Textile Design and Production Coordinator

Website Tongabezi Trust School

Design and Production Coordinator

Twaabane Creative Centre is a creatively oriented vocational training centre in Southern Zambia. Our aim is to promote social and economic development in our community through the provision of free, high-quality skills training and access to income-generating opportunities.

The Design and Production Coordinator role is responsible for the design and implementation of our creative projects, including the natural dye project and tailoring production unit. We are excited to be seeking a dynamic individual who can lead the Textile Studio team through the next stage of growth. The ideal person for this role will have a very creative eye, as well as the ability to manage projects effectively and work alongside a small and welcoming team of tailors.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Strong creative and design skills
  • At least 3 years of experience in design and/or textile product development
  • Experience with project management and line-managing others
  • Experience with branding and marketing, including social media
  • Understand the importance of quality skills development projects
  • Have a sharp eye for detail and quality assurance
  • Have a passion for community development and the artisan sector in Zambia and internationally
  • Excellent written English and computer literacy


The Design and Production Coordinator role has a competitive salary and includes a three-bedroomed house on-site inclusive of water (borehole) and electricity (solar).

To Apply:

Please send your CV and a Cover Letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the role and job description (below) to the Centre Development Manager, email: [email protected]

The deadline for applications is 5 pm, Saturday 6th April 2024. We are reviewing applications and interviewing on a rolling basis.


Position title:  Design and Production Coordinator

Reports to: Centre Development Manager

Product Design and Retail Management (40%)

  • Design high-quality products in line with local and international demand
  • Present sample designs, conduct market-testing and adapt products
  • Consider ethical, local sourcing and environmentally friendly elements throughout the design and production processes
  • Participate in the artisan and trades industry in Zambia and internationally i.e. coordinate, attend and represent Twaabane at local and national markets
  • Design and produce unique product labelling, packaging and finishing
  • Propose product pricing in line with the market
  • Build and maintain relationships with stockists and create effective stocking systems
  • Maintain the Twaabane Foyer space
  • Build collaborations with like-minded organisations, cooperatives, individuals, etc.

Creative Projects Management (30%)

  • Manage the complete production process of all creative projects
  • Provide clear guidance and support to the creative teams e.g. product briefs, training, feedback sessions
  • Create plans, timetables and systems to ensure quality assurance and timely delivery
  • Manage material and equipment sourcing and ensure competitive prices
  • Maintain excellent relationships with trainers and creatives
  • Line-manage the textile trainer and four community tailors, including professional development
  • Contribute toward the development of budgets in line with creative project needs
  • Regularly update the Development Manager on the progress of projects

Branding, Marketing and Communication (20%)

  • Manage the Twaabane website and social media channels
  • Create high-quality, relevant content in line with data protection policies
  • Regularly collate photographs, impact stories, and content as required
  • Set up and conduct Centre Tours and workshops with visitors, guests and retail buyers

Community (10%)

  • Act as a strong link between the community and centre and develop effective partnerships
  • Support the delivery of community and outreach programmes when required
  • Perform other related duties as necessary
  • Ensure that all work is in line with the centre’s policies

To apply for this job email your details to sarah@tujatane.com

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