Work For Us
Sew In Brighton is in a very exciting period of growth where every day we are faced with new prospects and challenges. We therefore need more helpers to join the team.
We are regularly looking for people for these positions, so please get in touch with your CV if interested, and if we don't need someone right away we will keep your details, as we may do within a couple of months time:
Plus we occasionally need new Sewing Teachers
Do you want to get started with a career in marketing and promotions? We're offering a fantastic opportunity for an intern to manage PR and marketing here at Sew In Brighton over 8+ weeks, one to 2 afternoons a week.
We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic individual to come join our team. You need no experience of marketing, but you'll be computer savvy (with own laptop) with lots of energy and creativity for getting the most from the role while helping to increase sales and profile of Sew In Brighton. The role includes:
- Managing competitions and campaigns
- Creating posters and booklets (knowledge of illustrator or photoshop helpful)
- Online marketing & web content: proofreading, editing, updating, testing.
- Website Search Engine Optimization & Google Analytics
- Local Marketing strategy - flyers, joint ventures and online ads
- Analyzing marketing data from our booking system
- Keeping good relations with local media
- Video and blog posts (knowledge of video editing software would be great)
- Some social media
So an average week could include: setting up a new email marketing campaign, updating online directories with new courses, creating blog posts, filming a video with owner Kat and uploading to YouTube and our site, putting flyers into local shops and cafe's, posting on social media, creating new webpages, phoning fabric/sewing shops to suggest co-promotions.
Payment: This role is unpaid however you will be invited to attend classes that are not fully subscribed, so you could easily have a free sewing class every week!
Times and days: The role is 4-12 hours a week (depends on your availability) on Tuesday and/or Thursday 2.30pm - 6pm plus a few hours from home. You would need to bring your own laptop to work from. We need the 8 week commitment and if you enjoy it stay longer - again it's down to your availability, just let us know when you get in touch how long you have or whether you're looking for work so you can't be sure how long it will be.
If you are interested in applying for the role and doing a trial afternoon before committing, please email us your CV and a bit about why you would like to do this role and your availability.
What our previous marketing interns say:
Faye: "I thoroughly enjoyed working at Sew In Brighton. I was given the freedom to be as creative as I wanted, and it was so much fun organising events, and seeing my ideas come to life. Kat and Anika are lovely people to work with, and I have now been given the tools to go and pursue a successful career in PR & Marketing".
Lizzie: "As an intern at Sew In Brighton I was able to learn about online marketing and build the basic skills in this area. Perhaps more importantly though, it helped me figure out if this was something I wanted to pursue as a career. Interning is so flexible and gives you the freedom to explore the role, so it was truly enjoyable. A year on and my job today encompasses what I learned at Sew In Brighton, and I know I would not have landed the job if it wasn't for this experience. As an added bonus, I even learned to sew my own velvet skirt!
Thanks to Kat and Sew In Brighton!"
Ollie: ''I enjoyed my time at Sew in Brighton and the experience I have gained has been fantastic. I originally decided to try out marketing to see if it was for me before deciding if I should study it at University. In a short period of time I have gained an insight of the marketing industry and have learnt more about the day to day operations of a smaller businesses. The internship looks great on my CV and has already lead me onto my current marketing job, which I wouldn’t have got without it. SIB will be an asset and will help provide an edge when competing for graduate type jobs in the future. As a 19 year old lad who knew nothing about sewing, I wasn’t sure what to expect at first, but I’m very pleased I was given the opportunity and I would definitely recommend it. Thank you very much Kat and Charlotte.'' - Ollie has since gone on to undertake internships with an App Developer and the BBC, and is now completing a degree in business at Swansea University.
Tom: "After graduating, many people doubt the knowledge they have when entering a business setting - myself being one of these people. This marketing internship allowed me to realise the skill-set I already had whilst also giving me the freedom to develop new attributes which will be transferable to any marketing job in the future.
The projects I was entrusted with completing gave me a real sense of involvement in the company, helping all parties get the most out of this opportunity. For anyone who has recently graduated university, I would strongly recommend this internship as I feel its the perfect first step into a successful career in marketing."
"The process of applying for an internship at Sew in Brighton was very relaxed and casual, which is something I enjoyed throughout my whole time there. Kat is very approachable and friendly, which makes the experience at Sew in Brighton so enjoyable and worthwhile. Throughout my 50 hours there, I always felt like my input and ideas were appreciated and I had a lot of freedom when it came to designing the campaigns. Most tasks were challenging yet manageable and I learnt some very good and transferable skills there. I would definitely recommend everyone who is interested in Marketing, PR and Social Media to apply for an internship at Sew in Brighton."
If you are interested in applying for the role, please email us your CV and a bit about why you would like to do this role and your availability.
Sew In Brighton is looking for a sewing intern one day a week (Tuesday or Thursday afternoon). You need to be able to sew and thread up a machine, sew to a seam allowance without help and have good attention to detail.
The role is unpaid, but interns are invited to attend sewing courses and classes that are not fully subscribed free of charge. There are spaces in classes most weeks at present.
The jobs sewing interns do here are mainly to do with preparing for classes. Tasks include : making & duplicating patterns, sorting and ordering/shopping for fabrics and trimmings, helping to create step by step photo sewing guides for students, sewing class examples (garment, bag, cushion etc), photography of class examples, working out fabric and trim usage for course 'bring' lists, preparing kit for hen parties and more.
If you think you might like some work experience doing the above, please get in touch letting us know a bit about your sewing experience and available times and days.
Sewing and Pattern Cutting Teachers
Although right now I am not looking for anyone new, this can change any time, so please get in touch if you fall into either of the categories below and I will keep hold of your details
1. We are interested in meeting very experienced dressmakers who are interested in freelance teaching and can help students alter patterns including moving darts, fit toiles of garments made from own and bought patterns. Preferably who can also do pattern cutting at some level. There are not currently any regular slots, but we create new courses all the time, especially when new teachers with skills join us, plus we look for teachers for 121 sessions and cover - so do get in touch if interested.