Sales Assistant

The Hub General Store

14.12.2017

Full-time
Collingwood

The Hub General Store opened its doors on the 9 December for the first time! This little gem of a building is full to the brim with life’s tools.

We have lovingly treated this quirky building to create three stunning spaces; the front room dedicated to Faye Toogood; the dramatic staircase leading to a Susan Knight installation of artworks; and the main Store which opens to the laneway out the back.

In the store you’ll find a treasure trove of everything from staple supplies of bread, milk, eggs and butter to stationery and kitchen, laundry, garden and personal provisions, which will keep you engaged for hours. All of this using found objects and vintage displays as our stage. This place is special!

We are about as proud of this beautiful little Store as we can be. It is the home of a dream that has been 15 years in the making and we will be open every day from 10am to 7pm at 36 Cambridge Street in Collingwood.

The Hub General Store is not your typical retail environment.

We encourage relaxed attentiveness with customers. If a customer wants to chat for an hour and learn about the products, the space, or just shoot the breeze, that’s fine by us! The space should be treated as a home away from home. If someone wants to sit at the kitchen table and read a book with a cup of tea, that’s no problem either.

In saying that, we still need to complete all the usual tasks to the highest standard. We need to dust, vacuum, restock and ensure the Store is always beautifully presented. There’s lots of nooks and crannies so a loving attention to detail is essential.

You’ll light the fire, pop the kettle on the stove and ensure Store always feeling welcoming. Just as the doors to a home are always open, so are ours. If we’re there, we’re happy for a customer to be too, even if we’re setting up or packing down for the day.

We bake on the weekends. Customers can relax, have a cup of tea, and enjoy a scone, or banana bread (baking skills not essential but highly regarded – at the very least, you’ll need to be able to follow a recipe!)

Retail skills such as POS, cash handling and exceptional customer service are of course, essential.

To explore what we’ve created, follow us on Instagram @thehubgeneralstore.

This special Store requires a unique person, if you think that's you, apply now to bec@thehubgeneralstore.com.au.

Application deadline: 13.01.2018