The New Craftsmen work with a selection of Britain’s finest craft makers to showcase the materials, skills and craft products of the British Isles. Founded in 2012, we currently represents a network of over 75 makers, showcasing work in our beautiful Mayfair showroom, our ecommerce platform and through commissions.
POP-UP Retail Assistant (Temporary/part time), London, UK
For our new concessions at Selfridges, The New Craftsmen is seeking an ambitious & motivated retail assistant for the brand in this new location. The candidate would be required from March 23rd until June 10th. The concession is an extension of an interactive experience named ‘A Home For All’ – the space explores the ‘home’ as the most fundamental expression of ‘self’. The products in the concession will directly connect to the rituals, activities and rituals in the space. We need an experienced and professional candidate who can be an extension of ‘The Home For All’ spirit and also act as an effective bridge to The New Craftsmen’s brand and ethos; directing them to key brand and commercial touch points.
Critically, as an ambassador and connector, you’ll embody and represent our brand values – Humanity, Imagination and Integrity – at all times. On a practical level, you’ll need to be offering the highest level of customer care to all customers, from the way they are greeted and asked about their experience in the installation, to beautifully wrapping the items they select from the concession. You’ll need to be confident and charismatic; speaking fluently about the pieces and helping customers understand the craft, materiality and makers behind them. You’ll also be able to direct and explain our involvement in other spaces within Selfridges: The General Store, The Fount Bar and a beautiful installation in the largest window on the corner of Oxford Street and Orchard Street (a.k.a Window 20). You’ll be comfortable holding your own in this context, judging situations with logic, seeing sales through to completion, driving footfall and traffic to our showroom and online, and dealing with a wide variety of customers with charm and ease.
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Close date 20th March