The Handmade Showroom is Looking for PT Holiday Helpers!

The Handmade Showroom is a creative oasis in the heart of downtown Seattle's shopping district on the 3rd floor of the newly renovated Pacific Place shopping center.

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We are devoted to providing our customers the best customer service and a fun experience while they are exploring our highly curated collection of finely made gifts by 170+ artists, designers, and craft makers from all over the United States.

We are looking for hard-working, creative, outgoing, compassionate, and friendly individuals who love working with people, are dedicated to customer service, have a natural affinity for details, and a positively positive disposition to join our incredible team of helpers!

Image of a store mannequin holding a black sign with engraved letters reading, "Every dollar you spend is casting a vote for the kind of world you want to live in. Thank you for supporting small businesses. We love you."

Job duties include:

  • Warmly greeting each customer as they arrive
  • Learning and sharing stories about all of our artists and their work
  • Helping customers find the perfect gift or memento of their time in Seattle
  • Cash register duties including processing purchases and adding on sales
  • Handling incoming inventory including counting and displaying items
  • Restocking sold merchandise and keeping backstock areas tidy
  • Working with team members to keep the store clean and tidy throughout the day

Our ideal candidate:

  •  *Likes people and possesses a warm, friendly, and helpful attitude
  •  *Has a deep appreciation for artisan handmade goods
  •  *Has strong communication and organization skills
  •  Has some experience working directly with retail customers
  •  Is available to work both weekdays and weekends
  •  Will be available to help during our busy holiday season
  •  Reliably maintains punctual attendance regardless of the weather
  •  Is dedicated to learning about our artists to help customers find the perfect gift
  •  Has the skill to prioritize taking care of customers while accomplishing daily tasks
  •  Is able to stand for long periods of time, use a ladder, and lift up to 25 lbs
  •  Knows how to use a broom, wield a mop, and handle a duster like a boss

*These are our top qualifications for candidates - if these describe you, we would love to meet you!

Bonus points for someone who:

  • Has direct experience selling handmade goods to the public
  • Is an artist, designer, or maker who truly believes in community over competition
  • Has experience with Square, MS Office and/or Photoshop software
  • Loves the idea of working for small, independent companies and would like to grow with us

What we have to offer:

  • Paid training
  • Employee discount
  • Paid lunch break
  • A truly supportive, creative environment
  • A set recurring schedule with flexibility as needed
  • The best retail job you'll ever find (trust us on this one)

Compensation: Starts at $17.50/hr with a performance evaluation after 90 days

Current open hours: Store is open every day 12pm to 7:00pm with scheduled work hours from 11:45am to 7:15pm. Extended shifts are planned for the holiday season.

Schedule availability: 3 to 4 days per week on a recurring schedule with flexibility as needed*.

*Must be available to work throughout peak holiday season - November and December.

If you share our passion for quality handmade work and customer service and would love the opportunity to work in a fun, creative environment, see the instructions below. Qualified candidates will be contacted for in-person interviews.

To apply, send an email to us at hello{at} with the following information:

  • Subject line: [Your Name] - PT Job Application [Date]
  • Tell us what you love the most about handmade work
  • Attach your resume or include recent job history
  • Include the days / times you are available to come in for an interview

Looking forward to hearing from you,

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Marlo Miyashiro
Co-owner and Managing Director
The Handmade Showroom
Seattle, WA


October 16, 2022 — The Handmade Showroom
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