*UPDATE We filled this position and are no longer actively looking for applicants. THANK YOU!*

We are seeking a Sales, Marketing, and All-Around Assistant for our small handmade jewelry studio in Nashville, TN! This is a fun and creative position that will keep you on your toes! Our 9-year old company is both retail + wholesale and is vested in the indie craft and professional trade show industries.

* please read instructions to apply - do NOT just submit your resume! *

DESCRIPTION:
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to help us grow our brand, keep all of our sales channels organized, and help assist the owner in the daily running of our business. We are seeking an entrepreneurial-spirited person who can write well, speak confidently, and sell and market our products both in person and online. This is a part Operations Assistant part Sales Support position.

If you are someone who...
  • Is highly motivated and organized with a strong work ethic
  • Is passionate about the entrepreneurial, creative, indie, and handmade communities both in Nashville and beyond
  • Enjoys learning new skills and strategies for marketing and generating sales
  • Has a strong knowledge of magazines, blogs, shops, and the professional handmade community 
  • Likes to have fun at work with a creative crew
  • Enjoys interacting with people in sales situations, including our trade show booths and craft show booths
  • Is a self-starter, a go-getter, and a task completer with a can-do, positive attitude
  • Has a "no task is too small or too big" attitude
  • Is very adaptable and eager to help out wherever there is a need
  • Has their own transportation and is able to drive to Atlanta at least twice a year for the Atlanta Gift Market
...Then you are the someone for this position! 

DUTIES:
  • Use strong verbal and written communication skills to assist with customer service both on the phone and via email. Yes, we have a land line you will have to use! :)
  • Help manage and provide assistance to our growing base of sales representatives & retailers
  • TRAVEL occasionally with the company to trade shows including Atlanta and New York, including set up, tear down, and selling our line to potential clients. Our upcoming travel dates are July 9-13, so it is imperative you are available those dates.
  • Update our content on various online platforms including Etsy and Shopify 
  • Network with other small creative businesses for possible collaborations
  • Create social media content and reach out to influencers in the press 
  • Be ready to anticipate and jump in to help in whatever is needed (filling orders, filing, sending/answering emails, etc)
  • Run errands to bank, FedEx, etc (in your own vehicle)

It is part time to start (15-20 hours/week) but hours will vary based on our company schedule. Hours are flexible but will be between M-F 9:30 - 5:30. We are willing to work out a set schedule that fits your needs! Weekends are only required when traveling to trade shows a few times a year. Compensation is based on experience ($12-$15/hr) with regular raises and perks based on performance! (Christmas Spa Party, anyone?)

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Some college and relevant experience is required 
  • Must be computer savvy (we are Mac people and use Excel, Quickbooks, Google Apps, Blogger, & Shopify)
  • Must be a legal citizen and sign a non-disclosure agreement. Qualified applicants must be willing to work a test day to see if you are a good fit with our team.

TO APPLY:
Please send your resume in pdf format AND include a cover letter* introducing yourself - remember writing well is a large part of this job! Tell us why you are perfect for this position, including sales and office experience, and any other relevant experience in the handmade/creative realm you would like to tell us about. Have fun with it! { email it to beth[at]freshieandzero.com }

*if you do not attach this cover letter, you will not be considered for this position


*UPDATE We filled this position and are no longer actively looking for applicants. THANK YOU!*