Olive’s Porch Sales Associate

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Olive’s Porch Sales Associate

Position Summary

The primary function of the JCCFS Olive’s Porch Sales Associate is to promote quality craft through knowledgeable and exemplary customer service. The Sales Associate greets and assists customers, conducts sales activities, supports marketing campaigns, suggests craft items, and provides craft and artist information. Being at Olive’s Porch, this position will occasionally assist with programming and will need to stay up to date with Olive’s Porch workshop offerings. The position is part-time (approx. 20 hrs/wk) and non-exempt hourly. The position includes weekend work and will report to the Ventures Manager.


Position Responsibilities

  • Engage and greet customers and visitors in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Demonstrate outstanding customer service.
  • Stay knowledgeable about the range of craft, media information, and artists bios.
  • Create weekly social media posts
  • Recommend objects and aid customers in finding the best craft for their interests.
  • Educate visitors about the Folk School and its offerings.
  • Perform sales transactions to include processing sales, balancing cash register, and preparing deposits.
  • Place orders as needed to replace inventory.
  • Receive and barcode incoming inventory.
  • Conduct general facility cleaning and organizing.
  • Provide assistance to facilitate workshops
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma preferred, but not required.
  • Knowledge of Folk School programs and crafts preferred, but not required.
  • Experience in retail sales, POS systems, computer systems, use of social media and online retail systems preferred.
  • Must have dependable transportation and a valid North Carolina driver’s license.
  • Must be a team player willing to help out where and as needed and possess the ability to follow specific instructions.


Physical Demands

The position requires that the employee be able to walk unaided up and down hills and over uneven terrain, bend, stoop, and have use of fine and gross motor skills. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to work at a computer. The employee is frequently required to use hands to manipulate, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls and to talk fluently. The employee will need to be able to work on his/her feet for long periods of time, lift up to 40 pounds, and be able to work weekends and holidays.


Pay And Benefits 

The pay for this position is approximately $15.00/hr. In addition, the Folk School offers generous paid time off and a free class annually.



To be considered for this position, please submit the following materials below through the application process.


  1. Interest statement detailing your experience and skills as it relates to the position.
  2. Your contact information and resume.
  3. Contact Information for three references. At least one must be a professional reference.


Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

If you should need assistance with the application process, please e-mail jobs@folkschool.org.

JCCFS is an EEO Employer. EEO employers are committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


Company: Olive's Porch
Job Type: Part Time
Location: Murphy NC

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