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Jobs & Internships
JOB OPENING: Seasonal Fulfillment Associate
Overview: The Seasonal Fulfillment Associate receives incoming shipments and packs outgoing orders. The Seasonal Fulfillment Associate will report directly to the Inventory Manager. This is a temporary, seasonal position for October through December 2017, with both part time and full time potential during busier times of the year.

 

Qualifications:
• Passion for fair trade and/or ethical fashion
• Positive attitude and quick learner
• Well-organized with the ability to multi-task and strong attention to detail
• Self-starter with the ability to prioritize projects, work within short time frames and meet deadlines
• Ability to meet the physical demands of the position, including standing, walking, sitting, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching and lifting. Employee must be prepared to maneuver heavy boxes regularly.
 
Duties:
Wholesale Order Fulfillment
• Pack wholesale orders - inspect for completeness and accuracy (approx. 15-24 hrs/week)
 
Inventory
• Assist with reception of incoming inventory (approx. 8 hrs/week – varies per week with incoming shipment schedule)
• Prepare shelves for incoming inventory /assist with backstocking (up to 2 hour/week)
• Assist with inventory put-backs (approx. 1 hr/week)
 
Misc
• Assist with maintaining order of packing area (approx. 1 hr/week)

To Apply: Please submit a resume (cover letter optional) to hr@matatraders.com. No phone calls please.
 
 

 
 
 
Internships & Volunteer Opportunities
Do you have a passion for fashion and want to get hands-on experience in the growing industry of fair
trade? Get involved with one of our internship or volunteer opportunities!
 
Operations and Sustainability Intern
We are seeking dedicated individuals to intern with our Operations team. Internship positions are approximately 3 months in duration, hours are flexible and range from 12-30 hours per week, and we can work around a class or work schedule. This is an unpaid position, located at our offices in Chicago, IL.

Ideal candidates will have an interest in fair trade and green business practices, experience with Microsoft Office Suite, and excellent written and communication skills. Passion for organization a plus. Physical demands of the position include standing, walking, sitting, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching and lifting. Intern may be asked to occasionally maneuver heavy boxes..

Long Term Project: The Operations and Sustainability intern will engage in a long term project analyzing Mata Traders’ retail and wholesale shipping practices, looking for opportunities to further green our business. The prospective intern will work with the Operations and Management team to recommend better sustainability practices for the Operations Department. The prospective intern should be comfortable with internet research and phone outreach.
Duties
• Maintain and update Mata Traders’ wholesale and retail records
• Perform administrative duties related to wholesale and retail sales cycles, including stock level counts, web inventory updates, and order fulfillment
• Assist with reception of incoming inventory, including shelf preparation, unpacking and backstocking
• Assist with inventory put-backs
• Perform ad-hoc trouble-shooting and tasks to ensure accuracy of Mata Traders’ Operations Department

To Apply
E-mail Maria Planansky at maria@matatraders.com with your resume and tell us why you think you are a good fit. Please indicate what dates you are available for the internship. You are welcome to include relevant graphic design or writing samples. Candidates should allow 7-10 days for a reply.

We are accepting applications for the Fall and Winter 2017 terms starting October 15, 2017.

Submissions for Winter 2017 will be reviewed starting October 15, 2017. Winter term runs anytime between January 2- April 30, 2017. Internships typically run 3 months in duration.
 
 

 
 
Sales and Merchandising Intern
We are seeking dedicated individuals to intern with our sales team. Internship positions are approximately 3 months in duration, hours are flexible and range from 12-30 hours per week, and we can work around a class or work schedule. This is an unpaid position, located at our offices in Chicago, IL.

Ideal candidates will have an interest in visual merchandising and retail sales, experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, good written and communication skills, and some basic knowledge of social media. Attention to detail and a flair for organization a plus.

