Interns Wanted – Telecommute or Local

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Company Overview for Newcomers:
Valkyrie Apparel is a Springfield, MA based internet store dedicated to plus size clothing for people who are not fans of mainstream fashion (punks, goths, geeks & gamers to name a few) We promote body positivity and are LGBT friendly. We are trying to dramatically increase the number of items one the website and could use some help.

We are looking for someone who would like to learn the ins and outs of running a mail order business in exchange for helping us update the site.

This is great opportunity for…

– artists or crafters who would like to sell their own work online but aren’t sure where to start.
– website designers who want to learn more about retail site requirements
– anyone interested in learning how online, mail order businesses function

Compensation: To start we are offering to trade training or marketing consultation for work. (1 hour of work for one hour of training.) Interns will also receive the company discount, occasional free food or drink and for those locals who are interested: dog snuggles. And of course, internships DO mean you get the employee discount.

Location: Primarily a virtual position but can also be in house occasionally (for the dog snuggles)

Hours: Minimum 4-5 hours a week, schedule is flexible

Responsibilities will be determined by your interests an skill set. Here are some examples:
– Create product pages on the website
– Edit product photos
– Add new products to inventory database
– Create Google Merchant feed ads
– Write blog posts
– Edit long rambley posts by the owner of the company

In exchange we will teach things like this:
– Internet marketing through search engine optimization (aka keywords and tags)
– How to create social media ads
– How to advertise in Google shopping

General Requirements:
-Sense of humor
-Computer literacy level: Medium (Knows how to email an image without embedding it in a Word document first.)
-Internet literacy level: Medium to High (Knows what Snopes is even if you forget to check it once and awhile.)
– Must be willing to ask for help
– Must be comfortable questioning existing procedures if they don’t make sense. (Because we know what we’re doing but maybe we can do it better.)

IT Requirements
– Must have access to a computer with internet access
– Experience with Google Hangouts & Google Drive (or something similar)
– Be on at least ONE of the following social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest

Preference will be given to applicants with working knowledge of any of the following: Basic HTML, basic CSS, WordPress, PHP, Spreadsheets, Adobe Photoshop, Woocommerce or the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow (African OR European – we ship internationally.)

You’re still here? Go apply! Go!
Send your resume and a cover letter through the form below. Tell us why you think you’re a good fit.

Plus Size Pop Up FAQ

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1. What the heck is a Pop Up Shop?

2. Wait is this event a shopping thing or a party thing?

3a. What do you mean by plus size?

3b. OK.. But seriously what do you mean by “plus size”?

4. If I don’t wear those sizes will I be able to get some retail therapy at the event?

5. This sounds awesome but I can’t make it. Will you be having any other pop up events?


Q. What the heck is a Pop Up Shop?

A. Basically it is a temporary store set up inside another business. Everything else is up to the seller. Sometimes they’re like guerilla art installations and other times they’re just a kiosk or a cart in a department store.

Q. Wait is this event a shopping thing or a party thing?

A. Um.. yes? A little of both. It’s Valkyrie Apparel’s birthday so there will be food, belly dancers and a magician. (No clowns… I promise.)

We also know people like to see things in person and try things on. So we’re bringing our online store to the “real world” for a few hours.

Q. What do you mean by plus size?

A. We’re calling it a plus size pop up shop for a few reasons.

1. We like the sound of the letter “P”.
2. Valkyrie Apparel specializes in plus size clothing.
3. There will be more than one business selling their wares! “More to love” is synonymous with “plus size”.

Q. OK.. But seriously what do you mean by “plus size”?

A. Valkyrie Apparel offers clothing from size 12 to 30. (aka L to 6x) We provide product specific size charts on every page to help you find the perfect fit. We also make recommendations for fit by body shape and height.

Q. If I don’t wear those sizes will I be able to get some retail therapy at the event?

A. Hells yeah! Didn’t we mention the other sellers? They’re listed HERE.

AND Valkyrie Apparell can special order most of their items in sizes smaller than large.

Q. This sounds awesome but I can’t make it. Will you be having any other pop up events?

A. YES! Stay tuned for more details.