Do you want to work for us?

We are no longer taking applications for the Apprentice Globemaker, the Watercolour role or Woodworker.


We are looking for a part time workshop assistant – training with our head woodworker

Looking for someone to contribute to the woodworking team, apprentice level, opportunity to learn, PART TIME to start.

You should have a great eye for detail, feel comfortable in the workshop environment, and be able to take feedback about quality of work. You should have an appreciation for deadlines and being able to work on multiple things at a time.

Duties will include:

  1. Using a variety of basic shop floor machinery; pillar drill, sanders, band saw
  2. Assistance in the completion of finishing bases and tables
  3. Some simple metalwork; polishing, patternating
  4. Packing / crating of items for shipment
  5. Organising / tidying workshop and studio

The following skills are highly desirable:

  1. Can ensure the highest quality standards
  2. Be reliable and conscientious
  3. Ability to organise own time, workload & prioritise effectively
  4. Ability to work in a small team but also work alone
  5. Practically minded
  6. Excellent attention to detail
  7. Work well under pressure & to tight deadlines

To apply please email your CV and include details on why you think you are the right person for this job, previous woodworking and studio experience and examples of your woodwork / work you have done before.

[email protected]

Photos below by Paul Marc Mitchell.

Cartographer : FILLED

We are an art studio specialising in handmade and handcrafted world globes. We are looking for a new cartographer to join our team.

Each and every globe we make is bespoke to order and one of a kind in some way. Some customers choose to have hundreds of small edits and added pieces of personalisation.

More about the role and what we are looking for :

  1. Technical experience in Adobe Illustrator is most important thing by far (extensive, complicated files with 70,000+ paths, 3000+ text objects)
  2. File organisation and being meticulous with layers and details. Good planning, organisational and communication skills are a must.
  3. Typography/layout skills and general composition of small elements
  4. We have our own illustrator so the role will be more around operating and organising
  5. This is a 98% digital job but in a very creative environment
  6. Meticulous attention to detail
  7. We are looking for someone enthusiastic, self-motivated and driven
  8. Knowledge of GIS a bonus.

Daily life will usually include:

  • Simple edits – marking cities, changing colours/place markers
  • Major edits – placing illustrations/quotes, travel routes by car/boat/plane
  • Cartography updates – research and implementation of data from credible sources
  • Mockups of personalisation (edits) for customers
  • Print resizing
  • Managing printing of files for makers and painters
  • Answering the phone time to time – you should be confident talking & taking messages
  • Helping the owner of the company with various tasks
  • Photographing products and editing photos

We hope anyone applying does have a genuine interest in maps/cartography and awareness of physical and political geography. You should have great artistic awareness and design sense.

You should have excellent aesthetic judgement – you must understand the relationship between 2D projections and visualise the outcome as a globe.

You should be comfortable working alone as well as a part of a team. You will be working alongside another designer and will always be able to ask questions and be trained on anything unclear – but we are also looking for someone who spots problems or makes suggestions on improvements on their own.

This will be a senior role in the company with opportunity to work on other projects and in other areas depending on your background in the arts or interests.

Application process –

CV’s that do not show your aesthetic for design will not be considered for an interview. You should have a portfolio of work and please include a cover letter explaining why you think this is the right job for you and what relevant experience you have.

The role is based in Stoke Newington, please apply if you live in London and N16 is a location you are happy to travel to on a daily basis.

We have no specific deadline, we will hire as soon as we find the perfect person for this role.

Please do not phone, applications by email only to [email protected]

Watercolour Artist – FILLED

Right now were are looking for a part-time / freelance watercolour artist. This may develop to a full-time role over time but will start at 3-4 days per week.

We are hiring straight away – as soon as we find the perfect match to our unique job.

Please apply if you have previous experience & a portfolio to show featuring your watercolour skills and style.

