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Maya Traditions Foundation | Panajachel, Guatemala
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Maya Traditions Foundation


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Published 26 days ago

March 1, 2020
December 31, 2020
At least a 4 months committment, we are flexible as per start and end date.

Maya Traditions Foundation is located on the beautiful Lake Atitlán in Panajachel, Guatemala. As a Fair Trade social enterprise, we work to celebrate and preserve the art of backstrap weaving by connecting skilled indigenous artisan weavers with international markets. We offer private label textile design services and produce high-end wholesale products that are sold directly to retailers.


We are currently seeking a passionate and experienced knowledgeable team member looking to have a unique opportunity to gain knowledge and experience from an international NGO and help make a positive impact on indigenous womens’ lives, their families, and future generations. 


INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION 


Responsibilities

  • Track new markets and emerging trends
  • Propose and develop new strategic partnerships
  • Build and maintain successful relationships with prospects and existing clients
  • Collaborate with executives on business strategy to determine objectives
  • Evaluate current business performance and maximize business reach and potential
  • Conduct market analysis to reach out to private designers
  • Research potential Fairs to participate in 2121
  • Research for potential Funds for Heritage Preservation and skills exchange between the artisans


Requirements

  • Enrolled in Business Management, International Business, or a related field
  • Long-term planning and creative problem-solving skills
  • Patience, concentration, and curiosity
  • Laptop computer for work 
  • Native English speaker and intermediate Spanish are required


Desirable Skills & Characteristics 

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Communicative, asks questions, doesn’t assume 
  • Comfortable communicating and working with all levels of management 
  • Calm under pressure 
  • Understands the importance and best practices of time management
  • Able to self manage, set goals, create objectives, and present the final product within a given timeline
  • Open to taking direction and working independently with minimal guidance 


Maya Traditions Foundation is located on the beautiful Lake Atitlán in Panajachel, Guatemala. As a Fair Trade social enterprise, we work to celebrate and preserve the art of backstrap weaving by connecting skilled indigenous artisan…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Academic Credits

Benefits

Housing at a competitive price might be available.

Housing at a competitive price might be available.

How to Apply

-Cover letter

-CV

-Cover letter

-CV

Location

Callejon Chotzar, Panajachel 7010, GT

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