Hi everyone! Maggi here to ask a question: Do you love Gauche Alchemy??? Are you irreverent, snarky, creative AND maybe just a wee bit coo coo bananas? If so, we want to put you to work! :D
Here at Gauche Alchemy, our goal is to support and encourage creative thought and expression by providing materials that help artists of all types think differently about their creative pursuits. We endeavor to be the “jumping-off point” for your next great idea! We are all about upcycling, as well as digging up the best manufactured products we can find and we’re looking for 3 creative, dedicated and enthusiastic people to join our team!
Current Open Positions:
Writing should be as much (or more!) your passion as creating projects. We are looking for 1 writer who is committed to writing the best darn blog posts on the ‘net, incorporating content from designers’ projects (including your own) to trolling the web for eye candy and inspiration. We’d like your thoughts on art, life and everything. This position entails writing 6-7 blog posts plus one newsletter article a month. Writers post on an alternating weekly schedule (meaning one week you’d post on Wednesday and the next you would post on Monday and Friday) working two weeks ahead. We will keep you flush with goodies from our stash and you may design to your heart’s content (we encourage it!) but you will not have specific deadlines for projects, only your blog posts.
You must possess the ability to meet deadlines and stay in consistent communication with the team. Knowledge of SEO principles and procedures a plus, WordPress experience preferred but not required however you do need to have a knowledge of blogging and basic HTML coding (i.e. creating links and uploading pictures). This is a 6 month position.
We’re looking for an overlord to ROCK our monthly newsletter! You’ll be responsible for receiving newsletter articles from our writers (as well as adding your own short articles), creating an exciting monthly newsletter using Mad Mimi (Mad Mimi experience a plus but not required) and sending it to our subscribers on time. In addition, this position also requires that you create 2 projects a month that will be shown on our blog. You will be sent a design kit of GA products to enable your creative muse! This is a 6 month position.
If you like to create video how-to’s on all things artsy and crafty, this is the job for you. You will be responsible for one video a month, due on the 1st of the month, which will be posted to our YouTube channel and distributed across the web in a variety of social media outlets. We want to see creative tutorials and process videos to inspire artists of every medium. You should know how to work a camera and do some simple editing (to add our website address to the frame, for example). SEO knowledge a plus. You don’t have to be a professional – but the videos need to be clear and concise (5-10 minutes at most). You will be kept flush with goodies to inspire your creations and you will occasionally be assigned tutorial topics that we’d like covered. This is a 12-month position.
*All members of the design team will receive a discount in the store along with a generous Alchemist kit, filled with Gauche Alchemy greatness!
To apply, send the following to maggi at gauchealchemy dot com by midnight Eastern Standard Time on Friday, March 30th with the phrase “2012 DT Call” in the subject line.
All applicants please send us:
Your blog address:
Are you currently on any other design teams? (Previous DT experience is not required)
Your favorite type of project to create:
Which products in our shop inspire you the most?
Why do YOU want to work for Gauche Alchemy?
For writer applications, send a sample of your writing (blog posts will suffice – but give us specific posts you’d like us to look at – you can list 2 or 3, please provide direct links) and 2-3 pictures of your best projects.
For newsletter overlord applications, please provide direct links to 2-3 of your best blog posts and attach 2-3 pictures of your best projects or links to where we can see them. Please also let us know if you have any experience with Mad Mimi or newsletter writing in general.
For video applications, please provide a 1-2 minute video (upload it to YouTube or similar video service online and give us the link). Use this as an opportunity to show us your style. You may appear in the video personally or do voice over or even just do brief written instructions on screen – whatever works for you and showcases you best. Show us your idea of a good tutorial. It need not be art-related. Show us how to fry an egg – whatever you like, but make it fun and interesting.
Good luck everyone, we look forward to receiving your application! If you have any questions before you apply, please feel free to e-mail me at maggi at gauchealchemy dot com
Now go glue something awesome onto some awesome something! (Then send it in with your application!) :D
While you’re at it, celebrate National Craft Month with Gauche Alchemy!
Everything in the Gauche Alchemy store is now 10% off through the end of March in honor of National Craft Month! Sweet!