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👋🏼 What’s Curtsy?

At Curtsy, we’ve re-imagined how you shop for and sell your clothes. We’re working everyday to use our platform to keep fashion out of landfills and give apparel a second life. We’re making it easy for you to buy and sell your clothes, shoes, and accessories online and through our app

At Curtsy we value integrity, boldness, and community. We’re dreamers, thinkers, doers, and achievers. We meld old-school tradition with new-school disruption. We want to be THE go-to for sustainable fashion, and it takes bold action, challenging the status quo, and delivering a wow customer experience. 

So far we’ve kept over two million items out of landfills and helped our community earn over $30M through giving their clothes a second life. Together we work hard, we dream big, and we look great doing it. 

We started Curtsy in the Tri Delt house Ole Miss. Today we’re a small but mighty team with an office in downtown San Francisco. We’re still a small startup and are looking for people just as fun and lively to join the team! Read on for more deets! 👇🏼

✨ About Campus Teams

We’re looking for two talented marketers at each school to help grow Curtsy and tell our story. As an early member of the team you’ll have extraordinary autonomy and ability to contribute to overall growth and marketing strategy. If you have ambitions to join a fast growing start-up and spread the joy and ease of sustainable fashion, we think you’ll be a great fit.

If you’re passionate, have an entrepreneurial spirit and love making genuine connections: We’ll give you the power and resources to hit the ground running and make an impact on your campus.

💃 What You’ll Do

We want you to help spread the Curtsy love to your friends and campus. 

From partnering with local businesses for giveaways to hands-on marketing campaigns and social media, you’ll be involved in everything. 

You’ll be working directly with me (a Co Founder here at Curtsy) and another student on your campus. We’ll have bi-weekly calls to brainstorm fun activities and ways to spread Curtsy to your school.

While your main role will be on-campus marketing, we’ll also work closely with you to help us improve the app and brand. 

💸 Compensation 

As a valued member of our small team, you’ll get competitive hourly pay* in addition to $100 Curtsy Credit (monthly) AND 15% off everything on Curtsy 🙂  

Depending on your preference, this opportunity might be eligible to count for class credit as an unpaid internship.* 

👯‍♀️ About You 

You have a spunky spirit with a passion for style. You’re bold in your fashion choices and love to make a statement. You walk with confidence and see failure as an opportunity for growth. You live deliberately and intentionally, making the world a better place along the way. You’re a team-player, supporting others and growing Curtsy along the way. 

You’re interested in:

  • Social media 
  • Marketing 
  • Fashion or resale 
  • Video content
  • Event planning 

📍 Where We’re Hiring First

  • Arizona State University
  • Auburn University
  • Florida State University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Michigan State University
  • Ohio State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Purdue University
  • San Diego State University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Texas

These are the campuses we’re kicking off first! Don’t see your school? Fill out the application and choose ‘other’ when we ask for your university. We’ll let you know when we’re ready to launch your campus in the future!

FAQ

Time commitment: Around 4-5 hours per week, but could be more if you’re interested 🙂

Is this paid? Yes! You’ll be compensated hourly in addition to getting $100 Curtsy Credit monthly and 15% off everything on the app. 

When does this start? This role is for the Spring ‘22 Semester, but we’d start a week or so before your spring classes begin. 

How long does it last? The Spring 22’ Semester

When is the deadline to apply? Application Deadline: Acceptance is rolling, applying earlier is better

When will I know if I’m chosen? We’ll send out acceptance emails shortly after the application deadline 

Where do I find my Curtsy Closet Link to include in my application? Go to your profile on the app, tap share at the top & tap copy link

How many ambassadors are you hiring? We’re hoping to hire 2 awesome students at 20 different universities 

Do I need to be a university student? Yes, we’re currently hiring at universities, but are hoping to expand our program soon 🙂

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Curtsy Culture HQ News

From HQ: Curtsy Values

Greetings from Curtsy HQ! If you’re reading this, you already know what we are, but do you know who we are? We recently took a stab at answering this question. We thought about each Curtsy team member and the characteristics that make each person great. What the discussion sparked is this list of traits (some might even call them quirks) that summarize our values and inform everything from our interview questions to our customer service.

