Afrobeatnik is hiring a paid intern to perform basic repairs and some up-cycling work on inventory. This position would be great for a 2nd or 3rd year fashion student, someone with sewing experience who wants to expand their skills and portfolio or even someone who sews as a hobby and wants to make a little money on the side doing what they love.
-- 5-10hrs per week of sewing
-- Meet with founder 1X per week
-- Both technical and creative sewing projects
-- Must have 6 months - 1 year of experience of sewing experience
-- Ability to perform basic alterations and repairs like hemming, zippers, buttons, etc.
-- A creative eye for garment construction
-- Interest or experience in fashion design
-- Reliable and able to meet deadlines
-- Ability to follow specific directions as well as contribute to a collaborative creative process
-- Strong communication skills
-- Must own a sewing machine
-- Bonus points if you have a serger
The person in this position will work from their own home or work space. Pay rate will vary per task and reimbursement is provided for supplies used to mend and up-cycle garments.
To apply, please submit a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing your past experience in sewing and fashion as well as a resume listing applicable experience and education. Please also provide portfolio links or pictures of your clothing. Application will be accepted until 1/20/2014.
Afrobeatnik is a retailer of consciously curated vintage clothing and handmade goods. We believe there is beauty in diversity-- old and young, black and white, big and small, and all in-between. Challengers of the status quo, we seek to address the ever-clear misrepresentation of beauty and exclusivity in mainstream media. A portion of profits will help fund the production of film shorts that feature women who are historically underrepresented and falsely portrayed in media.
Afrobeatnik celebrates the diversity of women and clothing with a collection of carefully curated vintage and upcycled fashion spanning time periods, cultures, and styles. Our collection is sourced from estates, consignors, designers, and artisans throughout the world.
We launch in 2014.