Hiring Craft Workshop Instructor

Wheel of Fate is a creative space with an emphasis on folk arts and witch crafts located in Causewayside, Edinburgh. We are hiring a combination workshop instructor and sales assistant.

Our mission is to provide authentic, meaningful crafts for visitors and locals. We seek a Workshop Instructor for our broom making, bookbinding, and fibre arts classes who can also carry out retail operations. The successful applicant will have experience in both retail and craft workshop instruction, as well as an interest in witchcraft, folk magic, and folklore.

As we are a new business, flexibility and adaptability are a huge plus. Moreover, there are many opportunities to voice your creative ideas and pursue artistic leads. The right candidate for this role will be passionate about the mission of Wheel of Fate, confident with public speaking and instruction, and will embrace the fluid and creative work environment. You will act as the main point of contact for customers when the Manager is not present.

Experience in the world of art and handmade craft is a must, but we will provide all training necessary to teach our particular workshops.

Pay is £13/hr, 8.25 hour shifts with paid lunch breaks.

Part-time permanent: 1 day/week, usually on the weekends, plus cover and the possibility of adding more shifts during the busy season (late Summer and Fall). Start date ASAP.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
-Guide patrons through the creative process to create meaningful crafts
-Running Point of Sale
-Creating and maintaining stock and products
-Maintain shop cleanliness
-Conduct shop opening and closing procedures
-Ensure timely packing and shipping of online orders
-Fielding customer inquiries
-Report to management with updates, reviews, issues relating to product quality, performance, shop needs etc
-Provide Managers with support for delegated tasks, shifts and projects

Required skills and qualifications:
-Strong communication skills, including public speaking (VERY IMPORTANT as you will be teaching at least one group workshop per week)
-Ability to teach classes of all sizes, from 1-8 people
-Group management and leadership skills
-Experience in providing patient and compassionate customer service
-Self-motivation and the desire for self-development
-Ability to work autonomously when required, including lone working
-Ability to take direction and implement tasks

To apply please submit CV with relevant experience and a brief cover letter (1 page or less) to tara@wheeloffate.co.uk telling us why you want to work for us. To preserve anonymity and fairness, we insist that you NOT include a photo of yourself with your application.

Location: Edinburgh City

For further information, please contact tara@wheeloffate.co.uk (Tara McGilvray-Guard), or call 07831560135.

The deadline is Sunday 18 February 2024 at 18:00.

This position is also being listed via Creative Scotland.