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

Sales Assistants - Camberwell

We are looking for sales candidates to join our shop floor team working in our Camberwell branch. Zero-Hour and fixed day contracted hours, with three to five flexible fixed days per week (these days vary between Monday and Sunday, subject to change at the managers' discretion).

Six months or more retail experience is essential and previous Sales experience is a requirement. If selected for an interview you will be expected to sit a 3-question basic maths test. Failure to pass 2/3 questions will result in the interview being suspended. 

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to Camberwell@cowlings.com, for the attention of Nascine. Please quote reference ZHSACW as part of your application.

Deputy Manager - Shoreditch

We are hiring a Deputy Manager for our Shoreditch Branch. Would you like to join our team? 

Working week: 3 days during the week, as well as both Saturday & Sunday (with shorter trading hours on Sunday) for a total of 5 days per week.

Are you an experienced retail deputy manager or supervisor looking for a new challenge? Are you a hands-on leader with a charismatic approach who can enthuse staff and customers alike? If so, this is the role for you. 
For this role we are looking to recruit a reliable, ambitious, creative, and proactive individual to help in managing our Shoreditch branch.

As a Deputy Manager / Retail Shop Deputy Manager you will be responsible for helping manage a team of sales consultants, ensuring the smooth running of the shop and maintaining high levels of customer service, as well as following disciplinary procedures where appropriate.

This role demands an open-minded person with a good eye for detail and a hands-on approach who will thrive on helping in motivating the team to ensure they offer an outstanding service to drive sales. To be considered for this position you must have proven retail management or supervisory experience. Knowledge of artists’ materials would be beneficial to your application but is not essential as training will be provided for the right person. 

To apply for the role of Store Deputy Manager please send you’re CV and a covering letter to Shoreditch@cowlings.com, quoting Ref: SDDEP1220.