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Summer Show Supervisors

Closing date: 3 Jun 2019

Craft Scotland is looking for two individuals with retail experience to supervise the Summer Show.

Title: Summer Show Supervisor

Closing Date: 5pm, Monday 3 June 2019

Location: Craft Scotland Summer Show, Second floor, Fringe Venue 205, White Stuff, 89 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3ES

Responsible to: Project Officer

10-15 day temporary contract – all days to be worked between 29 July – 27 August 2019*
20 day temporary contract – all days to be worked between 29 July – 27 August 2019*

*an additional training day on Wednesday 24 July 2019 is mandatory to attend. Applicants who are not available to attend on this date cannot be considered

Hours:  All days will be scheduled between 29 July – 27 August 2019, plus one mandatory day on Wednesday 24 July 2019. Supervisors may be expected to work at the opening Private View, 5 – 8pm, Thursday 1 August 2019.

10-15 day contract - £71 per day. £710 - £1,065 total fee (including holiday pay)
20 day contract -  £71 per day. £1,420 total fee (including holiday pay)

Other benefits:
Discount on purchases in the Summer Show


Craft Scotland is looking for two individuals with retail experience to supervise the Summer Show. This is an ideal opportunity for those who wish to utilise their existing customer service skills in a creative festival environment.

You’ll be surrounded by exquisite pieces of craft and get the opportunity to meet talented makers. Excellent communication skills, and an ability to work effectively as part of a small team are all essential for this role.

The successful candidates will be required to work either 10 or 20 days. Craft Scotland will ask for your availability and a rota will be confirmed in advance of the show. The post will complement the existing Craft Scotland team.

Craft Scotland is an Equal Opportunities Employer. If you have any special requirements to complete your application or in order to attend an interview or have any other questions then please get in touch. Craft Scotland is a Living Wage Employer. 

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The Craft Scotland Summer Show

The Summer Show is Craft Scotland’s annual selling exhibition showcasing the work of over 40 designer/makers from across Scotland. Running for three weeks as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, it gives locals and visitors to the capital the opportunity to see and buy high-quality, original, contemporary craft.

The Summer Show presents a valuable opportunity for makers, introducing their work to a wider audience in a showcase which has been selected by industry experts; Gillian Scott (Director, Craft Design House) and Mhari McMullan (Director, Welcome Home), alongside Craft Scotland’s Allyson Gee (Project Officer).

Held on the entire second floor of White Stuff on George Street, Edinburgh, the Summer Show attracts over 5,000 visitors. Now in its seventh year, the Summer Show also hosts a vibrant programme of hands-on, maker-led workshops for adults and young people.  

The Summer Show is open to the public from Friday 2 August to Sunday 25 August 2019, with an invitation-only Private View held on Thursday 1 August 2019.


The Summer Show is held on the second floor of White Stuff, this is accessed via two flights of stairs. To access the second floor by lift visitors must request a member of staff to accompany them in the lift to the second floor, from there, there is a small flight steps to reach the Summer Show.

Please note, for wheelchair users or those with reduced mobility a manual stairclimber will be available. This does not accommodate visitors’ wheelchairs but will accommodate those who can transfer to the stairclimber. A Summer Show supervisor will be responsible for operating the stairclimber and providing assistance.  The Summer Show second floor space is fully accessible throughout.

Visitors can call Craft Scotland on 0131 466 3870 for further information or to discuss their requirements. Pushchairs can be left and the bottom of the second floor steps or alternatively can be carried up the steps.

We welcome assistance dogs and a bowl of water can be provided if requested. Large format labels and magnifying glasses are available on request.


If you have any queries about this post, organisation or the application process please email Allyson Gee, Project Officer, at allyson@craftscotland.org or telephone 0131 466 3873 (working hours 9am - 5pm, Monday – Friday).


White Stuff
89 George Street
Closing Date & Time:
3 Jun 2019 5:00pm
Key Contact:
Craft Scotland Careers 0131 466 3873 [javascript protected email address]
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