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:
Artists & Fleas Assistant Market Manager - P/T (new york)
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 P/T 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 her/his 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 Manager, 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:
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)
Various administrative work to support Market Manager and Regional Markets Manager
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.
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.
In addition, 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.
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, 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.
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. We are currently looking for someone who can work evenings (until 9:30pm) and weekends.
Compensation: $20/hour & an opportunity to work with a great team and a growing organization.
Please send application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
Artists & Fleas is an equal opportunity employer.