Join Our Team!
De la Gente is a vibrant organization dedicated to improving the lives of coffee farmers through sustainable economic development. We pride ourselves on hard work, inter-disciplinary knowledge and a willingness to do what it takes to achieve our mission, while making sure we have fun and keep our sense of humor along the way.
Why work with DLG?
Utilize and develop your professional skills in the service of others
Learn about a new culture within a framework of international development
Build relationships with our wide range of partners, customers, and beneficiaries
Gain first-hand knowledge of all aspects of coffee production and trade
Be part of an innovative, growing organization developing creative approaches to economic development
Perfect your Spanish and/or English proficiency
Meet people and make new friends from all over the world
If you are a sharp-minded individual who wants to dedicate your time to an organization working at the intersection of development and enterprise, then read on! Our office atmosphere is a lively and friendly place to work. We foster learning opportunities for our team members, while combining professionalism and excellence with fun and experimentation in our office culture. As part of the DLG team you will learn more about the coffee process, sometimes as an active participant, while developing friendships not only with co-workers, but also with farmers, artisans, and their families.
Our office is located in San Miguel Escobar, a neighborhood of Ciudad Vieja located about 10 minutes outside of Antigua. Our location keeps us in close contact with the farmers and families whom DLG’s projects and work benefit. The city of Antigua is the former colonial capital of Guatemala and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Antigua is a hub for international travelers, workers, and volunteers, with many great opportunities for socializing with both internationals and locals and taking in diverse cultural offerings.
CURRENT JOB OPENINGS
The Account Manager is responsible for managing DLG’s coffee business, and is the primary point of contact for all accounts and customers. Responsibilities include the sales, operational, and strategic elements of the business. This is an ideal opportunity for somebody interested in the intersection of business and development as it relates to coffee, and contributing directly to improving the lives of coffee farmers in Guatemala
SERVICE LEARNING TRIP LEADER (SHORT TERM)
The Service Learning Trip Leader is responsible for leading two week-long service learning trips for university students in and around Antigua, Guatemala in May 2017. You’ll arrange, lead and translate their activities and ensure that the group has an impactful and positive adventure during their Guatemala and De la Gente experience.
DLG's corps of translators facilitate our highly-regarded community tours, serving as the link between Spanish-speaking guides and English-speaking participants. Our translators come from many countries and backgrounds but are united by a love for community tourism that builds relationships across cultures. We are looking for energetic communicators who are excited about engaging visitors from all over the world and delivering world-class experiences in partnership with our local community guides.
This is a part-time, as needed role and translators are assigned work by the half-day tour. If you are interested, please email email@example.com with your resume and interest in the position, with "Translator Application [NAME]" as your subject line. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged by email, please do not call. We receive applications year-round and accept qualified applicants depending on need.
We do not have any openings for internships at this time. Check back soon or subscribe to our newsletter and social media pages for updates.
We welcome volunteers to work in San Miguel Escobar in the areas of coffee agriculture or administration (projects, donor relations, marketing, operations, etc.). We aim to personalize your experience by matching your background and interests to your specific volunteering goals. Or, if you just want to help and learn about Guatemala, practice some Spanish, and have an amazing travel experience, this is an excellent opportunity!
If you choose to work in coffee agriculture, volunteers generally work side-by-side with small, independent coffee farmers in every step of the planting, harvesting, and processing of high-quality Arabica coffee. This may involve hiking up to pick fruit or clear land in the fields at the base of Volcán de Agua, or working in the family home to process or sort coffee beans. Work varies depending on the season. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.