At the Dragon Forge Experience our Grinders are the backbone of our operation. Every knife that gets forged will pass through your hands. As a grinder, you will be the keeper of quality, the master of sharpness, and the key to our patron's smiles.
If you have an eye for detail, skill with grinding equipment and a passion for sharp knives, we want you!
When & Where?
The MI Renaissance Fair runs from September 5th to October 4th, every Saturday and Sunday, as well as the first and last Friday. The faire is open from 10am - 7pm, but staff will need to be on site by 9:00am and will be on the clock until 7:30pm.
The faire grounds are located at 12600 Dixie Hwy, Holly, MI 48442.
Camping is available through the fair campground at $55/weekend if you live more than 75 miles away.
Grinders will make $11 per hour plus tips (split from the tip jar).
This is a not a salary position, so Grinders must show to be paid.
The job and pay will be based off of a 10 hour work day, two days a weekend (there are two 3-day weekends).
Expectations & Information
Training: There will be a set training day for all new hires. This will give us an opportunity to set our expectations, practice our grinding processes together, find our flow, and see each other personalities.
Breaks: Grinders will be given a 30 mins lunch break and two 15 minute breaks per day. Lunch is not provided, so pack a lunch or be prepared to purchase food from the food courts.
Work load: It is expected that Grinders will be able to handle grinding out 50+ knives per day and knives will be sharp and oiled. Ability to cross work as a Blacksmith will add to your consideration as that will help with scheduling breaks for the Crew.
Safety: Safety is important and Grinders are expected to wear eye, ear and lung protection when operating the equipment.
Clothing: All Staff will be required to be in full period clothing for the duration of the work day. Outfits are subject to fair review.
Sobriety: All Staff must remain show up sober and remain sober throughout the work day. We have a zero tolerance policy for alcohol and drug usage during work hours due to the nature of our work and insurance policy.
Legal papers: All Staff will be considered contractors and will fill out a1099 form.