Be a part of our team! Long-term volunteer opportunities.

Be a part of the MakeFashion team!

We are looking for a number of long-term volunteer positions. Rather than one-off volunteer positions, these roles will be an ongoing member of our team.

Volunteer Benefits
As part of our team, you will work directly with our founding and organizing team, including Shannon and Maria Hoover (MakeFashion Co-Founders, Leads on Calgary MakerFaire, and owners of ARCHEloft), Chelsea Klukas (MakeFashion Co-Founder, Senior Lead for Amazon Community at Seattle Headquarters, and former Creative Director for fashion-tech startup BeauCoo), and Catherine Hazin (MakeFashion Artistic Director, editor and writer for Calgary Bride and Co-Founder of Meta Labs Inc). Working directly with these industry leaders, you will gain mentorship, guidance, and references. You will have the opportunity to directly impact a worldwide leader in the wearable technology space as we tour internationally across North America, Europe, and Asia. You will also be credited as a team member on our website and printed materials. MakeFashion is a non-profit (our founding team and organizers don’t earn a paycheque), but as we grow, full-time paid positions may become available and we will give first priority to our volunteers who are on the journey with us.

Available Positions
To apply for a long-term volunteer position, e-mail info@makefashion.com with your resume, linkedin, or CV. As these are core roles, the minimum time commitment will be 3 hours/week for a minimum of 6 months. All listed volunteer positions can be done remotely (you don’t need to live in Seattle or Calgary) and have flexible hours.

Social Media Co-ordinator

We leverage social media to promote our events and spread the word about our innovative wearable fashion work. This position will include creating and scheduling social media posts.

Skills (needs to have): Proficient writing and grammar, experience with Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Skills (nice to have): Experience with Buffer App, snapchat, periscope, and Pinterest. Basic photoshop (or other graphic editing) software.

MakeFashion Writer and Content Specialist

As our in-house writer/blogger, you will be generating content for our blog and printed materials. You will also assist with submitting guest articles to external media including newspapers and prominent online publications.

Skills (needs to have): Proficient writing and grammar, interest in fashion and technology.
Skills (nice to have): Experience with wordpress, basic HTML, research skills, experience with mail chimp.

Graphic Designer

MakeFashion has a strong visual identity. As our graphic designer you will work with our Creative Director to design printed and web materials within our visual guidelines.

Skills (needs to have): Adobe Creative Suite experience.
Skills (nice to have): Photo editing skills, wordpress experience.

To apply for a long-term volunteer position, e-mail info@makefashion.com with your resume, linkedin, or CV.

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