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Volunteer Design Lab Coordinator

  • Location: Richmond VIC
  • Category: Migrant Services
  • Type of work
    • Administration & Office Management
    • Arts, Craft, & Photography
    • Education & Training
  • Suitable for
    • Skilled Volunteers
    • Travelling Volunteers
  • Commitment

    Regular - more than 6 months

  • Time Required

    2-3 days per week until July 2019

  • Requirements
    • Working with Children Check *

    This role is best suited to someone…
    - with a good command of spoken and written English;
    - is confident working with women of varied cultural backgrounds and limited English skills;
    - has a warm and inviting personality;
    - who is organised and proactive; and
    - can work in a dynamic environment and problem solve challenges with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Set up Design Lab for daily production
  • Oversee production and quality control
  • Supervise craft teachers and Sister Entrepreneurs
  • Source raw materials for production (selection of suitable materials, managing the order and delivery of same)
  • Calculate cost of goods

Desired experience and qualifications:

  • Prior experience in a similar supervisory role e.g. running craft workshops
  • Prior experience working with people with migrant, asylum seeker and/or refugee backgrounds
  • Prior experience in selection and buying of craft materials
  • Prior experience in the production of limited batch/handmade clothing, accessories and homewares

Compulsory requirements:

  • Working with Children Check and/or Police Check (if you do not have one, you can apply for one free of cost)
  • Own laptop
  • Knowledge of various craft materials (e.g. types of fabrics and other raw materials typically used in the creation of clothing, accessories and homewares – see our online shop for examples of the type of products we produce)
  • Solid computer skills (Excel, Gmail, online ordering)
  • Medium to advanced skills in sewing, knitting and crocheting
  • Availability 2-3 days per week until July 2019

What you will get: The opportunity to work with women with migrant, asylum seeker and refugee backgrounds, as well as a dedicated team of staff and volunteers. SisterWorks is a close knit community where you can support new Australian women, make connections and friendships and gain work experience.

REQUIRED: To apply, please submit your CV along with a cover letter outlining your experience and availability to volunteer.


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