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Portland Airport Store Sales Associate

Tender Loving Empire, a growing specialty retail company with great opportunities for future career development, is hiring sales associates for its store at the Portland, Oregon Airport.

Portland Airport Store Sales Associate

Tender Loving Empire was founded to assist creatives in making a living. We are passionate about selling real people’s art to other real people in an effort to create a sustainable artistic culture and community in our fair city. Our hope is that those we hire for this position care as deeply about our artists, their art and the community we live in. 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.
  • Must be available to work shifts starting as early as 4:30am

Starting wage: $13.25/hr.

3-5 days a week. Flexibility for up to 5 days a week is a plus. Weekend availability required.

To apply:

Please submit via email to with PDX STORE STAFF 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
  • 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 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.



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