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WIRE AND BEAD CRAFT PRODUCTION

ID: 77/78/79/80/81

Organization:

The mission of this enterprise that started in 2000 is to sustain incomes for talented craft-artists in the field of wire and bead art by creating beautiful art pieces. These talented employees design and produce fine, imaginative finished products that have become the company’s signature. Custom-made products and corporate gifts are a cornerstone of the work done. The project is providing skills training, support and raw materials necessary to enable over 120 formerly jobless men and women to channel their natural energies into vibrant art creations. All crafts are hand-made by permanently employed artists that work full time from the studios in Cape Town and sold to local and international customers.

The company is reducing crime, poverty and malnutrition by providing secure, sustainable employment and continuous training to the growing team of wire and bead artists. Employees are empowered to teach their new-found skills to others and in so doing create a ripple effect of upliftment throughout several towns and communities. Recently, the company was involved in wire art training workshops with street children, schools and tertiary institutions and a couple of AIDS charities. The organization is fair trade certified.

Internship description: The company is primarily seeking for applicants who are currently studying business or majoring in accounting, marketing and sales. Students or graduates who have a background in the field of art are desired as well. Interns have the opportunity to support management in all areas concerning sales, marketing and business development.

Duties and Responsibilities: Duties allocated depend on previous experience and interest, but can include:

  • Social media marketing
  • Communication with customers, e.g. via e-mail or phone,
  • Conducting market analysis ,
  • Quality check of products
  • Packaging of products ,
  • Filing & Reporting
  • All administrative tasks that are coming up.

Requirements:

  • Advanced English skills
  • Minimum age: 18 Business student (marketing, business administration, HR, Finance, art)

Minimum duration :3 months (preferred 4-5 months)Full time commitment (working hours: Monday – Friday, 9a.m.-5p.m.) Able to work in a team

Bonus:

  • Very supportive environment
  • Learning experience
  • Good location, city center of Cape Town
  • Allowed to take 1-2 weeks off for vacation (on request)

Start: on request

Duration: at least 3 months

Field: business: accounting, marketing, sales & art

Location: Cape Town, city center

Start: Flexible

Duration: 3 months

Field:Accounting/Art/Sales/ Marketing/ Bussiness Administration

Location: Cape Town,City Centre


Services included:
  • Mediation of the internship
  • Written confirmation
  • Regular meetings
  • Weekly newsletters
  • Activities suggestions
  • Welcome pack with tourism information

Additional services (optional):

  • Accommodation service in a shared apartment or host family
  •  Airport Shuttle
  •  Rental Car