Well I have good news and bad news today. The bad news is that our Marketing Assistant Extraordinaire, Heather Barrett is leaving us and heading up to the Big City (aka Burlington if you live in Vermont) to work for Dealer.com (Vermont’s pride and joy when it comes to Internet marketing companies). We wish her well, but she’s left some pretty big shoes to fill.
And speaking about that, the good news is that we’re looking for a new Marketing Assistant who may be you (or someone you know and love)! The job is actually my dream job. You get to surf around the Internet, hang out on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Houzz and other social media sites– all with the purpose of raising awareness about the beauty and sustainability of Vermont’s handcrafted furniture.
Actually there’s MUCH more to it than that. Perhaps the biggest challenge is keeping Dennis’ (he’s our Marketing Manager) many marketing projects organized and running smoothly. This means assisting with graphic design using photo editing software, managing the company blog and Email campaigns, helping with product management and merchandising, optimizing website effectiveness with analytics software and so on. It really requires a challenging blend of creative and organizational skills.
If you think this might be up your alley, send us a resume! All the details and instructions are on this Marketing Assistant job posting. And for an inside look at Vermont Woods Studios, check out this blog post (we’re recruiting for a webmaster too) from earlier this week where I wrote some candid thoughts about what it’s like to work here.
The truth is… we have a lot of fun. But I’d be remiss if I failed to say that we do work really hard. Check out the rest of our blog and Facebook for more info about our small, but rapidly growing company.
Our web developer, webmaster, problem solver, debugger and Go To Girl for all things technical is leaving us. We are sad to see Manjula go but happy to wish her well as she heads on to bigger and better things. Under Manjula’s steady hand, we’ve gone from a teeny tiny online furniture company offering a few hundred specialty products 3 years ago, to a (still relatively tiny but rapidly growing!) web-based furniture store selling thousands of customizable Vermont made furniture pieces to customers in every state across America. Thank you Manjula!
Now it’s time for another superstar to carry the Vermont Woods Studios ball and if you landed on this page, maybe it’s you? Check out our web developer – webmaster job posting to see the details. Naturally we’re looking for someone who loves working with shopping carts, content management systems and all those acronyms everyone else knows nothing about: PHP, HTML, CSS, CMS, MySql. But equally important we’re seeking someone who’s passionate about the environment, shares our green mission and is fun (or at least easy) to work with.
We are flexible about logistics and scheduling for this position and will consider part-time, full-time, consulting arrangements and a combination of these. Initially we will need someone to work with us in our Vernon office to learn about our business and our highly customized CMS and become integrated into our team. Once the basics are out of the way, we can consider alternative arrangements.
Think the job might be a match for you? Check out our fine furniture website and learn more about your future co-workers, then email your resume, salary requirements, availability and 3 personal or professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to hear from you!