Careers & Internships

Established in 2014, Marigold & Grey is an artisan gifting business specializing in custom gift design for corporate events, high-end weddings, and year-round client appreciation gifting while simultaneously operating an e-commerce platform aimed at the consumer market. We believe that gifting should not only be easy and stress-free for our clients but also well-curated and beautiful at the same time. Through hard work, dedication to our clients, non-stop teamwork, and an eye for design, we have enjoyed significant growth over the last 6+ years. We’ve also enjoyed national recognition, both in print and digital, in publications such as Martha Stewart Weddings, The New York Times, The Knot, BRIDES Magazine, Southern Weddings, Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and more.

We're proud to have worked with brands such as Google, LinkedIn, Shopify, Microsoft, Pinterest, Dell, Kate Spade New York, Spanx, Nestle, Capital One, and more. 

FULL-TIME BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Are you eager to assume a hands-on role within a growing small business and play an instrumental role in taking existing year-over-year growth to the next level? Are you a self-starter and motivated to meet and exceed your sales goals? Are you an excellent communicator, equally skilled at being a good listener? Are you uniquely gifted at quickly establishing rapport with strangers and building relationships with ease? Do you have a proven track-record in outside B2B sales? If so, this opportunity just might be the perfect one for you.

We are currently searching for a self-motivated, energetic, and detail-oriented Business Development Manager to join our team and work both remotely and onsite in our DC-area gifting studio! This Business Development Manager role is designed to establish new accounts as well as grow existing accounts. This is a mid-level sales position with potential for advancement.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Independently identify potential new clients and make contact through cold-calling and emailing with the goal of scheduling and conducting your own sales meetings
  • Set in-person client meetings with the purpose of gaining new business 
  • Assist Design Team with generating client proposals, as needed 
  • Establish, develop, and maintain positive business and client relationships 
  • Expedite the resolution of client problems and complaints to maximize satisfaction, as needed
  • Meet and exceed monthly sales activity and revenue goals 
  • Coordinate sales efforts with team members and other departments 
  • Identify target markets and analyze competitive landscape within each target market 
  • Provide management and team members with reports on customer needs, problems, interests, competitive activities, and potential for new products and services
  • Keep abreast of best practices in sales, client retention, and marketing trends within the gifting space
  • Continuously improve through feedback 
  • Independently conduct phone calls, Zoom meetings, and/or in-person meetings with both incoming leads as well as existing pipeline
  • Populate client information and activity as well as project details in CRM system
  • Follow-up on outstanding prospects as well as selling into existing client base  

About You

  • 3-5 years of outside B2B sales with proven track record of consistently meeting and exceeding sales goals
  • Ability to work both remotely and onsite in our DC-area studio space as well as meet with clients in-person at their locations
  • Comfortable with commission-based compensation package
  • Ability to quickly build rapport and establish and maintain strong relationships with new and existing clients
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with a personality that welcomes challenges rather than avoiding them
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, both internally with co-workers and externally with potential and existing clients
  • Ability to represent the Marigold & Grey brand in keeping with brand values
  • Ability to travel within the DC/MD/VA area via own transportation 
  • Ability to work both independently as well as within a team
  • A genuine desire to assume a very hands-on role within a fast-growing creative small business

Details:

  • Full-Time Position
  • Monday - Friday; Occasional Weekends but Very Rare
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Benefits Package
  • Salary + Commission; Commensurate with experience
  • Opportunity to Advance within the Company

How to Apply:

  • Email resumé, cover letter, and pay requirements to hello@marigoldgrey.com. Include "BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER" in the subject line of the email response so we can easily identify your application. 
  • Important: Applications submitted without the three requirements listed above will not be considered.
  • No phone calls please.

If you think you're a good fit for us and us for you, we look forward to hearing from you!

FULL-TIME ASSISTANT TO THE CEO (may also consider candidates looking for part-time employment)

    Are you extremely organized and able to juggle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously without letting a single thing drop? Do you believe that there's no such thing as a problem that can't be solved and you welcome opportunities to problem solve rather than shy away from them? Are you the type of person who does whatever it takes to get the job done? Are you eager to assume a hands-on role within a growing small business by offering top-notch support to the CEO? If so, this opportunity just might be the perfect one for you.

    As the Assistant to the CEO, you will provide both professional and personal support to the CEO in a one-on-one working relationship. You will perform as many tasks as possible that the CEO would otherwise perform with the sole purpose of freeing her up to focus more exclusively on moving the business forward. Daily tasks will vary widely and should ultimately be initiated and performed with minimal supervision. In a rapidly growing small business such as Marigold & Grey, it is a fast-faced environment requiring an Assistant to the CEO who can gracefully work under pressure, always mindful of deadlines, and be able to handle a variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion. The position requires extremely strong written and verbal communication, administrative, problem solving, and organizational skills. You will wear many hats, have insight into all parts of the business, and each day will be a little different from the next. While largely administrative in nature, this role may have some overlap into sales/marketing and is of utmost important to the future growth of the business!

