashed roleplaying games, the Undercity™ and Widower’s Wood™ adventure board games, and the LEVEL 7® survival-horror board game line. We also publish the bimonthly No Quarter™ magazine and the Formula P3™ hobby tool and paint range in addition to the other products in our catalog. We are focused on producing the finest gaming products on the market today as we continue to build and expand the richness of our games and settings. We are in search of great people who are enthusiastic about producing engaging and enjoyable experiences and who can appreciate the inherent beauty of giant steam-powered robots smashing each other to pieces.

We are a hard-working crew who derive satisfaction from a job well done. We work in a fast-paced, results-driven environment, and we seek a highly motivated individual with AMAZING attention to detail to support our production of high-quality miniatures in our resin mold making department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The resin mold maker is a full-time entry-level position. The primary duties are to assist the resin mold making department. These duties include but are not limited to:
• Cleaning masters
• Spruing masters for mold lay-up
• Designing mold lay-up schemes for difficult parts
• Troubleshooting mold performance problems
• Minimizing material usage and labor costs
• Maximizing efficiency of molds and their creation
• Soliciting feedback from casting department to improve molds
• Other duties as necessary

Qualifications:
• Must be able to work in our Bellevue location
• Capable of working both individually and collaboratively
• Upbeat and positive attitude
• Strong work ethic
• Action oriented with ability to complete tasks quickly and thoroughly
• Good problem-solving skills
• Strong 3-D visual manipulation
• High manual dexterity and steady hands
• Great eye for detail and high quality standards
• High visual acuity for parts inspection (QA)
• Basic math skills
• Mold making/RTV mold making experience
• Must be able to stand, lift and bend for 8 hours each day
• Must be able to lift 50 lbs

Benefits
• Medical
• Dental
• Product

Start Date: Immediate
Compensation: This is an entry-level hourly position.

Application Process:
1) Prepare a resume of no more than two pages. The filename of the resume should be your first and last name separated by an underscore, and it must be in .doc or .PDF format. Example: John_Doe.doc
2) Compose a cover letter of no more than one page. The filename of the cover letter should be your first and last name followed by “CL”, all separated by underscores. The file must be in .doc or .PDF format. Example: John_Doe_CL.doc
3) Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected], and make sure the subject line says “Resin Mold Maker—[your name].” Example: Resin Mold Maker—John Doe.


Trade Sales Account Manager

About Us

Privateer Press, Inc. (privateerpress.com) is an award-winning publisher of games and game supplements based in Bellevue, WA. We produce the acclaimed WARMACHINE® and HORDES® tabletop miniatures wargames, the Monsterpocalypse® pre-painted miniatures game, the Iron Kingdoms® Full Metal Fantasy and Iron Kingdoms® Unleashed roleplaying games, the Undercity™ and Widower’s Wood™ adventure board games, and the LEVEL 7® survival-horror board game line. We also publish the bimonthly No Quarter™ magazine and the Formula P3™ hobby tool and paint range in addition to the other products in our catalog. We are focused on producing the finest gaming products on the market today as we continue to build and expand the richness of our games and settings. We are in search of great people who are enthusiastic about producing engaging and enjoyable experiences and who can appreciate the inherent beauty of giant steam-powered robots smashing each other to pieces.

We are a hard-working crew who derive satisfaction from a job well done. We work in a fast-paced, results-driven environment, and we seek a highly confident individual with excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to build rapport with new and existing customers over the phone and in person.

Job Description

The Account Manager role is a mid-level position and will report directly to the Sales Director. The Account Manager will be responsible for making weekly calls to existing accounts to enhance individual account performance as well as making daily new account cold calls and followups to canvas for new business by maintaining a current call sheet. The Account Manager will also be responsible for ensuring that all accounts are informed of current OP programs, Best Trade Sales Practices, and other promotional and marketing materials.
This is a full-time position in our Bellevue, WA office.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Achieve sales objectives and implement the necessary resources to achieve objectives.
• Direct sales to retail stores – existing accounts and new accounts.
• Direct contact with retailers to promote products as well as gather feedback and data that can be applied to product development and growth strategies.
• Promote sales, retention, and acquisition at the retailer and club level with in-store and club programs such as leagues, release events, and special promotions.
• Ensure marketing goals are being met at the store level and collaborate on future promotions coordinating with product releases, events, etc. Trade Sales will have input with Marketing.
• Coordinate and send weekly emails to retailers.
• Implement and coordinate sales policies and objectives.
• Be familiar with all products being sold.
• Recommend product enhancements to boost sales/gain new customers, such as OP kits, Point of Sale materials, displays, etc.
• Be motivated with high energy and enthusiasm.
• Be an effective member of the sales team.
• Forecast sales in terms of dollars and quantities within territory.
• Create long- and short-term sales plans/goals for territory.
• Find new markets/customers for direct purchases.
• Attend events, conventions, and tradeshows as a representative of Privateer Press.
• Travel to industry trade shows (e.g., GAMA), distributor open houses, and large consumer conventions (e.g. Gen Con).

