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Ten Thousand Villages of Austin Social Media Marketing Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 7073

Mon, June 3, 2013

Ten Thousand Villages of Austin Social Media Marketing Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 7073

Social Media Marketing Internship 

Ten Thousand Villages of Austin (TTV) is a 501(c)(3) fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted works from across the globe. A founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), Ten Thousand Villages sees fair trade as an alternative approach to conventional international trade. We seek to establish long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans are under- or unemployed, and in which they lack other opportunities for income. Featuring products from more than 130 artisan groups in 38 countries, we are part of a network of over 70+ retail outlets throughout the United States selling Ten Thousand Villages products. As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating trading relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to distinctive handcrafted items. 

We are currently seeking an Intern who is passionate about Fair Trade, our mission, and is interested in helping our Austin store reach "the next level"! Social Media sites are an invaluable marketing tool for reaching a larger audience and increasing buzz about our store. This position is perfect for any student looking to gain more hands-on experience in social media marketing or desiring insight into how a non-profit organization is managed! 

Internship Responsibilities: 
Social Media (50%) 
• Work with the Marketing Committee to manage TTV-Austin’s social media presence using an organizational tool (i.e. Google Calendar, Hootsuite); post items about TTV, Fair Trade, and events 
• Assemble a blog post calendar; publish monthly blog posts 
• Create monthly social media reports 
• Develop and implement creative techniques to increase fans and followers; engage fans and followers 
• Create and implement innovative ways to utilize social media as a means to attract potential customers and volunteers, and as an educational tool to inform the public on Fair Trade 
• Attend and cover local Fair Trade events using social media outlets 
Customer Service (15%) 
• Spend two hours a week on our sales floor, engaging customers and familiarizing yourself with TTV products 
• Watch the "New Item Videos" every month 
• Verbally market upcoming events to customers 
Marketing (35%) 
• Create and post fliers about major events 
• Create event pages on Facebook, Do512, and other online calendars; promote events through social media 
• Research and write about artisan groups that TTV works with on social media outlets 
• Assist with planning and promoting of Fair Trade events in Austin and surrounding communities

To apply, submit a brief letter of interest and resume to the Volunteer Coordinator, Jessica Uramkin at Application deadline is 6/3/2013.

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