Job Details

People Operations Intern

Marmoset LLC, Marmoset - 2105 SE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Internship - Other

Close Date: 12/14/2018

Marmoset is seeking an intern for our People Operations Team

The People Operations Team’s purpose is to support and cultivate Marmoset’s employees, keeping them well cared for while fostering a healthy culture at Marmoset. This internship opportunity requires someone who is people-oriented with a natural desire to help others. Working behind-the-scenes of the studio, day to day objectives entail overseeing various administrative tasks, including but not limited to: office/studio management, vendor communications, assisting in event planning and logistics, project management, and organizing/archiving documents on the company server. The ideal candidate is someone who is highly personable, detailed-oriented, and dedicated to supporting others. Through a willingness to learn new skills and never being afraid to roll up their sleeves, this candidate will ensure Marmoset’s studio runs smoothly and efficiently.

You -
Basics: A strong interest in growing your administrative experience and in learning and developing new systems and processes. You know how to work under a deadline and juggle many details with ease. Managing detailed lists, multiple priorities and short timelines are in your wheelhouse. You like to have fun, and want to be part of a killer team.

Personality: You’re a people person. Upbeat and willing to jump in wherever you’re needed. You’re both analytical and creative-minded. With a little guidance, you can run with things and make them your own. You play well with others. You welcome criticism and often seek critical feedback.

Abilities: Strong attention to detail, organized, fast learner. You seek out learning opportunities and are proactive. Not afraid to get your hands dirty. Excellent computer skills including iOS, Google Drive and file management.

Experience: Project management knowledge and a track record of keeping projects on time and budget. Demonstrates the ability to juggle many projects and people at once. Event knowledge is a plus, as well as HR experience (though not required).

Passion: Desires to be part of a team and work in a familial environment. A passion for learning, meeting new people, maintaining relationships and making a difference in the world is highly recommended. Love of music, film, art and creativity is required.

Marmoset -
A Portland, Oregon-based creative agency with BIG dreams. Launched in 2010, steadily growing.

It’s more than a creative agency. Marmoset’s core purpose is Community -- caring for our people: our staff, our clients, and our entire community.

Familial work environment that’s fun, offers flexibility and cares deeply about what we do.

Marmoset has ranked #6 “Fastest Growing Companies in Oregon,” “100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon,” and INC Magazine’s 2017 Best Places to Work.

Culture: Marmoset fosters a progressive culture and work environment with a high degree of trust, collaboration and level of care that’s hard to find.

Learn more about our values by watching a TED Talk by our Founder Ryan Wines:

Marmoset is a proud Equal Opportunity employer, celebrating a diverse, inclusive community of people, cultures and stories.

Pay: This is a paid internship position that offers $13/hr for 3 days a week or college credit. A six month internship timeframe is preferred.

Because we’re a young, growing company, this opportunity has the potential to evolve in a variety of ways and will at times require a high degree of flexibility and juggling, depending on what needs to be done.

Worth knowing: at Marmoset, virtues and values are more important than credentials, accolades or experience. Along those lines, here are the top, most important virtues and characteristics of a successful Marmoset employee:

Commitment (to all of the unique, quirky ways, norms, systems, culture, and rituals at Marmoset).
Fire in the Belly.
A sincere desire to listen, learn and grow.
Talent and Experience (important, but intentionally last).

Most importantly,​ you should know we care about people more than awards, achievement and financial success attained in the bottom line. People, quality of life and relationships matter most. Period. We’re a diverse, close-knit group of people and we work hard to maintain a positive, healthy, rewarding and even fun culture. Here are Marmoset’s purpose and core values, as defined by our staff:

Marmoset’s Purpose: Community

Marmoset’s Core Values:

Do the unexpected and blow people’s minds.
Take care of our people: Our staff, our clients, our community.
Have fun. Be healthy. Unplug and take time to enjoy the fruits of our labor.
Do the right thing.
Respect and celebrate the differences among us — including our diverse identities, backgrounds, and cultures.

We work to keep these core values and purpose ever present in all that we do and we let them be a filter we use to make decisions and help us do better work.

Marmoset provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Marmoset complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


Please submit a one page resume, a one page letter of interest and 3-5 references - all in PDF format.
Go ahead - send us something other than your standard, cookie-cutter resume. Let’s see your creativity!

In your letter of interest, feel free to share your experience and your story so we can get to know you better. Tell us about your personality. How would others describe you? Are you introverted or extroverted and why? What is your superpower and what is your kryptonite? What do you do for fun? Why do you consider yourself a good internship candidate?

You should elaborate on what makes you a good fit for a role in People Operations at Marmoset. Why are you interested in project management, events and/or HR? What sort of tools and systems do you use to stay organized? What does your to-do list look like? Tell us about your passions and about any other skills you bring to the table.

Most importantly, how do you see yourself making an impact at Marmoset?

Additionally, in your letter of interest, please be sure to include a statement of purpose (100 words maximum).

The closing date for this position is Friday, December 14th, 2018. We will review candidates on a rolling basis as applications are received. Please apply as soon as you can and carefully follow the application guidelines. Applications that don’t strictly follow the above guidelines may not be considered.

If you have questions, please email us at
We will respond to all applicants and inquiries via email; please do not call.

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