We are Currently Hiring a Part Time Sales Associate

Job Overview:


Mercy Vintage is a small, bustling brick and mortar store on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, California. We are looking for a team member, part time sales associate, for two scheduled days a week and the flexibility to pick up additional shifts when needed. We are looking for a person who can capture all the intricacies of our unusual business, who is not afraid to jump into chaos and create order and who has a strong desire to sell amazing, one-of-a-kind vintage and designer clothing. The Mercy Vintage team member is a gifted people person, self-motivated, and organized.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Customer service and sales in our retail store

  • Continuously researching vintage and designer clothing to understand our changing market

  • Buying inventory in the store from the public

  • Basic understanding of our systems, including POS, inventory and organization

  • Posting in social media to reflect the company values


  • Confident and comfortable

  • Ability to authentically and warmly connect with and care for customers

  • A true team player

  • Excellent one-on-one and team communication. Can hear and give feedback directly and with compassion

  • Honest and hardworking

  • Calm and focused under pressure

  • Can juggle many tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment

  • Loves being connected with people and desires to make a difference in the world

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Success working in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent verbal communication skills

  • Resourceful problem-solver with the ability to calmly smooth issues in the moment

  • Client or customer face-to-face experience

Strongly Preferred:

  • Experience using a POS system

  • 2-3 years retail sales experience

  • Experience organizing and merchandising inventory

  • Working knowledge of antique, vintage, and/or high- end, designer clothing and/or jewelry

  • Proficient skills with web store platforms and on Instagram


  • Part time

  • Able to work weekends and a flexible schedule


  • General supervision provided by store owner

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Seeing and hearing

  • Standing and kneeling

  • Climbing stairs

  • Lifting and carrying,  up to 50 lbs

  • Driving a cargo van

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to employment@mercyvintage.com. Include in your cover letter why you want to work at Mercy Vintage.

Due to a high volume of applicants, we only follow up with qualified candidates. Thank you for applying!