Quilted Joy is Hiring a New Quilt Fairy!

Kim's bright and colorful layer cake quilt. Quilted with the hearts and flowers design board.

We are looking to add a friendly face to our Quilted Joy family! Read on to see if you, or someone you know, would be the perfect fit for our or Quilt Fairy part time position.

Kim's bright and colorful layer cake quilt. Quilted with the hearts and flowers design board.

Quilt Fairy Job Posting 🧚‍♀️

Quilt Fairy and Customer Service

Part Time Position

20-30 hours a week

Location: Louisville, Ky

THE POSITION OVERVIEW

The Quilt Fairy’s main function is to provide high level support to our fabulous customer base at Quilted Joy owned by Angela Huffman, co-host of the national PBS Show Love of Quilting. The goal for this position is to nurture and coach the incredible creativity of our customers as they use our quilting machines, assist our customers both in person and online as they select from the best sewing fabrics & notions that we’ve hand selected, write featured blog posts about the amazing quilts our customers bring in to work on and lead discussions in our online spaces as well as being an active member of the Quilt Fairy team to test patterns, create step outs for demos and other sewing tasks. 

THE OPPORTUNITY

We are seeking someone who has a teacher’s heart and enjoys cheering on the creative endeavors of others. You will have an understanding of the challenges and triumphs that goes along with learning to quilt. This is a part time position working closely with all members of the Quilted Joy team. It has the opportunity for becoming a full time position. You are joining something and becoming part of our bigger picture. If you come join the team know that we are investing in YOU. This is a partnership and you will be trained from the ground up in longarm quilting. Ideally you have a background in sewing or quilting already, live within 40 miles of Louisville and seek to expand your skills while helping others grow their knowledge as well. 

WHAT WE DO

At Quilted Joy we seek to make quilting easier through phenomenal classes, hand curated products, online tutorials and the best quilting machines on the planet. We serve an incredible community of motivated makers who enjoy expressing themselves creatively. Angela Huffman, CEO, international educator, speaker and co-host of Love of Quilting leads our team. Quilted Joy was designed to encourage, educate and lift up the quilting community both in Louisville and online through training, a community support system, coaching and special events. 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Be part of something bigger than yourself, and join us in the impact we are making in the quilting community. 

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience teaching adults and have experience in sewing or quilting. Longarm quilting experience is not necessary but a desire to learn is key. You will have a solid understanding of how much you can impact a life through cheering them on as they learn a new skill or just be a smiling face as you help them select the best fabric and thread for their projects. 

If you have a strong sense of professionalism, an energetic demeanor, an ability to encourage others, a willingness to work on a team that is growing their footprint nationally, and are looking for a rewarding opportunity to add value to Quilted Joy, we would be very interested in speaking with you. 

WE WANT YOU BECAUSE

  1. You love quilting and want to impact the sewing community both locally and nationally. 
  2. You are comfortable teaching new skills to adults and see the value in helping adults grow creatively.
  3. You are computer literate and enjoy learning new skills. 
  4. You wish to become an expert in longarm quilting.
  5. You understand the needs of a quilter who has spent months carefully selecting the pattern, fabrics and tools to make that special quilt to wrap their loved one in quilty goodness. 
  6. Possess stellar communication skills and know how to facilitate a healthy work environment that builds up your fellow team mates.
  7. Trustworthy and can be counted upon to safeguard confidentiality as we grow the business to new heights.

THE ROLE

The Quilt Fairy will work 3-4 days each week from 9:45am to 5pm including every other Saturday. 

Teach the rental certification class to our new renters after being appropriately trained by the lead Quilt Fairy Godmother. 

Facilitate our rentals so the customer is supported, encouraged and valued. 

Write blog posts about the quilts finished on our longarm machines

Assist our customers both in house and online as they purchase their quilty items

Assist in our online community as needed to encourage growth of our network

Seek out ways to improve our processes and grow our business

Support our customers and our team as needed with a loving presence and a teacher’s heart.

Continually grow your quilting and retail skills to rise to the changes in the industry as needed. 

HAVING QUILTING OR SEWING EXPERIENCE, TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND SOLID EXPERIENCE WITH THE FOLLOWING TOOLS IS A DEFINITE PLUS!

WordPress, Facebook Group Management, use of iPads and being generally computer literate

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US

We hire grown ups and we will treat you like one. You will be expected to take responsibility for yourself. You will be expected to seek out ways to grow and learn while being willing to be coached. We are stacking a team of professional, competent and engaging leaders whose goal is to impact the lives of quilters. We are an equal opportunity employer. 

HOW TO APPLY

If you would like to be considered for the position, submit your letter of interest outlining your unique capabilities and experience for this role to Angela Huffman at angela@quiltedjoy.com using the subject line: Let’s grow the Quilted Joy community! 

CANDIDATES ARE WELCOME TO APPLY PRIOR TO CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON AUGUST 23, 2019.

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