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About Artists & Fleas

Since first opening in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2003, Artists & Fleas has hosted thousands of creators, makers, collectors, and small business entrepreneurs with the purpose of creating an exciting, alternative retail environment rich in vibe and discovery for shoppers. The markets are designed to facilitate, support and incubate the creative community of small business entrepreneurs by providing them with a place to show and sell in 4 locations.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Marketing Assistant

Artists & Fleas is actively recruiting a Marketing Assistant to assist with all aspects of building and implementing a marketing plan, and assist in all aspects of day to day marketing administration. This is an amazing opportunity for a sharp, talented, versatile and can-do individual with a passion for retail to work in an innovative and creative company environment.

Overall Role & Responsibilities:

  • Project management and project assistance in all brand and location marketing activities including traffic control and tracking of all creative asset and collateral development
  • Update and manage a comprehensive marketing dashboard that takes into account all current marketing channels and marketing mix
  • Maintain the marketing calendar
  • Track quarterly and annual Marketing Plan and Budget
  • Provide key content and assets for email marketing and in store signage
  • Conceptualize and manage in-store events
  • Social Community Management:  assist in developing content, community management and tracking KPIs
  • Update and manage a comprehensive marketing dashboard that takes into account all current marketing channels and marketing mix
  • Liaise with key outside agencies including PR, creative agency, etc
  • Assist in data entry, maintaining and leveraging the CRM database
  • Update and maintain Shopify website
  • Shipping support for e-commerce orders
  • Streamline ordering supplies and assets
  • Provide in-market support for events and occasional opening or closing hours (note: this may require some weekend hours)

The ideal candidate should have some knowledge and experience in marketing with a passion for retail. An interest in local production and the “maker” culture is a plus.

We are looking for a team player that is willing to pitch in and help with anything that needs to get done including supporting market managers in markets. You must be able to juggle many projects at once while keeping a level head and be hyper-organized with great attention to detail. Understanding of social platforms and how to use them + a keen eye for social media photography and content is required.  The ideal candidate with have excellent communication skills including business AND editorial writing and speaking with outside merchants.

Technical Skill Requirements:

  • Proficient in all MS Office Programs & Google Docs
  • Proficient in use of all social media channels
  • Knowledge or quick learner for business platforms Shopify, Airtable, EventBrite a plus

Artists & Fleas values professionalism, responsibility, honesty and reliability. Equally important is the ability to demonstrate a high level of enthusiasm, determination, initiative and self-motivation.  Our culture supports team members who are dedicated and together we work hard & also have a lot of fun!

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.

In order to apply, please submit your resume to jobs@artistsandfleas.com with Marketing Assistant Position in the subject  and a thoughtful paragraph on why you feel you are the right fit for this position and what most interests you about the role. Applicants who have not visited the market or at least spent time on our website and social media pages need not apply.

Artists & Fleas is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Assistant Store Manager (Chelsea) - Full Time

Artists & Fleas is seeking an Assistant Store Manager for our Chelsea Market location to work closely with the merchant and creator community to help facilitate a cohesive, dynamic and unforgettable shopping experience for the thousands of customers who visit the market each day.  

This is an amazing opportunity for an energetic people person who is committed to community-building and helping to cultivate and support the Artists & Fleas’ community of merchants and creators.

Candidate Profile:

  • Organized, natural-born people person
  • Self-starter, problem-solver and creative thinker
  • Critical observer of retail and highly detail-oriented

As a highly organized, creative, and retail-savvy individual, the Assistant Store Manager will work to help support and foster an innovative retail environment amongst merchants, their employees and shoppers for the market. In this role, they will use their creativity to tackle, troubleshoot, and problem-solve just about anything that might arise in the course of a day – from developing strong and supportive relationships with our merchant community, to facilitating and monitoring market operations, to welcoming customers and providing administrative support to the Store Manager.

This individual will help monitor the overall flow & vibe of the market and serve as an Artists & Fleas’ bran ambassador for current and prospective merchants. They will be expected to have a floor presence greeting customers and supporting merchants. In addition to providing administrative support to the Store Manager, they will oversee facilities management and merchant management, and assist in special events production.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Merchant Community Management:

  • Developing strong relationships amongst the merchant community selling in the market
  • Recruiting new merchants, conducting outreach via multiple channels
  • Developing programs and initiatives for community-building among the merchants

Special Events Production:

  • Connecting with local businesses and community organizations to build prospective partnerships and co-produced events.
  • Neighborhood market promotion including flyering and poster distribution.
  • Providing all administrative support before and during market events.
  • Market setup & breakdown (arranging tables/chairs, and various display items, placing sandwich boards)
  • Creating and managing a calendar of events including co-produced events, shopping parties and raffles.

