NFA | Support Services Manager

The NFA is a trade organization with the mission to amplify emerging fashion companies with an ecosystem of resources and support. Our region boasts the largest concentration per capita of fashion companies outside of New York and Los Angeles. Our vision is to make this region the best location for emerging fashion companies.

The Support Services Manager is responsible for providing administrative assistance to the CEO and helping advance initiatives and focus on higher-level activities of the NFA. The main areas of responsibility include managing the office, supporting the functions of the CEO, and the operational logistics of the organization.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES 

Executive Office

  • Provide administrative support, including written communications and scheduling, coordination of activities
  • Serve as liaison to NFA stakeholders to assure coordination and the opportunity to serve and address issues with stakeholders.
  • Prepare materials and presentations.
  • Create and maintain systems and procedures to ensure effective implementation of the organization’s directives.
  • Use appropriate professional judgment to keep CEO abreast of any changes, issues or concerns that may impact daily activities.
  • Serve as the CEO’s administrative liaison to the board of directors.
  • Prepare and distribute board and board committee meeting notices, agendas, materials and presentations for board meetings.
  • Manage all logistics for meetings, events, etc.

Administration

  • Manage general office operations, such as ordering supplies, serving as contact with outside vendors (building management; IT, A/V, phone and internet companies; printer/copier maintenance; etc.).
  • Ensure common areas are kept tidy and in compliance with office standards and coordinate custodial service.
  • Coordinate incoming inquiries, refer to the appropriate resource for follow up, and track referrals.
  • Project management oversight for member engagement, including activities with outside vendors or partners.
  • Assist the CEO as needed to facilitate and monitor all activities, so the organization successfully achieves operation plan goals. This includes developing and driving the system to measure and achieve programmatic, funding and organizational goals.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 5 years administrative work experience. Previous experience in the fashion industry preferable, but not required.
  • Self-starter with strong attention to detail and ability to work independently
  • Manage deadlines, budget, and pressure
  • Superb interpersonal skills, strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Proficient with technology (Microsoft Office, Squarespace, social media, etc.)

TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter and résumé in confidence directly to the CEO at van@nashvillefashionalliance.com. The NFA is an equal opportunity employer.

Cotton & Moss | Marketing & Social Media Intern

Company: Cotton & Moss

City: Nashville

Job Title: Marketing & Social Media Intern

Description: Cotton & Moss is looking for a savvy marketing & social media intern for the Spring semester. We are gearing up for our first product launch so it will be an exciting time to come on board.

Cotton & Moss is a site dedicated to interviews and stories of people creating a positive impact in the apparel, accessories and farming industries, whether it be brands, mills, farmers, or factories. I'd like to shift the way a customer thinks about buying a product and engage them in the process. My goal is to create a more sustainable, lifestyle product offering where consumers have peace of mind and support in their buying decisions. Cotton & Moss will provide small and special product launches throughout the year.

We are looking for an intern that is in their Junior or Senior level of college with a focus on Marketing / Outreach / Social Media. The candidate should be very aware of fashion, design, and awareness of sustainability or gardening would be a plus. In this role, you would partner with the founder to tackle everyday projects concerning a start-up blog / retail business. This would be a very hands-on, collaborative role so the candidate needs to be very reliable, great with communication and extremely tech savvy.

Responsibilities would include:

-Seeking new outreach efforts with publications, websites, etc. to build brand & product awareness
-Coordinating email logistics for any blog & media related post
-Assisting in scheduling and managing social media post
-Utilizing social media and email tools to promote the brand & products
-Thinking creatively about future branding opportunities
-Assisting in product inventory updates, packing, shipping, & emailing customers
-Being a note taker in any upcoming user interviews focused on product research
-Potential to travel for a special interview / story

-6-8 hours a week
-Days to be determined, but please send availability
-Jan - May

Please email resume or a brief description of background & interest to info@cottonandmoss.com.

