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

Deputy Retail Manager (Full Time) - Canterbury
Hours include working Saturdays & Sundays

Competitive Salary & 25% Staff Discount

Are you artistic, open minded, dynamic, with a can-do attitude and extensive experience in retail? We currently have a vacancu in our Canterbury store for a full time Deputy Retail Manager. For this role we are looking to recruit a reliable, ambitious, creative and proactive individual to help in managing the branch.

As a Deputy Retail Manager you’ll 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.

Please don't apply unless you can fulfil all criteria above. You must also be able to provide 2 good references. If you are interested in applying for this role please email Canterbury@cowlings.com and quote the following: CTDep19.

Sales Assistant (Part Time) - Canterbury
Hours include working Saturdays & Sundays

Competitive Salary & 25% Staff Discount

Are you artistic, open minded, dynamic, with a can-do attitude and extensive experience in retail? We currently have a vacancy in our Canterbury store for a part time Sales Assistant. Successful candidates will have at least 12 months experience in a similar role, and should have the proven ability to:

  • Deliver and demonstrate excellent customer service skills
  • Have good commercial awareness
  • Drive sales to achieve sales targets
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have a friendly disposition and consider themselves to be a 'people’s person'.
  • Have a very good understanding of Microsoft Office packages, including Outlook, Word and Excel. 

Please don't apply unless you can fulfil all criteria above. You must also be able to provide 2 good references. If you are interested in applying for this role please email Canterbury@cowlings.com.

Online Customer Service Representative (Full Time) - Aylesham
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5.30pm

Competitive Salary & Staff Discount; Parking Available On Site

Are you artistic, open minded, dynamic, with a can-do attitude and a good understanding of customer service? We currently have a vacancy for an online customer service representative at our HQ offices in Aylesham.

Successful candidates will have at least 12 months’ experience as a customer service representative either face to face or over the telephone and have the proven ability to:

  • Deliver and demonstrate excellent customer service skills
  • Have good commercial awareness
  • Drive sales to achieve sales targets
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have a friendly disposition and consider themselves to be a “people’s person”
  • Have a very good understanding of Microsoft Office packages, including Outlook, Word and Excel

Your daily duties will include:

  • Answering the phone to our online customers
  • Deal with enquiries over the phone and email
  • Handling returns
  • Help with the dispatch process
  • Keep our order screen updated at all times 
  • Liaise with our shops and warehouse for order fulfilment.

A minimum 12 months’ retail or relevant experience in a similar role is crucial as is a perfect command of the English language (both verbal and written). Art material experience is essential as you will be expected to advise customers on our products. 

Please don't apply unless you can fulfil all criteria above. You must also be able to provide 2 good references. If you are interested in this vacancy, please apply by email to recruitment@cowlings.com with your CV and covering letter. Please quote reference FTAYL0519 when applying for this position.

Closing date is 26/05/2019.

Due to the high volume of responses we cannot reply to all candidates. We will contact you asking you to fill in an application form if we think you fulfil all criteria; you also must pass a basic math test if you are shortlisted for interview.