Gather Here

1343 Cambridge Street
CAMBRIDGE, MA 02139
gatherhereonline.com
work@gatherhereonline.com

Date Posted:
June 06, 2020

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Education/Instruction

Type:
Part-Time

gather here children's program instructors

Description:
Do you consider yourself a maker? Do you want to share you passion for making with the next generation of makers? Looking for an inclusive, engaging, and positive work environment that celebrates hand craft every day of the year? Cambridge's Stitch Lounge, Gather Here is hiring camp instructors for summer 2020 and afterschool and weekend children's program instructors for fall 2020! Gather Here is a fun and welcoming yarn, fabric, and handcraft boutique and studio for the discerning contemporary crafter, we offer afterschool, weekend, and school vacation sessions geared towards children interested in the fiber arts. We are looking for makers with experience working with children age 7 to 14 with an in-depth knowledge of a variety of handcrafts including but not limited to: hand and machine sewing, knitting, crochet, embroidery, felting, and patchwork. Experience working with a variety of fibers and different skill levels is key. A strong vocabulary in the fiber arts is essential. As is a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

There may be other teaching opportunities working with evening and weekend instructors and assisting with pattern testing and samples.
Qualifications:
  • Background in education preferred.
  • Experience working with a variety of ages.
  • Comfort with administrative duties.
  • Ability to communicate sewing/fiber craft instructions in person and online (gather here is offering online learning in light of COVID-19).
  • Experience in customer service and/or interacting with parents of young people.
To be a part of our team you need to be a friendly, outgoing, problem solver who is self-directed, detail oriented, flexible, punctual, and able to stand for long periods of time. Your primary responsibility will be to work with 6 to 8 students on a variety of projects to help expand their fiber knowledge and skill set. All students regardless of age will use studio equipment and safe maker practices are required.

Additional responsibilities include operating a POS system for inventory used in workshops, studio upkeep, receiving studio supplies, communicating with gather here management, and chronicling completed projects. All of our employees should have a wealth of knowledge in multiple crafts and experience multi-tasking.
How To Apply:
Gather Here is an equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified minorities, women, people with disabilities, and military veterans to apply. To apply for a position, please send your cover letter that describes your craft skills and details your availability as well as your resume with wage requirement to work@gatherhereonline.com. E-mail is the preferred method of applying, with all attachments in PDF format and jpg examples of your sewing and fiber crafts. We receive many resumes and kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be emailed a formal application.
Apply by:
June 27, 2020
Salary:
our minimum hourly wage is $18/hour
About this Organization:
We are an arts & crafts lounge providing classes and workshops on knitting, crochet, embroidery, and sewing. We also offer materials, notions, fiber and other tools for the discerning crafts-person. Community events happen each week to encourage stitchers to share their work with one another.