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Full-Time Sales Associate

The Vintage Rug Shop is a home furnishings & decor lifestyle brand that is recognized as the destination for shopping a collected, California-cool aesthetic.  The founder, Brittany Chinaglia, is bringing her successful online store to it’s first ever storefront in the heart of the Temescal District in Oakland, and our team is growing!

We are currently seeking a full-time, professional, upbeat, stylish & creative sales associate to join our team. This position isn’t for everyone, we’re seeking a mutually perfect fit. The ideal candidate will have exceptional sales skills and solid experience in retail; will have a high level of integrity and an excellent work ethic. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be able to handle the day-to-day responsibilities of working in a retail store and adept at building strong and lasting customer relationships. This person will be an integral part in the success of our retail presence.


JOB TITLE:  Full-Time Sales Associate {key holder}

SUPERVISOR: Principal Owner


To support the store sales floor and daily sales activities while using excellent customer service.


  • Manage daily sales activities
  • Greet customers and help guide them through the store and determine specific needs while providing excellent customer service
  • Build and maintain a loyal client base, and retain customer loyalty by providing clients with personalized service
  • Provide accurate product information
  • Keep the sales floor merchandised and stocked
  • Ring sales and understand the POS system and it’s functions
  • Increase customer base by proactively reaching out to customers when new items arrive, and adding all new contacts/customers to contact list
  • Support with stock checking and ordering
  • Understand and know all operational procedures to properly execute daily operations
  • Secondary responsibility when not selling; tagging, restocking, cleaning, and merchandising
  • A self-starter who is results oriented and committed to fostering an exciting store environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team and take initiative, independent of direct supervision


  • 3-5 years of retail experience, preferably in home decor or boutique environment
  • At least 1 year in a key holder role
  • Must be available to work weekends and during the holiday season
  • Knowledge of Lightspeed Retail and Woocommerce is a plus
  • Demonstrate outstanding customer service
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Be a team player, self motivated, and carry a positive can-do attitude
  • Prides oneself on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Must live in the San Francisco Bay area
  • Ability to lift and mobilize large items up to 50 lbs. while utilizing appropriate equipment and safety techniques


Email the following to, subject line: Retail Associate. In your email, please include the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter: In the cover letter, please tell us a bit about yourself, why you fit the description, why you’d make a great addition to our team, and how The Vintage Rug Shop fits into your career path.
  • Link to Instagram and LinkedIn
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