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Retail Positions:

Search + Rescue Denim Co.is accepting applications for both full and part-time Retail positions in our Granville Island Store. We are a Vancouver based manufacturer and retailer of premium aprons and accessories for a variety of industries. We have a diverse customer base of barbers, hairstylists, bartenders, tattoo artists, woodworkers and all kinds of artists, but Granville Island also draws a large number of tourists into our shop.

The Company: We operated as an online store for 4 years before opening our retail location on Granville Island in September 2016. Search + Rescue Denim Co. specialises in premium made-to-order aprons that are able to be completely customised. It is a fun and collaborative workspace and is known for the great care we take with clients and employees alike.

  • Our bright and newly renovated flagship store on Granville Island is looking for a fresh pair of eyes to improve in-store merchandising, help organise and staff shop events and help drive new customers to the store.
  • We believe in specialising in a premium product to provide our customers with the best apron they’ll ever own.

The Position: We are looking for friendly and engaging retail staff, particularly with an interest in marketing and events. The position calls for someone with outstanding retail, sales and customer service experience to elevate the retail experience for our customers to further grow and develop with our small but growing business.

We are open 7 days a week, usually from 10-6 however during the Summer we are looking to expand our opening hours so can offer anything from 4 hours a week to 40 and these can be built around other jobs or responsibilities.

Why work with us?

  • We are a growing business with serious opportunities for personal development and expanding roles and responsibilities. We are offering the unique opportunity to take our retail store to the next level and work closely with customers, clients and the production team to outfit some of the best tattoo artists, bartenders, stylists and artists in the business.
  • We are a close-knit and hard-working small team who enjoy celebrating even the smallest successes and encouraging one another daily. Karaoke nights, staff BBQs, pot luck lunches and craft nights occur frequently and our monthly ‘slush fund’ treats us to occasional ‘shop beers’, fresh fruit and veg for staff snacking, great coffee and of course a steady stream of Lee’s famous donuts. When we started S+R we wanted to create a place that we would actually want to come to work!
  • We don’t make you work Christmas, Boxing Day or New Years Day and we are flexible with time off and personal schedules. The work environment is casual while still being committed to the efficiency and success of the business.
  • Due to a recent restructuring of the company this is an exciting opportunity to develop new store processes, marketing plans and much more.

Requirements:

  • It is absolutely essential that you are a motivated and dynamic individual who is happy to self-direct as confidently as follow instructions and work with others.
  • We’re looking for someone friendly, outgoing and able to engage with a diverse customer base.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Impeccable organisational skills with an attention to detail.
  • Must have confident communication, language and writing skills.
  • An interest and/or experience in events, merchandising, social media marketing and sales would be a bonus.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide an exceptional customer service experience, establish a rapport with customers, actively engage with the clientele.
  • Further create and implement systems to make the store run smoothly (inven tory tracking, ordering merchandise, etc.)
  • Determine product demand and customer awareness
  • Develop pricing strategies to maximise return on investment
  • Coordinate marketing campaigns and events with sales activities
  • Create a welcoming and tidy environment for customers while merchandising the store to maximise sales.
  • Perform opening and closing duties as well as regular cleaning duties with the rest of the team.
  • Assist in final stages of production (quality control, trimming, tagging and shipping)
  • Build a productive and collaborative working relationship with other staff members
  • Aid with hiring and training support retail staff when necessary
  • Monitor and report on customer satisfaction
  • Commit to the promotion and success of the brand to meet sales targets.

The Location: Search + Rescue Denim Co. is based on Granville Island near downtown Vancouver. With excellent public transport links, amazing food options and beautiful views this is a great place to work. Plus - how many workplaces can you make your daily commute by aquabus?!

Please send your CV, cover letter and references to Sarah Bromfield (COO) at sarah@searchandrescuedenim.com

Production Positions:

Search & Rescue Denim Co is accepting applications for a full or part-time Sewer/Sewist/Seamstress in our workroom at our Granville Island store. 

Qualifications and Expectations:
- Friendly; able to work within a small team environment
- Strong understanding of garment construction and sewing procedures
- 1-2 years of industrial sewing experience
- Flexibility to work with a growing small business
- Impeccable organizational skills with an attention to detail

Key Responsibilities:
- Work with our production team to assist in all stages of garment production: preparing and cutting fabric, serging, pressing, sewing, quality control, finishing, trimming, leather work, packaging, etc (will train)
- Assist with daily & weekly cleaning duties
- Build a productive and collaborative working relationship with other staff members
- Commit to the promotion and success of the brand

Compensation is based on experience.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to our Production Manager, Joy at production@searchandrescuedenim.com


Other available positions:

We are always interested in hearing from people who can help grow our brand and business. If you are interested in any of the following please feel free to reach out to us:

  • Temporary relief production work - sewing, prepping, cutting, leatherwork, etc.
  • Part-time leatherwork - approx 12 hours a week spread over 2-4 days
  • Job experience and internships
  • Freelance marketing and sales
  • Blog posts and newsletter articles
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