TL;DR: We’re a passionate team of optimists and strategic thinkers, with open minds and hearts, who don’t take ourselves too seriously.

Our Values

  1. Persistence
  2. High-level thinking
  3. Going above and beyond
  4. Optimism
  5. Taking responsibility
  6. Teamwork
  7. Fun

Persistence

  • We bust through walls to achieve our goals (or find a way around the wall, make friends with the wall, or figure out why the wall doesn’t matter).  
  • We solve issues as they arise and course correct when necessary, but we never give up or go home early. 
  • We understand that setbacks are part of the learning process.

High-level thinking

  • We focus on getting it right (strategy) and getting it done (execution). Both are equally important. 
  • We carve out time to research, think, ideate, and get aligned on the strategy before diving in. A few hours of strategic planning can save us weeks of wasted effort. 
  • Along the way, we regularly zoom out to ensure that we’re still headed in the right direction. 

Going above and beyond

  • Going the extra mile for customers is our normal route. We don’t tolerate mediocrity, and continually work to improve our customers’ experience.
  • We’re looking for “wow” reactions; delight is our goal.  We consider a working app, with helpful and responsive customer service, the bare minimum. 
  • We move quickly to squash issues and bugs that come up to minimize customer impact. 

Optimism

  • We’re motivated by hope for a better future and our ability to bring it to life. The world around us was created by normal people just like us.
  • We try to look with clear eyes at the reasons why ideas will work rather than fail, taking care to avoid blind optimism. After information-seeking and discussion, we rely on our intuition to guide us.  
  • We have a can-do attitude. If we don’t know something, we believe in our ability to figure it out.  
  • We’re growth mindset people.    

Taking responsibility

  • We recognize that no person or company is perfect. To err is human, and companies are human endeavors. When we miss the mark, we will take full responsibility without making excuses. 
  • We don’t blame others for our mistakes. 
  • We’re all part owners in Curtsy, so we act according to its best interests. 
  • We do what we say we’re going to do. 

Teamwork

  • We put aside our egos in the service of the greater goal. 
  • We avoid zero-sum thinking, and competitive or political behavior towards others on our team.
  • We’re motivated by helping others and see others’ success as our own success.
  • We’re focused on building strong relationships with others on the team, and tackle conflict head on rather than sweeping it under the rug. 
  • We’re aware of the impact that our actions have on others. 
  • We assume positive intent in others’ actions.  

Fun

  • We spend most of our waking hours at work, so we try to make it fun and laugh a little. 
  • We try not to take ourselves too seriously. 
  • Success is a function of skill, effort, and luck. We bring our best selves to every task, but we don’t stress over what we can’t control.  

💗 Want more behind-the-scenes of Team Curtsy?
Follow Us: https://www.linkedin.com/company/curtsy/
Careers: https://jobs.lever.co/curtsy

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Here Are The Top 5 Myths That Keep You From Selling Your Clothes

“I don’t have time”

Time is money, honey! Selling on Curtsy will make you money, and it’s easy as pie. Or cake.

Seriously, we’re the only app that sends you shipping supplies so you can skip the post office, and tells you exactly how to price your stuff. Posting takes 30 seconds.

“People aren’t going to buy my clothes.”

Not with that attitude! Our best-selling brands are those you’d find at the mall, or your fave online stores: Free People, Lululemon, Revolve, Nordstrom, etc.

If you bought it in the last few years from a recognizable brand, someone will buy it on Curtsy!

“I’m going to wear those clothes again.”

Girl you’re not fooling anyone! You know that dress you bought for freshman year HOCO or that random bach party isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

You might as well make some money and give those items a second life.

“I don’t have enough followers.”

