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We are currently hiring for a part-time retail associate in our Portland, OR store. 

JOB SUMMARY: Part-Time Retail Associate

Perform the retail operations for a small independent paper goods store 2-3 days a week (working independently and with store owners).


  • greet, assist, and ring up customers 

  • enter sales using a POS system 

  • maintain stock on the floor and keep the displays and store neat and clean 

  • receive and price inventory accurately 

  • field in-store and phone inquiries 

  • pay attention to what's happening in the store to best assist customers and deter theft

  • assemble stationery products, online orders, and assist with online shop when needed 

  • open and close the store 



  • hourly, non-exempt 

  • approximately 16-25 hours/week (Friday-Sunday); occasional additional hours available

  • start with a 2-week trial period for determining work compatibility 

  • reports to owners 

  • employee discount 

  • working lunch 

  • as per the Oregon Sick Time ordinance, you will accrue 1 hour of unpaid sick leave per 30 hours worked with a cap of 40 hours per year that can be used starting your 91st day of employment. 

  • quarterly reviews 

  • unpaid vacation with 2-weeks notice 



  • at least 1 year of relevant retail experience

  • customer service skills (courteous, kind, friendly demeanor a must) 

  • punctuality and reliability in regards to work schedule, availability during the holidays

  • high school degree 

  • computer platform: PC, software: Word, Excel (or equivalent), Photoshop (or equivalent); POS system experience a plus 

  • attention to detail and ability to recall information about a wide variety of products 

  • ability to work independently and troubleshoot, especially in high-volume situations 

  • ability to follow directions and incorporate feedback 

  • good team player 

  • understanding of veganism and willingness to maintain a vegetarian storefront 

  • merchandising, design, photography, editing photos, neat penmanship, interest in paper products and illustration a plus



  • occasionally lift and carry boxes up to 40 lbs 

  • bend down, squat, reach items at floor level

  • stand for extended periods of time

  • see (20/20 vision, full color spectrum), hear, speak

  • use writing implements, scissors, box cutter, broom, stamp



  • job to be performed on-site at 3225 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202 

  • at-will employment 

  • fragrance-free, vegetarian workplace



Please email a resume and cover letter to jobs at with the subject "PT retail associate." Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Thanks for your interest!