Qualifications

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent customer service skills
• Knowledge of Privateer Press product lines
• Knowledge of hobby industry and retail
• Able to be discreet and trustworthy
• Highly organized
• Able to pay attention to detail
• Basic experience with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
• Ability to work independently and multitask
• Experience working in a fast-paced office environment
• Strong work ethic and positive attitude
• Must be reliable
• Must be action-oriented and able to complete tasks quickly
• Must be willing and able to travel to industry trade shows, distributor shows, and large consumer conventions

Benefits

• Medical and dental
• Paid vacation/sick days
• Free and discounted product

Start date: Immediate
Compensation: Negotiable

Application Process:

1) Prepare a resume of no more than two pages. The filename of the resume should be your first and last name separated by an underscore, and it must be in .doc or .PDF format. Example: John_Doe.doc
2) Compose a cover letter of no more than one page. The filename of the cover letter should be your first and last name followed by “CL”, all separated by underscores. The file must be in .doc or .PDF format. Example: John_Doe_CL.doc
3) Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected], and make sure the subject line says “Trade Sales Account Manager—[your name].” Example: Trade Sales Account Manager —John Doe.


Privateer Press Seeks Warehouse Clerk

About Us

Privateer Press, Inc. (privateerpress.com) is an award-winning publisher of games and game supplements based in Bellevue, WA. We produce the acclaimed WARMACHINE® and HORDES® tabletop miniatures wargames, the Monsterpocalypse® pre-painted miniatures game, the Iron Kingdoms® Full Metal Fantasy and Iron Kingdoms® Unleashed roleplaying games, the Undercity™ and Widower’s Wood™ adventure board games, and the LEVEL 7® survival-horror board game line. We also publish the bimonthly No Quarter™ magazine and the Formula P3™ hobby tool and paint range in addition to the other products in our catalog. We are focused on producing the finest gaming products on the market today as we continue to build and expand the richness of our games and settings. We are in search of great people who are enthusiastic about producing engaging and enjoyable experiences and who can appreciate the inherent beauty of giant steam-powered robots smashing each other to pieces.

We are a hard-working crew who derive satisfaction from a job well done. We work in a fast-paced, results-driven environment, and we seek a highly motivated individual with AMAZING Customer Service Skills to support our production of high-quality miniatures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Warehouse Clerk is an entry-level position. This position is mostly focused on pulling orders. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Achieve the weekly packing goals
  • Pull orders in the proper sequence
  • Work at a good pace in order to meet goals
  • Get completed orders ready to ship
  • Random QC of items packed recently
  • Stack pulled product in an organized manner on the tables
  • Maintain a clean workstation, clean other areas as requested
  • Load outbound pallets onto trucks
  • Daily trash removal
  • Complete various tasks as requested
  • Unload trucks/containers as needed
  • Move things around warehouse as needed
  • Work in an efficient manner
  • Minimize idle chit chat

Required Skills and Proficiencies

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to work in our Bellevue location
  • Capable of working both individually and collaboratively
  • Highly organized with an acute attention to detail
  • Upbeat and positive attitude
  • Strong work ethic
  • Action oriented and able to complete tasks quickly
  • Able to multi-task
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to stand, lift and bend for 8 hours each day
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs

Benefits

• Medical

• Dental

• Product

Start Date: Immediate

Compensation: This is an entry-level hourly position.

