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Creative Assistant

Expedition Subsahara is seeking an enthusiastic, optimistic and culturally-minded individual to serve as our Creative Assistant. The successful candidate will have a love for handmade goods and for creating beautiful content that speaks to and furthers the brand of Expedition Subsahara.

Job Description

Working closely with the Director, the Creative Assistant will play a critical role in the creative branding of Expedition Subsahara, providing support, management and organization to our content strategy. This person also will help provide support to customers for product inquiries or questions about their order. 

Initially, this role is part time and on site three days per week. It could expand to full time in the future. Please note that this is not a remote position, and our office is located in Maryland Heights, Missouri. 


Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Create content that can be edited and adapted for use on a variety of social media platforms, primarily Facebook and Instagram.
  • Oversee product shoots, from creating shot lists to ensuring all shoot logistics.
  • Provide customer care related to products and orders.

Requirements

  • Two years of experience creating images and video.
  • Deep knowledge of DSLR cameras with the ability to shoot photos and videos. 
  • Understanding of iPhone photography and videography.
  • Strong illustration skills, with experience using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Lightroom, and other photo/video editing tools.  
  • An out-of-the box thinker with a strategic approach to creative, design and development of content.
  • A self-motivated individual who takes initiative and holds themselves accountable for meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills. 

Schedule: 15-20 hours per week.

Compensation: Hourly. Negotiable and dependent on experience. 

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@expeditionsubsahara.com.

About Expedition Subsahara
Expedition Subsahara was founded as a celebration of Senegalese culture and craftsmanship through radical respect. Expedition Subsahara builds bridges between cultures through the creation of happy baskets for colorful people. Providing authentic, handmade Senegalese goods to the public is just the beginning of our work. Twenty percent of every sale is earmarked for the building of a girls’ STEAM school in Senegal, which will empower young women and give them the opportunity, confidence and education to choose their path in life.

Warehouse Assistant

Expedition Subsahara is seeking a highly organized, proactive and communicative individual to serve as a Warehouse Assistant. The successful candidate will have a love for handmade goods, a passion for maintaining the brand of Expedition Subsahara and enthusiasm for creating a positive customer journey with the other members of our team.

Job Description

Working closely with the Creative Director and a Warehouse Associate, this role will help ensure consistent, timely and organized operations in both the front and back-of-house at our physical location in Maryland Heights, Missouri. 

Schedule: 15-20 hours per week. Hours are flexible, but candidates must be able to work 4 to 5 days per week. 

Compensation: Hourly. Negotiable and dependent on experience. 

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@expeditionsubsahara.com.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Keep the front of the house stocked, clean and organized. 
  • Create an efficient system for back-of-house, selecting, packing and shipping orders accurately and in a timely manner. 
  • Ensure a stocked inventory of warehouse and packing supplies such as tape, packing paper, boxes, etc., and communicate needs quickly and effectively. 
  • Maintain studio restroom inventory and cleanliness, as well as care for our plant friends and decor throughout the front of the warehouse.  
  • Be proactive in planning for customer pickups, ensuring everything is ready before they arrive. 
  • Develop a working knowledge of top products, customer and inventory needs. 
  • Relay customer feedback to the team to help create a positive customer journey from start to finish. 
Requirements
  • This role can be physically demanding. The ideal candidate can lift up to 50 pounds, reach, bend, climb ladders, and be on their feet for all or most of their shift.
  • Previous experience with inventory management is preferred.
  • Highly organized, with an ability to effectively multi-task, solve problems and prioritize both independently and as part of a team. 
  • A self-motivated individual who takes initiative and holds themselves accountable for both accuracy of their work and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills. 
About Expedition Subsahara

Expedition Subsahara was founded as a celebration of Senegalese culture and craftsmanship through radical respect. Expedition Subsahara builds bridges between cultures through the creation of happy baskets for colorful people. Providing authentic, handmade Senegalese goods to the public is just the beginning of our work. Twenty percent of every sale is earmarked for the building of a girls’ STEAM school in Senegal, which will empower young women and give them the opportunity, confidence and education to choose their path in life.