Part-Time Sales Associate

Tender Loving Empire likes to keep a pool of the most qualified people in town to take on part-time sales associate positions at our stores. While we may not be looking to fill this position immediately, please apply and when we have the opening for you we'll let you know!

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 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 person we hire for this position cares 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 a small team with big goals and are looking for positive, intelligent 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 required.

To Apply:

Send an email to 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.

Starting wage: $11.50. Eligible for raise upon positive six month review.

2-4 days a week. Flexibility for up to 5 days a week during busy seasons is a plus. Weekend availability appreciated.


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 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.