Careers at Mata Traders

At Mata Traders, we believe in fostering creativity and celebrating the beauty of each and every person's diverse experiences. We are a design-driven team fighting global poverty through fair trade. A small but mighty group, we are collaborative and industrious. From brainstorming ways to solve complex problems to picking our favorite dress designs of the season, it's all about working together and supporting one another. There is a lot to get done, so be ready to roll-up your sleeves and help a teammate out. Let's fashion a better world together!

Full-Time Positions

None Available at This Time

Internship Positions

Marketing Intern

We are seeking a creative, analytical and meticulous individual to intern with our Marketing Department. The ideal candidate will have good written and verbal communication, experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as basic knowledge of - or a willingness to learn - iMovie and Abode Photoshop.

Responsibilities

  • Collect quantitative and qualitative data from marketing campaigns
  • Create content for our blog
  • Keep website up-to-date with current product and pricing information
  • Style and steam garments for photoshoots and keep product organized during shoots
  • Fact-check linesheets, lookbooks, catalogs, and other marketing materials
  • Edit footage for wholesale- and consumer-facing marketing use

To Apply

E-mail Carly Gerber at carly@matatraders.com with your resume, cover letter, and relevant samples of your work. Please indicate what dates you are available for the internship.

Internship positions are approximately three months in duration beginning January 2020. Hours are flexible and range from 12-30 hours per week. We are happy to work around class or work schedules. This is an unpaid position, located at our offices in Chicago, IL.

Sales Intern

We are seeking detail-oriented and organized individuals to intern with our sales team. Ideal candidates will have an interest in retail sales and wholesale sales strategy. Additionally, candidates should have experience with Microsoft Word and Excel as well as good written and verbal communication skills.

Duties

  • Assist with researching new sales leads
  • Assist in creating product recommendations for current and potential customers
  • Collaborate with team on merchandising current product lines
  • Prepare, analyze, and prioritize outreach lists for sales team
  • Draft outreach emails/campaigns/communications
  • Conduct email and/or phone outreach for customer feedback/satisfaction, trade show appointments, etc.
  • Update customer records in the company database(s)
  • Sample management
  • Packing/unpacking shipments for tradeshows
  • Assist with off-site event setup and takedown

To Apply

E-mail April Serrano at april@matatraders.com with your resume, cover letter, and any relevant samples of your work. Please indicate what dates you are available for the internship.

Internship positions are approximately three months in duration. Hours are flexible and range from 12-30 hours per week. We are happy to work around class or work schedules. This is an unpaid position, located at our office in Chicago, IL.

Will Work For Clothes - Volunteer At Mata

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