– You ideally are living in London with an easy commute to Stoke Newington
– Capable of working to a deadline & having a great eye for detail, colour matching & being incredibly precise
– Work well as a team & on your own
– Have time to commit to the company & want to work in a close knit young spirited company that is like a little family
– If you have a blog or online work send links along with your CV & portfolio

Please do not send your application if you don’t have paperwork to live & work in the UK right now as we are hiring for immeditate start.

Please do not send your work / email without a portfolio to share … select your favourite watercolour work & send a short informal email as to why you think you are perfect for the job & how your skills would apply to the job.

Please do not apply if you have not worked with watercolours and only have experience in other paints – we only want to see your watercolour work for this role please.

Your submission should showcase your style of painting & precision.

Email: [email protected]







Apprentice Globemaker – Filled

The company has been organically growing over the years.. and we are currently looking for the perfect match to our unique criteria.

We frequently receive enquiries about working for Bellerby & Co almost so we thought we’d include a little information about what we look for and what working for us is like. Please read on if you are interested in the role.

All of our permanent employees start as apprentices.

It takes between 6 months to a year to learn how to make just the smallest sized globe…. it is a further few years to make the larger sized globes.

Since it is unlikely we will find a former Globemaker.. all applicants will have to have a trial period. Simply put you have to spend some time training with us to get a better idea of what daily life in this profession would be like… to not only see if you work well with wetting and stretching paper across a sphere.. but to also know you enjoy the craft!

All jobs in our company require a patient and passionate person who will commit to the learning process and wants to stay in the company for at least 3 years afterwards.

We do not hire short-term interns. All work in the company requires a skilled and experienced hand.

We are looking for someone from an art AND design background. We are looking for a MAKER. People who have previous experience working with their hands… thinking up ideas and making them a reality.

If you think Globe-making is your calling in life and you don’t have previous experience as a maker, start building your portfolio now and feel free to email us anytime to share your work.

Personal qualities we look for ::

– Patience is the most important thing in globe-making!

– You will incorrectly make a globe every day for 6 months, you could then do one perfect and then next 10 will still fail. You have to not get easily frustrated and be stubborn and passionate about the role to get it right & not want to give up.. it is a long learning process.

– Light with hands and aware of space around you. You are working around a lot of delicate items.

– Nimble fingers… good with precise cutting with a scalpel / blade.

– Work well as a team and work well in a SMALL team.

– Though a very social family-like atmosphere, the studio is very quiet most for long periods of time as each role takes concentration. You must like a very serene environment – it will be the opposite of a normal office job for most.

– Quick to learn and eager to take on new responsibilities and learn new skills.

– Good communication, hard worker, not afraid to get your hands dirty, capable of multi-tasking….

– Keep a clean, tidy and organised work space.

Relevant skills & experience :: 

– 3d design

– A job or hobby that involves designing & then crafting a product

– Product design, prop design & build

– Design & Innovation, Engineering

– Experience working with different materials i.e. resins, glues etc.

– Sculpture, Woodwork and even Leatherwork…

Not totally relevant ::

– Textile work / fashion design

We get a lot of applicants from a fashion school background.. if your true passion is working with fabric and designing clothes this job likely will have you feeling fulfilled! If you do want to apply, please explain what cross-over you see and why you want to go a different direction.

– Backgrounds solely in Illustration or painting…

Unless we are specifically hiring for a painter (watercolours) then these amazing talents are not what we are looking for. Everyone in our current team come from a background including illustration and painting, we will most likely be focusing on people who MAKE.

– This is not a cartography or geography related job 🙂

You should like maps and globes of course but your GIS / mapping skills will be wasted on us! We do the cartography in-house but we have someone full-time on that already.

* * If you are really passionate – it is of course worth applying no matter what – please realise though that we do get A LOT of CV’s and have to choose who we feel is the strongest * *



The team is very involved with new ideas and shaping the future of the company…. so things like wanting to be involved in designing new bases for the globes or thinking of new product ideas is great.

We also handcraft our wood bases and work with metal finishing, you ideally would feel comfortable in the workshop.