Sewing Training Academy | Marketing Intern

Sewing Training Academy | Marketing Intern

Duration: January-March 2018

Objective: Increase public awareness of STA classes and activities by maintaining program’s social media accounts

Skills desired: eye for photography and graphic design, seasoned social media guru, hunger for on-line research

Time commitment: 10-15 hrs/wk 

Apply: Contact Trishawna Quincy at tquincy@cctenn.org

Christina Kober | Production Jeweler

FULL-TIME
PRODUCTION JEWELER
NASHVILLE, TN

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a responsible and detail-oriented Bench Jeweler to join our team. This position requires excellent communication skills since you will be working as part of a team. We are a growing company that produces handmade jewelry on a production level, you must be willing to embrace repetition. Full-time position in our Nashville, TN studio.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Soldering sterling silver rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings.
  • Polishing & finishing using flex shaft & polishing machine.
  • Casting finishing.
  • Assist studio manager with other duties as needed.

 

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong bench jeweler skills (soldering, polishing, assembly)
  • Comfortable working with your hands.
  • Must be able to read and understand step by step directions.
  • Comfortable using small hand tools like a flex shaft and large equipment like polishing machines.
  • Experience with stone setting & working with gold a plus, but not a requirement.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires sitting for long periods of time.
  • Repetitive physical movements.
  • Careful handling of materials.
  • Ability to work with very small pieces and parts.

 

HOURS & PAY

This is a full-time position, 30 - 40 hours/week. Starts at $13/hr but compensation depends on experience and skill set. Opportunity to grow with company as experience increases.

APPLY HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7Non0T_usFpWwh5oh5xKPttNFrAdc7xDKKyhCL6cmlYi7Xg/viewform

Alexis Mack | Wholesale Sales Intern

Name: Alexis Mack

Email Address: alexisamack@gmail.com

Company: Alexis Mack

City: Nashville, TN

Job Title: Wholesale Sales Intern

Description: I work with two London based companies and seek an intern to help with prepping for road work and trade shows.
The intern would be required to make phone calls, do stock take, and order entry.
This is an exciting opportunity for a college student interested in wholesale sales and marketing.

Some gifted clothing would be offered as some compensation.

Christina Kober | Assistant Jeweler

PART-TIME / SEASONAL
ASSISTANT JEWELER
NASHVILLE, TN

OVERVIEW

We are seeking a responsible and detail-oriented Assistant Jeweler to join our team. This position will aid in making handmade jewelry in our Nashville, TN studio. The Assistant Jeweler position offers the opportunity to stay on past the holiday season.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assembly of necklaces & bracelets : cutting chains & connecting with small jump rings
  • Precise measuring and cutting of precious metals
  • Beading
  • Assist Studio Manager with other tasks as needed
  • Assisting with packaging & fulfilling online orders as needed


 

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Some jewelry making experience (not limited to : beading / wire work / macrame)
  • Comfortable working with your hands.
  • Must be able to read and understand step by step directions.
  • Comfortable using small hand tools like pliers, dremel or flex shaft.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires sitting for long periods of time.
  • Repetitive physical movements.
  • Careful handling of materials.
  • Ability to work with very small pieces and parts.

 

HOURS & PAY

This is a part-time position, 20 hours/week. Starts at $10/hr but compensation depends on experience and skill set. Opportunity to grow with company as experience increases.

Apply here: http://www.christinakober.com/assistant-jeweler-application/

ELT Collective | Intern

ELT Collective is looking for an intern as soon as possible. The following would be duties:

  • Assist in day-to-day activities for a fashion startup
  • Answering /Creating emails for Press, Buyers, etc.
  • Social media help
  • Keeping website up-to-date
  • Photoshoots for Product
  • Events – such as Pop-Ups 
  • Helping with shipments to customers
  • Drop Offs and Pick Ups of Inventory
  • Sewing Skills would be bonus, but not required

Email Resume and Cover letter to Erin@ELTcollective.com

Christina Kober | Operations Coordinator

FULL TIME

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
NASHVILLE, TN

OVERVIEW

Christina Kober Designs is seeking an Operations Coordinator who will be responsible for supporting the team in the day-to-day running of the business and providing an exceptional customer experience. The ideal candidate is upbeat, personable and loves making people feel great. You are meticulous, organized and love all things packaging. You get a real satisfaction out of creating order, your a go-getter and you can be depended on to get things done. You have a sense of humor and enjoy being a part of a fast-paced small business where you may need to pivot often.

