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Part-time ,
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Audrey Plank

Summer PT Retail Assistant at Neighborly's Riverwalk Outpost

Neighborly is a small shop offering ethically-sourced home goods, gifts and artwork. We are looking to hire a part-time Retail Assistant for the summer season beginning in late June through the end of October (based on availability) to work at our small outpost on the Chicago Riverwalk (downtown). Duties include greeting visitors, assisting them as they browse, checking them out, restocking shelves and maintaining shop appearance. They will also have the important task of representing Neighborly and sharing the shop's story, as well as acting as an ambassador for the craftspeople whose products we carry and for the maker community in the City of Chicago at large.

Up to 30 hours per week. One weekend shift required.


> have prior experience in retail or hospitality

> have a demonstrated interest in independently made products and/or the arts

> have a great attitude, especially when providing customer service

> are a quick learner and can think on your feet

At this job, you will be expected to:

> Offer exceptional customer service, greet every customer that comes to the shop, assist them with product information and recommendations, provide an easy and pleasant shopping and checkout experience.

> Learn and become a wizard at using our POS system, Shopify, to checkout customers, perform returns, look up products and inventory, and add new products.

> Maintain shop to be clean and orderly with basic tasks like folding Tshirts, rearranging out of place products, sweeping, cleaning, dusting shelves, removing trash and recycling, etc.

> Restock shelves when items sell, similarly, replace artwork on wall/display as needed. Restock supplies for checkout.

To apply

Please no calls or drop-ins. Email your résumé and a short note about why you want to work at Neighborly to getajob [at] neighborlyshop [dot] com and use subject “Riverwalk Retail Assistant”.

Neighborly is locally and woman owned.

Contact Info:
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago/Downtown