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.
We are currently hiring for the following positions:
Assistant Market Manager (williamsburg) - Full Time
Artists & Fleas is an extraordinary shopping experience offering a curated, multi-merchant experience (90+ independent merchants) in a single retail venue that is dynamic, eclectic and always-changing. In contrast to other, more traditional retail positions focused on inventory management and sales, the Artists & Fleas Assistant Market Manager role serves as part community manager assisting with merchant & customer relations, part event producer and organizer and overall operations assistant to the Market Manager sourcing new leads to organizing inter-market communication.
This is an amazing opportunity for a highly organized, creative & retail-savvy individual who wants to work in an innovative retail environment and is not afraid to roll up their sleeves to tackle, troubleshoot and problem-solve just about anything that might arise in the course of a market selling day - from fixing a broken doorknob to welcoming customers and developing relationships with our merchant community.
The Assistant Market Manager will help facilitate and monitor market operations over the course of the weekend, function as a brand ambassador and provide administrative support to the Market Manager. The Assistant Market Manager will also help oversee facilities and on-site merchant management, assist with cross-platform marketing to include the development and dissemination of creative marketing content, and support special events production.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Research potential artisans and merchants to reach out to and invite to participate.
Collections from merchants, maintaining collections document.
Market data collection including emails, click count & customer interaction throughout the course of the selling weekend.
Merchant communications - communicating relevant information including on-site events, press and more to the Brooklyn merchant community.
Update tracking documents and operations forms with information provided by the Market Manager.
Oversee the execution of events as planned by the Market Manager.
Assist in building relationships for events and partnerships.
Facilities and Market Management:
Assist in creating & maintaining a positive vibe which includes music, lighting, temperature, customer and merchant flow.
Make sure the market facilities and common areas are clean and in working condition during all market hours (trash, bathrooms, entrance). Sweeping/mopping/changing lightbulbs when necessary, and so on.
Oversee merchant Load in & Load out
Opening/closing procedures over the weekend.
*Note: You must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds for this position.
The ideal candidate will be an extremely detail-oriented, highly organized, retail-aware self-starter (retail/event planning 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 and problem solver. 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, 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.
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 full time, salaried position with a base pay of $35K + benefits. Your schedule will require you to be onsite some evenings and all weekends.
Please send application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artists & Fleas is an equal opportunity employer.