Fashion Creative: Paid Summer Internship
Gitche Gumee Co. is seeking a talented, entrepreneurial, and versatile Fashion Creative Intern to join our team this summer June - August.
Gitche Gumee Co. is a handbag and clothing company at a crossroads where heritage Americana meets streetwear fashion. We manufacture and finish high quality garments, leather goods, and accessories within our own Traverse City, Michigan in-house production studio and retail store. We are looking for an individual who can help with daily retail operations, design, marketing, photography, and the evolution of the Gitche Gumee brand vision.
Responsibilities include independent store operations, customer service, and the ability to execute marketing and social media campaigns. You'll report and work directly with our founder, and be responsible for assisting the continued growth of the Gitche Gumee Co. brand.
-Work directly with our founder to transform concepts into finished product and represent the brand with a cool and positive attitude.
-Be responsible for store operations, store opening and closing procedures, performing correct retail math transactions, balancing the cash register, and assisting in-store customers.
-Walk away with knowledge and experience in: product development, merchandising, sourcing, design, retail management, sewing, technical design, patternmaking, textile science, retail math, finishing & trimming, apparel / accessory production, lean manufacturing, and owning and operating a small business.
-A recent high school graduate or college student focusing on or majoring in the creative arts or business management fields (Business Administration, Fashion, Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Marketing),
-At least 18 years of age
-Expected to work weekends and holidays; 15-20hrs per week
-Sewing, Pattern Making / Technical design, Leather work, Textiles
-Experience or basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite Photoshop or Illustrator
-Retail and customer service experience
Although this job is initially an internship position, upon completion of the internship the right candidate has the potential to join the team as the company grows.