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Studio Assistant

Hours Full Time (5 days per week) and Part Time hours available 
Pay £12.00 per hour
Start Date October 2023
End Date Late December 2023, with possibility of extension
Location The successful candidate will be working from our studio in Castlebrae Business Centre, Edinburgh


Silk Purse, Sow’s Ear is an independent Edinburgh-based jewellery label which specialises in handmade jewellery and personalised lockets and necklaces. 

We are looking for a Studio Assistant to join our friendly team, to support us through the busy Christmas period.  

The role is based from our studio in Castlebrae Business Centre, which is located within a few minutes from Edinburgh City Centre with excellent travel links. 


Duties will be varied and may include:

  • Helping us make our personalised lockets and other jewellery to order
  • Packing up jewellery orders, including gift wrapping
  • Helping us respond to customer enquiries and general studio administration
  • Basic editing of customer images using Adobe Photoshop

Full training in all tasks will be provided by us in studio, so no particular experience is necessary.

This is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to gain experience of working in a creative studio environment. 

Person Specification:

We are looking for a friendly, conscientious and confident person who is organised, self-motivated, quick to learn and happy to work under their own initiative.

An interest in arts and craft and some experience of working with your hands would be an advantage.  Essential qualities for the role are a friendly and flexible attitude towards work, reliability and an excellent eye for detail.

The period of employment will be from mid-October until late-December, to provide support over the busy Christmas period. All training will be provided by the Studio Manager.

How to Apply:

If you wish to apply, please email your CV, with a covering note telling us a little more about yourself and your interest in this role, to

The closing date for applications is Monday 18th September 2023.

The training period will take place during October, with full-time working hours through late November and December.

Interviews will be held on either 20th September or 29th September – please do not apply unless you are available for interview on one of these dates!

Please note that all candidates must be in possession of a UK bank account, and must be legally eligible to work in the U.K.