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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 


  

Junior Graphic Designer

Purl Soho is looking for an ambitious, meticulous, and hard working Junior Graphic Designer to join our team. The Junior Graphic Designer is responsible for implementing the vision of the Creative Directors and Senior Graphic Designer. The person in this role will finalize Purl Soho’s printed patterns and kit labels, including ushering these things through the printing process. He or she will also create basic advertising, merchandising, marketing, and informational material for Purl Soho. If you’re a great team player, have sharp eye for detail, and are a passionate graphic designer, we’d love to meet you! Please email us a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and portfolio with the subject line: Junior Graphic Designer. This is a full-time position in New York City.

Responsibilities include...

  • Picking up edits to initial layouts for all patterns and labels

  • Turning printed pattern layouts into downloadable PDFs

  • Styling schematics and templates

  • Getting all standard estimates from printer

  • Sending digital files for proofs to printer

  • Tracking and helping to approve proofs for print

  • Updating yarn labels for new yarns and new yarn colors

  • Putting text on all promotional images, both digital and print, including regularly rotating homepage image

  • Creating online advertising images

  • Creating images for email campaigns

  • Creating printed matter for in-store promotions and merchandising

  • Putting product design sketches into digital format

Job Requirements…

  • A college degree in graphic design

  • 2-4 years of graphic design experience

  • In-depth experience with Adobe Suite

  

Stylist + Visuals Coordinator: NYC

Are you passionate about yarn and fiber arts? Do you have an eye for beauty? Join the Purl Soho creative team as our Stylist + Visuals Coordinator! The person in this role is responsible for the styling on beauty shoots, as well as for maintaining and executing an engaging visual display in our shop. He or she will also be in charge of tracking sales as they relate to visual merchandising. This job requires an exquisite attention to detail, a sophisticated sense of color and composition, and a thorough understanding of the Purl Soho brand. It is a full-time position in New York City. If this sounds like the job for you, please email us a cover letter, your resume, visual examples of your styling, and salary requirements. We look forward to meeting you!

Responsibilities include...

As Stylist On Photo Shoots:

  • Must have experience styling soft goods and fashion 
  • Provide art direction and non-technical assistance to photographer on photo shoots 
  • Source wardrobe and props for photo shoots and special projects 
  • Maintain shot lists in coordination with owners and designers
  • Find and book “non-model” models 
  • Communicate with owners for approval of photography 

As Visual Coordinator:

  • Create shop and event displays that…
    • Engage and excite our customers
    • Coordinate with current projects and photography
    • Communicate our core values
  • Hone shop floor layout plan based on reporting to help increase sales and hit goals
  • Track and report on store sales as they relate to visual displays

Job Requirements…

  • An undergraduate degree
  • Two years of work experience in a related position 
  • Computer knowledge: Asana, Dropbox, Google Docs and Sheets, Lightroom, and Photoshop. (You do not need to know all of these platforms, but you do need to be willing and able to learn them!) 

Sample Knitter: NYC

Purl Soho is looking for meticulous and reliable Sample Knitters to hand knit our designs! Our ideal Sample Knitter is communicative and industrious and is also a critical thinker and impeccable knitter. 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 knitting background and please also include some photos of projects you have knit. 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

  

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!

  

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!