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A COVER LETTER ANSWERING OUR QUESTIONS
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New Age Metaphysical Shop - Botanica:
Are you looking for a unique and exciting work-experience?
Do you have excellent selling and customer service skills?
Do you want a job where you can take charge?
We want you. We are expanding and have immediate openings for a Sales Associates.
Positions are ideal for people with a flexible schedule who want a stable, fulfilling retail position with a growing company.
We are a metaphysical store in need of well-studied staff to assist customers with esoteric spiritual questions, preparing dressed candles, advising on tumbled stone and crystal selections, and answering questions about various metaphysical matters ranging from modern Christianity to Thelema, Wicca, , Buddhism, and general practices such as meditation and smudging.
Qualified applicants must have serious interest in the occult and be widely-read on topics such as religion, folk magic, crystal magic, herbology, tarot, witchcraft, etc.
Duties will include answering customer questions on their level of spirituality (ie, if a self-identified Christian is asking about spiritual protection, don't give her a Wiccan answer), preparing candles, ringing people up, housekeeping chores such as vacuuming, general clerical work such as filing, pricing, inventory, data entry, etc. Further, staff is expected to write at least one blog post per day for the store's website, during downtime between customers.
Candle dressing is one of our most popular services. What this means is adding oils and herbs to the candle so that it creates an environment conducive to the customer's spiritual goal. The staff can use any school of magic they prefer to achieve the results.
We are a hoodoo-oriented store rather than a pagan/witchcraft shop, but do not expect all our staff to know hoodoo. Most of the customers are not pagan but instead mystical Christians (and also, muggles seeking magical help), and seem to prefer the hoodoo style of candle dressing over witchcraft.
The staff member will listen to their problem, work out an ethical goal with the customer that is on their comfort level, and prepare the candle while advising them what the various components of the spellwork will help achieve. If additional action is necessary, such as preparing a name paper or taking a spiritual bath, the staff member will also advise on that.
First and foremost we are counsellors and ministers, and this is a strong component of the daily work. We cannot accept neophytes or inexperienced magicians for this position -- you must be able to hit the floor with enough knowledge to answer basic questions on a wide range of spiritual matters.
Full competency only comes with practice and all our staff -- including the owner -- learns something new every day because each customer brings something new and different to us. Magic is a flexible medium, and every candle or piece of advice is a custom request.
We also have a substantial botanica clientele, who tend to be Hispanic Catholics. A working knowledge of Santeria ,Palo mayombe ,Curandismo (Latino folk magic used for spiritual healing) will come in useful when assisting these customers.
Due to the nature of our customer base, applicants MUST be able to "look normal". We have a dress code prohibiting showing tattoos and excessive or "edgy" piercings. We cannot scare off the muggle customers or create a division between us and them -- they need to be able to feel comfortable talking with us about their personal spiritual issues. That said, a nostril stud is acceptable, and hints of your tattoos can peek out from shirt sleeves. Anyone may wear makeup as long as it's street friendly (aka daywear), not creepy or punk. Gentle gothiness is absolutely fine. We can be stylish, but we must above all be accessible and help our customers feel comfortable with us. We're already different from them because we are magical practitioners, so a "normal" disguise is useful to help them feel at ease.
Base pay:$16.35 an hour. We have daily weekly and monthly cash bonuses.
1. Strong Sales Skills
Sales Associate responsibilities include but are not limited to:
3. Customer service/face-to-face
4. Weekly Inventory Maintenance
5. Online / In store customer order management
6. Microsoft Word doc & Excel spreadsheet editing
1. Positive and energetic
2. Good at multi-tasking, prioritizing & utilizing checklists
3. Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills (Spanish is a plus)
6. Like a holistic and spiritual environment
1. Fluent, bi-lingual speaker (Spanish / English)
2. Previous work experience at a Botanica or spiritual/holistic environment.
Send us a cover letter answering the following questions & give us a brief paragraph about yourself.
1-Do you have any experience, understanding or interest in any spiritual practices or holistic health/healing? This means experience or knowledge of candles, magical herbs, oils etc.
2-Do you have any retail sales experience?
3-What are your hours & availability to work? We are a retail store, hours are 10am-630pm Monday-Saturday, these are the hours we are looking to fill.
4-Do you drive/have your own personal vehicle? Would you be willing to assist in picking up merchandise from our vendors occasionally?
We will call back interested resumes only.
Candidates with a personal vehicle highly desirable for additional work responsibilities.**
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