Apprentice Picker Wanted

Position Type:
Full-time
Salary Range:
$0.00 - $1,000 Weekly
If you've seen the show
American Picker
- then you'll know what I am talking about. I am looking for someone interested in becoming a "
Picker
". Someone interested in learning the in's and out's of finding, negotiating and marketing of vintage and antiques items for a profit.
What am I offering for the apprentice I select?
1.
Full Room & Board.
2.
We'll share in the profits of what we sell.
3.
I'll teach you what to look for when buying an item.
4.
I'll teach you the proper ways to determine the value of an item, for the method of how you are planning to sell the item.
5.
You will learn how not to pay too much for an item you want to resale.
6.
I'll teach you how sometimes being bored can bring great rewards.
7.
You will learn how to describe and list items for sale, as well as how to make direct sales.
8.
How to insure packaged items will arrive safely. Not as easy as it sounds.
9.
How to photograph items to help them sell for highest prices.
10.
I'll share my entire over 45 years of picking experience.
11.
I will teach you how to RESTORE, refinish or modernize an item.
12.
I will teach you what to restore - what to refinish - what to modernize - and what to leave alone
13.
I'll teach you the required computer skills to sell online.
14.
I'll teach you how to market an item properly.
15.
I'll teach you where to market items.
16.
I'll teach you the value of the title.
17.
I'll educate you on how to spot original art vs. prints. As well as which ones are worth the money or not.
18.
Most importantly - I will teach you how to become your own boss, have time to enjoy life, and still make money.
Why do I need an Apprentice?
Due to health conditions, I no longer have the ability to do the things I use to, (I have no energy or stamina) so I need someone to help me do those things. This is a temporary condition (hopefully) as I will be having a LVAD implanted to restore the blood flow to my body, currently not being provided by my heart. After this surgery I am required to have someone around me 24/7/365 until I fully recover. My neighbor helps with these duties, but you will be my "Primary Care Facilitator" - which means we'll work together, you do the physical activities, and I'll teach you the rest of what you need to know to become a successful Picker!
Hopefully after the LVAD surgery (about 6 months or so) I will become a candidate for a heart transplant. After which, I should regain all my strength and stamina in time.
Please Note:
I am in no way an invalid - While I'll need help with lifting, cleaning, and any other physical activity - I am fully capable of taking care of myself in all other aspects of my life. It is the Doctors that require I have someone available -- Just in case! And they won't proceed with the steps needed to make the LVAD or transplant happen until I have that someone in place.
What will be required of the Apprentice?
1.
You will need to be trained by the hospital on how to provide help to me if there is a problem with the LVAD unit (very unlikely but possible). The hospital provides the training over a 5 day period, Monday - Friday.
2.
Be a non smoker!
3.
Foremost - the desire to learn about the world of antiques and collectables.
4.
You'll help maintain the household - in and out.
5.
You'll go with me to auctions, garage sales, estate sales, etc.
6.
You need to be a licensed driver.
7.
A commitment for a minimum of 3 years.
8.
You MUST be reliable - keep your word, and don't expect me to accept excuses.
9.
Mechanical ability is required. You don't need a diploma, just the aptitude, and the willingness to try!
10.
Wood working skills are a plus -- but I can train.
11.
You must be able to listen & learn. Your opinion is valued - but mine is law!
12.
Willingness to put in long hours. Working any hour of the day or night.
13.
Get your hands dirty.
14.
Pick up and move heavy items. I can help - but it is limited.
15.
The cleanup of the items purchased, if needed.
16.
The restoration of items purchased, if needed.
17.
The refinishing of items purchased, if needed
18.
The modernizing of items, if needed.
19.
And a willingness to work together to achieve a common goal.
If you have questions, concerns or interested in this offer - Just give me a call:
Jay Steele @ 765-543-1277 (leave message and # if no answer)

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