Time Travel Mart Clerk

Employment type
about 2 months ago
Los Angeles

Are you a seasoned time traveler with experience in retail? Perhaps a Phoenician textile merchant trying to put a modern spin on life? Or maybe a Jupiterian Helium Miner nostalgic for your family’s vacations to Earth? Maybe you’re even a 2019 Angeleno who wants to work in an environment dedicated to supporting students with their creative and expository writing skills.
If any of the above applies to you, we’d like to hear about it! The Time Travel Mart—the universe’s premier convenience store for time travelers—is seeking a new part-time Time Travel Mart Clerk for our Echo Park location.

Here in our whimsical storefront, we sell unique items from the past and future, as well as publications written by the students of writing non-profit 826LA. All funds raised in the Time Travel Mart support the free writing and tutoring services 826LA provides at its centers and throughout Los Angeles at high-need
public schools. The Time Travel Marts are central to 826LA’s fundraising  strategy, brand identity, and volunteer outreach efforts. Having a physical and inviting storefront helps us spread the word about 826LA to students, teachers, donors, parents and the community at large.

826LA is looking to hire a part-time Time Travel Mart Clerk for the Echo Park location with the following experience and skills.

  • Has experience in retail and POS/cash-handling
  • Works well independently and as a member of a team
  • Multi-tasks and communicates effectively
  • Has excellent organizational skills
  • Has the ability to communicate with diverse communities
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Believes enthusiastically in the mission of 826LA
  • Must be available Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. Additional shifts may be assigned.
  • Start date: Monday December 9th

Position responsibilities:

  • Act as an ambassador for 826LA’s mission, including recruiting volunteers
  • Perform opening and closing duties as well as daily functions of the TTM
  • Follow all store policies and procedures
  • Ensure all products are stocked and organized
  • Keep store clean and neat
  • Assist in the production of store products and displays as needed
  • Assist with store-themed events
  • Fulfill online store orders and prepares shipments (Echo Park only)
  • Reports to Store Manager
To apply

Please send the following to [email protected] with the subject line: Time Travel Mart Clerk in Echo Park.

  1. A cover letter that includes a summary of your relevant experience and an explanation of why you are interested in working at 826LA and the Time Travel Mart.
  2. A detailed resume.
  3. A list of three references
  4. How you heard about this job listing

No phone calls please.

826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this in mind we provide drop-in tutoring, field trips, after-school workshops, in-schools tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. All of our free programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student's power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in their individual voices.