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:
Brooklyn Market Manager
Artists & Fleas is looking for an entrepreneurial individual to oversee the curation, merchant recruitment, operations and shopper experience of the Brooklyn marketplace. This is an A-to-Z position for an intuitive, driven, naturally-born problem solver to lead an established marketplace into the future.
Key Responsibilities include:
Recruit and prospect new merchants
Negotiate space terms and agreements
Onboard incoming merchants and operators
Manage the curation and overall merchant mix
Steward the overall brand experience
This innovative leadership role requires you to own, manage and drive a business unit while creating a warm, welcoming and supportive community for merchants and an exciting shopping experience for market visitors and shoppers. This is a dynamic opportunity for an individual who:
has a passion for the creative and maker community
has a “producer” mindset
thrives in a transactional environment
is an ambassador of Brooklyn
loves to work with a passionate team; and
is seeking a professional opportunity that supports and impacts thousands of independent makers, creators and artists’ livelihoods
The Market Manager role is part art and part science as you will need to have a deep understanding of your market’s shoppers to best create and manage a pipeline of existing and future makers and merchants. This role lends itself to a buyer-meets-curator perspective where ingenuity and emotional intelligence are required. You will utilize business development skills to think broadly and creatively to identify, engage and support new and existing merchants along with more traditional sales skills to negotiate and confirm new merchant agreements.
On the softer but truly significant side, a key aspect of the Market Manager role is to demonstrate a high-touch client service attitude in facilitating a supportive and inspired environment for the merchant community. This specifically requires a consultative approach to help creators grow - grow their businesses, develop their marketing - while providing insights from the broader Artists & Fleas community. Paramount in all of this is to have a finger on pulse of the market while being tuned in to the larger industry zeitgeist in pursuit of delivering an exciting weekly shopping experience.
The Market Manager also oversees and manages all on-site operations with the support of the local market team. This includes an Assistant Market Manager, DJs and supporting team members (street marketers, brand ambassadors & maintenance personnel). Your keen eye for aesthetics will drive the flow, look and feel of the market from the inside out including ongoing thought to the market layout, design and flow. You will have room to be creative and make improvements to the experience on the way to ensuring an inspired and unparalleled shopping experience for all who come to sell and shop. You will work together with the Artists & Fleas in-house Marketing team to drive local marketing and manage the execution of all company-wide and market specific events, programing and activations.
We are looking for someone who is a creative and strategic thinker and has a proven track record of sales success that includes lead generation, outreach, relationship building and negotiations. To be successful in this role, you must be a problem solver, have a high energy level and be self-motivated and goal-oriented.
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 package to include annual salary + bonus, health insurance, paid vacation and sick days, 401K and an opportunity to work with a great team and a growing organization. Your schedule will require you to to be onsite at the Brooklyn marketplace on weekends and work in our SoHo headquarters during the week.
*Note: 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 Brooklyn market or have not spent time on our website and social media pages need not apply. Please send application materials to email@example.com and write “Brooklyn Market Manager” in the subject line.
Artists & Fleas is an equal opportunity employer.
Freelance Marketing Creative Designer
Artists & Fleas is seeking a part time Marketing Creative Designer to help continue to define and implement our branding refresh. This is a part time position (approximately 20 hours per week) that will require candidates to be present and engaged at our Soho headquarters.
We are seeking someone that is not only exceptionally creative but also designs with performance-driven marketing in mind. We are looking for someone that appreciates the potency and resonance of what being a creative entrepreneur means along with 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 (HTML design as well), paid ads, social images, in-market signage and more.
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
Manage and prioritize multiple projects while meeting all key deadlines
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 at minimum.
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.
We are seeking an individual who is available to work 15-25 hours a week at our office in SoHo and we will structure a monthly retainer.
Selected candidates will be given an short unpaid project to show their interpretation of our brand i.d.
If you think you’re the right person for the job, please send your resume, portfolio/work samples, your hourly rate, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and write “Marketing Creative Designer” 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
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.
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 email@example.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.