Friday, May 1, 2015

Feature Friday: Special Announcement

The Marilyn Johnson Sewing Design Studio, LLC., a multifaceted design studio in Laurel specializing in the fabric arts, has an immediate opening for a Workroom Supervisor to manage and supervise the daily operations of incoming and outgoing client work orders.

This person will be in charge of a small group of stitchers and interns in the workroom and will be working with them to complete tasks in a timely and consistent manner.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following skills:

Advance-Level Sewing Skills

Ability to answer questions from the stitchers and interns regarding sewing, using machines, etc

Ability to do client work in the event that deadlines are tight, staff is shorthanded that week, etc. with little to no supervision.
Must be able to do fittings with clients – including measuring, pinning, pricing, etc.


Organization is a must. This position is fast-paced and the ideal candidate will have to keep track of all incoming work dates, due dates, and fitting dates.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for pre-planning the following week’s work schedule – who will do what – in order to make sure work is being finished on time for clients.

The ideal candidate must maintain the workroom area and make sure that the interns and stitchers clean up every afternoon before leaving for the day.

Listening Skills/Note Taking – The ideal candidate will be working with Marilyn on a weekly basis completing a list of tasks for each client work order. This requires good listening skills, attention to detail, and the ability to convey this information to the interns and stitchers in the Workroom.

Management Skills

Experience in managing a small group of people is a plus. Occasionally, Marilyn may not be in the Studio and the ideal candidate must be comfortable managing the workroom and making sure the work is being completed on time.

The ability to give direction with ease and make sure everyone in the Workroom is following Studio Procedures, maintaining Studio standards for quality of work

The ability to train and work with stitchers and interns as needed

People Skills

Must be open-minded, friendly, approachable, and positive

Phone skills are a plus

Must have the ability to handle stressful situations or any problems that arise in the Studio in a responsible manner.

Other Skills/Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design, Costume Design (or related field) or an equivalent amount of experience working in this field

Basic Computer Skills (Outlook, Microsoft Word & Excel)

Quickbooks is a plus (but not required)

Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator is a plus (but not required)

Occasional traveling (local) for work order drop offs, supplies, etc. (need driver’s license/car)

Unrestricted work authorization in the US, without sponsorship

To Apply

Please e-mail with your resume and cover letter.

Include “Workroom Supervisor Position” in the Subject Line

If chosen for an interview, please be prepared to bring your portfolio, which MUST include physical stitched products.

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