Durham Weekend Shopkeep / Retail Sales Associate

The ZEN Succulent is a neighborhood plant shop full of unique greenery and handcrafted gifts from emerging makers. We feature modern terrariums, workshops, and a DIY terrarium bar. At The ZEN Succulent you'll be a part of a small team of hard working, friendly people with a passion for plants, modern home decor and intentional gifting. As the Durham Weekend Shopkeep / Retail Sales Associate, you are responsible for upholding our brand's customer experience by providing plant knowledge & recommendations, assisting customers with our DIY Terrarium Bar & potting plants, preparing the shop for the weekend, keeping up with inventory and restocking shelves with merchandise, watering and pruning plants to keep them healthy and beautiful, as well as assisting with plant styling and providing feedback for our customers in order to reach our sales goals.

The Job: 2 days / 13 hours a week (Saturdays and Sundays)

The Location: Downtown Durham, North Carolina at our storefront located at 125 E. Parrish Street. Suite 100 A. 

Basic Responsibilities: Opening and closing the storefront, caring for & pruning plants, assisting customers with plant recommendations,  inventory coordination, cleaning and restocking the DIY Terrarium Bar in real time and for the week ahead, customer sales & service, shop upkeep, and creating content for social media use on instagram and instagram stories.

Requirements: Must  be 18 years of age or older with your own transportation to storefront location. Must have an appreciation / passion for plants,  friendly personality, be warm and outgoing. Must be organized, efficient, and preferably willing to model for in-store photoshoots and creating content for social media use on instagram and instagram stories (examples seen on our Instagram feed). Prior indoor plant knowledge & retail experience is a plus (but not required, and will be taught in the position). Also, easy access to downtown Durham (living in downtown Durham is a plus).

To Apply: Send an email to with the subject "The ZEN Succulent Durham Weekend Shopkeep." Please attach your resume and provide a cover letter to give us a sense of who you are, your relevant retail/ e-commerce experience, and why you think you would be a good fit for The ZEN Succulent. Links to your Pinterest and/or Instagram account (and blog if you have one) are a plus for us and give us a great idea of your aesthetic and personality, but not required. No phone inquiries, please. 

Makers & fellow artisans welcomed to apply.