Job Opportunities

Part Time Sales Team Members (Alexandria, VA)

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 two or more sales associates who want 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 weekdays, 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 weekdays, periodic weeknights, 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 customerservice@redbarnmercantile.com. 

 

Interior Design Position (Alexandria, VA)

        Primary responsibilities:

  • Understand the design industry and be able to identify design trends and interpret them
  • Determine needs and present solutions to in-store customers who are seeking design expertise in an effort to solve their problems while increasing sales
  • Support the sales team by staffing the sales floor, merchandising product, doing order entry, and conducting product trainings
  • Provide design expertise for scheduled appointments (Studio and Home visits), virtual appointments, and “on-demand” design time
  • Schedule and conduct professional Home Visits as a next step in completing design presentations and closing project sales
  • In partnership with the Store Manager, Design Coordinator, and Visuals Director, facilitate the store presentation of vendor swatch libraries, including ordering, maintenance and organization
  • Proactively identify new clients and trade accounts and network with local organizations and businesses that would benefit from Red Barn Mercantile’s design services and the Design Collective and provide them with DS marketing materials.
  • Partner with the Design Coordinator and President to promote the Designer Trade program, ultimately driving new business
  • Assist the Design Coordinator with business and design support for the Design Collective
  • In conjunction with the Marketing Team, President, and Design Coordinator host guest outreach events and design classes to increase customer engagement
  • Assist in the building of the new interior design program by offering guidance on process models, relevant policies, and procedures that will enhance the customer experience

        Living Red Barn Mercantile’s Values

  • Connection – Enjoys building relationships with customers 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 achieveing 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.
  • Vision – Is open to new ideas and actively seeks to learn and grow. Thinks creatively and enjoys solving difficult problems in ways that may be outside the status quo. Learns from mistakes and embraces change.


        Qualifications/Experience

  • College degree with focus on interior design preferred and/or equivalent job experience
  • The ideal candidate will have 2 – 5 years’ experience in interior design and consultation
  • Provide a design portfolio or clear examples of recent projects
  • Strong space planning skills
  • Employ basic drafting skills with the ability to read and interpret architectural plans and basic floor plans
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and other web-based platforms
  • Ability to work independently without close supervision
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple projects and objectives simultaneously with various timelines
  • Excellent creative, communications, delegation, follow-up and analytical skills
  • Ability to be mobile on the sales floor for extended periods of time
  • Ability to be mobile outside of the Studio and comfortable conducting Home Visits with established guests
  • Available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Maintain all driving expense and mileage records for In-Home consultations
  • Maintain time records per project
  • Valid Driver’s License with satisfactory Motor Vehicle Report from applicable state
  • Ability to lift and mobilize medium to large items, up to 50lbs
  • Ability to travel occasionally to market or to long distance home visits
  • Ability to make interpersonal connections and build relationships with team members, vendors, and clients.

Please send a cover letter and resume to customerservice@redbarnmercantile.com.