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Crystal Hodges

Lead Fabricator

This role is for the makers of the world — someone who loves making things and constantly improving their personal toolkit. You strive to be multifaceted in your offerings (painting, ceramics and woodshop all interest you).You creative problem solve, pulling from experience and communicating with a team.

You care about aesthetics and want to set an example of being clean, organized and professional through your work.

You enjoy documenting the process so others can follow your lead

When approached with a new method to learn you are a big ‘YES!’

You enjoy being in the studio and installing on job sites - you touch every part of a project.

You will lead installations on job sites and keep the studio updated on progress.

You will execute the making of art installations from a set of design drawings.

You can see the larger picture to assist in prioritizing project goals to align with our process.

You are an integral part of this team and happily help out teammates as needed, whether it is contributing to a brainstorming session,

researching an adhesive, or building a quick prototype. We are a small and mighty team, and we want you on it!


This is a contract-to-hire position. You will start with a 3 month contract which will turn into a full time hourly position, pending a 90 day

review. After the 3 month contract we evaluate the individual by our Core Values and assess if you ‘Get it, Want it, and Have the Capacity

to do it’. The individual also assesses the company in the same manner.

This position requires a team player.


3+ years of required experience building & making dimensional art (how to construct things, choosing best structural methods)

Studio Facilities / Woodshop Maintenance a plus.

Strong expertise using:

power tools and hand tools

router + router templates

working in a woodshop (table saw, panel saw, chop saw, band saw, miter saw, etc.)

spray painting, latex and acrylic painting

painting (including murals)

industrial adhesives and resins

laser cutting and other specialty fabrication methods (ceramics, metals, carpentry) are a plus

rapid prototyping and model making a plus

Strong installation experience and able to lead an install team on site

Accountability for leading project builds

Demonstrated leadership

Work with Fabrication Manager on figuring out fabrication processes

Support the Production Department’s goals to be on budget, help troubleshoot when needed.

Participate in department meetings

Excellent people skills and communication

Able to manage multiple projects at one time and help prioritize deliverables

Actively seek to mentor and help train fellow fabricators

Calm under pressure

Resourceful and knowledgeable on various art forms

Desire to continually learn new fabrication techniques and methods

Ensuring all work is up to AllKinds aesthetic and quality standards

Able to identify your own mistakes and seek improvement

Able to stand on a ladder for long periods of time

Able to lift 40 lbs

Must have a valid driver's license and be comfortable driving vans and box trucks (access to a car is preferred, but not required)


This is an on-site job in our working studio in West Town where fabrication of large-scale artworks happen. You must be able to thrive in a

fast-paced and open working studio environment. You will be physically building and making things. It's awesome (and noisy, dusty, and

smelly at times...) but it’s the sounds, feeling and smell of creativity hard at work.

2021 W. Fulton St. Chicago IL 60612


Compensation is commensurate with experience and is paid per hour as a full-time hourly employee. In addition, you’ll be eligible for

medical and dental benefits and earn overtime (1.5x) when applicable. Hours worked are expected to be approximately 40 hours per week

and may vary depending upon the schedule of client projects and potential travel for installations. Our studio hours are 8:30am - 4:30pm

M-F; however, installs can take place outside of our normal business hours.


We are stronger togetherThe more we work together, the more we communicate clearly, the better chance we have of reaching our collective goals. We harmonize.

We make anything out of anything

We see possibility and potential in everything.

We are nimble by learning

Our learning culture makes taking on challenging projects exciting and worth it.

We make it happen

We are a hard working team that crosses the finish line together - no matter what it takes.

We are accountable

We take responsibility for our actions individually and as a team and always fulfill promises we make.


AllKinds is a multi-disciplinary design and fabrication studio that uses all kinds of materials to create custom art installations for brands.

With commissions from corporations, organizations, art consultants, branding agencies and architecture firms, we tailor-make each artwork

to fit large-scale spaces for brands, interiors, events and movements. Our dedicated team of designers, artists and fabricators mix

materials, technologies and techniques to create art and objects that are innovative, meaningful, beautiful and on-brand. We thrive in our

collaborative approach, welcoming new ideas and getting excited about the “what ifs”. Our combined skill sets and handmade approach

enables us to produce anything we can conceive, including even the most complex or technical concepts. With every project, our shared

goal is to create a meaningful environment that tells a story in an elevated, authentic and impactful way. And nothing makes us happier

than creating that story utilizing materials that were once meant for the landfill and giving them new life. At the completion of our projects,

we make every effort to repurpose, recycle or donate leftover materials to ensure they are given the longest, most meaningful lives



Email to apply with ‘Lead Fabricator - your name’ in the subject line.

Please include:

a cover letter that explains why you feel you are a good fit, why our Core Values resonate with you, and if you do not have all of

the necessary qualifications please let us know your plan to fill the knowledge gap

your resume

work samples

2 professional references

1 character reference

We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin in the hiring, retention or promotion of

employees; nor in determining their rank or the compensation or fringe benefits paid to them.

Job Type: Permanent
Compensation: hourly
Location: Fulton / Damen