This is a comprehensive operations coordinator position, providing excellent customer service and building customer relationships, as well as daily order fulfillment and receiving inbound shipments. This position offers opportunities for growth within the role.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide front-line customer support for our community via email, live chat, and phone.
  • Turn order problems into successes with thoughtful customer interaction.
  • Collect, document, and organize invaluable customer feedback on product, design, and delivery.
  • Proactively take on challenges, research information, troubleshoot problems and creatively deliver results.
  • Pick, pack and ship retail & wholesale orders with impeccable attention to detail and care, while ensuring order accuracy and on-time delivery.
  • Conduct count and quality assurance for all shipments.
  • Receive and process returns and exchanges.
  • Sort, count, package, label, unpack and/or log inventory which is shipped or received.
  • Able to quickly learn product assortment for new collection launches: categories, styles, metals and sizes.

 

QUALIFICATIONS


skills & abilities

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and check list driven.
  • Creative, outside the box thinking.
  • A team player who is excited and committed working in a small business.
  • Strong integrator and implementation skills.
  • Some customer service or retail experience.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects/responsibilities at the same time.
  • Dexterous, comfortable using small hand tools. Basic jewelry making skills a plus.

 

software & technology

  • Must be comfortable with Microsoft Word/Excel or Google Docs/Sheets, and able to learn new software and programs quickly.

This is a full-time position. Compensation depends on experience and skill set. We believe in hiring the right people to join our team.

Apply here: http://www.christinakober.com/operations-coordinator-application/

Christina Kober | PR & Marketing Coordinator

Christina Kober Designs is seeking a PR & Marketing Coordinator to execute and organize day-to-day marketing efforts for Christina Kober Designs. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who uses both sides of the brain, is exacting, organized, and can quickly and precisely execute marketing initiatives. You are a creative problem solver and think outside the box. You can think big picture down to a granular level understanding how all the pieces of the puzzle fit together. You have a sense of humor and enjoy being a part of a fast-paced company where you may need to pivot often.

This is a comprehensive marketing position, creating content for marketing and public relations strategies as well as developing tactical and strategic initiatives focused on targeting, acquiring and serving retail and wholesale customers. This includes working closely with the CEO and other members of the CKD team to propel Christina Kober Designs into untapped areas of growth and expansion.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Create a detailed strategic marketing plan by working closely with the CEO.
  • Manage & implement marketing plan including email marketing, content marketing, SEO, social media marketing and advertising.
  • Develop & implement a media relations strategy by researching media opportunities, writing pitches, emailing and calling press, bloggers and influencers to grow current and build new relationships.
  • Create cohesive marketing & PR content over all Christina Kober Designs platforms, including but not limited to: website, blog, social media, email campaigns, PR outreach, advertising, and physical marketing materials.
  • Develop our marketing funnels, by optimizing each step.
  • Help develop new product strategies & potential expansion into other marketing streams.
  • Oversee metrics and tracking providing reports and analytics to the CEO.

 

QUALIFICATIONS


skills & abilities

  • Strong written and oral communication skills. Experience writing a blog and/or email marketing a plus.
  • Strong attention to detail and check list driven.
  • Creative, outside the box thinking.
  • A team player who is excited and committed working in a small business.
  • Strong integrator and implementation skills.
  • Loves jewelry & fashion

 

software & technology

  • Must be comfortable with Microsoft Word/Excel or Google Docs/Sheets, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and able to learn new software and programs quickly.
  • HTML skills preferred.
  • Graphic design proficient and familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.

