Ann Arbor, MI
*This notice is for openings at the Ann Arbor location only.
Vault of Midnight is a globally recognized, award winning comic shop based out of Michigan. We are currently seeking someone highly awesome, highly efficient, and highly motivated as a full-time sales associate for our flagship location in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
WE BELIEVE IN RETAIL
And you should too. In a world turning increasingly digital, where more and more interactions happen online from the confines of your personal devices, we believe more than ever in the value of human-to-human interaction. We believe that going out into the world and visiting a beautifully kept, meticulously stocked, well staffed, brick and mortar business may well be crucial for the social viability of the human race. For real. We are looking for teammates who share that goal and view and want to be a part of it.
As such, Vault of Midnight offers a competitive benefits package:
- Merit-based raises and compensation assessed regularly
- Healthcare for full-time staff (at least 30 hours/week) after 90 days
- Simple IRA plans with up to 3% matched contributions from Vault of Midnight
- Profit-based bonuses
- Paid time off for major holidays
- Paid vacation, sick, and personal days after one year of employment
Not to mention a pretty sweet discount on comic books and the rest of the stuff we sell.
"But what's a sales associate?" you might ask. "That sure sounds like some fangled corporate speak and I find that unappealing and dehumanizing!" No, not at all those things! The duties required are fairly straight-forward:
Checking out customers using a cash register
Store beautification maintenance (some light cleaning, merchandizing, etc.)
Filing out comic books using Vault of Midnight's proprietary "Alphabet of Midnight" system.
Inventory management, receiving, and shipping
Extreme customer service.
*not an exhaustive list--other duties may be required
We can't really stress that last point enough. Applicants should be prepared to go the extra light-year in the service of our customers, whom we worship as if they were gods. This "service" might range from tasks as simple as hunting down an item in the shop, setting up special orders, and making life-changing recommendations to more complex, seemingly never-ending accommodations that baffle the mind and challenge the spirit.
Knowledge of comic books (of every stripe), board games, vinyl collectibles, and pop culture in general is great, but NOT necessarily prohibitive for application. All of that stuff is excellent and can be learned because it's fun and wonderful; what is harder for us to teach is the ability to communicate with customers clearly and effectively, to have a positive attitude, to be able to multi-task, etc. Applicants should come armed with those skills already.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Retail Sales Experience
Familiarity with Point-Of-Sale systems. Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics RMS is a plus.
Clean appearance, hygiene, personal presentation, etc.
At least 18 years old (interacting with occasionally mature material)
The ability to do several things at once or "Multitask."
Independently motivated: those that need constant direction throughout the day or who can't keep themselves busy (after a training period) throughout a shift NEED NOT APPLY.
Compensation starts at $9/hour through a probationary period, with raises assessed to $10/hour after ninety days of employment. Vault of Midnight also compensates staff using a custom merit-based system (mentioned above) whereby added tasks and responsibilities are directly tied to raises and compensation. The more stuff we put you in charge of, the more we pay you!
Applicants should reply to this ad by sending a resume (including references) with cover letter as well as hours of availability to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DO NOT BRING IN PHYSICAL COPIES OF YOUR DOCUMENTS TO VAULT OF MIDNIGHT. INABILITY TO FOLLOW THE BASIC INSTRUCTIONS LAID OUT BY THIS AD WILL IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFY YOUR APPLICATION.