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), plus 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:
ASSISTANT MARKET MANAGER (WILLIAMSBURG) - FULL TIME
Artists & Fleas is an extraordinary shopping experience offering a curated, multi-merchant experience (90+ independent merchants) to shoppers in a venue that is dynamic, eclectic and always-changing. In contrast to other, more traditional retail roles that are more focused on inventory management and sales, the Assistant Market Manager role 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 building maintenance. Finally, you will put on your communications manager hat to creatively disseminate information to new and current merchants to strengthen their experience as a part of the Artists & Fleas merchant 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 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 assisting merchants with moving into their spaces, to welcoming customers and developing relationships with the neighboring 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 Director. The 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.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Merchant Community Management:
Oversee and assist new merchants in load-in and load-out
Be the go-to contact for all space related questions from merchants
Assist merchants with setting up their shop and to advise merchandising best practices
Manage and contribute to the Artists & Fleas Visuals Pinterest Boards
Ensure all merchants understand and adhere to Artists & Fleas Visuals Playbook Guidelines
Prep and distribute Welcome Kits to new merchants
Creatively communicate relevant information including on-site events, press and more to the Brooklyn merchant community during market hours
Welcome and greet tour groups
Troubleshoot facility issues including but not limited to HVAC, WiFi, ATM, gates, etc.
Create, update, and manage Facility Guidebooks and building maintenance Contact Lists
Track inventory and order all market supplies
Prepare the facility for the market weekend including keeping tabs on supplies, cleaning and updating chalkboards with relevant weekend information, sweeping/mopping/changing light bulbs and so on
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
Propose and ideate suggestions for new market layouts and merchant spaces
Conduct opening/closing procedures over the weekend
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
Propose and organize social media content for marketing team
Draft and send Welcome/Welcome back weekly emails to merchants
Gather and organize visual content from new and current merchants
Draft merchant bios for website
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
*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, 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, 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 full time salaried position with benefits (health insurance, paid vacation + paid sick days + 401k) and the 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 email@example.com and write “ Assistant Market Manager - Williamsburg” in the subject line.
Artists & Fleas is an equal opportunity employer.
MARKETING: FREELANCE MARKETING CREATIVE DESIGNER
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.
- 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
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and write “Marketing Creative Designer” in the subject line.
Artists & Fleas is an equal opportunity employer.