Personal Assistant to the Founder AND the CEO

Want to grow and learn from a well-published colour and design brand?

Our Company:

Maria Killam is a designer, decorator, stylist, author, teacher and internationally sought-after colour expert. With a unique voice in the design world, she has been educating professionals, DIYers and homeowners about colour since 2009. Maria is a trusted advisor and True Colour Expert for audiences around the world with colour products, design services and a learning academy delivering online and live training courses to a global audience.

We are looking for a highly-organized Personal Assistant to support both the company’s Founder and CEO. This position requires a tech-savvy candidate with excellent communication skills, who can balance office duties with personal assistant duties. Accuracy and attention to detail are key in this position.

Who you are:

  • You are an absolutely meticulous organizer – You believe everything has a place and find sorting, colour-coding, stacking, and rearranging to be very satisfying.
  • You are a problem solver – You can think on your feet and are motivated by finding creative ways to meet new challenges.
  • An active learner –You’re highly curious, eager to learn new things, build new skills and explore new possibilities. You regularly stretch yourself, are unafraid to tackle challenges big and small, and you’re comfortable learning, unlearning and relearning.
  • A highly accountable team player – You take full ownership and accountability in your role. You coordinate, collaborate, follow through and own the outcome of your work. 
  • You know how to pivot – You thrive in a very fast-paced environment while maintaining a high attention to detail and accuracy as priorities evolve.

Must live within driving distance of Yarrow, BC. This is a hybrid remote job with a 50/50 split between Yarrow studio office and virtual.

Responsibilities:

• Assist with photo and video shoots, off-site design consultations
• Provide customer service support and answer office phone
• Manage calendars and email correspondence; make travel arrangements
• Run errands (both business-related and personal)
• Exercise discretion while handling all personal business
• Help with social media posts, edits and schedules
• Serve as project manager for live and online training events
• Organize office, workspace and storage areas; maintain inventory

Skills required:

• Disciplined time management with excellent organization
• Meticulous and detailed (we mention this more than once because it is critical to your success)
• Familiar with eCommerce and customer relationship management (CRM) software
• Experience with Zoom, Slack and all social media platforms (WooCommerce is a plus)
• Impeccable written and verbal communication skills
• You have a no-task-is-too-small can-do attitude; you’re compelled to go the extra mile to get things done
• 5+ years experience in an executive support role
• Minimum high school graduate

This could be a part-time (min. 25 hours/week) or a full-time position (40 hours/week) working standard Monday to Friday from 9-5 with the expectation of some after-hour or weekend email communication. Compensation will be competitive, depending on experience.

Working at Maria Killam Inc. is demanding, but also fun and very rewarding. If you are willing to put in the effort and learn as much as you can, there will be room for you to grow with us.

How to apply:

Please send your resume with cover letter, social media links, and salary expectations. Also, please share why you want this job and what makes you a good fit.

**No vaccine required**

Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

Submit to: [email protected]