Work For Us

Do you love art? Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career with great opportunities to grow and develop? We’re always on the lookout for hard-working, motivated and talented people to join us as we expand and develop.

We love creative minds and are passionate about developing our company to become the go-to name for art supplies in the UK. Join us on the path to success and establish an exciting career for yourself where your contributions are truly valued and rewarded.

  • Competitive salary
  • Exclusive staff discounts
  • 28 days holiday per year pro rata (including Bank Holidays)
  • Pension contribution scheme
  • Performance-related bonuses
  • Personal development

Our Locations

We currently have four shops in the south-east: 

  • Shoreditch, East London
  • Highbury, North London
  • Camberwell, South London
  • Canterbury, Kent

Find out more here.

Our Head Office and warehouse hub operate from Folkestone.

Current Vacancies

Assistant Store Manager - Camberwell

We are looking for an Assistant Store Manager to join our team at our Camberwell branch. Hours are full time over 5 days per week (these days vary between Monday and Sunday, subject to change at the managers' discretion). An immediate start is available.

Retail experience is essential and previous managerial experience is an advantage. Salary starts from £19,500. To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to Camberwell@cowlings.com, for the attention of Kinga.

Retail Assistant (zero hours) - Canterbury
A fantastic opportunity for students looking to earn some extra money while studying, our Canterbury branch is looking someone ambitious, driven & team spirited with plenty of time & flexibility as the store is open 7 days a week.

Retail experience is preferred, but training can be provided.
Knowledge of art products & techniques is essential for this role, with further knowledge and training provided throughout your time with us.

To apply, please email your CV & cover letter to: canterbury@cowlings.com for the attention of Janey.

Assistant Store Manager - Canterbury
Our Canterbury branch is searching for a new Assistant Manager, with permanent, full time hours over 5 days (including weekends, where you will take on a full managerial role over your own team).

At least 1 year employed in a previous supervisory role (preferably within a similar retail environment) is required, with further training provided.  Salary starts at £19,500 for the right candidate.

To apply, please email a copy of your CV & cover letter to: canterbury@cowlings.com (quoting reference: CTAM) for the attention of Janey.  

Online Customer Service Advisor - Aylesham
We currently have a position open in our Aylesham offices for an open minded, dynamic individual with a can-do attitude and a good understanding of what makes a positive, fulfilling customer service experience. 
This is a full-time role, working Mon-Fri (weekend hours also possible, dependent on circumstances), with a competitive wage starting at £19,000-£21,000 a year.

This role can range from answering the telephone, responding to emails, liaising with our stores or even suppliers directly. 
No two days are the same & as such, you must be flexible and open to learning new systems & practices.

A working knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Outlook, Word & Excel), at least 12 months experience in a similar customer service position, a drive to push sales & most importantly, a friendly disposition are essential for the role.  Knowledge of art products & practices is advantageous, but if not, training can be provided as you work with us.

If you fulfil these requirements & believe yourself to be the right person for the role, follow the link below to apply via Indeed:
INDEED - Ref: CSAYLE2
(please be aware, we will need 2 clean references also)