Passionate Marketer Wanted: Help us bring an Abandoned 1920s Mansion into a Bike & Bed Hostel

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The Exchange

We're currently bringing an abandoned >7000 sq ft nursing home built in 1925 back to life to turn it into a BIKE & BED lodge. To get the project online, we are looking for passionate marketer to help us on a wide variety of projects. Ideal volunteer has marketing experience and experience in photography and videography (shooting and editing) will be a plus. Attention to details and project ownership will be necessary for this position.


What you offer

21 hours of help per week

Video Making: Create digital videos.

Photography: Take great photos.

Social Media: Help to build and maintain social media channels engaging online users.


What you get

1 day off per week

Shared Dorm: Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Team Dorm: You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

Breakfast: Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Lunch: Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Dinner: Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Cook your own meal: Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Bikes at your disposal: Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.

Language lessons: Learn or improve your language skills.


Requirements

Over 21 years old


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

WORK SCHEDULE
*️️️️️️️️️ Minimum Stay: 2 week
*️️️️️️️️️ Flexible (To be determined according to need. We anticipate 1-3 hours/ day)

LOCATION (15 minutes or less from most of Detroit's major attractions)
*️️️️️️️️️ 3.2km (2 miles) from Downtown Detroit
*️️️️️️️️️ 1.6km (1 mile) from Belle Isle (Detroit's famous & beautiful island park)

BIKES
*️️️️️️️️️ Bikes are an important part of our regular transportation and as a volunteer you will have access to a bike during your stay so you can explore the city

ACCOMMODATION
*️️️️️️️️️ Single bed in shared room or private room depending on availability

FOOD
*️️️️️️️️️ Groceries & basic food are included. Usually someone in the group volunteers to cook lunch/dinner for everyone so we can have a nice meal after our daily work. If there is something specific you'd like please mark the things you want on our white board in our kitchen.


Activities & Shift

This position will work on a project to project base and the volunteer will work with us together the set the goals and bring the project to completion. Jenny & Alex both have a strong background of marketing with over 10 years of experience and we are confident to provide the guidance needed. Currently we are 1. starting our vlog; 2. podcast and 3. revamping our website so anybody with relevant experience will be a great plus.

Addition to the marketing related work, you can also choose to help on:
- Gardening
- Cooking
- Community Work

All volunteers should:
- Help guests check-in when they arrive
- Post their fun moment during their stay on our facebook group
- Turn on/off the external light of the house depending on the time of the day
- Clean up after yourself


Rules

Spirit of the House:
- Mi casa es su casa: Treat our house like yours. Have a great time. Clean up after yourself. Leave the space better for the next traveller if you can.

- Keep Learning: We've all done things for the first time. Take the challenge and you will learn. When you face a challenge with your work, come to us with a suggestion instead of a question. Look around and if you see things could be done better? Change it.

- Work Hard Play Hard: How much you put into this experience will change how much you get out of the experience. Value your time and don't forget your initial goals of your stay.