    Responsibilities include:

    • Manage the CEO’s day-to-day calendar, including making appointments, providing appointment reminders, rescheduling appointments when necessary, and prioritizing the most time-sensitive matters

    • Develop and maintain systems and processes to keep CEO organized to include electronic and paper filing, email structure and organization, neatness and organization

    • Coordinate all CEO-led meetings to include sending meeting requests, creating and distributing meeting agendas, taking accurate notes, and managing task lists resulting from these meetings

    • Arrange CEO’s daily schedule to increase efficiency and productivity, recommending adjustments as necessary

    • Email management to include filtering emails based on level of importance, drafting responses, and referring to CEO as appropriate

    • Manage and initiate professional and personal thank you correspondence and gifting for all occasions

    • Open all mail and determine appropriate course of action, referral, or response; File as necessary

    • Process bills for payment as necessary, both personal and professional

    • Run errands, both personal and professional

    • Make travel arrangements for both personal and professional purposes and create trip itineraries

    • Attend and participate in meetings both internally and externally, taking detailed notes, and making CEO aware of any key observations made during the meetings

    • Support employee recruitment efforts including posting job listings, advertising where necessary, arranging interviews, etc.

    • Staff management to include maintaining employee files, making updates to employee handbook, maintaining and monitoring benefit plans, and record keeping related to employee vacation days

    • Troubleshoot any technical challenges with computer systems, email and networks as needed Sales & Marketing

    • Prep and draft blog posts and assist with newsletter content

    • Follow up on past leads and inquiries as needed

    • Research industry trends and perform competitive analysis on an ongoing basis

    • Schedule and coordinate studio tours with potential and current clients

    • Represent M&G at occasional industry networking events and relationship building activities

    • Special marketing projects and initiatives as assigned by the CEO

    • Assist CEO with e-commerce photoshoots and/or editorial photoshoots

    About You:

    • Ability to anticipate and determine CEO needs, displaying strong initiative to independently solve day-to-day problems

    • At least 2-3 years administrative and/or project management experience, ideally in support of executive level staff

    • Ability to manage multiple projects in parallel and competing deadlines without missing deadlines

    • Excellent problem-solving skills with a personality that welcomes challenges rather than avoiding them

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, both internally with co-workers and externally with vendors and clients

    • A can-do attitude and excellent work ethic

    • Extremely organized with excellent attention to detail

    • Upbeat personality and willingness to work both as a team and individually; Able to easily build

    • rapport and relationships with a wide range of individuals

    • Comfortable with embracing new tech systems; experience with MS Office, Google Suite, Trello, Instagram,

    • Canva, and/or Mailchimp a plus!

    • Ability to work in a Mac office environment

    • A genuine desire to assume a very hands-on role within a fast-growing creative small business and grow with the company!

    Details:

    • Full-Time Position

    • Monday – Friday, Occasional Weekends

    • Paid Vacation & Holidays

    • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Benefits Package

    • Casual Dress Code

    • Opportunity to Advance within the Company

    • Opportunity to Earn Year-End Bonus Pay

    How to Apply:

    • Email resumé, cover letter, and pay requirements to hello@marigoldgrey.com. Include "ASSISTANT TO THE CEO" in the subject line of the email response so we can easily identify your application.
    • Important: Applications submitted without all of the above requested information will not be considered.
    • No phone calls please!

    If you think you're a good fit for us and us for you, we look forward to hearing from you!

    Employment Type

    Full-time

     

    PART-TIME PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS

    Do you consider yourself the crafty type? Do you enjoy working with your hands and love getting that rush that comes from seeing the fruits of your labor come to life right before your eyes? Are you unafraid of hard work? If so, you just might be the perfect fit!

    We're looking for part-time/seasonal helpers with can-do attitudes to assist our operations team with tasks such as gift assembly, inventory counting and quality checking, shipping, receiving, and e-commerce order fulfillment in a collaborative and fast-paced creative environment. Potential to grow to 40 hours per week.

    Details:

    • Studio hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am - 4 pm; Occasional weekends
    • Open to "on-call" arrangements
    • $15/hour with potential for advancement within the company
    • Casual dress code (Yes, even workout clothes!)
    • No phone calls please 

    How to Apply:

    • Email your resumé and cover letter to hello@marigoldgrey.com. Include "PRODUCTION ASSISTANT" in the subject line. 
    • Applications submitted without the requested information will NOT be considered.
    • No phone calls please

    FULL-TIME 2021 SUMMER INTERN

    We are currently searching for an energetic, problem-solving and detail-oriented Summer Intern to join our team and work alongside us at our Kensington, Maryland location. The Summer Internship Program is designed to expose the students to all aspects of running a small business as they assist with gift production, sales and marketing analysis, social media and more. 

    What You’ll Learn:

    • Workflow to include ordering, receiving, gift production and delivery coordination
    • Relationship building with clients and vendors
    • The value of styled shoots from planning to execution to publication
    • Social media strategy and analytics
    • How to effectively communicate with an online community to gain additional followers as well as deepen relationships with our current following
    • How to generate relevant content for a blog and social media
    • Current industry trends and how to forecast upcoming trends

    The ideal candidate has:

    • Coursework or completed degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, and/or Business/Entrepreneurship is preferred
    • A good eye for design and all things creative!
    • Knowledge of Shopify and Photoshop a plus but not required
    • Experience with Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and a knowledge of how to utilize them to generate brand awareness, brand interest, brand loyalty and web traffic
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • A can-do attitude with willingness to work hard and take ownership of deliverables
    • A genuine desire to be part of a small business
    • Upbeat personality

    Details:

    • This internship requires 40 hours per week; May through late August
    • We prefer that our interns apply to receive college credit for their time with us. We complete all necessary documentation required by the intern’s college or university in order for course credit to be granted
    • A stipend will be paid at the successful conclusion of the internship requirements

    How to Apply:

    • Email your resumé, cover letter, and pay requirements to hello@marigoldgrey.com. Include "SUMMER 2021 INTERNSHIP" in the subject line. 
    • Applications submitted without the requested information will NOT be considered.
    • No phone calls please

    If you think you’re a good fit for us and us for you, we look forward to hearing from you!