Thursday, May 5, 2011

Alewives Fabrics is hiring!

Alewives Fabrics has a full time opening for a friendly, outgoing employee at our busy shop in Damariscotta Mills. The ideal candidate does not need to be a master sewist/knitter/quilter, but passion for those crafts is definitely a plus! The position will be for 35 hours a week: Monday through Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm. In addition to the 35 hours a week, once a month you will be asked to cover our Sewing Lounge, which meets from 5:00-8:30pm on Friday nights.

The position includes maintenance and processing of fabric sales on our website, uploading new fabrics and other products to the website, creating and sending our e-newsletter, updating our facebook page, and e-mail correspondence with customers; therefore, all applicants need to have strong computer skills.

In addition to maintenance of the website, the position includes assisting customers and maintenance in our retail store. A typical day includes aiding customers, processing new fabrics, cutting fabrics for kits, tidying and rearranging the shop and taking inventory. These tasks keep our employees very busy, so the ideal applicant needs to have lots of energy and be able to self-direct. Applicants need to be friendly and outgoing with excellent customer service skills.

Our shop is classified as contemporary: knowledge of modern designers, authors, blogs and fabric companies is also a plus, but not absolutely necessary. The position does not require that the applicant do any sewing or knitting; therefore, even if you do not have strong sewing and knitting skills, you are still encouraged to apply. Conversely, applicants are warned that they unfortunately won't get to do much sewing or knitting at the shop as the other tasks and duties keep us all very busy. If you are interested, please e-mail your resume to or drop off your resume at the shop.

Thanks very much and we look forward to hearing from you!


Island Quilter said...

Oh how I wish I lived back in Maine, I would apply for the job!

Bonnie said...

I would be tempted if I lived closer...

Angela said...

I wish ...but it's a bit far from Australia!!