Creative Intern - New York, NY

About the Creative Intern Role

Creative intern needed for Summer 2019! Work one-on-one with the business’ owner, Marisa, and learn what it’s really like to start a small creative business. If you’ve ever considered the possibility of starting your own creative business in the future or are interested in art/crafting education, this opportunity will be highly valuable for you.

What You’ll Do:

  • Assist at craft workshops (occasional evenings and weekends for a few hours)
  • Pack customer orders
  • Prep and pack supplies for craft workshops and events
  • Make project samples for workshops and photography
  • Organize craft supplies
  • Organize photography assets
  • Assist at blog photo shoots
  • And more!

You’ll bring these skills and strengths to the role:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and can-do, problem solver attitude
  • Highly organized and professional
  • Strong interest in creative entrepreneurship and/or art/crafting education
  • Love of crafting a must
  • Craft skills a major plus!

The more you put into this internship, the more you’ll get out of it!

Upon completion of this position, the student will develop the following skills:

Insight into small business ownership - where to begin, how to develop a strong business idea, and how to put your idea to work. How to prepare for and lead a workshop. Basic ecommerce knowhow. Master craft skills including pom poms, tassels, friendship bracelets, and more.

Availability:

Creative intern will ideally report to the TNTP office in Meatpacking, NYC from 10am - 5pm on Monday and Wednesday, and 10am - 2pm on Friday, plus attendance at occasional workshops in the NYC area in the evenings and on weekend days. Exact days and hours will be worked out with intern to accommodate both their and TNTP’s needs.

Workspace/computer:

We are unable to provide a computer, however you will have a workspace. Most work will be done offline, however in the event a project calls for computer work, we will require you to bring your own laptop computer.

Compensation:

In addition to school credit, interns will receive private education in the following crafts: pom poms, tassels, friendship bracelets, and more. Interns will have the opportunity to attend The Neon Tea Party's workshops to continue their crafting education and observe best practices for leading craft workshops.

To Apply for this Job:

Please submit completed application form & email resume to marisa@theneonteaparty.com by 5/24/19.

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To make this graduation tassel:⠀
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Choose an assortment of colors including school colors in different shades + black / white / grey — any neutrals to compliment and enhance the schools colors! Wrap all colors simultaneously ~10x around an XL @theloome tool. Set aside. Meanwhile, make a braid using the same colors of the tassel: fold the group of strands in half to create a knotted loop at the top, then braid all the strands together. Once the braid length is to your liking, split the strands into two sections. Now tie the top of your tassel using the two split braid sections, knotting the two sections together on the inside of the tassel. Cut the bottom loops of your tassel, add a wrap to create a tassel head and trim to finish!⠀
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With a long vacation looming and pre-trip deadlines impending, I’ve been buckling down on mostly administrative tasks. These tasks are far-and-away my least favorite (aka zero crafting involved 🙄) but what fuels me is knowing that everything I’m doing now is going to enable us to take TNTP to the next level and me to focus on the creative parts I love most.⠀
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“I must fight with all my strength so that the little positive things that my health allows me to do might be pointed toward helping the revolution. The only real reason for living.” -Frida Kahlo⠀
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