Alair Gift Shop is hiring!

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    Looking for part-time Retail Specialist with weekday and weekend availability.

    Send all inquiries and resumes to
    Position Summary

    The Retail Specialist assists with the day-to-day operations of the business and serves as the highest-level leader of the store when the owner is not available. The Retail Specialist supports Alair’s vision by providing exceptional customer care and personalized shopping experiences and building meaningful customer relationships. The Retail Specialist follows merchandising standards; and maintains a clean, organized, and fully stocked floor.

    This is a part-time position reporting directly to the owner that requires weekday availability.

    NO phone calls or in person applications

    About Alair

    Alair is a gift shop in West Seattle between the Junction and Admiral neighborhoods. We specialize in unique and small batch gifts with an emphasis on locally made goods and companies that give back. We are proud to be part of the West Seattle community and are honored to provide a fun shopping experience. Alair opened in December of 2016.

    Alair is expanding! We are expanding into the retail space next door and introducing Dylan, West Seattle’s newest clothing shop! Dylan will be an everyday lifestyle store for women, men, and children. This position will serve both storefronts.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    Greet, assist, and engage customers
    Accurately process transactions
    Maintain a knowledge of current stock and location in store
    Be able to address customer questions, requests, and concerns in a professional manner that represents the brand
    Observe and anticipate customer needs
    Complete daily shift list and maintain a clean and organized floor
    Restock displays as needed
    Keep open and frequent communication about the needs of the store
    Assist in event planning as needed
    Open/Close store when shift applies
    Other duties as assigned
    Required Knowledge and Skills

    Must have at least 2 years customer service and retail experience. Boutique, merchandising, and small business experience highly preferred.
    Must have basic math skills and prior experience handling currency
    Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to act with integrity and professionalism
    Must be able to perform and prioritize multiple tasks in an organized manner
    Must be able to effectively work independently and as part of a team, as necessary
    Must have flexibility to work various shifts. Weekday and Weekend availability is required.
    Preference to candidates with experience in visual merchandising
    Physical Demands

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel; frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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