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

Part-time Warehouse Fulfillment Associate

The Fulfillment Associate assists in all aspects of order fulfillment such as: picking, packing and shipping for both retail and wholesale orders as well as assisting in receiving incoming inventory shipments.

This role will report directly to the Fulfillment Manager. This is a part time position (starting at approximately 2 six hour shifts per week) with increased hours during busier times of the season. The start date is 11/1.


  • Passion for fair trade and/or ethical fashion
  • Positive attitude and quick learner
  • Well-organized with the ability to multitask and has strong attention to detail
  • Self-starter with the ability to prioritize projects, work within short time frames and meet deadlines
  • Adaptable to learning and updating new procedures
  • Demonstrated communication skills
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position, including standing, walking, sitting, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 50 pounds.


Order Fulfillment

  • Pick and pack orders for both wholesale and retail customers
  • Ship orders using the Shopify platform, Fedex, and


  • Communicate and document inventory shortages
  • Receive incoming inventory
  • Prepare warehouse for incoming inventory
  • Assist with backstocking
  • Inventory Put-Backs


  • Process returns from retail customers
  • Answer light customer service email inquiries
  • Assist with packing, organizing, and palletizing large bulk orders
  • Light quality control of product with packing
  • Maintain organization of packing area
  • Assist with preparing, packing, and shipping trade show samples, display, supplies, and marketing materials

To Apply

Please submit a resume with a brief introduction in the email (cover letter optional) to No phone calls please.

Pay: $15/hr

Internship Positions

None Available at This Time

Volunteer Positions

Quality Control & Warehouse Sale Volunteers

During our busiest times of the year, we seek quality control and warehouse sale volunteers on a short-term basis. If you are local to Chicago and want to help in exchange for free Mata product, this is the gig for you. Contact for further information.