Opportunities

The Little Market is looking for highly motivated, creative individuals who are interested in gaining experience in e-commerce, digital marketing, product development and fair trade. You will work as part of a small team in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. All positions are based in Santa Monica, CA unless otherwise specified.

Please see our list of available positions below:




Warehouse Associate

Santa Ana, CA


DESCRIPTION

The Little Market is looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual who is interested in gaining experience in operations and e-commerce. Working as part of a small team in a fast-paced environment, this position is responsible for performing a variety of warehouse-related duties, such as receiving and storage of goods, preparing orders for shipment, gift wrapping, and checking inventory levels. In addition to ensuring that orders are fulfilled accurately and efficiently, The Little Market values a compelling presentation that conveys the beauty of each piece and talent of our artisan partners. You will work directly with the Warehouse Manager, Customer Service Specialist and Marketing Team to create the optimal tone, look and feel for product packaging and presentation.

This is an opportunity to join a collaborative, purpose-driven team dedicated to fair trade and women’s rights.

Part-time, full-time, and seasonal opportunities are available. This position is based in Santa Ana, CA.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Verifies merchandise received against receiving documents notes and reports discrepancies and any obvious damages to Production Coordinator
  • Stocks shelves with various types of merchandise
  • Rotates stock so that newly-received items can be used last
  • Processes, package and ships orders accurately
  • Processes and performs data entry of returns; also returns merchandise to proper shelf in the warehouse
  • Performs periodic counting and researching of discrepancies
  • Organizes warehouse space
  • Assists with inventory procedures as requested
  • Maintains a clean work area to help ensure that merchandise remains clean and to help prevent work related injuries
  • Complies with all appropriate policies procedures safety rules
  • Contributes ideas on ways to improve or optimize warehousing procedures
  • Must be able to work overtime when necessary and participate in physical inventory
  • You may be required to work weekends and holidays
  • Performs related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Strong organizational skills; extremely detail-oriented
  • E-commerce or retail experience preferred, but not required
  • Ability to work with a sense of urgency
  • Ability to push/pull up to 10 lbs. frequently, and up to 30 lbs. occasionally
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with others
  • Ability to use good judgment in order to carry out detailed instructions
  • Basic computer knowledge preferred
  • Must be a team player and demonstrate effective communication and problem solving skills

HOW TO APPLY

Please send the following information to hello@thelittlemarket.com with Warehouse Associate as the subject of your email.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Names and contact information (email or phone) for three references 

 

Only complete applications will be reviewed. Due to the large number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted further. When you submit an application, please indicate your availability in your email.

 

(No phone calls, please)




Translator Internship

Santa Ana, CA


INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

We have internship openings throughout the year, and we accept applications on a rolling basis. The Little Market is looking for highly motivated, multilingual individuals interested in gaining experience in communication facilitation through translation and live interpretation. Working with a small team in a fast-paced environment, interns will build skills in effective communication with people with limited English proficiency, as well as learn more about fair trade practices and international development issues.

The internship will primarily focus on: acting as official translator/interpreter to facilitate discussions during meetings, phone calls and via written communication. Providing strict renditions of the messages, employing clear enunciation, pronunciation and polite forms of expressions. Upholding the correct rules for grammar and syntax in both languages. Reading through original material and rewriting it in the target language, ensuring that the meaning of the source text is retained.

Interns are asked to commit up to fifteen hours a week, for a minimum of three months. The start date and schedule are flexible. This internship is paid and open only to current students.

This internship is based out of Santa Ana, California. The intern will report directly to our Artisan Liaison and work closely with our Product Development Coordinator.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should be fluent in both English and one of the languages listed below. Applicants must also be well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable with a strong appreciation for cultural diversity. Please note the following requirements: written and verbal proficiency in both English and a foreign language, computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office, internet applications) and familiarity with social media.

Experience and/or interest in fair trade and international development are preferred. The intern must be an enrolled student for the duration of the internship term. Please list any relevant linguistic experience on your resume.

LIST OF DESIRED LANGUAGES

  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Burmese
  • Creole
  • Igbo
  • Malagasy
  • Malay
  • Maya
  • Nahuatl
  • Quechua
  • Setswana
  • Somali
  • Swahili
  • Tagalog
  • Yoruba

HOW TO APPLY

Please send the following information to hello@thelittlemarket.com with Translator Internship as the subject of your email.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Two short writing samples (English and foreign language)
  • Names and contact information (email or phone) for three references

 

Only complete applications will be reviewed. Due to the large number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted further. When you submit an application, please indicate your availability in your email.

 

(No phone calls, please)




Graphic Design Internship

Santa Monica, CA


INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

We have internship openings throughout the year, and we accept applications on a rolling basis. The Little Market is looking for a highly motivated, creative individual who is interested in gaining experience in digital marketing and graphic design. Working with a small team in a fast-paced environment, interns will build skills in digital marketing, web design, communications, and graphic design, as well as learn more about fair trade practices and international development issues.

The internship will primarily focus on: designing and developing high-quality, engaging graphic communications for print and digital channels; creating new content for website and blog; organizing and editing photo; and collaborating on e-newsletters and email marketing campaigns.

Interns are asked to commit to a minimum of 15 hours per week spread over two to three weekdays for a minimum of three months. The start date is flexible.

This internship is unpaid and open only to students seeking academic credit for an internship. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements prior to applying for the internship. This Internship is based out of Santa Monica, California. The intern will report directly to our Graphic Designer and also work closely with our marketing team.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable with a strong interest in graphic design. Please note the following requirements: proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office, internet applications) and familiarity with social media.

Experience and/or interest in fair trade and international development are preferred. The intern must be an enrolled student for the duration of the internship term. Please list any relevant design experience on your resume.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send the following information to hello@thelittlemarket.com with Graphic Design Internship as the subject of your email.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Link or PDF of your design portfolio
  • Names and contact information (email or phone) for three references 

 

Only complete applications will be reviewed. Due to the large number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted further. When you submit an application, please indicate your availability in your email.

 

(No phone calls, please)




Marketing Internship

Santa Monica, CA or Santa Ana, CA


INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

The internship will primarily focus on: supporting social media promotions and campaigns; updating blog content and selecting images; reviewing and creating content for website, including updating pages, developing product descriptions and editing photos; collecting and analyzing market data; monitoring press mentions; drafting e-newsletters.

We have internship openings throughout the year, and we accept applications on a rolling basis. The Little Market is looking for a highly motivated, creative individual who is interested in gaining experience in e-commerce and digital marketing. Working with a small team in a fast-paced environment, interns will build skills in product marketing, website development, communications, and graphic design, as well as learn more about fair trade practices and international development issues.

Interns are asked to commit to a minimum of 15 hours per week spread over two to three weekdays for a minimum of three months. The start date is flexible.

This internship is unpaid and open only to students seeking academic credit for an internship. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements prior to applying for the internship. Internships are based out of Santa Ana, California or Los Angeles, California.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable with a strong interest in marketing. Photo shop and web design experience is a plus. Computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office, internet applications) and familiarity with social media are required. Experience and/or interest in fair trade and international development are preferred. The intern must be an enrolled student for the duration of the internship term.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send the following information to hello@thelittlemarket.com with the Communications Internship Application as the subject of your email.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • One-page writing sample
  • Social media links
  • Names and contact information (email or phone) for three references 

 

Only complete applications will be reviewed. Due to the large number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted further. When you submit an application, please indicate the period for which you are applying and your availability.

 

(No phone calls, please)



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