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Community Manager – Williamsburg

Over the past 18 years, Artists & Fleas has created inspired marketplaces for shoppers looking to discover local designers and for makers seeking to showcase their creations and build their businesses. 

Artists & Fleas is looking for an outgoing, creative individual who has a love of retail and is hospitality-minded to help cultivate community and foster a fun and exciting environment in the Williamsburg marketplace on behalf of Artists & Fleas (maker-focused) and Regeneration, a market focused on vintage, thrift, and upcycled clothing. The Community Manager will serve as a brand ambassador and facilitate and monitor market operations over the course of the weekend for the two adjacent market spaces. The Community Manager will also provide on-site support to merchants and execute cross-platform marketing including both the development and dissemination of creative marketing content. 

 

Key responsibilities include:

 

Merchant Community Management:

  • Oversee and assist new merchants in load-in and load-out
  • Prep and distribute seller Seller’s Guides to new merchants
  • Be the go-to contact for all onsite questions from merchants and customers
  • Assist merchants with setting up their shop and advise merchandising best practices
  • Ensure merchants understand and adhere to Artists & Fleas visual guidelines
  • Creatively communicate relevant information including on-site events, press and more to the merchant community
  • Encourage merchants to rebook and guide and answer questions on how to do so
  • Welcome and greet influencers and tour groups

 

Marketing & Communications:

  • Capture digital content (photos and videos) for our social media channels throughout the day to pass to the Social Media Manager
  • Gather and organize visual content from current merchants
  • Assist in executing special events and give creative input based on your view of the market
  • Aid in executing marketing programs and supporting merchant community programming

 

Facilities Management:

  • Conduct opening/closing procedures
  • Troubleshoot facility issues including HVAC, WiFi, etc. as needed
  • Create, update, & manage facility guidebooks and building maintenance contact lists
  • Track inventory of market supplies
  • Assist in creating and maintaining a positive vibe which includes music, lighting, temperature, customer and merchant flow
  • Make sure the sales floor, market facilities and common areas are clean and in working condition during all market hours
  • Propose and ideate suggestions for new market layouts and merchant spaces

 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is an extremely people-oriented, professional, and organized self-starter. This role requires an individual who is energized by interacting with people from diverse backgrounds and takes pride in implementing the shift from on-paper logistics to real life. In this role, you must be a creative thinker, fast on your feet, and thrive on problem-solving. To succeed in this position, you need to have excellent time management and communication skills, be incredibly self motivated, organized, handy, fastidious, and have a demonstrated track record for showing initiative.

 

In addition, excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills are required. Applicants need to be proficient with all Google applications and all social media channels. 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. *You must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds for this position.

 

Hours / Schedule:

This is a P/T position with hours consisting of approximately 25 hours per week on Thursday (9:30 AM – 3:30 PM), Saturday (9:30 AM – 6:30 PM), Sunday (10 AM – 8 PM). Please note, we are looking for candidates who can commit to this consistent schedule. 

 

Compensation:

$20/hour plus annual bonus & an opportunity to work with a great team and a growing organization. 

 

If you are the right person for the job, please send your resume and a paragraph about why you are the ideal fit for this position and the Artists & Fleas brand, which we will consider as a writing sample. Applicants who have not visited the market or at least spent time on our website and social media pages need not apply. Please send application materials to info@artistsandfleas.com and write “Community Manager, Williamsburg” in the subject line.

 

Artists & Fleas is an equal opportunity employer.

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