We’re hiring!

We are looking to recruit 2 committed, enthusiastic and energetic part-time studio assistants to join our busy, award-winning team.

We need weekend staff initially – weekday staff will be recruited soon.

We are looking for 1 person to work each Saturday and 1 person to work each Sunday. Flexibility between these days would be an advantage but is not essential. Both working days start at about 10am and end around 6pm. This can vary by season. Additional hours are available during busy periods, school holidays and to cover staff holidays.


As one of our Studio Assistants you will (after training) greet customers, provide help and advice on art projects and help to host our very popular parties. In addition you will be involved with taking payments, taking bookings and assisting with keeping the studio well-stocked, clean and tidy. There is a lot of cleaning with this job!

As well as the studio, there is a very busy coffee shop. All staff work flexibly between the two areas, so you must be able to adhere to the strict hygiene standards. Full training will be given.


The ideal candidates will be full of personality, confident, cheerful, friendly and approachable.

You must like children. A lot!

You will be a good communicator and a real team-player.

We have lots of fun but we work hard so you must be physically fit and able to stand for long periods of time – there’s not much sitting down on this job.

You must be 16 years of age or older – sorry!


Lets see if you can pass the first test – just follow these simple instructions:

Using the email address – info@thepottingshed.eu – send a short paragraph to us, stating why you think you’re the best person for this job. Be as creative as you like – no formal CVs please. I also need your name, age, contact phone number (mobile if possible).

The email title MUST be – weekend staff recruitment application.


The Potting Shed team will go through all the applications received by Thursday lunchtime and invite a number of you to an informal interview at The Shed on Friday evening, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. This will not be a formal, boring, sit-down interview. We’ll try and make it fun and bring out the best in you.

If you can’t attend this first stage of interviews, let us know when you apply – telling us why we should wait for you. We are well aware that some of you might be on holiday etc. We’ll wait for the right candidate.