Tharwa Valley Forge employs Instructors in a range of disciplines as well as Cutlers for a production work. Applicants are asked to show example of their work in portfolios that best demonstrate their skills.

We look for instructors with strong people skills as well as extensive experience in the following areas

  • Wood working
  • Metalwork
  • Knifemaking
  • Blacksmithing
  • Welding
  • Leatherwork 

Current vacancies are listed below

We are looking for people willing to share their skills with the enthusiastic students that attend our courses. Our students come from all walks of life and are keen to make something with their hands with your guidance.

In the following areas

  • Blacksmithing
  • Knifemaking
  • Sculpture and Welding

Requirements of the position

  • Good knowledge of the subject with a proven record of making things
  • Strong hand skills
  • Well organised, attention to detail
  • Confident speaker, articulate
  • Anticipates needs, uses initiative
  • Skills in helping people recover from mistakes, patient when working with beginners
  • Mature and Interested in working with people
  • Keen to be part of a team of dynamic makers
  • Keen to learn and improve your skills

We work a flexible 5 day week, teaching on average two days a week, with the other time preparing for courses, production work and maintenance.  You get a full time salary + superannuation with bonus' paid for teaching classes.

Need to live within 1 hour of our Tharwa Workshops and have own transport.

Applicants are invited to apply for this position by submitting a one-page resume, a portfolio of your work, along with a one-page cover letter with contact details of two work referees. 

Please submit your applications (PDF or DOCX) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications will remain open until we find the right person.


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