Kate Sylvester is one of New Zealand’s most renowned international designer labels and is passionate about producing beautiful, high quality garments. Our Kingsland based work room, retail stores and super-fun team make for a progressive and social work environment. We are constantly focused on innovation and brand development and pride ourselves on internal career growth for our staff.
We are looking for enthusiastic interns to join our Production team over July, August and September.
The internship will provide excellent hands on experience in luxury garment production. Successful interns will see the whole production process from start to finish, from cut to make to press and finishing, providing invaluable learning experience. While with us, interns will be involved in assisting the team in organising the production of onshore styles and the quality control and processing of all incoming garments into the warehouse.
This sort-after opportunity provides a rare insight into the operations of one of New Zealand top designers. Applicants must be available for a minimum of three weeks full-time, have good garment construction knowledge and have a great can-do attitude.
If this sounds like you, please send your CV and a cover letter including you availability to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close end of June.
Winter Sampling Internships - June, July, August, September
We are seeking interns to join our Auckland based workroom this winter.
This is an exciting opportunity to build on your textile knowledge, learn practical industry skills and be a part of our hardworking team!
You will follow the winter sample collection through from start to finish and gain invaluable insight into a workroom process.
Candidates need to have the ability to turn your hand to any task with a great attitude and ideally have former tertiary fashion training.
Please send CV's and a bit about yourself through to email@example.com
Casual Sales Assistant - Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch
We are looking for an experienced and dynamic Sales Assistant who loves and understands the Kate Sylvester brand. Excellent communication skills, a friendly demeanor and an innate sense of style are a must.
Auckland please forward your CV to Imogen within store or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellington please forward your CV to Bonnie within store or email email@example.com
Christchurch please forward your CV to Kirsty within store or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Designer - 6 Month Full Time Contract
Kate Sylvester is expanding their design team and we are looking for an exceptional graduate or junior designer to work with Kate on developing her new collections. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a young designer to begin their career in the fashion industry. If you have a myriad of great ideas, a unique sense of style, and an understanding and passion for the Kate Sylvester brand then please apply.
Kate Sylvester is a progressive and exciting work environment focussed on creating innovative yet timeless designs in high quality materials which are built to last. Kate Sylvester celebrates a close knit and fun team environment and internal career growth. This role is a fantastic foot in the door for future opportunities within Kate Sylvester and the New Zealand fashion industry.
The successful applicant’s scope of work will include:
- Contributing to building and designing seasonal ranges
- Creating mood boards and colour palettes
- Designing and developing prints and customized fabrics
- Creating specs for knitwear, accessories and fabrics
- Assisting design and sampling departments
- Assisting in tracking of sampling fabrics and developments
- Sample cutting
- Garment drawing in Illustrator
- Assisting on shows & photo shoots
The successful candidate will be forward thinking and creative with an eye for colour, detail & quality. Excellent time management skills are essential along with the ability to multi task in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines and be both flexible and reliable.
Self-motivation and being able to show initiative will take you far.
What you will need:
- Tertiary fashion design qualification or 1-2 years equivalent industry experience
- Strong Illustrator, Photoshop & Excel skills
- Excellent drawing and communication skills
- Garment construction knowledge
- Current design portfolio or examples of design work
- Driver’s License
Applicants should email their portfolio, CV and cover letter to Christine Leung - email@example.com
Applications close: End May
Please note: Due to high volume of applications, only candidates with relevant qualifications will be contacted in relation to their applications.