Cross Platform Marketing:

  • Assisting 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.
    • Market data collection including email capture and click count.
    • Drafting merchant bios to post on site and in store.

Facility Management:

  • Assisting in creating a positive vibe for shoppers, paying close attention to music, lighting, temperature, customer and merchant flow.
  • Ensuring market facilities and common areas are clean and in working condition during all open hours (trash, bathrooms, entrance). Sweeping/mopping/changing light bulbs when necessary.
  • Ordering office, cleaning, and coffee supplies and track inventory.
  • Overseeing merchant Load in & Load out (if working during that time).

Administrative Duties:

  • Various administrative work to support Store Manager and A&F team.
  • Sending invoices, receiving and tracking payments.
  • Inputting prospective merchant information from business cards and lists given by Store Manager.

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

The ideal candidate will be an extremely outgoing, highly organized, retail-aware self-starter (retail experience a plus).This role requires a professional who has outstanding communication skills, understands the importance of a customer service and hospitality orientation and is energized by interacting with people from diverse backgrounds. Professionally, they must be a creative thinker and problem solver. To thrive in this position, they 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, they 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.  

Compensation Package:

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 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. 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.

Please send application materials to jobs@artistsandfleas.com and write “Assistant Store Manager” in the subject line.

 

Store Manager

Artists & Fleas is seeking a Store Manager to curate the overall market experience to create a cohesive, dynamic and unforgettable shopping experience for the thousands of customers who visit the market each day.   This role is a hybrid position of traditional retail management responsibilities and business development finding creative ways to bring in the best new merchants.

In this position, you will cultivate and manage the merchant pipeline to ensure occupancy, oversee all retail operations, manage the Assistant Manager and support staff, direct visual merchandising initiatives, work with partners, develop special events and collaborate with other market managers in Artists & Fleas’ locations to share and implement best practices.


This is an amazing opportunity for a seasoned and entrepreneurial retail manager who wants to work in an innovative and evolved retail environment while cultivativating and supporting the Artists & Fleas’  community of merchants and creators.

Key Areas of responsibilities:

Merchant Occupancy Management:

  • Curate the merchant mix with an eye towards a diverse and compelling assortment that reflects the Artists & Fleas community
  • Oversee all merchant recruitment; Develop and outreach to create a pipeline of new potential merchants
  • Negotiate terms and locations for all incoming merchants and long-term merchants during renewal times
  • Manage the Merchant lifecycle through relationship building, counseling and advocating for growing maker businesses
  • Oversee all merchant communications
  • Meet quarterly occupancy goals to ensure the market is filled with top rate Merchants  

Operations:

  • Oversee all operational procedures
  • Oversee market appearance
  • Work with outside vendors for store updates and improvements
  • Maintain cleaning standards throughout the market for a superior customer experience
  • Oversee supply management & inventory

Staff Management:

  • Train, manage and review all retail staff (Assistant Manager, interns, handyman, DJ’s, etc.)
  • Manage scheduling and optimize team performance

Visual Merchandising:

  • Assist in the creative direction of visual displays within the market
  • Advise merchants in best practices for their displays
  • Oversee external consultants to implement window displays

The ideal candidate will be a highly organized, retail-savvy self starter with a proven track record of retail store management. You must be a leader and a community builder with strong hospitality instincts. This role requires a professional who has outstanding communication skills, understand the importance of a customer service and is energized by interacting with people from diverse backgrounds. Professionally, you must be a creative thinker and problem solver. 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, you will be an Artists & Fleas brand ambassador and you will model our company values which include demonstrating the highest level of professionalism, be responsible, honest, reliable and punctual. And of course, you must demonstrate a high level of enthusiasm, determination, and self-motivation.

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.

Please send application materials to jobs@artistsandfleas.com and write “Store Manager” in the subject line.

Compensation:

This is a full time salaried position with benefits (health, paid vacation + sick + 401k). 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.

Artists & Fleas is an equal opportunity employer.