Seamstress + Apparel Production Assistant(s)

Starting from October, minimum 6 months. 

Minimum 3 days a week, based in Amsterdam.

Hi there! Makers Unite is looking to expand our team with 4 seamstresses/ tailors & production assistants to help us bring our production capacity to the next level. 

At our Amsterdam studio, we design and produce sustainable products with a story to raise awareness about migration. Our products are co-created by creative professionals from over 12 different countries. We started with products made from life vest material that was reclaimed from the beaches of Greece to create awareness of the ongoing refugee crisis. Since then, we have come a long way. Raising awareness about migration and becoming a creative studio that attracts international (fashion & lifestyle) brands to collaborate with us in both co-creation, production, and developing supporting campaigns. We are proud to say that Ben & Jerry’s (yes! the big, big ice-cream brand) choose to work with us to develop their first-ever ‘merchandise for good’ collection. You can have a look here.

These positions are funded through an EU program, and thereforehave specific requirements

- You come from outside the EU and you are entitled to a residence permit for Humanitarian Reasons ("verblijfsvergunning" B8/3) that allows you to work in the Netherlands. 

- You are inclined towards apparel and accessories creation. 

- You are a curious learner and are interested to learn something every day.

- You are a problem solver comfortable using creative approaches. 

- You are able to communicate in English fluently. (Dutch/Arabic are a BIG bonus) 

What to expect: 

- The main objective of this position is to help the production of Makers Unite's collection and our brand collaborations. The position is an on-the-job learning experience. 

- We are looking for someone who is capable of dealing with cultural differences and is open to guidance from a professional tailor and production team. 

- Tasks entail pattern cutting, sewing, ironing, quality control, and overall production tasks as assigned by the production director. 

- As a production assistant, you will also have the opportunity to engage in more creative assignments, more specifically, with the co-creation of a product to support a campaign in 2020 that will raise awareness about human trafficking. 

Storyteller + Graphic Design Intern 

Starting from September, minimum 3 (preferably 6) months

Minimum 3 days a week, based in Amsterdam.

Hi there! We are looking for a creative storyteller with graphic design skills to work with us on developing the story of Makers Unite and its influential programs.

Next to this, you will be working with the communications team to develop the Makers Unite brand manual. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team from all over the world.

In close collaboration with the Art director and team, you will

- Develop a storytelling methodology for the Makers Unite programs. 

- Execute the developed methodology in agreement with team. 

- Work with the design team to develop the Makers Unite brand manual. 

- Create templates for offline and online marketing material. 

- Assist in overall MU tasks. 

You are

- Enrolled in the last year of your studies or just graduated within Visual Design orGraphic Design. 

- An empathetic storyteller and ready to learn more. 

- Have profound design skills with a solid portfolio of several design projects. 

- Familiar with the following tools, such as: Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop. 

- A problem solver that uses a creative approach. 

- Able to communicate in English fluently. (Arabic/Dutch are a BIG bonus) 

- Most importantly, you know how to share stories with the world and have a keeninterest in social issues around the world. 

What we offer you

- Making direct impact on the way we communicate. 

- Be in direct contact with our participants of the Creative Lab. 

- Join excursions to partners to capture their story as well. 

- An inspiring international group of colleagues all willing to share their knowledge. 

- Daily lunch. 

- Transportation costs (if more than 12 km). 

- 300,- euro compensation per month based on a 4 day work week.