We are looking for a full-time Workshop Assistant to join our team - no knifemaking experience required.

Duties will initially include:

  • Metal fabrication work
  • Production cutlery fabrication
  • Assisting with classes

We are looking for a motivated, confident person who has a can-do attitude. The ideal applicant will have the following attributes:

  • Is keenly interested in bladesmithing, blacksmithing, or metalwork
  • Lives within one hour of Tharwa
  • Has their own transport
  • Is good with their hands
  • Has a burning desire to grow as an artist / maker
  • Is prepared to commit to this role for the next three years

This role offers the following benefits:

  • The opportunity to work with, and learn from, some of Australia’s best bladesmiths and blacksmiths
  • An environment where hard work and commitment are rewarded with autonomy and flexibility
  • The opportunity to demonstrate the motivation required to become a full-time bladesmith

The following attributes will be looked upon favourably:

  • welding skills
  • woodworking skills
  • familiarity with G-code
  • digital design skills

The successful applicant will receive pay at the award rate plus superannuation. They'll also be provided with every opportunity to reach their full potential as a maker.

Applicants are invited to apply for this position by submitting a one-page resume, along with a one-page cover letter that addresses the following:

  • What is the most recent thing you have made?
  • What is the coolest thing you have made? (If you have a photo, please attach it to your application)
  • Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses, or one horse-sized duck? Why?
  • If you landed this role, where would you see yourself in three years?

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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