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Artists & Fleas Team

About Artists & Fleas

Artists & Fleas is a multi-merchant marketplace that has been disrupting retail for more than a decade by delivering ever-evolving and extraordinary shopping experiences.  With market locations in NY (Soho, Chelsea, Williamsburg), LA (Venice) and online/e-commerce, A&F is committed to community, discovery, and delight in shopping. If you are looking for a career defining position, read on!

 

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Production Coordinator (Soho & Chelsea) - PART TIME

Artists & Fleas is seeking a part time Production Coordinator to work in both of our Manhattan locations (SoHo & Chelsea Market). The Production Coordinator will work closely with the merchant community to foster & create a dynamic, cohesive and unparalleled experience for all who sell and shop.

In this role you will use your creativity and ingenuity to tackle, troubleshoot, and problem-solve just about anything that might arise over the course of a day – from developing strong and supportive relationships with our merchant community to facilitating and monitoring market operations, creating special events and welcoming customers, all in addition to providing administrative support to the Market Director. This is an amazing opportunity for a highly motivated professional who is committed to community-building in an innovative and creative retail environment.

As the Production Coordinator, you will monitor the overall flow & vibe of the market and serve as an Artists & Fleas brand ambassador for current and prospective merchants. You will also serve as a touchpoint to shoppers by greeting customers on the floor. You will provide administrative support, oversee facilities and merchant management, and assist in special event productions. Your role will include six key areas:

Merchant Community Management:

  • Develop strong relationships with the merchant community to create a warm and supportive selling environment

  • Assist in the recruitment of new merchants

  • Assist in the development of merchant community-building programs and initiatives

Facility Management:

  • Assist in the creation of a positive vibe paying close attention to music, lighting, temperature, customer and merchant flow

  • Ensure market facilities and common areas are clean and in working condition during all open hours. Sweeping/mopping/changing light bulbs when necessary

  • Track inventory and order all market supplies

  • Oversee merchant Load In & Load Out

Special Event Production:

  • Neighborhood market promotion including handing out postcards and poster distribution

  • Provide administrative, set up/breakdown support before and during market events

Cross Platform Marketing:

  • Develop visual content by capturing digital content (photos and videos) for our social media channels, website & blog during the course of the selling day

  • Collect data including email capture and click count

Visual Merchandising:

  • Support merchants in merchandising their spaces

  • Assist in merchandising the windows, in store signage & displays

Administrative Duties:

  • Provide administrative support Market Director and A&F team

  • Send invoices, track payments and input prospective merchant information

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be highly organized and detail-oriented and has a track record of showing initiative. You will be energetic, hospitality oriented and a people person. You will a self-starter, problem-solver and creative thinker and a keen observer of retail. We are open to various professional backgrounds but some professional experience in retail is required. A high aesthetic point of view and merchandising experience preferred. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills are required. Technically, you need to be proficient with all MS Office Programs, the Google suite, and all social media channels.

Your schedule will require you to be onsite evenings and weekends. Please note, we are looking for candidates who can commit to a consistent schedule.

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

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 jobs@artistsandfleas.com and write “Production Coordinator” in the subject line.

Artists & Fleas is an equal opportunity employer.  

MARKETING CREATIVE DESIGNER (HEADQUARTERS) - FREELANCE

Over the past 15 years, Artists & Fleas has created inspired marketplaces for shoppers looking to discover local designers #IRL and for makers who want to showcase their creations and build their businesses.

Artists & Fleas is seeking a freelance Marketing Creative Designer to work in our HQ office in SoHo. We are seeking someone that is not only exceptionally creative but also designs for performance-driven marketing. We are looking for someone that appreciates the potency and resonance of what being a creative entrepreneur means and Artists & Fleas’ role in supporting that community.   You will not only create innovative and visually compelling assets but also ensure that they are optimized by channel with clear and relevant messaging, purposeful design and a clear and consistent eye for detail. You will conceptualize and produce all assets for marketing (both B2B for our community of merchants and makers and B2C for market customers), including printed collateral, landing pages, email templates, paid ads, social images, in-market signage and more.

Responsibilities

  • Taking strategic direction from the Marketing team, you will design a wide variety of marketing assets from ideation to production, including the website

  • Ensure that all creative aligns with our brand and marketing objectives while consistently creating fun and inspired materials

  • Solve problems with innovative visual solutions and a keen attention to detail

  • Optimize all assets for marketing performance to drive KPIs

  • Find cost-efficient production vendors and oversee production to ensure quality and professionalism

  • Layout all production needs for print, in-store and online materials

  • Consistently contribute ideas at marketing and team meetings

  • Continuously search for and discover inspiration and best practices

  • Manage and prioritize multiple projects while meeting all key deadlines

  • Art direct photoshoots for web products, events and market photos

Qualifications

  • Expert understanding of graphic design, layout and typography; design experience for both printed and responsive digital design

  • Understanding of e-commerce, web and blog/content layout and design

  • A strong visual POV and proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign

  • Retail and/or fashion experience preferred

  • Brand ID experience preferred

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; copywriting experience a major plus

  • A high aesthetic point of view and merchandising experience preferred.

  • Moves quickly to turn around inspired work at a retail pace

  • Video, photo, and coding experience is a plus

The ideal candidate will be highly organized and detail-oriented and has a track record of showing initiative.  You will hit all deadlines with a sense of priority.

