The passion and imagination of our Creative Director, Leigh-Anne, has seen her set-up informal leisure classes across the South West, to achieving Social Enterprise funding through to the award winning AMUSF Training Centre with two highly qualified Diploma tutors – and we are continuing to grow.
This is where you come in!
We are looking to expand our team to include a highly organised Studio Coordinator who can ensure the day-to-day business is running smoothly and you will work closely with Leigh-Anne on many key areas of the Collective.
AMUSF Diploma and Leisure Classes
We run term-time leisure courses and since launching our AMUSF Diploma, 3 years ago, it has become extremely popular - the classroom is always full and very busy. All leisure class bookings are made online, you will manage sign-up numbers, updating the website, reviewing leisure class projects to ensure they are level appropriate, offering preparation guidance and answering any questions the attendees may have. We have a Teach-Team who assist the classes that you will prepare the attendance and project lists ready for. AMUSF Diploma enquiries have increased over the years, and we will need you to manage the enrolment process, bookings and waiting lists, answering any questions students may have. Once Leigh-Anne has interviewed new AMUSF students, you will manage these bookings through to contract and payment stage for those who are accepted. The Diploma teachers will also need teaching materials and end of school-year verification documents set-up, which they will look for your support on.
General Administration and Studio Coordination
We have processes in place to help us run an efficient and busy studio, but with any growing business, these will evolve, and we want you to make them your own, so we remain current and flexible to the studio needs. We have a preferred supplier list for all day-to-day items needed around the studio, however keeping an eye on these costs will ensure we are paying the best prices possible. We will need for you to ensure we are fully stocked with all necessary raw materials, especially after any leisure classes, plus paying all invoices when needed. There is a wide range of fabric choices in the studio, however we are keen to ensure we keep these updated. If there is a new rising star in upholstery fabric design, you will work on putting a list together of those we can promote to students and clients.
Upholstery Service & The Chair Party
We plan to 're-open' our upholstery service in September 2021. You will manage the client enquiries from initial discussion to fabric choices and booking in the work with our students, through to invoice payment and shipping the items to the happy clients. We also have set-up ‘The Chair Party’ which showcases and sells any upholstered work from our students. Again, you will manage the purchases of these items, working with the students on payment for work and having the items shipped off to their new homes.
You will join a small but fun and vibrant team and will be part of an exciting growth period for BRISTOL UPHOLSTERY COLLECTIVE. You will be responsible for many key duties and will need to be able to multi-task and prioritise a demanding and diverse workload. As this is a customer facing role, both in-person and over the phone/internet, we are looking for someone who feels comfortable being the first point of contact on a variety of queries. Being IT literate is a must to access all our documents and processes – and we use Mac computers in the studio. Basic Photoshop or similar knowledge would be great too.
Hours – 37.5 hours, 5-days per week. Some weekends might be needed, project dependent and time will be given back in lieu
Salary – £24,000 per annum
To apply - Please send an up-to-date CV and covering letter outlining why you would be an amazing Studio Coordinator to
Please be aware that we are unable to accept applications through social media at this time.
Closing date to apply is – Friday, 23rd July 2021