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Marketing And E-Commerce Assistant Guatemala



Our team is looking for a proactive and enthusiastic individual with a passion for fair trade and artisanal products to join us in Guatemala, giving our Mothers' Artisan Group visibility and helping place our products as a sustainable way to fund our community school and library.

La Puerta Abierta is a vibrant learning center for students of all ages with a focus on meaningful education and literacy outreach in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala. We are a force in leading alternative education in rural Guatemala where traditionally educational philosophies have been rooted in conventional teaching techniques. Our mission is to empower children to use creativity, critical thinking, and literacy to become innovative problem solvers. Through the use of guided literature exploration, our students develop skills to analyse, reason and relate books to their own lives preparing them to become future agents of change and leaders within our community. We value innovation, creativity, critical thinking, literacy, diversity, and life-long learning.

The Mothers' Artisan Group provides a dignified form of income for the mothers of our students while enhancing their personal creativity and promoting a sustainable income generation for la Puerta Abierta. Our mothers design handmade products, most with a focus on childhood whimsy such as finger puppets, holiday ornaments and cuddly toys. All profits collected from the sold artisan products return to the scholarship fund at la Puerta Abierta.

This position involves creating a communications strategy, designing creative content, managing publications in our social media channels, getting involved with the mothers' artisan group, looking at markets where to place and promote our products and much more. We are always happy to listen for ideas and new approaches.


Puerta Abierta Atitlán ONG

Santiago Atitlán

No previous marketing experience is required although it is a plus. Advanced writing level of English and intermediate Spanish is required.

Dates of program:
From January 2023 onwards

Duration of program:
6 months minimum

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18+

No registration fees, volunteer fees, etc. Volunteers pay for their transportation cost and their living expenses. Host family accommodation typically costs between US$100 – US$300 per month depending on the accommodations available and the volunteer’s preferences and options. This cost is paid directly to the host family.

Other information:
We love proactivity and self-development and will make sure to offer you opportunities to help you in your self and professional development journey. We offer recommendation letters, volunteer certificates, and LinkedIn recommendations for all who work with us. We are open to working with universities regarding college credit and will be happy to turn this volunteering opportunity into an internship. We are also happy for you to get involved in as many activities and projects as you would like while collaborating with us, as our name says the door is always open!


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