This is a full-time position. Compensation depends on experience and skill set. We believe in hiring the right people to join our team.

 

Apply here: http://www.christinakober.com/pr-marketing-coordinator-application/

Liz Hoder Studio | Immediate Seamstress Need

Name: Liz Hodder

Email Address: Lizhodder2016@gmail.com

Company: Lizhodderstudio

City: Nashville

Job Title: Seamstress

Description: I have a hard deadline on October 19, 2017. Looking for a skilled seamstress who can sew a simple pillow cover with a hidden zipper. This is a production job. Need to use your own machine. All materials will be provided. Thank you!

Tucker & Bloom | Social Media Intern

Tucker & Bloom is looking for a Fall Social Media intern to join our team.

Ideal Candidate must have solid knowledge and fluid understanding of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Duties include content writing, social media, blogging, and comment moderation for:

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

5-10 hours per week Monday-Thursday

School Credit (If student)/ Unpaid

Contact: turya@tucker-bloom.com to apply

Goodwin | Fall Student Intern

Goodwin is seeking an intern to join us in Nashville this fall—we have lots of fun things on the agenda and are looking to grow our team. Interns must be Nashville-based and receiving school credit.

Ideal candidates will be able to start ASAP through the end of the year. You will gain exposure to all facets of a startup fashion company: from design and branding to production, events, marketing, social media and sales. Multi-tasking is important as well as creative sensibility and attention to detail. Familiarity with independent and emerging brands is a plus. Must be an organized team player with interest in fashion and design.

  • PACK AND SHIP ORDERS
  • ASSIST WITH PHOTOSHOOTS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
  • PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR TEAM MEMBERS
  • CREATE PHOTO CONTENT FOR INSTAGRAM
  • ORDER MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
  • WRITE PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS AND DESIGNER BIOS FOR WEBSITE
  • RESEARCH IDEAS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY / ANALYZE DATA
  • DESIGN AND CREATE VISUAL ASSETS FOR NEWSLETTER AND SOCIAL MEDIA
  • MANAGE AND CHECK IN ALL INVENTORY AS IT ARRIVES
  • CURATE PHYSICAL MOOD BOARDS OR POSTER BOARDS OF COLLECTION INSPIRATION

You will gain exposure to all facets of a startup fashion company: from design and branding to production, events, marketing, social media and sales. Multi-tasking is important as well as creative sensibility and attention to detail. Familiarity with independent and emerging brands is a plus. Must be an organized team player with interest in fashion and design.

  • 5-10 hours per week o Tuesdays / Thursdays
  • School Credit / Unpaid
  • 1 Quarter–3 month term

Email team@shopgoodwin.com to apply

FASHIONABLE | Leather Design Director

Leather Design Director

Email jobs@livefashionable.com with your résumé in order to begin your application. 

FASHIONABLE is growing our design team and we are searching for an expert to oversee our leather department.  We are a rapidly growing fashion brand with a mission of creating sustainable business opportunities for women both locally and globally.  Our team is composed of sharp, driven people who thrive in a mission-driven, collaborative culture. Come join us in Nashville, TN.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts or Fashion Design or equivalent professional work experience in either design or production
  • Experience in product development, drawing sketches, leather details and construction
  • Strong understanding of leather production, including tanning processes, new material development, finishing treatments, quality, color consistency, production issues and lead-times
  • Ability to create and drive timelines with each vendor to ensure that designs will hit market deadlines
  • Knowledge of best practices within the manufacturing environment
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with partners in Merchandising and Planning, responding to business objectives with creative, innovative, and cost-effective design solutions
  • Strong negotiation and presentation skills
  • Management experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Demonstrated decision making and problem solving skills

