Retail Sales Associate (Full Time)

We are currently hiring for this position as of May 2024.

Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn — 99 Grand Street (Home & Gift) AND/OR 319 Graham Avenue (Home & Woman).

Schedule: 5 days (40 hours) a week, WEEKEND AVAILABILITY REQUIRED

: $20-$22/hr starting wage, plus employer-subsidized health, vision & dental, two weeks paid time off, and a 30% employee discount.

We are looking for someone with prior retail experience, strong sales skills and an outgoing, energetic, upbeat presence with outstanding people skills. You will demonstrate a positive attitude and exceptional product knowledge while embodying our laidback but professional, authentic and engaged style of customer service.


About us: Established in 2011, LEIF is an independent lifestyle boutique with a strong e-commerce and brick & mortar presence. We're a small, tight-knit team consisting of 6 talented women (and growing). Our specialty is creating a truly unique retail experience: in our expertly curated collection you'll find an assortment of products that you're unlikely to find at any other store. We aim to invoke a feeling of joyful discovery in our assortment (with a range of price points from accessible to aspirational) the main criteria of which is: an aesthetically pleasing product that brings joy or comfort to the everyday. All in a welcoming, authentic and warm environment that doesn't ever feel exclusive or pretentious — a store filled with beautiful things (which you likely haven't seen in a bunch of other shops) where the people are nice to you! We think you'll like our style.

Responsibilities include:
+ Being an all-star salesperson and conveying a natural ease and authenticity while engaging with customers.
+ Demonstrate an authentically friendly yet elevated level of sales and service through communication, product knowledge, body language & morale
+ Maintain the welcoming, inviting feel of our brand by greeting and thanking every customer
+ Conduct sales transactions on POS, accurately ringing up items and packing with care and attention
+ Receiving new inventory and managing existing inventory.
+ Providing and assisting with customer service as needed via in-person interactions, phone and email, while offering expert product knowledge
+ Monitoring e-comm sales, carefully packing items and shipping out online orders
+ Shop upkeep, visual merchandising, organizing stock in back of house.
+ Maintaining the storefront (cleaning, dusting, vacuuming, etc).
+ Working closely with owner and the rest of the team to streamline the business and grow sales.

....and much more! This is a role that requires a genuine love of retail, people and customer service and supporting the needs of the shop and our team as they arise.

If the following resonates with you, you might be the perfect fit:
+ You're passionate about aesthetics, particularly home decor and/or clothing.
+ You are outgoing with exceptional people skills and have a warm, genuine and friendly personality.
+ You're visually inclined with an eye for style and detail.
+ You have a versatile skill set and enjoy being busy while having a wide array of responsibilities.
+ You can maintain a level head and think on your feet during moments of chaos and are good at multitasking while maintaining an extreme attention to detail.
+ You enjoy working both on your own and/or with a small, tight-knit team where your work matters.
+ You know how to have fun while also taking your work seriously.

+ Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal) and attention to detail
+ Prior retail experience (applications with no prior retail experience will not be considered).
+ Extremely reliable and high accountability
+ An outgoing, warm, vibrant and engaging personality with an authentic, natural ease with people
+ Self starter who takes initiative
+ Ability to multitask and perform well under pressure
+ Organized, efficient and aesthetically/visually inclined (gift wrapping, merchandising).

To apply: send an email to with the subject "LEIF - Full Time Sales". Please include your resume and a cover letter to give us a feel for your personality and why you think you'd be a good fit for LEIF. Links to your Pinterest and/or Instagram account are a plus for us and give us a great idea of who you are and if you're a good fit.