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Tender Loving Empire, a growing specialty retail company with great opportunities for future career development, is hiring an in-house courier to work in the Portland, Oregon area.


This person will primarily transfer stock between all of Tender Loving Empire’s retail and office locations as well pick up and drop off items from our vendors, and suppliers. We are looking for a safe, efficient and conscientious driver who owns or leases their own dependable, insured, medium/large vehicle (minimum: crossover SUV, ideally a cargo van).

This position will require 30-60 miles of driving per day which will take 2-4 hours. This person will be driving 3-4 days per week beginning in the early morning.

The ideal applicant will have the following:

  • Previous auto couriering and/or local delivery experience
  • Own or lease a large, dependable, medium-large capacity vehicle (ideally a cargo van, but an SUV is fine)
  • Comprehensive vehicle insurance
  • Oregon drivers license
  • Clean driving record
  • Must be able to pass background, fingerprinting and driving tests administered by Port of Portland
  • Familiarity with Portland, Oregon area is a must.


$14/hour + mileage reimbursement of $.54 per mile driven.

To apply:

Please submit via email to with COURIER FOR TLE as the subject line and include the following:

  • Cover letter detailing why you would be a good fit for this job and why
  • Tender Loving Empire is a company you’d like to work for.
  • Resume
  • Details about your vehicle (make, model, year, # of miles)
  • 2-3 professional references including references full name, title, phone and email.
  • Share any social media links you'd like.
  • Click here to take a simple 10 minute work style assessment.

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 20 people via 3 Portland retail stores: downtown (in the West End), on SE Hawthorne, and on NW 23rd. 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.