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

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

Retail Assistants work alongside the Store Manager and other SOS employees to achieve our overarching goals:

  • To provide excellent customer service and treat people with respect and kindness
  • To represent Son of a Sailor's brand and merchandise with integrity and pride
  • To educate our buyers about what makes our products (and the brands that we carry) unique
  • To meet sales goals and drive the success of the business overall

Primary responsibilities include:

  • 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
  • Merchandising and inventorying all product, accepting and processing new shipments
  • 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 (20-25 hours per week) begins at $9-11 per hour, plus benefits, commensurate with experience. Weekends are mandatory for this position.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to, with the subject line "Retail Assistant Position." Please note that submissions that fail to send both a resume and cover letter with the requested subject line will immediately be disregarded.