Volunteer Opportunity

Sales and Merchandising Intern at Peruvian Social Enterprise

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Awamaki | Ollantaytambo, Cuzco, Peru
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Awamaki


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Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)


Join our intern team! Check out this flyer to learn more about our Summer 2019 program.

ABOUT AWAMAKI

Awamaki is an innovative non-profit social enterprise that works to economically empower Quechua women and preserve traditional crafts through skills-based education and connection to market access. Its mission is to collaborate with associations of Peruvian women, investing in their skills to connect them to markets, and strengthening their leadership to promote entrepreneurship of sustainable businesses so that they can bring prosperity to their families and communities. Awamaki achieves this mission through two primary programs: Sustainable Tourism and the Women’s Cooperatives Program. Awamaki is located in Ollantaytambo, a small town in the Sacred Valley, Peru.

DESCRIPTION

If you’re looking for an international opportunity to utilize your skills while also empowering women in rural communities, Awamaki could be the place for you.

Our interns play an essential role, as their work makes an enormous difference in our programs and in the lives of our women. Interns have the opportunity to gain essential experience in business administration, fair trade, social enterprise, ethical sourcing and design, marketing & communications, and non-profit management.

As a Sales Intern, you would be expected to:

  • Create sales materials for local, international, and trunk-show use including line sheets, emails, and print materials.
  • Design materials for the Awamaki store such as store displays/windows, brochures, and promotional signs.
  • Assist the Women's Cooperatives Coordinator in reaching out to potential clients regarding opportunities for promoting Awamaki’s mission and fair trade products.
  • Conduct market research to help develop strategies for increasing sales and exposure of our fair trade products.
  • Utilize social media to document our collaborative design process, illustrating how our artisans and visiting designers share ideas and create goods.
  • Provide assistance with accounting, managing inventory, purchasing materials, and monitoring quality assurance.
  • Work a minimum of 6 – 9 hours per week at Awamaki's fair trade store in Ollantaytambo.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

An ideal candidate for this position would possess the following qualities:

  • Have substantial experience in retail and sales
  • Experience in visual merchandising
  • Understanding of inventory management 
  • Basic understanding of sales analysis
  • Knowledge of Excel preferred
  • Spanish and English fluency strongly preferred

Join our intern team! Check out this flyer to learn more about our Summer 2019 program.

ABOUT AWAMAKI

Awamaki is an innovative non-profit social enterprise that works to economically empower Quechua women and preserve traditional crafts…

Details at a glance

  • Fee Required
  • On-site Location
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • International Volunteers Welcome

How To Apply

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Fill out our online application via this link.
  2. Send resume to volunteer@awamaki.org. For design, send portfolio. For marketing, send applicable examples of work.
  3. Upon receiving your application and resume, we will contact you to arrange an interview via Whatsapp or Skype with the relevant Program Coordinator(s).


For more information about Awamaki programs and volunteer fees, visit www.awamaki.org/volunteer or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/awamaki. For any questions about volunteering, please email volunteer@awamaki.org.


We look forward to your application and thank you for your interest in economically and socially empowering Andean women in Peru!

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Fill out our online application via this link.
  2. Send resume to volunteer@awamaki.org. For design, send portfolio. For marketing, send applicable examples of work.
  3. Upon…

Location

Awamaki

Horno Calle, Ollantaytambo, Cuzco, PE
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