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About Artists & Fleas

Artists & Fleas is an extraordinary shopping experience with locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Los Angeles. Independent artists, designers, stylists, vintage collectors and food merchants come to meet and showcase their talents alongside fellow makers. Shoppers visit the market to discover one­-of­-a­-kind products and to interact with the people who make them.

At present, we are hiring for the following positions:

Assistant Market Manager - Part Time (SOHO)

Artists & Fleas is an extraordinary shopping experience offering a curated, multi-merchant experience (40+ independent merchants) in a single retail venue that is dynamic, eclectic and always-changing. Unlike other, more traditional retail positions, the Assistant Market Manager will work closely with the individual merchants at the market to create a cohesive, exciting and unforgettable shopping experience for customers who visit Artists & Fleas. The market has an extremely fast-paced, vibrant atmosphere that is exciting and invigorating, but also requires extreme attention to detail and the ability to think on one's feet.

This is an amazing opportunity for a creative & retail-savvy individual who wants to work in an innovative retail environment and is not afraid to roll up their sleeves to tackle, trouble-shoot and problem-solve just about anything that might arise in the course of a selling day. This position is perfect for an artist, maker, freelancer or student looking to be involved with a dynamic community of small business entrepreneurs, makers and trend-setters.

The Assistant Market Manager will help monitor the overall flow & vibe of the market and serve as an Artists & Fleas’ bran ambassador for current and prospective merchants. In addition to providing administrative support to the Market Managers, you will oversee facilities management and merchant management, assist with cross-platform marketing to include the development and dissemination of creative marketing content and assist in special events production.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Facility Management

  • Make sure the market facilities and common areas are clean and in working condition during all market hours (trash, bathrooms, entrance). Sweeping/mopping when necessary.
  • Assist in creating a positive vibe which includes music, lighting, temperature, customer and vendor flow.
  • Oversee Load in & Load out (if you work during these shifts)

*Note: You must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds for this position.

Cross Platform Marketing
Assist with all marketing activities including:

  • Developing visual content by capturing digital content (photos and videos) for our social media channels, website & blog during the course of the selling day
  • Neighborhood market promotion including flyering and poster distribution
  • Market data collection including emails, click count & customer interaction

Special Events Production

  • Provide all administrative support before and during market events
  • Market setup & breakdown (arranging tables/chairs, and various display items, placing sandwich boards)

Administrative Duties

  • Various administrative work to support Market Manager and Regional Markets Manager

The ideal candidate will be a highly organized, retail-aware self-starter (retail experience a plus). This role requires a professional who is energized by interacting with people from diverse backgrounds. Professionally, you must be a creative thinker and problem solver. In addition, you should have a MacGyver-like approach to fixing things. To thrive in this position, you need to have excellent time management skills, be incredibly self motivated, have an eye for detail and have a demonstrated track record for showing initiative.

Artists & Fleas values professionalism, responsibility, honesty and reliability - we expect it of our merchants and model it amongst our team. Equally important is to demonstrate a high level of enthusiasm, determination, and self-motivation.  

If you are the right person for the job, please send your resume and a paragraph or two about why you are the ideal fit for this position and the Artists & Fleas brand.  Applicants who have not visited the market or at least spent time on our website and social media pages need not apply.

This is a part time position (15-20 hours a week). Your schedule will require you to to be onsite some evenings and weekends. Please note, we are looking for candidates who can commit to a consistent schedule.

In addition, excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills are required. Technically, you need to be proficient with all MS Office Programs & Google Docs and all social media channels.

Compensation: $20/hour & an opportunity to work with a great team and a growing organization.

To apply, please contact soho@artistsandfleas.com with a resume, cover letter and relevant links. 

Market Intern (Chelsea)

Artists & Fleas is looking for a super creative and enthusiastic person to assist with vendor booth display and merchandising as well as window displays and more! This is a great opportunity for a recent graduate or someone studying display design, merchandising or styling to get hands-on experience while participating in a community that celebrates and supports local artists and small business owners and wants to be a part of seeing them succeed.  

Additional tasks that the position will include: 

  • Neighborhood market promotion including flyering and poster distribution
  • Administrative work to support Market Manager

You are: 

  • creative, self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • interested in local businesses and are
  • experienced in display design, styling, merchandising, design/ art in general 
  • comfortable engaging with and speaking to people 
  • punctual and reliable
  • organized
  • Bonus points for Pinterest whizzes/ mood board enthusiasts/ experts

To apply, please contact chelsea@artistsandfleas.com with a resume, cover letter and relevant links. 

Market Intern (Williamsburg)

Artists & Fleas is seeking a Market Intern for their Williamsburg, Brooklyn location.

The position is a great opportunity for an artist, maker, freelancer or student looking to get more involved with Brooklyn's artistic community. The ideal candidate isn't afraid to get their hands dirty and invests themselves in their work, gaining satisfaction from a well-executed event or project. They believe in the importance of local business and are willing to take to the streets and engage with a wider variety of people in order to get the word out. Intern must be able to lift 40 pounds.

This internship is for 15-20 hours per week, hours are flexible. Duties and projects will be tailored based on the individual's skills, interests, and availability. The intern will be welcomed and encouraged to develop their own ideas and projects as well.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Visual merchandising and retailing (for market at large and individual vendor booths)
  • Event/Marketing/Vendor research and discovery
  • Social media promotion
  • Neighborhood market promotion including flyering and poster distribution
  • Administrative work to support Market Manager

This position is unpaid. The intern will be provided lunch, coffee and metro fare. If interested, please respond with a resume and paragraph on why you are a good fit for the position. Applicants who have not visited the market or at least spent time on our website and social media pages need not apply.

To apply, please contact brooklyn@artistsandfleas.com with a resume, cover letter and relevant links. 

Artists & Fleas is an equal opportunity employer.