Community Retail Associate

Job Title: Community Retail Associate

Location: Parks Project Discovery Center, Culver City, CA

Employment Type: Hourly Position - $25/hr

Status: Exempt

Ideal Start Date: April 2024

Together, we can leave it better than we found it. Parks Project takes the concept of giving back to nature and applies a dash of environmental social enterprise. As a for profit business, we use the sale of an array of apparel and accessories to connect consumers with parks. One third of all profits goes back to over 40 different conservancies across the USA, funding projects in the parks to provide vital support for the ongoing care of Parklands.

We are seeking a dynamic and customer-focused individual to join our team as our Community Retail Associate at the Parks Project Discovery Center in Culver City. As a Community Retail Associate, you will play a crucial role in actively managing our Discovery Center, a hybrid visitor center, retail & community space, ensuring a positive and engaging experience for our visitors. This position offers an exciting opportunity for individuals who are passionate about parks, nature, and creating memorable experiences. 

  • Sales Operations:
    • Work with the merchandising team to create compelling store assortments
    • Actively manage the retail shop, including restocking shelves and maintaining a well-organized display
    • Process transactions accurately and efficiently using the point-of-sale (POS) system.
    • Monitor inventory levels and communicate restocking needs to the supervisor.
    • Recount inventories to plan for further replenishment in collaboration with planning teams
    • Work with finance team to post expenses and sales so all costs are accurately accrued
    • Follow company policies and procedures regarding cash handling, returns, and exchanges.
    • Uphold a high standard of professionalism and represent the Parks Project brand positively.
  • Visual Merchandising:
    • Collaborate with the team to create visually appealing displays and window showcases.
    • Ensure that product displays align with the Parks Project brand image and messaging.
    • Maintain a clean environment and organized inventory at all times.
    • Procure new visuals to post in the store when updates are needed for product stories.
  • Event Coordination:
    • Organize community events, workshops, and activities to encourage participation and engagement.
    • Assist in organizing and promoting events hosted at the space.
    • Coordinate event logistics, including setup, breakdown, and staffing.
    • Collaborate with event organizers to ensure successful execution.
  • Community Outreach:
    • Seek opportunities for partnerships and collaborations to enhance community involvement.
    • Engage with the local community to promote the retail and event space.
    • Build relationships with neighboring businesses, organizations, and residents.
  • Customer Service:
    • Greet and assist customers in a friendly and approachable manner.
    • Provide product knowledge and information about Parks Project initiatives.
    • Handle customer inquiries, concerns, and provide solutions to ensure customer satisfaction.
    • Understand, and speak to the company mission, live the company values
    • Possess an understanding of various Parks across SoCal to be able to guide visitors
  • Team Collaboration:
    • Work collaboratively with other team members to achieve sales targets and maintain a positive work environment.
    • Communicate effectively with supervisors and contribute ideas to enhance the retail experience.
  • Previous retail experience preferred.
  • Profound understanding of Parks & the landscape of outdoor destinations.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Basic math skills for cash handling and transactions.
  • Passion for parks, conservation, and environmental initiatives.
  • This is an hourly position, and the schedule includes weekends and holidays based on the operational needs of the Parks Project Discovery Center.
  • Progressive
  • Inclusive
  • Intentional
  • Respectful
  • Responsible
  • Passionate about the preservation and conservation of our parklands 

Please fill in this form with all relevant information.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Join us in promoting environmental awareness and making a positive impact through the Parks Project Discovery Center in Culver City!

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