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Paperchase - Craft Specialist

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    Hi everyone
    Ok so I have applied for this role of Craft specialist at my local Paperchase - it's basically to run craft workshops and such and I have been offered an interview.

    I've put the job description in the spoiler below as it's quite big

    This unique role will support the delivery of our craft workshops in our flagship store. You will be an enthusiastic, competent crafter who has confident presentation skills, delivering a high standard of workshop delivery.


    Key areas of responsibility will be:

    running regular craft workshops, in line with company guidelines, to a high quality standard
    maintaining craft stock supplies
    acting as an ambassador for Paperchase and delivering good customer service at all times
    dealing with customer enquiries professionally and effectively, and in line with the Paperchase customer service programme
    developing the brand name and image of the company through compliance with all company policy and procedures
    promoting high visual merchandising standards; ensuring that store housekeeping standards are continually achieved


    The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:

    a proven ability in a variety of crafting techniques
    the ability to think quickly and creatively
    patient and able to encourage others
    high levels of enthusiasm, drive and motivation
    the ability to excel in a faced paced, customer focused environment
    self motivation and the ability to work well independently and as part of a team
    effective communication
    the ability to multitask and effective manage their time

    I was basically wondering if anyone here had ever worked as a craft specialist at a paperchase store or if anyone had done a similar job and what their experience was like.
    I have an extremely heavy background in the arts (recently completed my BA in Visual Arts) and I am a very crafty person (origami, scrapbooking, making trinkets and allsorts) therefore I'm not worried about that aspect of it. I'm wondering about the motivating of others and whether the classes tend to be very large or just a handful of people.

    Also due to the hours only being 8 a week I was wondering if anyone knew the hourly rate?


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