826LA Time Travel Mart Clerk

Job Description


826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this in mind we provide drop-in tutoring, field trips, after-school workshops, in-schools tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. All of our free programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student's power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.


The Time Travel Marts are storefront gift shops in the front of both 826LA writing centers in Echo Park and Mar Vista. The whimsical store sells unique items for time travelers as well as 826LA’s student publications. All funds raised in the store support the free writing and tutoring services 826LA provides at its centers and throughout Los Angeles at high-need public schools. The Time Travel Marts are central to 826LA’s fundraising strategy, brand identify, and volunteer outreach efforts. This also includes helping recruit students, teachers, donors, parents and the community at large.


826LA is looking to hire a part-time Time Travel Mart Clerk with the following experience and skills.


  • Has experience in retail and POS/cash-handling

  • Works well independently and as a member of a team

  • Multi-tasks and communicates effectively

  • Has excellent organizational skills

  • Has the ability to communicate to diverse communities

  • Knowledge of basic computer skills

  • Spanish language skills are strongly recommended

  • Believes enthusiastically in the mission of 826LA


Position responsibilities:


  • Perform opening and closing duties as well as daily functions of the TTM

  • Follow all store policies and procedures

  • Ensure all products are stocked and organized

  • Keep store clean and neat

  • Assist in production of store products and displays as needed

  • Act as an ambassador for 826LA’s mission, including recruiting volunteers

  • Assist with store-themed events

  • Fulfill online store orders and prepares shipments

  • Maintain store-related social media as needed

  • Reports to Store Coordinator

Please send your resume to [email protected]