WHO IS RIDERS&ELEPHANTS?
riders&elephants is a leadership company, founded by Jeremy Dean, based in Wellington but working with leaders worldwide. I founded riders&elephants in 2016.
I design and build tools to help leaders create better workplace and customer experiences.
My latest tool is The Emotional Culture Deck –www.theemotionalculturedeck.com.
In July this year, I’m launching a second product called The Customer Experience Deck.
I sell these tools around the world – we have shipped to over 17 countries. Over 3000 people are currently using them.
As my business is growing, I've got less and less time to do all the things I want to do and build and I need some help!
WHO I’M LOOKING FOR
I’m looking for an enthusiastic and curious student to help me over the next six months on various projects as I continue to grow my business.
This is the type of person I’m looking for:
You have a challenger mentality. You thrive in ambiguity and are super curious – bordering on annoying with the amount of questions you ask. You don’t pretend to have all the answers and when you don’t have an answer you’re humble enough to say: “I don’t know but I’ll find out for you” .
You’re a life long learner and are OK with failure because when you do fail (which is inevitable) you learn from failure.
You’re the type of person who loves to solve problems and are able to use your intuition to find answers with very little information.
You believe constraints are good for creativity and you don’t mind doing things that aren’t in your job description because you’re a giver and relish serving others (if you’ve read Adam Grant’s book Give and Take and Simon Sinek’s book Leaders Eat Last you get bonus points)
Above all else, you treat every experience as a chance to learn and grow as a person.
WHAT I PROMISE YOU’LL GET FROM THIS EXPERIENCE
If you come intern with me I can promise you’ll learn a whole lot as long as you’ve got an open mind and are curious about everything you experience and observe.
10 years ago I started as a receptionist working in advertising and design agencies. I learned my way up through agencies in different roles before moving on seven years later and starting my own company.
So I have lots of experience to share about that world.
Having run my own startup business for two years now, I’ve learned a lot about freelancing and starting and building a business that I’d love to share with you along the way.
My hope is that I’ll learn from you as much as you learn from me!
And depending on how well it goes this opportunity could go well beyond an intern type role.
I have big ambitions over the next 12-24 months and I can’t do it alone!
So I need some help.
But I can’t afford to pay you much, to begin with – but this will quickly change as we grow over the next 12 months.
The role will be approximately 5-10 hours per week. But realistically it will be flexible and some weeks there will not be much and others there will be more depending on how proactive you are. A lot of the work can be done remotely too. So you can work from anywhere.
THE SKILLS YOU NEED
These are the functional skills the person I team up with needs to have:
– InDesign skills are a must - intermediate to advanced level!
– Willing to learn how to use Shopify E-commerce platform (it’s pretty simple)
– Experience using Squarespace (or at least willingness to quickly learn how to use Squarespace)
– If you’ve got photoshop or video making skills (even at beginner level) that’s a huge bonus
– Any other digital capabilities of any kind is a bonus too
– Have a drivers license
HOW TO APPLY
If you would like to apply for this intern role click the APPLY now button on the left.
I’ll be in touch to let you know if I’d like to catch up for a cuppa and chat some more about how you can help me out.
Jeremy DeanFounder of riders&elephants