The Curious Bear: Retail Associate

Curious Bear Book Nook

Position: Retail Associate

Hours: 15-20 hours per week 

Location: The Curious Bear Toy & Book Shop in Fircrest, WA

Do you stay up to date on the latest and greatest board games? Are you in the know on what toys kids are actually into? Would you consider yourself still a kid at heart? If so, we think you might be a wonderful fit at The Curious Bear Toy & Book shop!


Position Overview & Responsibilities  

Currently, we are looking for a retail associate to help fill in on weekday shifts and, primarily, tackle the weekend crowd. Our retail associates are responsible for, but not limited, to the following: 

  • Creating an unforgettable experience for all customers, both in-store and online
  • Pulling online orders for local pickup or to be shipped
  • Learning the different lines and products carried by The Curious Bear
  • Working the registers
  • Designing eye-catching product displays
  • Receiving and tagging new inventory
  • Providing enthusiastic and engaging customer service
  • Creating a warm and friendly environment for shoppers
  • Taking and relaying special customer requests to management
  • Helping to track and upkeep inventory
  • Keeping the shop clean and tidy
  • Gift wrapping, upon request


The Ideal Candidate 

  • Will be highly detailed (the little things matter to us!)
  • Is able to multitask and problem solve in real time
  • Has previous retail experience (though this is not required)
  • Has a working knowledge of the Google Workspace (Docs, Drive, Forms, Sheets, etc.)
  • Will have a positive and team-oriented mindset



  • Must be available to work weekends (both Saturday and Sunday)
  • Must be able and willing to lift 40 lbs
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time


Hours and Availability 

We are currently looking for a retail associate to work weekends (Saturday and Sunday), with additional weekday hours available for the right person. Our standard operating hours are Monday-Saturday from 10am-6pm and on Sunday from 11am-4pm. 



  • Beginning pay is $16-$18 per hour, depending on experience
  • Employer matched 401k plan
  • Sick time (in compliance with state law) and paid time off (for full-time staff members working 36+ hours per week)
  • A generous employee discount to all Kindship shops (The Curious Bear, Paper Luxe, and Little Luxe)
  • The chance to work in a creative, positive, collaborative environment
  • On-the-job training to support your learning, development, and growth
  • The ability to become a leader at a quickly expanding local business with the opportunity to grow alongside it



Complete our job application here (PDF) and email it to us at with THE CURIOUS BEAR JOBS as the subject line. Please include a resume in your email, as well as a brief summary of why you’re applying.

Our company is proudly an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and encourage applicants from all walks of life to apply.