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Purl Soho opened over a dozen years ago with the goal of spreading our passion for exceptional design, natural fibers, and crafting traditions. Our entire team of employees shares a love for all things fiber and needlecraft, an enthusiasm for the history and the future of crafting, and a deep interest in sharing our knowledge and connecting with kindred spirits. If you feel the same way, come work with us!

CURRENT OPENINGS 


  

MARKETING COORDINATOR: NYC

Are you a marketing and public relations up-and-comer? Do you have a connection to the world of fiber arts and crafting? Do you love fostering communities and inspiring people? Join our NYC team as our full-time Marketing Coordinator! In this position you will be responsible for implementing our vision for marketing and public relations. The primary focus of this job is project management, however, we are also seeking someone with a creative point of view who can grow into a valuable contributor to our marketing strategy. This is a challenging job with a ton of opportunity to shape your role and to grow with our small and exciting business! If this sounds like the job for you, please email us your resume, your salary requirements, and a paragraph or two about why you would be a great fit. We look forward to meeting you!

Responsibilities include…
EMAIL MARKETING CAMPAIGNS

  • Coordinate upcoming campaigns with inventory planner
  • Schedule and maintain campaign calendar
  • With goal to eventually research ideas for future campaigns based on data and analysis

PROMOTIONS

  • Coordinate and organize upcoming promotions by communicating across various departments

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Ensure brand is properly represented and amplified
  • Increase audience and participation
  • Effectively manage, monitor, and analyze advertising on Instagram and Facebook

PUBLIC RELATIONS

  • Reach out to and manage relationships with designers and influencers
    • Send samples
    • Track responses, progress, and outcomes
    • Market outcomes
  • Get Purl Soho kits and products on gift lists, online and in print
  • Manage product placement requests
  • Field requests for donations
  • Prepare press releases

ADVERTISING

  • Field advertising inquiries
  • Manage implementation, from creative to delivery
  • Maintain budget

WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE: IRVINE, CALIFORNIA 

Do you love crafting and beautiful supplies? Come work behind the scenes at Purl Soho! We are looking for a capable Warehouse Associate to support our company's warehouse operations. You will stock, organize, and ship inventory, perform various warehouse activities, and provide excellent customer service via phone, email, and in-person. This part-time position is at our warehouse in Irvine, California. To apply, please email us your resume, availability, and salary requirements.

Responsibilities include...

  • Pick, process, package, and ship orders accurately
  • Cut fabric yardage to precise measurements using a rotary cutter 
  • Inspect products for defects and damages 
  • Organize and tidy warehouse space 
  • Unload and restock incoming inventory items appropriately 
  • Answer customer phone calls and assist with questions regarding orders and inventory 
  • Assist in-person customers 
  • Assemble crafting kits to company specifications
  • Count inventory 
  • Abide by all company safety and hygiene regulations 
  • Perform all other assigned duties   

Job Requirements…

  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Ability to work comfortably in a small, collaborative environment 
  • Punctuality, attention to detail, and a focus on quality control 
  • Polite and cheerful attitude with customers (and co-workers!) 
  • Ability to lift or move up to 30 pounds 
  • Must be able to stand or walk for up to 3 hours at a time 
  • Familiarity with Apple computers  
  • High school diploma   

Bonus Abilities...

  • A passion for crafts, especially knitting, crocheting, and/or sewing 
  • Ability to answer customer questions regarding knitting and crochet patterns and other crafting projects

Sales Associate: NYC

Purl Soho’s New York City retail store is looking to add new sales associates to our team! Are you a needlecraft expert with a love for all the beautiful tools and materials you need to make them? Are you great at communicating with strangers and sharing your knowledge? Can you work independently in a sometimes-hectic environment? Are you positive, friendly and fun to be around? Yes, yes, yes and yes? Then, please email us your resume, a paragraph about why you want to work at Purl Soho, and 3 photos of your work in PDF format. We want to interview you!

Sample Maker: NYC

Purl Soho is looking for meticulous and reliable Sample Makers to hand knit, crochet, weave, bead, or embroider our designs! Our ideal Sample Maker is communicative and industrious and is also a critical thinker and impeccable crafter. This is a freelance job that requires close communication with Purl Soho’s designers and Design Coordinator, and candidates must live in the New York City area. If you are interested, please email us a cover letter describing your crafting background and please also include some photos of projects you have created. We look forward to seeing your work!

Hand Knitting Pattern Designer: NYC

Are you an expert knitter with a keen sense of design, who is also capable of writing an excellent pattern? Are you familiar with our company and does its aesthetic strike a chord in your heart? Join the Purl Soho design team as a Hand Knitting Pattern Designer! In this freelance position, you will create original hand knitting designs for publication and use on Purl Soho’s website. You will work closely with the Creative Team to design accessories and housewares according to the company’s vision and needs. You will also write the patterns for your designs, communicating with Sample Makers and Editors to complete an accurate, accessible pattern aligned with Purl Soho’s standards. Finally, you will work closely with the Design Coordinator to ensure that projects are completed on time and as expected. If this sounds like the job for you and you live in the New York City area, please send a cover letter, resume, and photographs of (or links to) the original patterns you've created that you think would most fit into our brand vision to hiring@purlsoho.com. We look forward to meeting you!

Responsibilities include...

  • Create original hand knitting designs
  • Use Creative Officers’ design direction to create swatches, sketches, and samples of fresh ideas
  • Attend design meetings to present ideas to Creative Team
  • Discuss and decide on construction and pattern approach
  • Design within parameters of Purl Soho’s materials and resources
  • Take design suggestions from Team and implement them
  • Write comprehensive knitting pattern for design
  • Write complete and accurate pattern according to Purl Soho style standards
  • Note where measurements and how-to photos need to be taken
  • Be available to answer questions and receive notes
  • If very simple, grade pattern for standard sizes
  • Consider customer's point of view: approachability, efficient use of materials, instructive techniques, etc
  • Provide final measurements and gauge
  • Finalize materials used, their quantities and colors
  • Answer all editors' questions in a timely manner
  • Be available to answer questions from Comment Team, if necessary

  

GENERAL INQUIRIES

We are also always looking for friendly and enthusiastic people who love helping customers and sharing their passion for materials and crafts. Our New York City staff works in our busy Soho store, while our Orange County, California employees maintain our website, warehouse and shipping facility. If you’re in either location and are interested in joining the team, please send your resume and 3 photos of your work in pdf format to hiring@purlsoho.com. We will keep your information on file and will let you know if we have an opening for you!