Pointe Shoe Fitter/Sales Associate
Full or part-time employment available. Now offering health insurance and 401(k)-matching benefits to qualified employees.
We are seeking friendly, energetic artists interested in sharing their knowledge as dancers, dancemakers, and dance educators with our customers.
As active members of the dance community we understand the needs of our customers and our team. We believe in empowering our associates with information that will help them grow well beyond their stated job roles. We value creativity and discipline, encourage personal development, and strive to build a community of dancers that are as agile with their minds as they are with their bodies.
Employees at all levels develop an understanding of business and entrepreneurship and are encouraged to share ideas for company growth and development. All Allegro employees are invested in our vision to reimagine the dance retail experience, and grow our reputation in the industry. We aim to give dancers a place to work that is both professionally and personally fulfilling, while remaining understanding of a dancer’s hectic lifestyle.
-Current or former dancer with experience in ballet and/or other forms of dance
-Intermediate or advanced experience dancing en pointe (currently or in the past)
-Desire to train to be a pointe fitter
-College graduate or 1-2 years of professional experience in relevant field
-Previous customer service experience
-Strong written and verbal communication skills
-Ability to come occasionally work in our other location in Evanston, IL
-Customer focus: Is dedicated to meeting or exceeding the expectations of in-store customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products or service; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
-Resourcefulness: Clever ability to consider a breadth of possibilities in any situation; can move outside of comfort zone to problem-solve when issues arise; will continue to work to find quick and creative solutions until issues are closed; can decide and act without having the total picture; can use available resources to answer questions and help customers.
-Adaptability: Adaptable and open to change; can shift gears comfortably; can work with various types of customers, product styles and accessories.
-Interest in learning: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
-Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport with customers and team; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably; enthusiastic and fun.
Teamwork: Desire to be a part of a team, while able to function independently; can easily understand how this role in the company contributes to the team’s success; comfortable working solo with supervisor in off-site location; easily take direction and follow experience; collaborate with team in order to grow sales and improve customer experience.