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JOBS AT
EARTH AND SALT

Senior Retail and Education Associate

ABOUT THE JOB

Our Retail and Education Senior Associates are our knowledgeable and friendly front line folks who create a welcoming and convivial environment for our customers. Our Senior Associates are comfortable in a retail environment, skilled at learning about a wide range of products, and can engage with a wide range of folks on topics related to sex, sexuality, gender, and relationships. Main tasks include:

  • Greet customers in our brick and mortar store in downtown Burlington

  • Provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for folks of all identities

  • Maintain a clean and organized store

  • Process online orders

  • Unpack, label, and intake inventory into our inventory management system

  • Answer questions and provide guidance on a wide range of products

  • Field questions on related to sex and relationships in an open, confident, and knowledgeable manner 

  • Support events and private parties

  • For the right applicant, there is opportunity to take on inventory management, purchase order creation and tracking, and store office management 

While those are the main tasks, you will also have the opportunity to get on the job sex product and sex education training, meet sex educators and community members, and contribute to a quickly-growing business. 

ABOUT YOU 

 

  • Welcoming - you know the importance of a first impression, and are glad to connect with our customers face to face in our brick and mortar store

  • Eager - you want to know all the things; know about products, know about sexuality, know about relationships, and how they all intertwine

  • Invested in sex positivity - sex positivity is the basis of Earth and Salt; it is the key to thriving in the business, and to helping the business thrive. You want to support people in their sexual wellness journeys, and are ready to meet people wherever they’re at.

  • Low judgment - I won’t say no judgment, because that’s not a fair expectation, but you recognize your biases and comfort zones, and don’t put any of your stuff on our customers. You honor the wide spectrum of interests and experiences our customers will bring to you through conversation and questions.

  • Able to learn on the job - you are adept at picking up a variety of types of information (product, theory, processes), and skilled at retaining that information

  • Self-motivated - as E+S is a retail store, the level of activity in a day can ebb and flow. You are comfortable with changes in pace throughout the day, and taking on the tasks of the day with limited direction

  • Background in retail, sex education, therapy and/or social services - folks with these backgrounds tend to pick up working at the store most easily, but I also appreciate that folks from many backgrounds can offer a lot to the business. 

  • Availability on weekends and evenings

ABOUT THE BUSINESS CULTURE 

 

  • Serious about pleasure

  • Serious about social justice

  • Inclusive AF

  • Supportive

  • Creative

  • Evolving

I take hiring folks as a chance to make an investment in individuals, an investment in Vermont, and an investment in creating a business that generates positive change. We have fun in the shop, and we’re also serious about opening up avenues of pleasure and social justice within our communities. 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
This is a part-time W-2 role, 10-15 hours a week, ranging $18-22/hour. Benefits include:

 

  • Yearly raises in January, if the person has been employed 3+ months at the start of January

  • 12 unpaid days off per year

  • Requests require approval, and not all requests may be approved

  • Employees can trade shifts as needed as well

  • On the job product and sex education training from trained sex educators

  • Attend events at the store for free (if not working the event)

  • 20% personal discount on all products

  • Free product three times a year

HOW TO APPLY

Send your resume and introduce yourself at hello@earthandsaltshop.com