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the creation of tech packs, including design renderings, materials, and measurements in order to accurately communicate designs to vendors
  • Understand and apply trends in the retail/fashion industry and interpret them for our customer
    • Research Color, Materials, Print, Trims, Hardware, and Silhouettes
  • Create assortment plans alongside the leather team, including design inspiration, renderings, color palettes, and materials
  • Use company sales data to inform design processes, company margin guidelines to inform pricing, and both sales data and trend knowledge to inform obsolescence planning for the product life cycle
  • Communicate timelines and designs effectively to manufacturers in order to efficiently guide the product development process, ensuring on-time samples and final products
  • Oversee leather sourcing and development to ensure materials are competitively priced and adhere to quality standards, color accuracy, and desired handfeel
  • Travel to factories for product development
  • Coordinate the sending of development packages to partners
  • Support the initiation and management of product revisions and follow-ups on all development from 1st proto to commercialization
  • Manage final sample product testing to ensure that construction quality and materials meet standards
  • Manage daily communication with vendors related to troubleshooting construction issues
  • Establish new manufacturer relationships and find new vendors for new concept developments  

Individual Traits

  • Committed to the work of empowering women through employment as a serious solution to poverty
  • Strength in being your own manager and able to stay on task and hit deadlines
  • Passion for fashion and future design trends
  • Thrives best in a team environment and enjoys collaborating to achieve best results
  • Able to quickly read and react to customer’s wants and needs and turn them into thoughtful designs
  • Understands impacts of sales, margin, and seasonal trends in retail

Team Values

  • Collaboration - Attend design and merchant meetings, actively contributing relevant category information, and work with Design Assistant to execute actions coming out of meetings
  • Flexibility - Take direction from leaders, implement changes, adjust processes as needed
  • Supervision - Work with Design Assistant on a daily basis to efficiently execute leather designs
  • Creativity - Motivate and encourage innovation and creativity within the Leather category
  • Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change and operate in a dynamic organization, while also managing competing priorities
  • Observant - Recognize and accurately forecast fashion and cultural trends as they relate to the Fashionable target customer

        Email jobs@livefashionable.com with your résumé in order to begin your application.

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        NFA | Events & Fundraising Student Intern for Fall 2017

        NFA | Events & Fundraising Student Intern for Fall 2017

        About the NFA

        The Nashville Fashion Alliance (NFA) is a trade association committed to incubating and accelerating the region’s emerging fashion companies. We do this through advocacy, economic development, resource development and education. 

        Internship Overview

        We are a small, startup organization so assignments will vary according to the NFA’s needs and your strengths. Internships are flexible, offered on a full time or part time basis. Students must be willing to commit a minimum of 15 hours per week (20 hours preferred). We will be flexible with class schedules to determine an in-office vs. at-home work schedule. As an intern in Events & Fundraising, you will have the opportunity to gain exposure in: helping with the NFA’s marketing efforts focused around two fall fundraising events, social media management/brand building, non-profit fundraising, startup culture, and the business side of fashion. 

        Responsibilities may include:

        • Helping with event planning and event organization for two upcoming fundraising events
        • Helping with the NFA’s event branding initiatives including but not limited to newsletters, email invitations, postcards, social media content, website, event graphics, paid media advertisements and printed materials.
        • Generating quality content to help build event awareness through different channels including: Social media channels, Email, and Media relations
        • Assisting in creating and executing on event marketing strategies, content calendars and media plans
        • Helping with event planning and event organization for two upcoming fundraising events
        • Assisting with nonprofit grant research

        At the NFA we are looking for students who are interested in learning about and supporting the local fashion economy, who will take initiative and who want to put in the work to gain real-world experience.

        More specifically, we look for the following qualifications in potential candidates:

        • Willingness to receive academic credit for the internship
        • A go-getter personality who’s willing to do a little research
        • Very detail-oriented
        • Excellent verbal and written communicator who is not afraid to reach out and follow up
        • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
        • An eye for design and aesthetic
        • An interest in the business of fashion
        • Willingness to learn and continually improve
        • An interest in event planning
        • Willingness to commit to living in Nashville for the duration of the internship
        • A plus: knows how to use Photoshop for light photo editing

        To Apply:

        Please submit your resume to info@nashvillefashionalliance.com by Wednesday September 6th.

