Tender Loving Empire is in search of several part-time and full-time sales associates to help open our new store in Bridgeport Village, opening in mid-late August.

If you are not familiar with Tender Loving Empire, we are a handmade marketplace and record label that specializes in creative media and promoting independent artists and musicians. We currently operate four brick and mortar stores that carry handmade goods and local music from over 300 independent artists as well as music from our own record label.

Job Description:

Our hope is that the people we hire for this positions care as deeply about art and community as we do. They should see this position as a way to not only earn income, but to serve the community of Portland while working around the things they love. We are looking for positive, intelligent and dedicated people to add to the family.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 2 years retail/customer service experience.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills.
  • Warm, friendly and professional customer service and sales skills.
  • An eye for design and merchandising and an understanding of our company's aesthetic.
  • Strong work ethic (TLE is a fun place to work, but we work hard!).
  • Good Attitude.
  • Ability to accept and implement constructive criticism.
  • Weekend availability.

To Apply:

Send an email to brianne@tenderlovingempire.com with the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resumé
  • Share any social media links you'd like
  • Click here to take a simple 10 minute work style assessment.

Competitive wages at levels commensurate with experience

About Tender Loving Empire

Tender Loving Empire (TLE) was founded by Jared and Brianne Mees in 2006 in Portland Oregon. Our goal is and has always been to make connections with visual artists, designers, musicians and craftspeople—and then connect them to new fans, and listeners. We've expanded from our humble beginnings as a mom and pop operation in a tiny out-of-the-way location to a thriving multi-vertical company that employs 40 people via four Portland retail stores: downtown (in the West End), on SE Hawthorne, on NW 23rd, and on Concourse D of the Portland International Airport. We also have an ecommerce website, a line of signature products and an internationally distributed record label. Tender Loving Empire is an Equal Opportunity Employer.