Job Opportunities

Part Time Sales Team Member

We are growing and we need to add friendly, funny, and caring members to our team. Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Red Barn Mercantile has been a part of the community for more than a dozen years. It’s our mission to serve our customers with great care, authenticity, and kindness. We are looking for a sales associate who wants to help us create customer connections in a positive and meaningful way. If that’s you and you have two or more years of experience in the home furnishings and gift retail sector, and are able to work weekends and holidays, then we would love to hear from you.

        Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Create a warm, welcoming, and authentic shop experience for customers by greeting customers in a friendly manner, identifying their needs in a thoughtful, caring way, and fulfilling those needs thoroughly and respectfully.
  • Assist fellow team members in receiving and unboxing merchandise. Also, assist in removal of packing materials.
  • Merchandise product in a way that maximizes the sales floor for an easy, enjoyable shopping experience.
  • Treat fellow team members with respect and kindness, and assist them as needed.
  • Exemplify the Red Barn Mercantile company values of connection, generosity, and vision.

        Position Details:

  • Position is Part time and pay is competitive and commensurate with experience
  • Candidate must be available to work weekends and holidays
  • Candidate must have two years of home furnishings and gift retail experience
  • Candidate must have appropriate computer skills
  • Candidate must have a willingness to learn and contribute to a locally owned company
  • Interior design experience is a bonus

Please send a cover letter and resume to 

About the company
Both Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post are woman-owned and offer a friendly and flexible work environment. With a nod to the past and a look to the future, the stores broker in nostalgia with a contemporary flair. It’s our goal to create ways – through our physical spaces or through the written word – for people to connect with each other and have a feeling of belonging. We do this with our customers, partners, and staff by serving up what Danny Meyer calls enlightened hospitality. The growth, well-being, and satisfaction of the people we serve and serve with are our number one priority. Living Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post’s Values Connection – Enjoys building relationships with customers, vendors, and fellow team members. Understands the value of collaboration and working together on a common goal, whether that’s for the business, the community, or the individual. Embraces teamwork and achieving excellence together. Inspires others to connect with each other, themselves, and their space. Generosity – Gives of their time, creativity, and knowledge freely. Embraces differences and searches for common ground. Contributes to a culture of kindness and inclusivity. Remembers that we are all human, we all make mistakes and are all worthy of forgiveness. Lives with the attitude that others approach each interaction with a generosity too. Evolution – Is open to new ideas and actively seeks to learn and grow themselves and the business. Thinks creatively and enjoys solving difficult problems in ways that may be outside the status quo. Learns from mistakes and embraces change.