The Curious Bear: Retail Associate

Curious Bear Book Nook

We’re looking for new friends who want to work hard, laugh a lot, and help our customers (and each other) celebrate all of life’s milestones. If you enjoy playing with toys, games, and puzzles, have kids or just love kids, and give amazing product recommendations, you might be a great fit!

Our main requirements are that you understand the importance of amazing customer service, bring a positive, upbeat attitude to the shop each day, and consistently show up when you are scheduled. All other on-the-job skills are trainable!  

What will I be doing? 

First and foremost, you are ensuring every single customer who walks into one of our stores has an exceptional experience from the moment they step in. You will welcome customers, provide product knowledge and recommendations if needed, check out customers using our POS system, wrap gifts, assist in merchandising the store, and help keep the stores clean. 

Hours & Availability 

  • Must be available to work weekends
  • Must be available to work during during the holidays (we are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day) 
  • Our current hours are 11am-6pm Monday through Saturday and 11am-4pm Sundays, but these hours may fluctuate with holidays 

When applying, please be sure to let us know your availability and number of hours desired per week. 

Compensation starts at $15/hr but is negotiable based on experience. The Kindship offers an employer-matched 401k plan to all employees. You will also receive a generous discount on all shops in our portfolio (Paper Luxe, The Crest Home, The Curious Bear, and Little Luxe Baby.)  Full-time employees also qualify for paid vacation time after a probationary period. Sick time is accrued per state law.


Complete our job application here (PDF) and email it to us at with THE CURIOUS BEAR JOBS as the subject line.