Son of a Sailor is looking for a new addition to our Austin team! 

We are looking for the right person to bring on to the Son of a Sailor team as a Retail Assistant for our Austin Storefront. 

Son of a Sailor is moving our production facility to San Marcos, which means we are expanding our Austin Storefront. While we will still feature a small amount of production in the Austin space, we will be focusing largely on retail and the boutique storefront that we've built. We are looking for a Retail Assistant to assist our Store Manager in running the storefront. 

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Opening and closing the storefront, and manning the shop during scheduled business hours
  • Maintaining the overall cleanliness of the shop on a daily basis
  • Greeting and assisting customers that come into the store, checking them out and packaging their purchases appropriately
  • Assisting in keeping inventory of merchandise and keeping the storefront fully merchandised
  • Working with the Store Manager to keep displays fresh and updated, as new merchandise moves in and out
  • Assisting in keeping the website updated and accurate, including listings, inventory, and marketing efforts
  • Assisting in updating social media platforms
  • Working with the Store Manager to schedule extended hours in conjunction with special events going on in the area and ensuring those events are staffed
  • Working with our POS to ensure accuracy in cash drawers and inventory

The right candidate for the job must have:

  • 1-2 years of relevant experience
  • Great customer service, sales, and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of current trends and related brands/stores
  • A good attitude and great sense of humor!

Additional skills that we would be interested in:

  • Interest in merchandising and display trends 
  • A knowledge base of boutique shops and stores that carry handmade goods
  • Marketing and sales expertise
  • Deeper knowledge of social media platforms such as Instagram

Knowledge and experience in the following applications a huge plus:

  • Square
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • BigCommerce

This is a part-time position (20-30 hours per week) begins at $12 per hour, plus benefits. This job is for a position working at Son of a Sailor's Storefront in Austin, Texas. 

Interested candidates should send an email to that includes the subject line "Retail Assistant Application" and includes a .pdf of your resume and cover letter. Submissions without this subject line or alternative formats of resume and cover letter will be dismissed.