Duties

Andersonville Galleria
• Responsible for organizing and restocking merchandise and tracking monthly sales
• Assist with creating clever sales strategies and doing weekly upkeep
• Assist with visual merchandising and booth redesign when needed

Trade Show Prep
• Assist with preparing complete trade show sample sets of jewelry and clothing
• Assist with packing display items for trade show
• Assist with booth layout

Trade Show Staffing

Warehouse Events
• Assist with merchandising and restock our Mata retail space
• Assist with sales during events

Off-site Events
• Assist with off-site event setup and takedown
• Gain face to face sales experience and learn how to generate foot traffic (i.e. hand out flyers or coupons to attract customers)

Sales Assistance
• Participate in lead search campaigns for new customers
• Catalog mailings

To Apply
E-mail Michelle Thomas at mata@matatraders.com with your resume and tell us why you think you are a good fit. Please indicate what dates you are available for the internship. You are welcome to include relevant graphic design or writing samples. Candidates should allow 7-10 days for a reply.

We are currently accepting applications for the Sales & Merchandising internships for Fall 2017.

Submissions for Fall 2017 will be reviewed starting June 1, 2017. Fall term runs anytime between August 28 - December 31, 2017. Internships typically run 3 months in duration.
 
 

 
 
Marketing and Sales Intern
We are seeking dedicated individuals to intern with our marketing and sales team. Internship positions are approximately 3 months in duration, hours are flexible and range from 12-30 hours per week, and we can work around a class or work schedule. This is an unpaid position, located at our offices in Chicago, IL.

Ideal candidates will have experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, good written and communication skills, and some basic knowledge of social media.

Duties
• Assist with digital strategy, including SEO, analytics reporting, and social media
• Create content for facebook, twitter, pinterest, YouTube, our blog, and email marketing
• Sales outreach to wholesale customer leads
• Website management: uploading products and descriptions, testing the site, updating pricing, etc
• CRM database management: entering leads and new customers
• Assist with general office duties and retail and wholesale order fulfillment
• Perform quality control checks on received goods
• Brainstorm and execute PR ideas to build brand recognition, help with our current PR campaigns
• Represent our brand at industry wholesale trade shows
• Assist with merchandising and sales at our off-site retail events and Galleria space
• Help design flyers, brochures, catalog, tags, etc
• Trend research for collections

To Apply
E-mail Laura Mobley at laura@matatraders.com with your resume and tell us why you think you are a good fit. Please indicate what dates you are available for the internship. You are welcome to include relevant graphic design or writing samples. Candidates should allow 7-10 days for a reply.

We are currently accepting applications for the Sales & Marketing internships for Fall 2017.

Submissions for Fall 2017 will be reviewed starting June 1, 2017. Fall term runs anytime between August 28 - December 31, 2017. Internships typically run 3 months in duration.
 
 

 
 
Design and Production Intern
We are seeking creative individuals to intern with our design and production team. Internship positions are approximately 3 months in duration, hours are flexible and range from 12-30 hours per week, and we can work around a class or work schedule. Interns are welcome to work from home to do their independent design projects, although you must be able to come to our office in Chicago and work on various projects 1-2 times a week. This is an unpaid position and interns are required to have their own laptops with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop software.

Ideal candidates will be fashion design majors or have experience in the fashion industry. Applicants should be able to merge their design sensibilities with the Mata aesthetic. We value creativity but also love efficiency and thoroughness. This internship is a great portfolio builder, as there’s a good chance you will end up seeing some of your designs get produced in our collections.

Basic pattern making and alteration skills are a plus, as well as working knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator. There are also opportunities to design jewelry – no experience is necessary but photoshop and illustrator are helpful.

Duties
• Trend search and forecast
• Help to develop the collection's color story; this will include researching Pantone and other color trend forecasts
• Sketch new garment cuts and jewelry pieces
• Make garment flats
• Create spec sheets and measurement charts
• Design appliqué and embroidery work
• Put fabric color variations into flats
• Visually organize representations of the collections in development and track changes
• Occasionally assist with general office duties, including order fulfillment
• Perform quality control checks on received goods
• Spot check measurements on inventoried garments
• Represent our brand at industry wholesale trade shows
• Assist with merchandising and sales at our off-site retail events and Galleria space

To Apply
E-mail Maureen Dunn at maureen@matatraders.com with your resume and tell us why you think you are a good fit. Please indicate what dates you are available for the internship and include photos of your design work. Candidates should allow 7-10 days for a reply.

