Vacancies

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Fancy working with us?

We currently have no vacancies, but watch this space for future roles.

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Sales Assistant – permanent position

Hours – Varying shifts: 10am – 5pm or 11am – 3pm weekdays and Saturdays (Sundays in December)
The position:
Working at Emporia involves helping customers choose fabric, haberdashery and wool that is suitable for their needs. Spending time on the shop floor with customers and ensuring they leave satisfied that we have done everything we could to help them is paramount to the role. Cutting fabric, pricing bolts, rearranging the shelves into colour coordinated sections and matching collections is an every day part of the job. Maintaining the standards of the shop through helping with merchandising, rearranging sections and assisting with deliveries is something you will be expected to do on a regular basis; this also includes general housework such as sweeping the floor, making tea for class attendees and cleaning up after a workshop. There is plenty of opportunity to get creative in a different way by getting involved with merchandising the window displays throughout the year. Occasionally you will be asked to open up and close the shop, which will involve being a responsible key holder and cashing up.

You:
You must be creative, friendly, reliable, enthusiastic about sewing or craft in general, and able to talk to customers about their purchases for projects. Brilliant customer service is a must: our customers sometimes need lots of help choosing fabrics, coordinating colours and talking through projects; you might even have to spend some time converting inches to centimetres to help out some quilters. Good sales technique is also a must, so previous retail experience is desirable: you must be able to assist customers without making them feel pressured or uncomfortable. As we also sell crafts, you must be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for our craft sellers products and know their range well. A good head for numbers is a bonus, as we use the old fashioned pen and paper method for adding up our till sheets. If you are all of the above (or more!), then simply come into the shop and collect an application form, and hand it into the back to us, with an up to date CV and a covering letter, and we’ll be in touch.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 16th September 2015.

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Sales Assistant – Saturday staff, permanent

Hours – 11am – 4pm Saturday, Sundays in the run up to Christmas
The position:
Working at Emporia involves helping customers choose fabric, haberdashery and wool that is suitable for their needs. Spending time on the shop floor with customers and ensuring they leave satisfied that we have done everything we could to help them is paramount to the role. Cutting fabric, pricing bolts, rearranging the shelves into colour coordinated sections and matching collections is an every day part of the job. Maintaining the standards of the shop through helping with merchandising, rearranging sections and assisting with deliveries is something you will be expected to do on a regular basis; this also includes general housework such as sweeping the floor, making tea for class attendees and cleaning up after a workshop.

You:
You must be creative, friendly, reliable, enthusiastic about sewing or craft in general, and able to talk to customers about their purchases for projects. Brilliant customer service is a must: our customers sometimes need lots of help choosing fabrics, coordinating colours and talking through projects; you might even have to spend some time converting inches to centimetres to help out some quilters. Good sales technique is also a must, so previous retail experience is desirable: you must be able to assist customers without making them feel pressured or uncomfortable. As we also sell crafts, you must be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for our craft sellers products and know their range well. A good head for numbers is a bonus, as we use the old fashioned pen and paper method for adding up our till sheets. If you are all of the above (or more!),then simply come into the shop and collect an application form, and hand it into the back to us, with an up to date CV and a covering letter, and we’ll be in touch..

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 16th September 2015.

7 thoughts on “Vacancies

  1. Hi there, I am very interested in applying for the part time vacancy you are advertising but cannot see where to print the application form from? Kind regards

  2. Ooh, if only I had seen this last year! Are you likely to have any more vacancies come up in the near future? Even just weekend hours? I’d love to finally escape the office scene and do something I’m passionate about.

    Have a lovely day!
    Charlotte

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