Job Opportunities

Bag & Leather Goods Maker - Richmond

We are looking for a creative, hardworking individual to join our team as Bag & Leather Goods Maker at our studio in Richmond, Virginia. This position will be responsible for all aspects of making our handcrafted bags, accessories and leather goods from start to finish, including cutting fabric and leather straps, sewing, and assembling bags. This position utilizes sewing machines and a variety of leather working hand tools. Sewing experience is required.

This is an hourly position with both part-time or full-time hours available, working 25-40 hours per week. Schedule can be relatively flexible.

Start Date: July or August 2022

Salary: Competitive hourly pay based on experience, plus annual holiday bonus

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Trace patterns, cut and prepare fabric and leather for sewing
  • Cut leather, punch and prepare straps
  • Sew and assemble bags, aprons, accessories, leather goods
  • Install rivets, buckles, snaps and other hardware
  • Inspect, clean and prepare finished products for shipping or sale in store
  • Assist in inventory and procurement of fabric, leather, materials, and supplies
  • Assist with keeping studio and common areas clean, sweeping, taking out trash/recycling, etc
  • Assist with customer service in store and at special events as needed

Desired Qualities & Skills:

  • 1-2 years of sewing experience
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to learn quickly
  • Creative problem solver and troubleshooter
  • Able to multitask and work independently
  • Must be able to move and/or lift boxes or rolls of fabric up to 45 pounds

To apply, please email resume and references to Paul at Images of items you have made or altered with a sewing machine are helpful. Please put “Bag & Leather Goods Maker” in the email subject line.


Retail Associate - Richmond & Harrisonburg

We are looking for friendly, creative, and hardworking individuals to join our team as Retail Associate. We have openings at both of the Lineage retail stores, located in Richmond and Harrisonburg, Virginia. This position will be responsible for working weekday and weekend shifts at our retail store, providing extraordinary customer service, and assisting with retail merchandising, inventory, and occasional store events.

This is an hourly part-time position, working 20-25 hours per week. Must be available at least two weekends per month and be available to work during the holiday season (November through end of December 2022).

Hours: 20-25 hours per week

Salary: Competitive hourly pay based on experience plus annual holiday bonus

Start Date: August 2022

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Provides exemplary customer service, connects and engages with customers to cultivate a memorable retail experience 
  • Becomes an expert on Lineage products and other product lines we carry
  • Assists with incoming store inventory, adds new and restocked products to online store and point of sale system
  • Restocks products and assists with merchandising displays

Qualities & Skills:

  • Retail or customer facing experience preferred
  • Passionate about handmade and locally made products
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to make genuine connections with customers
  • Creative problem solver and troubleshooter
  • Able to multitask and work independently
  • Must be able to lift and move boxes up to 35 pounds

Richmond Location: To apply, please email resume, references, and availability to Paul at

Harrisonburg Location: To apply, please email resume, references, and availability to Kathryn at

Lineage provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.