Phew! We’re like the only app where you don’t have to be an influencer these days. We use machine-learning and AI to show relevant clothes to shoppers.

All you do is post, and then your items sell. Like magic.

“I’ll sell when I … (move, graduate, etc.)”

Ahem, Marie Kondo does NOT approve. There’s a new way of living and it’s called: one in, one out!  Every time you buy a new outfit, post an old one on Curtsy.

You’ll have less stress, more space, and more money to spend on things that make you happy. 
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The future of Curtsy is buy/sell

To our incredible community —

Today we’re nervous and excited to announce our biggest change yet.

Curtsy started as a way for women to rent clothes from each other. Next week, we’re switching to buy/sell, and ending support for renting.

Curtsy works best for special occasions like formals, but most people only have a few of those per year. This made it really hard to build a sustainable business.

Even though we’ve helped our community make $1M renting out their closets, as a company we still spend more money than we make.

If you’re one of the thousands of women that use Curtsy to rent and make money, we feel you. Taking out renting is bittersweet for us.

At the same time, we’re excited for this new chapter. Buy/sell has been our most requested feature since we started Curtsy.

We’re taking your favorite things about Curtsy and bringing them to buy/sell: Our curated shopping experience, ease of posting, high quality photos, and incredible customer support.

You’ll soon be able to use Curtsy every week rather than twice a year.

The new app will launch on Monday, July 2 and we can’t wait for you to try it.

If you previously had items listed for rent, you’ll be able to list them for sale with one tap. All of your messages and past orders will still be in the app, as well as any earnings from past rentals.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

Thank you.

David


David Oates
CEO & Co-Founder
Curtsy

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The Curtsy Closet is Officially Open in Downtown Tuscaloosa

A thousand pieces from the app, all in one place: The Curtsy Closet.

The first Curtsy Closet opened up in downtown Tuscaloosa two weeks ago. Here are the deets:

The Curtsy Closet is a Pop-Up shop with over a thousand pieces from the app. You can rent in-store or from the app, just like normal.

On the app, you can always see what’s currently available in the store.

What all can I rent in-store?

Everything from tops and bottoms, to cocktail dresses, long formal dresses, rompers, purses, and even shoes. It’s all owned by girls in Tuscaloosa.

“It’s easy and convenient to come in for an event and immediately find a rockin’ dress or outfit.” – Brittany McMahon

Why did you open up the pop-up?

We figured it was time to open an official location after our Campus Director, Olivia Kercher, ended up with 600+ dresses in the guest bedroom of her house. Shout-out to her roommates who let the un-offical Curtsy Closet take over their house.

Olivia’s Trunk Show

When is it open?

Mon-Thurs: 12-8PM

Fri-Sun: 12-6PM

Where is it?

Next to FIVE

2312 6th Street

Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401

How can I have my closet in the pop-up?

Text us if you’re interested in having your closet in the store: +1 (205) 792-0291

Cheers to all the amazing girls who made the Curtsy Closet possible:

Olivia Kercher

Madison Holmes

Martine McLellan               

Laurel Wilson

Catherine Ross

Alex Sample

Morgan Charles

Issey Behr

Brittany McMahon

Lexi Wardell

Maribeth McClenny

Madeline Little

Lily Bell

Cara McClenny

Kelsie Nagel  

All our Ambassadors  💕

 

If you have any other questions about the pop-up, shoot us a text: +1 (205) 792-0291. We hope to see you in the store soon! 

xo

Team Curtsy

 

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Are You Our Next Curtsy Photography Intern? Apply now.

img_1130-3Gain experience while doing what you love.

Are you an outgoing and creative spirit with a passion for style, eager to meet new people, and embrace your creativity?

Do you have a knack for photography, with an eye for filters and lighting?

Do you love learning what makes people tick and hearing their stories?

You might be our next Photography Intern. This role will allow you to step out of your comfort zone and gain real-world experience working for a fast-growing startup.