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We're Hiring!

Wednesday July 24th, 2019

We are currently looking for a part-time retail member, as well as junior and senior sewing instructors to join our close knit team at Needlework! Please see below for the job descriptions, requirements, and info on how to apply.


PART-TIME RETAIL MEMBER

12-16hrs (includes 5hrs each Sunday) per week

Main responsibilities include (but are not limited to): prompt and attentive customer service (greeting customers, offering assistance, suggesting fabrics/patterns for projects, lending opinions and providing product information), maintaining a neat and tidy work area, processing payments, fulfilling orders, receiving stock, monitoring emails, and light housekeeping. The position also has physical demands: moving and/or sitting for extended periods of time, moving heavy and/or large items, reaching, occasionally using a ladder and step stool. 

The ideal candidate loves to sew, is friendly and kind, familiar with our selection of patterns and fabric, and is able to work independently, problem solve and multitask in a busy retail environment. 

Job requirements:

  • #1 -- Loves to sew!
  • Prior customer service experience
  • Strong sewing skills, as well as thorough sewing machine and serger knowledge
  • Knowledgeable on the topic of fabric 
  • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, fractions)
  • Good digital media skills (solid computer skills, comfortable using social media such as instagram)
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills 
  • Polite phone etiquette 
  • Available to work a variety of hours, which may include mornings, afternoons and evenings. 
  • MUST be available on Sundays. 

SENIOR GARMENT SEWING INSTRUCTOR:

Main responsibilities include (but are not limited to) teaching adults how to sew using a sewing machine and serger, facilitating intermediate to advanced sewing workshops using patterns, developing technique based classes, writing handouts, sample sewing. 

The ideal candidate loves to sew, has prior teaching experience, and is detailed oriented, manages time well and is friendly, patient and kind. 

Job Requirements:

  • Strong sewing skills with both sewing machines and sergers
  • Knowledgeable in the areas of: sewing terminology, body measurement, pattern alteration and principles of garment construction 
  • Prior teaching experience
  • Must be available evenings and weekends

JUNIOR SEWING INSTRUCTOR

Main responsibilities include (but are not limited to) teaching adults and children how to sew, facilitating sewing workshops using patterns, sample sewing. 

The ideal candidate loves to sew, has prior teaching experience, is detailed oriented, manages time well and is friendly, patient and kind. 

Job Requirements

  • Strong sewing skills with both sewing machines and sergers
  • Enthusiastic teaching both kids and adults basic sewing techniques
  • Must feel confident discussing fabric
  • Must be available evenings and weekends

 

HOW TO APPLY

If interested, please email hello@iloveneedlework.com with your resume as well as a paragraph about why you want to work at Needlework, and three photos in PDF format of things you’ve made (something sewed/embroidered/dyed/printed/designed etc - something you are proud of!). We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 Application deadline: Monday August 5th, 2019

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