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Head of Atelier

Listing ID: 1134222

Head of Atelier

Type of Position: Temporary Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Aitor Throup
Location: Burnley, Lancashire, North West, UK
Employment Length: 3 - 4 months
Hours: Full Time
Start Date: Immediate
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Reporting To: Creative Director
Deadline: 12th March 2020
Ad Expires In: 2 weeks 4 days
About: Aitor Throup is an artist, designer and creative director. Throup’s multi-disciplinary design house, A.T. Studio, is involved in collaborations across multiple industries as well as the development and presentation of the conceptual clothing brand New Object Research. Both the studio and the brand are committed to imagining and creating new ways of telling stories through object design and the creation and production of related materials.

A.T. Studio, the award winning design studio of acclaimed designer Aitor Throup and his directional menswear brand, is looking for a Head of Atelier to join the team based in Burnley, Lancashire on a short term 3-4 month contract with the potential to extend to a full-time contract upon review.

We are looking for a motivated, dedicated and highly organised individual possessing excellent problem solving skills and tremendous communication abilities.
The Head of Atelier requires a strong understanding of product, working across manual patterns, managing the studio, working closely with Aitor, machinists and other staff, realising the creative vision of current projects from the studio.

This is a very hands on role which requires a high level of technical ability and construction knowledge - sewing, pattern cutting, working from blocks and grading ability (preferred).


  • Manage the atelier - workflow of all styles in current project, 
  • Managing and overseeing all samples from concept and first pattern creation, through to sampling, fittings and production. 
  • Allocating all product with the team, ensuring patterns and samples are actioned within the critical path dates and ensuring a consistently high level of fit is achieved
  • Ability to motivate and drive all members of the atelier and train where neccessary
  • Be able to provide pivotal technical support on construction and finishing techniques within the fit meetings, from initial fits through to production
  • Ensure comments are adhered to and the desired fit is achieved


  • A natural leader who can fit in to a team, with a methodical approach and be able to lead and guide a team and delegate to all atelier staff
  • Takes Initiative to address any concerns alongside a strong attention to detail 
  • Exceptional technical knowledge, with the ability to address and advise on finishing and construction techniques 
  • Flexible attitude and a strong work ethic coupled with excellent communication skills
  • A commercially-minded individual, with excellent analytical skills and experience of budget management
  • Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines

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