        Additionally, please submit a response to the following questions:

        1. How did you hear about the NFA?
        2. Why do you want to intern with the NFA?
        3. What are the top three things you want to learn in your internship, and why?

        Oakwood Cleaners | Seamstress/Tailor

        Oakwood Cleaners has an opening for a seamstress/tailor. The hours are flexible. The job will include mainly repairs to garments that come in with loose seams, downed hems, etc., and repairs to garments that might get damaged during the cleaning process.

        There is also opportunities for alterations for our customers including high end fashions, men’s garments, households and wedding gowns.

        Those interested can reach out to Rhonda Wernick at rhonda@oakwoodcleaners.com

        Nisolo | Customer Experience Associate

        Customer Experience Associate

        About Nisolo

        Nisolo is a disruptive, socially conscious lifestyle brand creating value for consumers and producers in the fashion space through the design, manufacturing, and direct-distribution of handmade leather shoes, accessories, jewelry, and select apparel goods. We are a young company composed of smart, driven teammates committed to constantly improving our work. We are passionate and compassionate, ambitious and pragmatic. In four years, we have grown from a handful of people with a good idea to over 100 individuals passionately pursuing a common dream. With our eyes set on our long-term goals, we seek to build a strong company infrastructure, with a culture of high performance, social impact and work life balance.

        About You

        • You have exceptionally strong written and oral communication skills.
        • You listen well and have a “no task is too small” mindset.
        • You are energetic, polite and patient.
        • You get excited to learn quickly and soak in information.
        • You find the positive in negative situations.
        • You are exceptionally well-organized and are detail-oriented.  
        • You are highly motivated, self-managed, and able to think strategically and independently.
        • You respond positively to constructive feedback and adapt quickly to change.
        • You take initiative and don’t need to be asked anything twice.
        • You display strong interpersonal skills and enjoy working with a team.
        • You’re not afraid to have a little fun every now and then.
        • You care about social impact.

        Responsibilities

        • Assist customers over the phone with exceptional, personalized service.
        • Process returns and exchanges.
        • Coordinate with Nisolo’s fulfillment team to ensure accurate communication.
        • Troubleshoot when necessary and proactively communicate any concerns or procedure recommendations to supervisor.
        • Notify customers when products are out of stock or on backorder.
        • Assist with customer experience emails and social media support.
        • Additional duties as assigned.

        Skills & Qualifications

        • High School diploma plus 4 years of work experience; or a college degree preferred.
        • 1+ years of customer service related industry experience is preferred, but not required.
        • Passion for learning; always seeking to sharpen skills.
        • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
        • Confident and enthusiastic communicator.
        • A desire to be a part of a growing team in the fashion industry.
        • Comfort in a fast-paced environment.
        • Patient with an ability to relate to a wide variety of customers.
        • Team player who is resourceful and flexible.

        Compensation: Based on previous experience and expertise

        Location: Nashville, Tennessee   

        Next Steps: If you are interested in applying for this position, please email a single PDF document containing a cover letter, answers to the below four questions, and a résumé to sarah@nisolo.com with the subject line “Staff Recruitment: Customer Experience Associate [Applicant’s Name].”

        1. What makes you the best candidate for this position?
        2. Why is Nisolo the best fit for you?
        3. Explain a time when you received poor customer service and what you would have done differently if you were in their shoes.
        4. Name four brands that you admire for their customer experience and why.

        Emerson Grace | Operations Coordinator

        Company: Emerson Grace

        City: Nashville

        Job Title: Operations Coordinator

        Description: Looking for a highly energetic, detail oriented, organized, and computer savvy individual to support our back of store operations. Position focuses on order entry, inventory analysis, receiving and processing of new merchandise, and organization of the back room. Candidates must possess a minimum of 3 years retail clothing experience. Microsoft Office w/above average Excel skills. Knowledge of RUNIT and wholesale experience a plus.

        Email info@emersongracenashville.com to apply.