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We have attracted a talented group of people with a richly diverse range of skills and experience who believe that they too can follow their heart, trust their judgment and do it with joy.

If you believe that great design can effect social change and you are excited by the possibilities of following your heart, we would love to hear from you.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for all of our positions.


Retail Consultant

We are on the hunt for a full-time retail consultant to work in our airy showroom in leafy Rosebery. You will be a people person dedicated to providing customers with an awesome experience in the Koskela showroom.

An interest in the design, furniture and retail industry is highly desirable.

Outcomes:

  • Help convert sales enquiries

  • Provide exceptional customer service to retail showroom and online customers.

  • Maintain a high standard of visual display in the showroom.

Competencies

  1. Communication - be able to inspire and persuade. Be willing to listen to ideas from others and engage in constructive debate.

  2. Passion and determination - exhibit passion and excitement over work. Have a can-do attitude. Be tenacious.

  3. Relationship builder - Be a people person. Maintain and foster relationships with customers. Develop great relationships internally.

  4. Proactivity - act without being told what to do. Bring new ideas to Koskela.

  5. Team player - Demonstrate reliability, communicates constructively, listens actively, functions as an active participant, shares openly and willingly, cooperates, exhibits flexibility, shows commitment to the team, works as a problem-solver and treats others in respectful and supportive manner.

  6. Innovative and imaginative - Have ideas. Be creative in how we interact with customers. Koskela likes to do things differently to our competitors.

  7. Ethical - Do not cut corners ethically.

  8. Act professionally but recognise Koskela is an informal workplace.

  9. Analytical skills - be able to analyse data (qualitative and quantitative) and draw conclusions from it.

  10. Work ethic - Have a strong willingness to work hard when its needed.

  11. Remain cool under pressure - don’t fall apart in situations of stress.

  12. Active participant - participate in discussions, share your ideas, opinions and experiences, and involve yourself.

  13. Be committed to using design to change our world.

To apply

Email your CV and cover letter to careers@koskela.com.au.


Social Enterprise Coordinator

Koskela is seeking an Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander tertiary graduate to coordinate projects in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Design Facilitation and Social Enterprise arm of our design and lifestyle business.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with strong attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skills for this full-time position.

The Social Enterprise Coordinator provides operational and administrative support to contribute to the effective and efficient delivery of exhibitions and art projects. This role acts as a liaison with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community art centre partner organisations.

To be successful in this role you will have tertiary qualifications in visual arts / design, arts management or relevant discipline and should possess high-level administration skills with computer literacy. You must demonstrate you can work within a team environment, and possess a high level of attention to detail.

Key Duties

  • Assist the Art and Social Enterprise Curator in the delivery of exhibitions and art projects.

  • Act as a point-of-contact for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community art centre partner organisations

  • Assist with exhibition installations and artwork registration

  • Assist with the development and implementation of exhibition specific events and public programs.

  • Assist the Social Enterprise Curator with other duties and project work as required.

Key requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline or equivalent professional experience and training

  • Demonstrate excellent attention to detail and the ability to prioritise activities to meet deadlines

  • Computer literacy

Desirable skills

  • Experience in gallery/ museum operations, artwork handling, reporting & installation

  • An understanding of Intellectual Property / Copyright

Pre-screening questions

  • How do you understand Intellectual Property in regards to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and cultures, and how would you communicate that to our team and clients

  • Describe an example of a cross-cultural collaborative project that you felt demonstrated best practice, and why?

To apply

Apply via email with a CV/resume addressing the selection criteria and pre-screening questions to harriet@koskela.com.au

For further information, please contact Harriet Fesq on 02 9280 0999 or harriet@koskela.com.au

Koskela considers that being Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification under s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).


General Manager

This is a new role within our business and will see you effectively managing and running the day-to-day operations of the business. With Finance, Retail, Sales and Production reporting into yourself, you will be responsible for strategically delivering on the vision of the organisation and ensuring our growth targets.

What can you expect from Koskela:

  • The opportunity to shape and make this role your own

  • Join a B Corp organisation.

  • Be an integral part of an exciting growing business.

  • An awesome, focused and passionate team

  • Managing a multi-functional company: Commercial, Retail, Design and Delivery

What we expect from you:

  • You will have high levels of integrity, honesty, be hardworking and willing to learn.

  • You will be extremely dependable, fair, honest, and interested in the success of our company.

  • Our perfect GM is someone who can take the ideas of plans of our founders (our vision), break them down into actionable steps, and ensure that they're done efficiently.

  • You will love details, do what you say you’ll do, and you will love creating systems to make our company operate better as a whole, whether you are physically in the building or not.

  • You will utilise strategies based on data-driven decisions and use actionable metrics to effectively evaluate and set goals.

  • Previous experiences where you have taken an organization from its infancy to higher growth

  • You will be passionate about what we stand for as an organisation.

  • You will be an excellent communicator, able to quickly gain the respect of the team, be able to communicate our strategic vision with our managers, and get their buy in.

  • Be able to communicate with our founders with total honesty and transparency.