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  Part-Time Sales Associate

This position will be our first hire, so we are looking for someone who is adaptable, great at problem solving, and excited about the opportunity to help us develop our store, brand, and culture. 

What You’ll Do

  • Provide a welcoming, friendly, and helpful experience for all customers

  • Efficiently operate our refill station and complete customer transactions

  • Become an expert on low waste methods and our products

  • Maintain a fully-stocked, clean, organized storefront and storage room

  • Uphold our commitment to sustainability in all store operations

  • Keep our digital inventory databases updated

  • Help us reach and engage the community

  • Help promote the business on social media

  • Perform occasional local pickups from vendors, recycling drop-offs, or other errands

  • Other duties as assigned. We are a small family business, and all employees will need to help out in all areas. You’ll need to be willing and able to occasionally handle everything from managing a busy shop full of varied customer requests by yourself, to cleaning the bathrooms, to creating product displays or social media posts, to spending an entire day running errands or organizing the stock room, etc. 


What We Need

  • Positive mindset and enthusiastic approach to your work

  • Self-motivated and proactive problem solver

  • Familiarity with low-waste lifestyle and products

  • Ability to communicate clearly with customers and associates in person and via e-mail & telephone

  • Availability to consistently work for at least some portion of each day from Tuesday-Saturday

  • Adaptable to changing and varied needs of a small business

  • Able to lift 35 lbs

  • Must be at least 18 years old


What We Value

  • Sincere interest in long term growth with the company

  • Experience in retail or other directly related field

  • Passion for sustainability and long-term experience with low-waste methods and products

  • Crafty and artistic enough to create signage and displays in the store from leftover packaging

  • Comfortability with social media

  • Skill with spreadsheets

  • Experience and comfort with online databases or web design

  • Spanish language skills

  • Access to a vehicle

Why You’ll Love It

  • Potential to grow into larger leadership role

  • Consistent hours with flexibility when needed

  • Help us shape direction of the business

  • Help your community reduce waste

  • Open at 10am, closed by 6pm

  • Closed on Sundays, Mondays, and Holidays


Position Type

Part Time

$18.00 per hour

20 hrs per week to start. Amount of weekly hours is negotiable.

How To Apply

  1. EMAIL:

  2. SUBJECT LINE: "Sales Associate - your name"

  3. COVER LETTER: Let us know a little about yourself, why you want to work at Mindful Merchant, and why you’d be a good fit for the role! Please attach this as a separate document to the email or insert a google doc link.

  4. RESUME: Please include your resume in the same file or link as the cover letter.

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