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Part-time sales positions available now in our San Francisco & Oakland locations!

Foggy Notion began as a place founder Alissa Anderson could make and sell her own goods as well as those of her friends and other makers. Over the past 5 years, it has grown to include over 100 makers and a satellite shop in Oakland. Our specialty has become high-quality handmade apothecary products like organic skincare, soy candles, artisanal edibles, as well as home goods and accessories. Our goal is to connect our customers with the products and makers we care so deeply about, by sharing the stories behind the products and makers and educating them about materials, ingredients, and usage. Customer service is crucial to the success of our shop and what makes us stand out from other boutiques. We strive to be an inviting and calming environment full of good vibes and great smells, to create an inspiring sanctuary for customers and employees alike, and to provide a place to consistently pick up thoughtful and unique gifts.

We love hiring good folks with positive energy, enthusiasm, genuine warmth and friendliness, curiosity, organization, and attention to detail. Previous retail experience is welcomed and wonderful but not necessarily required.

Please send your resume, a short letter about how you heard about us and/or why you’d love to join our team, and your preferred number of days a week and any scheduling preferences to: A somewhat flexible schedule is preferred, occasionally working after-hour events and being able to cover/trade shifts with other employees as needed. Ideally you would be able to work 2-3 days a week, either entirely at one shop or open to working at both, and would be able to make a commitment though 2017.


Opening & closing the shop.

Shop vibes: Make sure it looks it’s best at all times, music playing, candles lit, etc. Provide a relaxed yet fun atmosphere. Answer customers’ questions about other local shops, restaurants, activities as needed. Answer the phone.

Register: Accept payments through our point-of-sale system, wrap products, assemble gift bags.

Product knowledge: Learn about all our products & makers and share this information with the customers in a friendly and helpful way.

Merchandising: Keep the shelves fully stocked, replace sold product, dust & clean product & testers as needed, space & face products. Help implement seasonal window displays.

Products: Receive, count, & price inventory as shipments arrive.

Online sales: Receive, pack, and ship online orders (SF shop only).

General shop cleaning: vacuuming/dusting/windows/etc.