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Join the team at Gotham Quilts, a bright and happy quilt shop in midtown. Our customers are hobby home quilters who come to us for all their quilting needs, from fabric and tools to BERNINA sewing machines and classes.

 

Full or Part Time Sales Associate

Primary responsibilities include helping customers, filling online orders, and restocking shelves.

*** Must have basic sewing knowledge. Quilting experience is a bonus, but not required. ***

Required skills and traits:
- Comfortable with Windows-based computers
- Friendly and helpful customer service skills
- Able to stand and walk for 5+ hours

Scheduling for FT:
- Hours are 10:30am-6:30pm on 5 days, Saturday plus 4 weekdays of your choice.

Scheduling for PT:
- Hours are 10:30am-6:30pm on 2-4 days a week. YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK ON SATURDAYS.

Pay starts at $15/hour during training with a raise, based on experience and position, after the 2-month training period.

Benefits include:
- Store discount
- Access to free sewing/quilting classes
- Transitchek benefits
- 401k with match, eligible after 1 year of employment
- For FT role, we cover 100% of the premium for an individual silver exchange plan

COVID information:
- Customers are required to wear masks
- We provide KN95 masks for employees

To apply:
- Send a cover letter describing your sewing experience and availability to owners@gothamquilts.com. Applicants without sewing experience will not be considered.

 

BERNINA Manager

We are looking to hire a BERNINA expert to manage our BERNINA and bernette machine business.

Duties include sales of machines, reordering and inventory, answering customer questions, and coordinating service work with our tech. You should already be familiar with BERNINA in general, although the specific knowledge is flexible (could be someone who has a new or old BERNINA at home as their primary machine, someone who quilts on a Q series, etc).

The schedule and hours for this position are flexible, except for one required Saturday a month (the tech service date).

We would prefer a full time employee for this position but will also consider part time hours.

Pay starts at $15-17/hour during training with a raise, based on experience and position, after the 2-month training period.

Benefits include:
- Store discount
- Access to free sewing/quilting classes
- Transitchek benefits
- 401k with match, eligible after 1 year of employment
- For FT role, we cover 100% of the premium for an individual silver exchange plan

COVID information:
- Customers are required to wear masks
- We provide KN95 masks for employees

To apply:
- Send a cover letter describing your BERNINA experience and availability to owners@gothamquilts.com.

 

Sewing and Quilting Teachers (contractor)

We are looking for teachers in the NYC area to teach in-person classes at our store. Our classroom is equipped with BERNINA and bernette sewing machines, irons, design walls, and everything else teachers need to lead successful classes.

We offer classes during weekday afternoons and evenings as well as on Saturdays, and we teach everything from beginner techniques to advanced skills.

Teachers are 1099 contractors who set their own schedules with our Class Coordinator. We split class registration fees with teachers, meaning you are paid according to how many people are in your class. We encourage teachers to promote their classes to their own audiences in addition to the store promoting them to our existing customers.

Teachers also enjoy a store discount!

We're looking for teachers for the following classes/skills:

  • Intro to sewing machines
  • Intro to patchwork
  • Intro to embroidery
  • Intro to English paper piecing
  • Intro to free motion quilting
  • Intro to garment sewing

Please note there is a set of stairs to access the classroom.

 

COVID information:

  • Students and teachers must be vaccinated and wear masks during the entire class period
  • We are currently limiting classes to 6 students so that we can spread out in the classroom
  • Customers are required to wear masks
  • We provide KN95 masks for employees and contractors

 

To apply:
- Send a cover letter describing your teaching experience and availability to owners@gothamquilts.com.