We are currently accepting applications for the Design & Production internships for Fall 2017.

Submissions for Fall 2017 will be reviewed starting June 1, 2017. Fall term runs anytime between August 28 - December 31, 2017. Internships typically run 3 months in duration.
 
 

 
 
Textile and Fiber Arts Intern
Interested in fiber arts/textiles? We have a passion for color and bold, funky prints. Help us create our original block print, screen print, and woven designs. In addition, you can contribute to the appliqué and embroidery design process. There are also opportunities to design jewelry – no experience is necessary but photoshop and illustrator are helpful.

Internship positions are approximately 3 months in duration, hours are flexible and range from 12-30 hours per week, and we can work around a class or work schedule. Interns are welcome to work from home to do their independent design projects, although you must be able to come to the office and work on various projects 1-2 times a week. This is an unpaid position, located at our offices in Chicago, IL.

Ideal candidates will be textile or fiber arts majors or have some experience in the textiles industry. A working knowledge of photoshop and illustrator are a plus. We value creativity but also love efficiency and thoroughness. This internship is a great portfolio builder, as there’s a good chance you will end up seeing some of your designs get put into our collections.

Duties
• Trend search and forecast
• Help develop the collection's color story; this will include researching Pantone and other color trend forecasts
• Design and sketch block and screen prints suitable to our fabrics and aesthetic
• Put ideas into photoshop and illustrator and collaborate with our in-house textile designer to create tessellations
• Make color combo variations
• Put fabric color variations into garment flats
• Create fabric spec requests
• Design appliqué and embroidery work
• Trend search, sketch, and digitize jewelry ideas, and put into spec
• Occasionally assist with general office duties, including order fulfillment
• Perform quality control checks and spot check fabrics on received goods
• Represent our brand at industry wholesale trade shows
• Assist with merchandising and sales at our retail off-site events and Galleria space

To Apply
E-mail Maureen Dunn at maureen@matatraders.com with your resume and tell us why you think you are a good fit. Please indicate what dates you are available for the internship and include photos of your design work. Candidates should allow 7-10 days for a reply.

We are currently accepting applications for the Textile & Fiber Arts internships for Fall 2017.

Submissions for Fall 2017 will be reviewed starting June 1, 2017. Fall term runs anytime between August 28 - December 31, 2017. Internships typically run 3 months in duration.
 
 

 
 
Post-Production Video Intern
We are seeking Video Production Interns to join our marketing team. This is a hands-on opportunity to contribute to a growing business with a social mission. We have a ton of footage from our visits to our producer groups in India and Nepal, and we need help putting it together to tell our story. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, fastidious, and creative. The candidate must be proficient with editing software. Internship positions are approximately three months in duration. Hours are flexible and we can work around a class or work schedule. Interns are welcome to work from home to do their independent editing work or can work from our office. This is an unpaid position, located at our offices in Chicago, IL.

To Apply
E-mail Jonit Bookheim at jonit@matatraders.com with your resume and tell us why you think you are a good fit. Please indicate what dates you are available for the internship and include links to any A/V work. Candidates should allow 10-14 days for a reply.

We are currently accepting applications for our Post-Production Video internships for Fall 2017.

Submissions for Fall 2017 will be reviewed starting June 1, 2017. Fall term runs anytime between August 28 - December 31, 2017. Internships typically run 3 months in duration.
 
 

 
 
Will work for clothes??
We are seeking quality control and festival sale volunteers on a limited, short-term basis during our busiest times of the year. If you are someone local who wants to help out and learn how our company works in exchange for free Mata product, this is the gig for you. We pay in product credit to be a temporary member of our QC team or assist at an off-site event.

Please contact Michelle Thomas at michelle@matatraders.com to find out further information.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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