ALL AROUND TIN BARN ASSISTANT! - PART-TIME
We are looking for one versatile and motivated person to join our little team starting in a part-time capacity (starting at 3 days/wk). This will involve a range of tasks and responsibilities including but not limited to:
SHOPKEEPER - top notch customer service, product knowledge, day-day business needs, merchandising + display, liaison between customer requests and warehouse/studio + owner. Looking for 3 shifts on a regular schedule.
SHOP SUPPORT - receiving and stocking product, cleaning and organizing, working as part of a team, taking direction.
We are open to this position evolving so we are looking for someone who may have an interest to grow with us! Future tasks could include:
WEBSITE SUPPORT - (training provided) assisting in keeping our e-commerce website up to date with new product information + images, acquiring + editing photos, assisting with product photo shoots.
QUALITIES WE ARE LOOKING FOR
You are keen, self-motivated + detail oriented.
You are organized, efficient and have a wicked aptitude for multi-tasking.
You are friendly, polite and have a down to earth approach-ability
You love to engage with people – listening to their requests & offering solutions, ideas and suggestions to help meet their needs.
You work well independently with little supervision but enjoy being a vital part of a team; working towards common goals and contributing to a positive work atmosphere.
You take direction easily but feel comfortable sharing your ideas and innovations.
You thrive in an environment that changes from day to day with diverse tasks and responsibilities, treating the small shop tasks just as importantly as the bigger ones.
You have a genuine interest in design + home decor, and you share our passion for vintage + eclectic styles.
You are driven to achieve sales goals + offer awesome customer service
You think cost consciously, and have an appreciation for the logistics of running a small business.
You love learning new skills and enjoying an ever changing variety of tasks.
Variety Pack! Each day could be different based on the most urgent needs of the shop but may include any of the following:
Always: Ensure our customers feel welcome and inspired in the shop and provide product information or advice they may need
Keep the shop looking and functioning at its best - refresh/restock store displays on a daily basis, organize back room and stock overflow, maintain a cleaning schedule + routine.
Manage inventory - including receiving orders, unpacking, tagging and stocking as well as reporting any inventory discrepancies or low stock levels
Along with the shop team, manage the majority of customer inquiries - in person, via email/social media or over the phone
Complete sales - learn + use a computerized point of sale system
Product knowledge - learn about the products we offer and be a competent resource for our customers
Open and close the shop on your own
Possibly, assist with the website - (training provided) input product information + images, acquire supplier images, and assist with product photo shoots
Must be able to work weekends shifts, and regular business hours shifts (10am - 5pm)
A flexible schedule is an asset, but we try to block your weekly shifts on consistent, consecutive days. Currently Sunday through Tuesday is ideal.
Previous retail & sales experience or have acquired similar skills which would translate well into a small shop environment
Merchandising & styling skills.
Computer skills + aptitude: Word, Excel, (Bonus: graphics programs, some Photoshop or ability to learn, Internet/social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest)
HOW TO APPLY
By email or in person. Please send or drop off a copy of your resume, along with a letter telling us why you feel you would make a great addition to the Tin Barn team. Don't forget this part - we want to know who you are! Please also include your availability (days of the week) and a possible start date. Training would begin as soon as possible.
We also invite you to include links to any creative projects - a blog you write, Pinterest boards, images of design work – anything that you feel would showcase your talents & interests and be relevant to the position.
...in advance to anyone who applies. Selected applicants will be contacted about the interview process.
FRIENDS, if you think you know someone who could make an awesome addition to our shop, we would LOVE it if you shared this!