SUMMER 2024 CO-OP: Sales Representative – Maskwiomin

  • Location: Sydney, NS
  • Deadline: April 8, 2024

Maskwiomin is an Indigenous-owned (50%) small business, started in 2020, that manufactures and sells skincare products based on a Mi’kmaq skin medicine. The company is located in Sydney, NS and has been selling their products online and through retailers. The skin medicine is based on birch bark extract that was traditionally made in a campfire. 

The mission for Maskwiomin is the ethical commercialization of a traditional Mi’kmaw skin medicine. The co-founder are Tuma Young (Mi’kmaq, ethnobotanist, lawyer, university scholar) and Dr. Matthias Bierenstiel (chemistry professor). 

This business come from a joint academic research program on “maskwi’omi = birch bark extract” and is based on 2-eyed seeing methodology balancing science and Indigenous knowledge. The commercialization is based on this research and received approval by the Elders and the community of Membertou First Nation prior to incorporation. 


Position Title Sales Representative 

Position Description / Qualifications 

We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team.  

For us, it is about finding the right person, a dynamic candidate who enjoys interacting with people and is driven by sales goals and their personal need to succeed. This role will be made up of both proactive outreach to potential customers and inbound activity. Our ideal candidate will have experience with the following: 

  • 1+ year experience in a similar role (sales, customer service, client management) 
  • Highly organized with strong time management skills 
  • Knack for building relationships and no fear when it comes to cold calls 
  • Excellent oral and written English 
  • French & Mi’kmaw languages are an advantage  
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Be able to multitask 
  • Attention to detail 

Qualifications: CO-OP students need to be in their 2nd to 4th year at college (NSCC) or university level for business and marketing, or related programs. They need to know the fundamentals of marketing and sales. 

Work Location Maskwiomin, 37 Nepean St, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Canada, B1P 6A7 

Position Start Date: for Summer 2024 

Coop positions are 16 weeks with 35 h per week. Hourly rate is $18/hr

Application deadline of April 8.

Standard work week is Monday to Friday, 7 hours/day. Flexibility in regard to hours, such as: 8 to 4 (7 h plus 1 h lunch); 8 to 3:30 (7 h plus 30 min lunch); 9 to 5 (7 h plus 1 h lunch); or 9 to 4:30 (7 h plus 30 min lunch)

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