Workshop Retail Position - Permanent

at Dresden in Newtown,  New South Wales

Job Description

Dresden Optics is not only an eyewear company. Our aim is to solve one of the world's greatest health problems - unequal access to high-quality health care. We've started with glasses but it's only the beginning.

If you join Dresden you'll be joining a company of makers. We make our own glasses, right here in Australia. We make our own store furniture. And if you join our retail/workshop team you will make prescription glasses on the spot, giving people the gift of vision.

We are Dresden - wir sind Dresden!


You do not need any prior experience in the optics industry. All training is provided on the job.

You simply need to be yourself. Someone who works at Dresden is,
- humble
- practical
- hard-working
- open-minded

We offer:
- a flexible working environment
- on the job training and support
- a positive, caring and warm team
- an exciting and unique workshop experience

Over the next 12 - 18 months we are opening stores in the following cities in Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra. We are also opening stores in Toronto, Canada and in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in New Zealand. In the 18 - 36 month timeframe we plan to open in the United Kingdom, Germany and India.

This is not a temporary position. We are looking for permanent staff who are interested in living in Australia long-term. If you are the right candidate we will apply to sponsor you and transition you to permanent residency on your behalf.

If you are on a working holiday visa you must have at least 2-3 months left on your visa.

The Dresden team speaks 16 languages and we come from 15 different countries. We embrace diversity and are building a global business with opportunities to travel as a part of your work.

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About Dresden

Member since: December 2017

Dresden has invented a modular eyewear system to solve
one of the world’s greatest health challenges. Today,
2.5 billion people live with poor vision unnecessarily because
they need, and don’t yet have eyeglasses.
Prescription glasses today are expensive, fragile, hard to
repair and impossible to recycle. Dresden has completely
re-invented how eyewear is designed and made, what is
made from and how it is sold.
We’ve created our sustainable glasses system from scratch,
designing an innovative solution which doesn’t cost the earth
and doesn’t compromise on quality. Every frame part is
manufactured by us in Sydney. Every lens is from premium
maker Zeiss and is fitted by us in-store without the glasses wearer needing to wait.
We manufacturers the frames ourselves, making them locally
from fully recyclable plastic and recycled plastic, including fishing nets and plastic waste washed up on Australian beaches.

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