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Now Hiring: Retail & Ecommerce Intern

The retail & ecommerce intern works on a variety of tasks to help run back-end business operations. This involves managing inventory and listings for thousands of unique products, fulfilling online orders, and working with several enterprise apps that manage our website, accounting, customer database, marketing, and sales. The role will span a wide array of disciplines and provide first-hand experience with the inner workings of running a retail store and ecommerce site. This is a paid, full or part-time internship perfect for someone with an entrepreneurial drive looking to gain insights into running a small business. Ideally, the intern will transition to a permanent employee in time.

Aqua Lab Aquaria is a newly-formed aquarium designer, retailer, and service provider in San Jose. The operation is still very small, but being investor-backed there are ambitious growth plans. As a quickly growing start-up, we are figuring out many things as we go, so there are opportunities to really shape the way our company works. A willingness to learn, experiment, and fail is critical as we work through growing pains and expand the business together. A good degree of flexibility is required as the responsibilities of the role continuously redefine themselves. There is huge potential for a long and rewarding career in a high-level position for the right candidate, with opportunities to get involved with other aspects of the business. The ideal candidate will hit the ground running and become fully immersed in the role with a desire to propel the company forward.  

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Organization wizard & multi-tasker
  • Unbridled passion for business
  • Confident on a computer and learning new platforms (no coding knowledge necessary)
  • Comfortable on MacOS and spreadsheet software
  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a relevant Bachelor degree program
  • Previous experience in any professional environment
  • Possession of a portable computer to work on

Beneficial Traits:

  • Interest in aquatic lifeforms and the desire to expand your breadth of skills and knowledge in aquariums and gardens
  • Eagerness to learn and willingness to confront new challenges head on
  • Ability to work independently, communicate effectively, and conduct oneself professionally
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Flexibility and confidence to adapt to and thrive in unfamiliar circumstances

 What Aqua Lab Aquaria has to offer:

  • Generous employee discount on aquariums, equipment, supplies, and livestock
  • Flexible working hours
  • Close contact with CEO / founder and intimate exposure to the nuances of running a business
  • A dynamic work environment with opportunities for advancement following the internship
  • Exposure to interesting and unusual marine and aquatic organisms

Approximate dates: mid-August to the end of 2017, with opportunities afterwards

Rate of pay: $10.50 per hour

Please apply by sending a resume and a carefully crafted cover letter, including your career aspirations and reasons why you would be a good candidate. Please send all applications and questions with the subject “Retail and Ecommerce Internship”. Aquarium owners: please include pictures of your aquarium with your application and you will be moved to the top of the call-back list.


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