Since moving in together, Bianca and I have spent a good chunk of our days talking about the future. Like any life partners/best friends/business partners, we often reminisce on the good times, laugh about the not-so-preferable times, rant about boys, and ponder what ~could be~ if we could just drop all of the aforementioned and focus on what we’re really seeking out (of life, Kastor & Pollux, lunch etc).
And while we’ve already established that these conversational elements are definitive of a working relationship, I think the more important thing to note is that they’re definitive of what Kastor & Pollux is. It’s a life(style) deal, sort of thing, and when we’re not thinking about lunch, we’re thinking about how lucky we are to be able to sustain all of the things that we love doing under one big umbrella that is rooted in both friendship and good times.
There’s a certain level of transparency in the blogging world – and while I understand and appreciate its value, Bianca and I have made it clear from the get-go that we won’t be doing it forever. We’ve never been ones to put all our eggs in one basket (and even though this means that we often wear ourselves thin), we’ve been lucky enough to find interests outside of styling clothes, posing for pictures, and writing generic copy.
This might seem a bit left-field, but when I seek out a brand deal, I write an elaborate pitch about what Kastor & Pollux is. However, as time has passed, I’ve realized that successfully “selling” yourself is really difficult when there’s no divide between you (as a person) and you (as a professional).
Nonetheless, I’m going to consider you, our audience, as a new brand deal, and take a hot moment to sell ourselves to you. Kastor & Pollux is, generally, a creative outlet. We design, source, and create clothing and jewelry. We code, occasionally. We illustrate, collage, and relentlessly use VSCOCam. We come up with obscene video ideas and [lovingly] coerce Olivia into executing them for us. We blog (duh). We do…well, anything that we want to do, really. But at the same time, we are also a business. We package said clothing and jewelry up and send it to you. We answer our emails (in a timely fashion, usually). We strategize, negotiate, and administrate. We produce. We send invoices. We file our receipts. We have spreadsheets, Google Docs, and a whiteboard. To do the fun stuff we have to do the…not-so-fun stuff. But in order to even have the opportunity to do the not-so-fun stuff, we need you!
Back in January when we did our first call for interns, we didn’t really know what to expect; to be honest, I aimlessly put up a post and crossed my fingers and my toes that I wasn’t completely out of line in asking for a bit of extra help. By some twist of fate, we were connected with Ema and Olivia who gave us the first taste of working with a team that extended past our selfish needs and wants.
While Ema’s term has ended, we have since brought on Olivia as a third triplet and our soon-to-be full time videographer/best friend – and without further ado, we’re looking for a couple more creatives to join our team. To apply, please send your resume to email@example.com, the subject line being the position you are most interested in/qualified for, along with a bit about you/what you like/your favourite snack food etc. We like fun personalities, so if you can think of a creative way to present the above, go for it! (No pressure, though. We just want to hear from you!)
Mid-August – December 2014
(For potential to stay on board for longer, upon discussion).
Positions – up for negotiation, based on needs, desires, and skill-sets.
1. VIDEO INTERN:
+ You’ll work directly with our videographer, Olivia, to shoot and edit video content
+ You’ll help conceptualize and storyboard video projects for our YouTube channel
2. PRODUCTION INTERN:
+ We’re looking for a fashion student to work directly with Bianca and I to help with the design and production process for our F/W collection
+ You’ll hone in on your sewing skills by getting practical experience in the field
3. MEDIA + PHOTO INTERN:
+ You’ll be an integral part of growing our reach across all our online platforms, by keeping our Tumblr, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook updated with fresh and exciting content
+ You’ll help generate new blog and photo content in the realms of DIY, food, and general lifestyle content
+ You’ll help shoot our blog posts and product images for the shop
+ You’ll help us with the back-end portion of our online shop, and learn about the workings of an e-commerce business
GENERALLY, WHAT YOU’LL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO:
+ You’ll help plan special projects and collaborations for pre-existing partnerships with international brands like Topshop and Forever 21
+ You’ll be an on-set assistant for seasonal shoots/creatives for the shop
+ You’ll be our +1 to events, sometimes
+ More…if you can dig it
AN ~IDEAL~ CANDIDATE:
+ Is passionate about friendship and also The Internet
+ Has the ability to work independently
+ Is able to adapt tone + style to fit brand standards
+ Understands the social/online content world and is able to come up with sharable, unique content ideas
+ Has strong writing and communication skills
+ Is organized and self-motivated
+ Must be based in Toronto
**Internship positions are on a volunteer basis, but we will buy you food**
**Deadline for applications is August 15th.**