INTERNSHIP / VOLUNTEER

Are you looking for an adventurous, challenging, responsible and fun internship in Cambodia? Are you always curious, eager to learn more and dare to take initiatives? Then MANAVA is looking for you!

Dates: 3 - 5 months, starting Nov/Dec 2019

Positions: Product Design assistant, Marketing & Sales assistant

LOOKING FOR PRODUCT DESIGNER
MANAVA is looking for a Product Design assistant to join our team in Cambodia! You will assist with all our day to day studio activities including design of our hand woven bags and baskets, quality control, graphic design work and preparing orders to name a few. He/She will gain an invaluable experience with the logistics of running a small international company while learning about the fields of sustainable design, production, marketing, international development. Having the possibility to work together with rural female artisans and help support them with a sustainable future.


ABOUT THE JOB: 

  • Contribute in the design and development, researching materials and production (weaving) techniques, identifying key trends, creating innovative ideas.

  • Have experience in computer skills such as Adobe Programs to be able to do all design work, technical drawings etc.

  • Take part in all our social media management from photoshoot of our products, making newsletters, to creating new post ideas for our social media feeds.

  • Sourcing different materials to finish a product.

  • Prepare and assemble orders, make sure our products look well finished and beautiful before shipping it to our final costumer.

ABOUT YOU: 

  • Product/Fashion/Graphic Design Student with at least 2-4 years of design study

  • Knowledge and passion for contemporary (fashion) design, trends, basketry, branding and hand made products

  • Perfect experience in computer programs; Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Word, Excel

  • Excellent command of the English language

  • Interest in Cambodia, women’s empowerment and artisans

  • Strong organizational skills, project management and attention to detail.

  • Working independent and willingness to pitch in when needed.

  • Ability to adapt to new cultures and simple living conditions. 

MANAVA
Social enterprise/company MANAVA is working closely with rural artisanal Cambodian women. Together they create quality hand-woven rattan products, such as bags and baskets. Our goal is to support our team of artisans with a stable and financial future. We do this by providing them a fair income, offering quality level weaving training and providing life skills education. Ka-Lai Chan, the co-founder of MANAVA has almost 10 years’ experience as a product designer. She worked for renowned International design brands, hotels and museums.

Please note that this is an unpaid position. As a small social enterprise we are not able to offer a compensation. This means the flight, accommodation and others will be on your costs. We do provide pick-up service from the airport, a bicycle you can use during the internship period, visa advice, a reference letter and an amazing, adventurous time!

 

PROCEDURE

If you are motivated and you have passion and dedication for crafts, helping people and product design, we would love to hear from you! Send your motivation letter, CV and portfolio to info@kalaichan.nl.

LOOKING FOR MARKETING & SALES ASSISTANT

MANAVA is looking for a Marketing & Sales assistant to join our team in Cambodia. The Marketing & Sales intern will support us with the communication, marketing, sales and PR. You would love to share our story and the beautiful products we are creating with the whole world! He/She will gain an invaluable experience with the logistics of running a small international company while learning about the fields of sustainable design, production, marketing, international development. Having the possibility to work together with rural female artisans and help support them with a sustainable future.

ABOUT THE JOB: 

  • Creates a plan for gaining customers and engaging target market

  • Creating quality content (photo, video, visuals/graphic design) and new marketing ideas for social media (Instagram, Facebook) suiting our branding and philosophy that will attract new customers and engage brand awareness

  • Researches client base to find new customers

  • Generate sales revenue with new and existing clients

  • Craft and send regular newsletters with company updates

  • Has great technical and creative writing skills. Translating our brand mission and ethos into thoughtful messaging.

  • Contact magazines, blogs, journalists and influencers for publications. 

  • Documenting all of your lead and sales data

  • Making sure the company is Search Engine Optimized to maximize inbound sales opportunities

  • Research suitable events, fairs and pop-ups to attend

ABOUT YOU: 

  • Minimum 2-year college degree, preferably Masters

  • Excellent command of the English language

  • Demonstrable experience in marketing and sales together with the potential and attitude required to learn

  • Knowledge and passion for contemporary (fashion) design, trends, basketry, branding and hand made products

  • Interest in Cambodia, women’s empowerment and artisans

  • Strong organizational skills, project management and attention to detail.

  • Working independent and willingness to pitch in when needed.

  • Ability to adapt to new cultures and simple living conditions. 

  • Perfect experience in computer programs; Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Word, Excel

MANAVA
Social enterprise/company MANAVA is working closely with rural artisanal Cambodian women. Together they create quality hand-woven rattan products, such as bags and baskets. Our goal is to support our team of artisans with a stable and financial future. We do this by providing them a fair income, offering quality level weaving training and providing life skills education. Ka-Lai Chan, the co-founder of MANAVA has almost 10 years’ experience as a product designer. She worked for renowned International design brands, hotels and museums.

Please note that this is an unpaid position. As a small social enterprise we are not able to offer a compensation. This means the flight, accommodation and others will be on your costs. We do provide pick-up service from the airport, a bicycle you can use during the internship period, visa advice, a reference letter and an amazing, adventurous time!

 

PROCEDURE

If you are motivated and you have passion and dedication for crafts, helping people and product design, we would love to hear from you! Send your motivation letter, CV and portfolio to info@kalaichan.nl.

 


 

 

FURTHERMORE, WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS WHO CAN ASSIST US.

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