Workshop Organiser

Purpose of the role: To manage the Martin House Makers workshop, ensuring workshop vounteers are supported and saleable items are produced for the Makers Project.
Location: Martin House shop, Harrogate (Workshop is on the 2nd floor – no lift available)

Project Aim: To upcycle donated goods to sell across our network of charity shops and at fairs across the region

Hours: Flexible – some evening and weekend work included

Responsible to: Retail Pop Up Project Manager

Main Tasks:
  • Managing the workshop space
  • Securing donations of fabric, sewing & craft goods and other items that can be used in upcycling
  • Recruiting volunteers to work in the workshop
  • Managing the workshop volunteer rota
  • Providing hands on support to volunteers with sewing and making project
  • Being main point of contact for workshop
  • Promoting the project generally
  • Product development and design
  • Contributing to the production of products for sale
  • Establish identity for space
  • Organising, running and montoring workshops
  • Reporting on any issues and contributing to the development of the project both internally and externally

Relevant Skills & Experience:
  • Experience of sewing and design, ideally within a commercial\craft environment
  • Ability to work alone and part of a team
  • Ability to explain and teach techniques and sewing skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ideally understanding of use of social media, including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Training will be given as required to enable the tasks to be carried out

For more information, please speak to Karen Shah, Project Manager, on 01937 844569 or email