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UncommonGoods Program Assistant - Virtual Experiences in Brooklyn, New York

Program Assistant - Virtual Experiences at Uncommon Goods (View all jobs)

140 58th St Building B, Suite 5B, Brooklyn, NY 11220


Uncommon Goods offers a constantly evolving assortment of original, creative products. We partner with independent makers and small businesses to offer our customers a wide variety of items that they love to surprise loved ones with (and treat themselves, too)!

We are built on better business practices and committed to having a positive impact on people and the planet. Learn morehere (https://www.uncommongoods.com/our-story) .

The best part of Uncommon Goods is us—our team. We've been around for over 20 years because of all the wonderful people who make UG the one-of-a-kind company it is.

Learn more about our products (https://www.uncommongoods.com/our-products) , B Corp (https://www.uncommongoods.com/our-story) certification, guiding principles (https://www.uncommongoods.com/blog/2019/uncommon-values-our-guiding-principles/) , Better to Give (https://www.uncommongoods.com/all/better) program, and team members (https://www.uncommongoods.com/staff-bios) you might be working with. Listen to the story of Uncommon Goods from our Founder and CEOhere (https://aaronkwittken.com/brand-on-purpose/uncommon-goods-dave-bolotsky) andhere (https://art19.com/shows/the-sydcast/episodes/05b45baf-7c4b-4973-b3ea-7372b965d31d) .


At Uncommon Goods, we believe we’re all out of the ordinary. That’s why we’re committed to making diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging part of everything we do. In pursuit of that goal, we’ve made significant changes to our business, from how we find our products to how we build and cultivate our team. Our hope is to be everyone’s favorite place to work!


We are seeking a Program Assistant to join our team in a seasonal role for up to 40-hours per week through mid-December. This role provides the organizational and production support needed to scale the number of Uncommon Experiences offerings while maintaining the quality and uniqueness that we are known for. You are a well-organized, quick learner with a can-do and positive spirit. You are passionate about bringing great experiences to life and introducing new instructors to Uncommon Experiences.

The Program Assistant reports to the Experiences Manager.


The Program Assistant role includes participation in new instructor screenings, organizing production activities (gathering instructor information, developing class rundowns, briefing facilitators, reviewing class assets, creating materials needed and more) ensuring each experience is built and executed flawlessly.

  • Assist Experiences Manager in the creation and development of new Uncommon Experiences.

  • Ensures new instructors are trained in the Uncommon Goods Brand and understand the rules of engagement and code of conduct of teaching for Uncommon Experiences.

  • Develops all class rundowns and ensures accuracy of facilitator script as well and class instruction.

  • Supports the development of creative briefs often creating the first-draft brief for review and approval by Experiences Manager.

  • Reviews class copy and maker bios for accuracy and flags to appropriate parties for approval

  • Assists with researching class ideas, concepts, and vetting instructors.


  • A bachelor's degree in business, marketing, communication, or an equivalent field

  • 1-3 years professional work experience

  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure

  • Strong administrative skills

  • Detail oriented

  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written)

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks

  • Ability to adapt well to changing priorities


  • Casual work atmosphere, fun company events.  (Thanks to our team's creativity, we've devised ways to feel connected remotely, too, and it's still fun.)

  • 40% discount on our products

  • Safe working environment. Many of our COVID-19 protocols exceed NYC and NYS safety standards. Those who can are working remotely. In our office and warehouse, COVID-19 testing is required of all new hires and monthly for all team members; PPE, including masks and gloves, is required for all team members; and workspaces provide recommended social distancing.

To apply, please submit:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter