Female Tailor

at Glocal Roots
Published April 26, 2024
Location Athens, Greece
Category General  
Job Type Internship  


Our Social Factory proudly employs five talented women from the refugee community. They craft a range of products including bum bags, wallets, handbags, crochet items, and more, which we distribute across Switzerland and Europe. As a Tailor Space Intern, you'll have a dynamic role. On one hand, you'll work directly alongside our skilled tailors, assisting in product development, organizing trainings, and ensuring the smooth operation of the tailor space. On the other hand, you'll provide invaluable support to the wider team through general volunteering. This entails various tasks at the Victoria Community Center, such as registering individuals, engaging with children, and fostering a warm and inclusive atmosphere for everyone who enters our space.

Key responsibilities of the job include:

Maintain the sewing space
Overseeing the work of our tailors (quality control, organizing trainings)
Offer sewing classes for beginners
Prepare fabrics and materials for the tailors
Developing new products
Support with logistic tasks concerning the tailor space (placing orders, research materials and potential partners)
Support with regular trips to the Eleonas flea market for supplies
Providing appropriate support and guidance to children in the Kid’s space
Providing social support including maintaining an environment that builds the confidence, resilience and self-esteem of women and children
Attend weekly team meetings
Remaining flexible based on the project needs
Cleaning of the spaces after your shift along with the rest of the volunteer team
Your desired set of skills:

Experience in sewing, creating patterns and using an industrial machine, crocheting is an asset. Training as a seamstress would be ideal.
Fluency in English is required, French/Arabic/Farsi or German is an asset.
An awareness and interest in migration issues and sensitivity to working with vulnerable communities
Motivation and passion for working alongside a dynamic and hard-working team

To apply, send an email including a CV and a motivation letter

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