We're Hiring: Part-Time Shop Assistant


Shop Assistant: Apply Today

Hintonburg Pottery Inc. is looking for another person to join our small team!

Apply to be a part-time Shop Assistant and be the face of our front of house as we enter our busiest time of year in the lead up to the holiday season. 

This is a part-time contract role, which requires availability during the months of September through December 2021: 

  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12 – 4 PM
  • Saturday from 11 AM – 5 PM
This role pays above minimum wage and has room for future growth with the potential for extension into 2022 for the right candidate.

Please share this posting with those you think would be interested and a good fit. 

Download the Job Description: Shop Assistant [PDF]

Apply via email (linked below) prior to Sunday, August 15th, 2021. 

Role requirements:

  • Current experience in retail sales 
  • Strong customer service and communication skills 
  • A positive and strong welcoming energy as the first point of contact in the shop
  • Attention to detail,  self-starter, confident
  • Familiarity with e-commerce platforms (we use Shopify)
  • Familiarity with digital tools - Google Drive, social media channels, scheduling software
  • Must be available Wednesdays through Saturdays from September through December

Added bonuses:

  • Experience with marketing, communications and events 
  • Experience in an active artist studio and shop environment
  • Live locally and within short commuting distance (we are based in Wellington West)
  • Fluently bilingual in English and French
Apply to work at Hintonburg Pottery Inc.

If the idea of interacting with and serving local shoppers, while being immersed in a busy studio environment with teachers, students and staff excites you, we would love to hear from you!

Please email your resume, including contact details and two references and let us know why you think you would be a great fit to: marketing@hintonburgpottery.ca with "Shop Assistant" in the subject line. 

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

About Hintonburg Pottery:
A light-filled studio in the heart of Ottawa

Hintonburg Pottery opened its doors spring of 2012. Our welcoming space is nestled in the arts community of Hintonburg, Ottawa – striving to feature local and regional artists, though the Covid 19 Pandemic has currently altered this feature until we get to the other side 

We are a local treasure trove of artfully crafted in house pottery wares. We are a known gathering place where community members come to create and explore together.

Hintonburg Pottery offers more than amazing pottery. Our light-filled studio is staffed with friendly, experienced instructors, technicians and volunteers, all encouraging, inspiring and supporting one another along the creative process.

We offer classes, workshops, private events, kids camps, adult camps, and fundraising opportunities for local charities like the Parkdale Food Centre. We generously provide zoom workshops to Ottawa’s Front Line Workers during the pandemic to show our appreciation for the work they do in the larger community.

"Friendly and welcoming, the instructors and staff at Hintonburg Pottery pride themselves on offering a positive and nurturing learning environment, where all levels and abilities can explore, get messy and learn to trust themselves as they build self confidence while having fun taking new creative risks."
– Kitchissippi Times, October 2019