Application Process:

1)     Prepare a resume of no more than two pages. The filename of the resume should be your first and last name separated by an underscore, and it must be in .doc or .PDF format. Example: John_Doe.doc

2)     Compose a cover letter of no more than one page. The filename of the cover letter should be your first and last name followed by “CL”, all separated by underscores. The file must be in .doc or .PDF format. Example: John_Doe_CL.doc

3)     Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected], and make sure the subject line says “Warehouse Clerk—[your name].” Example: Warehouse Clerk—John Doe.


Privateer Press Seeks Digital Sculptor

About Us
Privateer Press, Inc. (www.privateerpress.com) is an award-winning publisher of games and supplements based in Bellevue, WA. We produce the acclaimed tabletop miniatures wargames WARMACHINE® and HORDES™ and the pre-painted miniatures game Monsterpocalypse®. We also publish the bimonthly No Quarter Magazine™ and the Formula P3™ hobby tool and paint range in addition to the other products in our catalog. We are focused on producing the finest gaming products on the market today as we continue to build and expand the richness of our games and settings. We are a growing game company in search of great people who are enthusiastic about producing engaging and enjoyable experiences and who can appreciate the inherent beauty of giant steam-powered robots smashing each other to pieces.

We are a hard-working crew who derive satisfaction from a job well done. We work in a fast-paced results-driven environment, and we seek a highly motivated individual to support our production of high quality miniatures.

Job Description
The Digital Sculptor will be part of Privateer Press’ award winning Studio team and will be responsible for sculpting 32mm heroic scale miniatures from detailed concept art under the direction of the Studio Director and Creative Director using digital sculpting programs.

This is a full-time position in our Bellevue, WA office.

Duties Include:
• Sculpting Miniatures utilizing digital software – Working from concept and pose sketches, create three-dimensional sculpts of the figures. Consult with Studio Director and Creative Director to ensure the themes and character of the figures are maintained, and render the work in progress of various stages of completion for approvals and creative feedback.
• Contribute to the studio’s creative process - As a member of the miniatures studio, the Digital Sculptor will often be called on to offer suggestions, critiques, and solutions for translating two-dimensional concept art into three-dimensional miniatures, whether on his own work or the work of other members of the studio.
• Prepare Final Sculpts for Rapid Prototyping – Breakdown final digital sculpts into complementary parts for Rapid Prototyping and adjust final sculpt as needed during the RP process.
• Additional Duties – Other various sculpting tasks as required.

Required Skills and Proficiencies
• Experience with Zbrush software. Knowledge of Maya, Rhino, Freeform/Claytools, and/or Solid Works a plus.
• Understanding and experience with digital sculpting process for 3-dimensional models.
• Acute attention to details with a strong understanding of how the details will read at scale.
• Patience, focus, and determination to see a project through completion
• Capability to work under the direction and needs of mold makers, production specialists, and artistic directors.
• Ability to keep cool and produce quality work under pressured deadlines

Preferred Skills and Proficiencies
• Familiarity with Privateer Press’ properties. These include WARMACHINE, HORDES, Iron Kingdoms, Monsterpocalypse, Bodgers, Grind, and Formula P3.
• Familiarity with metal, resin, and plastic production methods
• A background in games or similarly creative job (e.g. skateboarding, video games, board games, comics, etc.)
• Experience working in a team environment
• Great sense of humor, the ability to quote movies (good and bad), and a desire to participate in the development of a fast-paced, growing company

Start Date: Immediate
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Product
Compensation: Negotiable


Application Process:
To apply for this position, applicants must perform the following steps:
1) Prepare a resume of no more than two pages. The filename of the resume should be your first and last name separated by an underscore, and it must be in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format. (Word is preferred). Example: Mary_Smith.doc
2) Compose a cover letter of no more than one page. The filename of the cover letter should be your first and last name followed by “CL”, all separated by underscores. The file must be in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format. (Again, Word is preferred). Example: John_Doe_CL.doc
3) Prepare a photographic portfolio of prior modeling work (built models, conversions, sculpts, scratch-built miniatures, etc.) in a PDF. The file must not be larger than 2mb, and the filename should be your first and last name followed by “Portfolio,” separated by underscores. Example: Ralph_Hinkley_Portfolio.pdf
4) Send the files to [email protected] and make sure the subject line says “Modeler – [your name].” Example: Modeler – Suzy Queue.
5) Provide a print ready STL example of your work no larger that 30mb.