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 stores overall: 

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

Find out more here.

Our Head Office and warehouse hub operate from Aylesham, Kent.

Current Vacancies

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.

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, please send a copy of your CV, cover letter & 2 clean references to: admin@cowlings.com

Warehouse Operative: Picker/Packer - Aylesham
We are looking for a warehouse operative & picker/packer in our busy Aylesham warehouse.
This is a full time role & you must be available to work weekends (both Saturday & Sunday) when required.

Salary is up to £18,000 a year & is dependent on age (based on the current National Living Wage).

The right candidate must:

  • Have previous Picker & Packer experience.
  • Be Motivated, reliable & punctual.
  • Have an attention to detail, be well-organised.
  • Be willing (and capable) to deal with a large amount of physical movement, including heavy lifting.
  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Show the willingness to learn.
  • Have the drive to achieve more within their chosen role.
  • A driving licence.*

* There would be occasional stock deliveries to our physical branches also, requiring a full, clean driving licence.

If you believe yourself to be the right person for the role, please send an email with a copy of your CV, cover letter & 2 clean references to: admin@cowlings.com
(for a possible faster response, please confirm that you are able to work weekends, along with how you plan to travel to us)