Compensation Package:

We are seeking an individual who is available to work 20-25 hours a week at our office in SoHo and we will structure a monthly retainer.

If you are the right person for the job, please send your resume, portfolio/work samples 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 jobs@artistsandfleas.com and write “Marketing Creative Designer” in the subject line.

Artists & Fleas is an equal opportunity employer.

Assistant Market Manager (LA) – Part Time

In contrast to other, more traditional retail roles that are focused on inventory management and sales, the Assistant Market Manager role for our Venice location is focused on production, merchant and community relations and operations management. In this role, you will oversee all facility operations including all aspects related to the functioning of the market and site maintenance. Finally, you will put on your Communications Management hat to creatively disseminate information to new and current merchants in order to strengthen their experience as a part of the Artists & Fleas community.

This is an amazing opportunity for a highly organized, creative individual who wants to be on the ground floor of an exciting retail environment. The ideal candidate will take full ownership of all tasks, troubleshoot and problem-solve just about anything that might arise in the course of a market selling day - from fixing a broken dolly to assisting merchants finding their spaces, to welcoming customers and developing relationships with the neighboring community.

The Assistant Market Manager will help facilitate and monitor market operations each market Saturday, will function as a brand ambassador and provide administrative support to the Market Director. The Assistant Market Manager will also oversee facility maintenance, provide on-site support to merchants, and execute cross-platform marketing to include both the development and dissemination of creative marketing content.

This is a job where you wear many hats! Duties include but are not limited to:

Merchant Community Management:

  • Oversee and assist new merchants in load-in and load-out

  • Manage and contribute to the Artists & Fleas Visuals Pinterest Boards

  • Prep and distribute Welcome Kits to new merchants

  • Creatively communicate relevant information including on-site events, press and more to the merchant community during market hours

  • Welcome and greet shoppers, merchants and prospective merchants

Facilities Management:

  • Troubleshoot logistical issues including not limited to DJ equipment, electricity, truck load in, parking lot management

  • Prepare the facility for the market weekend including keeping tabs on supplies, organizing storage units and tidying up the site as needed before, during and after the market

  • Assist in creating & maintaining a positive vibe! This includes music, signage, and the overall customer experience and flow.

  • Propose and ideate suggestions for new market layouts and merchant spaces

  • Assist (and occasionally lead) market set up and break down

Marketing & Communications:

  • Develop visual content by capturing digital content (photos and videos) for our social media channels, website & blog during the course of the selling day

  • Execute guerilla marketing

  • Manage email capture, flyer and tote inventory levels and distribution

  • Propose and organize social media content for marketing team

  • Draft and send “thank you for attending” emails to new merchants

  • Gather and organize visual content from new and current merchants

  • Draft merchant bios for website

Administrative Support: Through the guidance and direction of the Market Director you will:

  • Research potential artisans and merchants to reach out to and invite to participate

  • Court and build relationships for events and partnerships

  • Assist with execution of special events

The ideal candidate will be an extremely detail-oriented, highly organized self-starter (event planning/production experience is a plus). This role requires a professional who is energized by interacting with people from diverse backgrounds and takes pride in implementing the shift from on-paper logistics to real life. Applicant must be a creative thinker, fast on their feet, and eager to problem solve. In addition, applicants should have a MacGyver-like approach to “making it work”. To thrive in this position, you need to have excellent time management and administrative skills, be incredibly self motivated, handy, have an eye for detail and have a demonstrated track record for showing initiative.

In addition excellent written skills, strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills are required. Applicants need to be proficient with all MS Office Programs, the Google suite, 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.  

This is a part time position (20 hours a week including Saturdays (7am-6pm)) with the opportunity to grow – all while working with a great team and a growing organization.

*You must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds for this position and  have reliable transportation.

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 jobs@artistsandfleas.com and write “ Assistant Market Manager - Venice” in the subject line.

Artists & Fleas is an equal opportunity employer.
 

Artists & Fleas production assistant (la) - Part Time

We are looking for a well-rounded and ambitious self-starter to join the Artists & Fleas LA team. You will get hands-on experience in event production and management, entrepreneurship and more. The Production Assistant will report directly to the LA Brand Ambassador & Production Lead. They will work on the set up, activation and break down of our Saturday market.

This is an amazing opportunity for an ambitious person to not only build event management skills, but work closely with a multitude of entrepreneurs gaining invaluable insight and inspiration.

Ideal Skill Set:

  • Possesses a very can-do attitude, is outgoing and very confident

  • Timeliness and commitment to scheduled shifts

  • Have a passion for our market and what our merchants have to offer

  • Creative problem solving and a sense of urgency

  • Special consideration given to those with any of the following:

    • Experience in outdoor events, festivals, event production

    • Social media savviness

Details:

  • Must be able to work a minimum of 2 Saturdays per month. Must have smartphone.

  • Must be based in Los Angeles and have the ability to commute regularly with their own transportation.

  • Moving and placing heavy items (picnic tables, speakers, etc) is required.

Application Process:

If you are the right person for the job, please send your resume, portfolio/work samples 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 jobs@artistsandfleas.com and write “Artists & Fleas Production Assistant - LA” in the subject line.

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

Artists & Fleas is an equal opportunity employer.