Retail / Merchandising Internship for NYC Cat Cafe

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Koneko
26 Clinton Street
New York, NY
Posted: August 24 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Paid

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Description

Koneko cat cafe is hiring Retail / Merchandising Interns.

Our mission is to find forever homes for every adoptable cat in New York City -- and to do it Japanese-style.

Take a look at us on the cover of the Style Section in The New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/08/fashion/at-a-cat-cafe-sipping-and-purring.html?_r=0

Or watch us on Animal Planet:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34DFi53PQXQ

The Retail Intern will work directly with the Leadership Team of Koneko, as well as our social media team, to improve the Koneko product assortment and increase product sales in our store and online.

The Retail Intern will be responsible for:
-- Researching and developing a complete product assortment of cat-inspired apparel, cat toys and accessories, artwork, and Koneko-related souvenirs
-- Product photography, descriptions, and merchandising display (in store and online)
-- Inventory and shipping
-- Vendor relations

Compensation will be based on a commission from retail sales.

Interns should be prepared to devote a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Application process:
-- Resume
-- Cover letter that details your qualifications
-- Link to portfolio, merchandising work, and/or social media content

Responsibilities

The Retail Intern will be responsible for:
-- Researching and developing a complete product assortment of cat-inspired apparel, cat toys and accessories, artwork, and Koneko-related souvenirs
-- Product photography, descriptions, and merchandising display (in store and online)
-- Inventory and shipping
-- Vendor relations

Requirements

Qualifications:
-- Passionate about animal welfare
-- Experience in retail / fashion merchandising / retail sales
-- Outstanding written and spoken communications skills
-- Creative and enthusiastic
-- Great team player
-- Social Media Ninja (extremely proficient at using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)
-- Zero ego (will jump in and do whatever needs doing on a daily basis)
-- Extra points: Website development skills using Squarespace

Skills

Required - Social Media, Social Marketing, Website Copy, Photography, Copywriting, Creative Merchandising, Merchandising, Product Development, Fashion Retail

How To Apply

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