Open position advertised 15.09.17

Digital communication and event organisation support (part-time, flexible, on an hourly basis, Oct ’17 – January ’18)

We seek a digital communication and event organisation support (f/m) to help Grown this coming winter season in building our community by digital communication and real events.

Job description

The ideal candidate is a ski/Telemark/snowboard instructor or/and mountain guide with a strong value-based interest and spirit in and for sustainability. The offered position is part-time, flexible and paid by the hour, with a time equivalent of about 20h of work per month, for the period October ‘17 until January ‘18. Ideally, the candidate is a student and/or works as a ski instructor/guide this coming winter, based in the central Alps (Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Northern Italy, France), and this part-time position is a valuable addition to her/his other job since it can be done from anywhere with flexible working hours.

The ideal candidate will support Grown in our new strategic community building strategy, including website development, digital marketing, crowdfunding, and event organization; s/he will assist in daily routine tasks and has the chance to contribute to the design of new products, pop-up sales, events and trips. The candidate will actively support the growth of our sales distribution network, help to build new partnerships, and manage 2-3 weekend events on-site. There is no fixed work place; the candidate works independently organized from her/his own mountain office or café, while being easily reachable by digital means and willing to travel between Innsbruck, Torino and Grenoble.

Required skill set

The ideal candidate is a great communicator who easily connects with people; s/he is independently organized, capable to multi-task and has an education/training in sustainability or related topics. S/he is a snowsports instructor or/and mountain guide, is fluent in both spoken and written English, and speaks at least one other alpine language (especially Italian or French). Language skills are most critical for this position. Furthermore, the candidate is experienced working with WordPress based websites and capable to transform the current site into its new stage, likes to write short marketing texts and narratives, is photo affine and creative, and has experience with crowdfunding.

We offer a unique experience in a highly innovative and creative, research-based outdoor sports and eco design lab, great contact networks, and a fair compensation. Starting date is asap by October ’17.

Applications contain a motivation letter, a CV with picture and information on snow sports and digital communication experience, specifically in WordPress-based websites. This info should be sent by email as one .pdf file to info@grownskis.com, attention Dr. Tobias Luthe.

Applications are reviewed on a first-come-first serve basis.

The course with the ETH engineering students was a huge success.

See the summary and movies about the course, the finished skis and the final ski test in St. Anton.

 

Grown is again part of the “brands for good” community at the booth of Greenroom Voice in Hall B6/124.

Come visit us, learn about our portfolio, share a good talk amongst other committed brands and outdoor sports enthusiasts.

 

 

We offer for sale a package of the Overgrown big mountain skis with allmountain genes – mounted with a Maker Lord free ride binding with adjustable sole thickness, so it can be used with classic alpine and with ski touring boots with a thicker sole.

The set is available in the lengths 178cm and 186cm, with 111m width under foot.

 
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Single prices:
Overgrown 600€ (on sale from 950€)
Marker Lord 280€

Set price for sale:

660€ – one pair, so first serve first come!

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Open position advertised 01.11.16

Community Manager (part-time 20h/month Nov ’16 – March ’17)

We seek a Community Manager (f/m) to support Grown this coming winter season in building our community by digital communication and real events, supporting the founding director and the Grown friends team.

Job description

The ideal candidate is a ski/Telemark/snowboard instructor or/and mountain guide with a strong value-based interest and spirit in and for sustainability. The offered position is part-time with a paid equivalent of about 20h of work per month, for the period November ‘16 until March ‘17. Ideally, the candidate is a student and/or works as a ski instructor/guide this coming winter, based in the central Alps (Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Northern Italy, France), and this part-time position is a valuable addition to her/his other job since it can be done from anywhere with flexible working hours.

In close collaboration with the founding director of Grown, the candidate will support website development, digital marketing, event organization and management; s/he will assist in daily routine tasks and has the chance to contribute to the design of new products and trips. The community manager will actively support the growth of our sales distribution network, help to build new partnerships, and manage 2-3 weekend events on-site. There is no fixed work place; the community manager works independently organized from her/his own mountain office or café, while being easily reachable by digital means and willing to travel between Innsbruck and Grenoble.

Required skill set

The ideal candidate is a great communicator who easily connects with people; s/he is independently organized, capable to multi-task and has an education/training in sustainability or related topics. S/he is a snowsports instructor or/and mountain guide, is fluent in both spoken and written English, and speaks at least one other alpine language (German, Italian or French). Language skills are most critical for this position. Furthermore, the candidate is experienced working with WordPress based websites, likes to write short marketing texts and narratives, is photo affine and creative.

We offer a unique experience in a highly innovative and creative, research-based outdoor sports and eco design business, great contact networks, and an adequate salary. Starting date is asap in November.

Applications contain a motivation letter, a CV with picture and information on snow sports and digital communication experience, and a one-half-page text about marketing a new eco friendly Grown splitboard. This info should be sent by email as one .pdf file to info@grownskis.com, attention Dr. Tobias Luthe. More information can be found at www.grownskis.com. Download the job description as a pdf document.

Applications are reviewed on a first-come-first serve basis.

Cycling the Continental Divide – Boulder (CO) to Albuquerque (NM)

As outdoor sports enthusiasts we love the summer as much as winter, and so we venture on an August bike trip in the US – checking out great mountain terrain for a re-visit once there is snow ;).  A Grown Experience has something to do with self-equipped, unmotorized experiencing of nature, using smart designed products, and learning about social-ecological systems and sustainability on the way.

For this stretch of the continental divide with 1000km distance and 17.000m vertical to cover on dirt roads and trails, we designed a new travel bike. The idea was to design a simple, rigid, all-surface bike that could carry heavy weights on bumpy trails, is easy to repair, performs well on a sandy trail and on long paved stretches, and produces energy to charge all appliances needed, such as GPS and camera.

 

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