We are based in a beautiful old warehouse right off Church Street in Stoke Newington. It is a young group of interesting people and a perfect environment for a creative person… you ideally live somewhat local and already live in London when you apply.

Any job in the company will shape around the persons skills, strengths and passions. Open for discussion regarding backgrounds when hiring – but you must have a strong artistic background to apply.

We ask that you please send your CV with a brief cover letter telling us about yourself, your previous experience and answering; 

1. Why do you want to be a globe maker?

2. Are you confident you have time to invest in the company after your 6 month apprenticeship. We are hoping to employ someone longterm.

3. Are you confident you have 6 months to learn at apprentice level? You will not be making any product we can use or sell in this period.

4. What have you created in the past that has motivated you to a job like this? What have you created in the past that might be relevant to this kind of job?

5. Please list which skills you have experience in – and why define yourself as a MAKER.

6. Any questions for me –

You ideally live in London at the time of applying.

We are not looking for candidates to drop everything and move countries or cities just to work for us. We get a lot of applications and since there is no way of knowing you will be able to make globes and it may not work out… we are likely to employ someone who already is settled locally. You must be available for interviews and trials in London straight away.

For more info please visit OUR WEBSITE and watch YOUTUBE to get a better idea of our studio space.

Please email above to >> [email protected] <<

WHEN SENDING YOUR CV PLEASE SEND EXAMPLES and / or links to art you have created or been involved in that best represents you.

Please do not apply if you have never made anything with your hands before.

Please do not call – an email is the perfect start for us!

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Livingstone by Gareth Pon

Jon by Gareth Pon

Watercolour Artist- Filled

Right now were are looking for a part-time watercolour artist. This may develop to a full-time role over time.

Please also send your portfolio & CV to be considered for future roles if you are not available now but want to be notified when we are next hiring.

You must have previous experience & a portfolio to show featuring your watercolour skills
– You ideally are living in London at the time of applying with an easy commute to Stoke Newington
– Capable of working to a deadline & having a great eye for detail, colour matching & being incredibly precise
– Work well as a team & on your own
– Have time to commit to the company & want to work in a close knit young spirited company that is like a little family
– If you have a blog or online work send links along with your CV & portfolio

Please do not send your work if you don’t have paperwork to live & work in the UK.

Please do not send your work / email without a portfolio to share … select your favourite watercolour work & send a short informal email as to why you think you are perfect for the job & how your skills would apply to the job.

Please no not apply if you have not worked with watercolours and only have experience in other paints – if you are passionate about the role you can build your portfolio & apply as soon as you have a few examples to show.

Your submission should showcase your style of painting & precision.

Email: [email protected]


Woodworker : Artisan Craftsman – Filled

We design and build bases of all shapes and sizes for our globes.

The job requires creating wood bases and finishing off hand turned bases. You should be comfortable cutting, sanding, polishing, and working with metal pieces that fit into the wood bases.

You should be experienced with and comfortable using woodworking hand tools, hammers, saws, planers, drills, files, chisels, as well as power tools.

You should know how to operate all the machines and tools required, understand the importance of the health and safety involved, be able to read and follow blueprints, and know when to replace blades and drill bits.

You should keep a tidy workspace, know how to keep deadlines and work well as part of a team as well as by yourself.

We are a young, fun and close-knit company that is more like a family, it is a very artistic and lovely environment to work in.

You will be working around delicate art, you should be able to blend the rougher and messier woodwork around the work the others artists are doing without the threat of anything being broken or scratched. Someone who is light on their feet and aware of their surroundings.

It would be great if you have comfort and experience working with metals but this is not required.

You should be able to take a brief & craft what is being asked for. You should not be afraid to ask questions and feed back, we want you to be part of the process. There will be training involved.

Math skills are also very important in woodworking. You should be able to concentrate on your knowledge of measurements and geometry.

The job takes strength and patience.

Please send your CV, a cover letter explaining why you think this is the job for you and examples of previous woodwork and metalwork you have done. If you have not worked with metals before, no problem, woodwork is the most important aspect of this role.

Please do not apply if you do not have the paperwork to work in England, please do not apply if you do not live in London.

This job will start as a 6 months apprenticeship with the plans of it turning into a full-time permanent position. We would love to have someone passionate about being a part of the company that is with us for the long run.

Salary depends on experience and skills. We are open to people with different levels of experience and skills. We want to find someone who is the perfect fit to the unique work we do.

Please email your CV, cover letter and a few examples of your woodwork.

Please make sure to note in your cover letter where you are currently living, you current work situation, and why you think this role might be right for you. Please do not forget to send your CV and examples of your work. Links to work online are great as well.

We will not accept phone calls regarding this role, we will answer every application.

Email : [email protected]

Bellerby Globes. shot by Tom Bunning for part of his 'Crafted' Series.

Bellerby Globes. shot by Tom Bunning for part of his ‘Crafted’ Series.

Bellerby & Co Globemakers is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination.

The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

The policy’s purpose is to:

– provide equality, fairness and respect for all in our employment, whether temporary, part-time or full-time

– not unlawfully discriminate because of the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation

– oppose and avoid all forms of unlawful discrimination. This includes in pay and benefits, terms and conditions of employment, dealing with grievances and discipline, dismissal, redundancy, leave for parents, requests for flexible working, and selection for employment, promotion, training or other developmental opportunities

The organisation commits to:

– encourage equality and diversity in the workplace as they are good practice and make business sense

– create a working environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, promoting dignity and respect for all, and where individual differences and the contributions of all staff are recognised and valued.


  1. Im a Peruvian girl whos wants to explore the art with my hands. I currently make notebooks and im just beginning. I always lived globes !!! And i just found out this website so i pretty interesting abiut learning and experience this process. I know you dont hire people that are not in london but i just wanted to.say that.this is an amazing job you do and i hope it will continue because now woth all the technology its more difficult to found crafty things and artist that have the time to use their hands to do “magic”.

  2. I live in Eugene, Oregon, but i would seriously contemplate moving back (home) to England for an opportunity like this. Pay would not be important, but given that you must live in London to be able to commit, is it possible to live decently in London off the wages earned?

    • Hi Paul,

      We are a small family style company & we are training someone for a 6 month period where they produce no product for us.. with the point being that we want them to stay with us for many years to come happily and grow within the company. To produce beautiful products we need happy staff living decently in their private lives, so yes. But there is some starting low and working your way up.

      We are interviewing this month with all interviewees being in London for their interviews and trial days.

      As mentioned in the advert there is no way for you to know that you will enjoy globe-making or be able to get the hang of it, so we do not recommend anyone move their life just to work for us.

      Any further questions please use the email provided with the job information.



  3. If I was able to be considered, my background is Fine art and Jewellery and I can live in London during the week. It would be amazing to learn this craft. My own work demands another of fine motor skills and I love watercolour.

  4. I hope this finds you well.

    I saw a movie with your company in it. Tears welled up in my eyes because painting globes is exactly everything that I want in life. I’ve read your blog and totally understand that you want someone with experience and who currently lives in London. That makes perfect sense.

    I am interested in learning how you make the sphere for the globe. I will make the spheres, learn how to place paper on the sphere, and paint globe after globe until you are satisfied with my world enough to hire me. I’ll mail them (somehow) or just bring one to London when the opportunity arises.

    If you inform me how to make the sphere itself, then I will work to be the best sphere maker/painter possible. This is my dream job. I love geography and I love fine painting.

    In the meantime, I will go through the internet to figure out a way to make a globe. Though, your advice would be most helpful for my practice at home.

    I look forward to your response.

    Thank you! 🙂

  5. I found your site from Scmincke website. I am geophysicist so I wroked so much with maps and others and I am watercolour fanatic also…love both very much. I see you haven’tgot vacancies now, and it is just a dream for me because I live in Hungary with my family( I have 3 little sons)…in my next life I will send my application anyway :)….but your company is amazing!

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