We're Hiring

To apply for any of these positions; email your resume and cover letter to beth@thesouthlooploft.com  


 

SHOWROOM SALES + PROJECT MANAGER

 

 South Loop Loft is currently recruiting for a Showroom Sales Associate for our Chicago Showroom. South Loop Loft is a high end home furnishings showroom dedicated to bringing hard to find vintage furniture and decor to todays modern home. 

 Our store culture is built upon excellence and attentiveness on several levels: In selling, in Client Service, In showroom Presentation, and Product Care. Our showroom is a creative and engaging work environment that inspires clients and employees, alike. 

We are passionate about the process of sourcing unique, vintage furnishings, presenting our product and sharing the story of South Loop Loft with our clients. 

JOB PURPOSE: 

  A Sales Associate is responsible for growing our business through excellence in selling, customer service, client follow up, product care and preparation, and showroom merchandising and maintenance. 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    •    Greet, Engage + Assist Clients in the shop and virtually 

    •    Uphold excellence in service and selling 

    •    Establish lasting Client relationships through thorough outreach and timely follow up;

    •    Grow client and designer base  

    •   Assist with the daily operations and running of the showroom

    •    Perform store opening and closing duties.

    •         Maintain showroom standards of cleanliness, organization and style 

    •         Execute necessary processes to get new inventory showroom ready 

    •         Process, Clean, Price and Merchandise New Inventory 

    •    Write daily business recaps.

    •     Coordinate with Delivery Partners for timely shipping, receiving and local delivery 

    •         Manage Relationships + Projects with Restoration Vendors

    •    Partner with the store team to execute, achieve and exceed the goals of the store.

    •         Update Inventory status on our SquareSpace Website and 3rd Party Sites: Chairish, Etsy 

    •    Accurately execute operational tasks such as ringing sales, receiving stock, shipping merchandise and maintaining the look of the showroom.

    •    Participate in special store functions as directed by the store leader; such as floor sets, client events, store meetings and physical inventory.

    •    Any other responsibilities as assigned by management.

    •    Work on special projects as needed.

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

    •    Proven abilityto deliver excellent Client Service and achieve sales goals 

    •    Ability to articulately tell the story of the brand through product knowledge + passion for design 

    •    Willingness to follow direction and work as part of a team

    •    Ability to work one step ahead of problems 

     •       An active self starter with a proficiency at multi-tasking, prioritizing, time management and organizing

    •        Ability to continuously stand or walk.

    •        Ability to bend, squat, climb stairs and lift frequently

    •        Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.

    •        Ability to independently operate and climb a ladder

    •        Microsoft Windows proficiency, especially Word and Excel

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

    •       1+ years of luxury retail client service and sales experience, preferably in interiors/home furnishings

    •        Valid Drivers License

    •        Strong contacts in and knowledge of the local interior design community is preferred

    •        Regular Weekend Availability 

    •        Part Time Availability of 20 hours a week with the potential to grow into a full time position 

    

    

 

This position is intended for someone who is interested in helping to grow our business and can be an integral and essential part of our small, hard working team - this is not just a sales position! Email beth@thesouthlooploft.com with a cover letter and resume. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/D/F/V

 

 

Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Internship

Location: Chicago

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Detail oriented and extremely organized
- Excellent written & oral communication skills
- Able to meet shifting deadlines
- Able to be a part of a start up team and take responsibility as needed
- Interest in design and interiors
- Proficient with Adobe Products and Microsoft Office
- Able to collaborate in a team environment and also work independently
- Availability of a minimum of 20 hours a week
- Ability to travel to our showroom in West Town a minimum of once a week

RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Supporting the marketing efforts in a variety of venues- including engaging on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, email campaigns and local projects
- Assisting with social media campaigns- including creating content, styling, collaborating with photographers, launching and engaging
- Updating and managing product content across E- Commerce channels
- Updating and Managing Image Gallery
- Research Brand Aligned Opportunities for Partnerships
- Support Customer Service Efforts
- Support E-Commerce Fulfillment Efforts: coordinate with shippers + Customers
- Be available for special events - including a minimum of one Saturday a month

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • A hands on, real life experience being an integral part of a growing business

  • The Potential for an oppportunity for Hire after Internship is Complete

  • Networking Opportunities and introductions in Chicago's Design + Creative Community

  • An opportunity to build community and create relationships with industry professionals 

  • Daily learning opportunities and mentorship 


Visual Merchandising + Project Management Internship 

Location: Chicago

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Detail oriented and extremely organized
- Excellent written & oral communication skills
- Able to meet shifting deadlines
- Able to be a part of a start up team and take responsibility as needed
- Interest in design and interiors
- Proficient with Adobe Products and Microsoft Office
- Able to collaborate in a team environment and also work independently
- Availability of a minimum of 20 hours a week
- Ability to travel to our showroom in West Town a minimum of twice a week

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with visual displays, including styling table tops, gallery walls + layout of larger inventory 
  • Assist with signage and marketing materials 
  • Assist with implementing Holiday Decor + Styling 
  • Coordinate with photographers and other creative for photo shoots
  • Assist with styling for photo shoots
  • Complete Inventory Tasks
  • Responsible for maintenance of display and products 
  • Updating and managing product content 
  • Responsible for maintaining visual standards in showroom 
  • Coordinate and Assist with order fulfillment + deliveries to showroom 
  • Support E-commerce Efforts 
  • Be Available for Special Events + Photo Shoots 
  • Project Manage Product Development: Upholstery, Framing, Painting, etc. 
  • Coordinate with other professionals for restoration of inventory 
  • Research Leads for Product Development and Improvement 
  • Assist with acquisition of local art  + photography 
  • Manage Wholesale Accounts 
  • Research Brand Aligned opportunities 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • A hands on, real life experience being an integral part of a growing business

  • The Potential for an ppportunity for Hire after Internship is Complete

  • Networking Opportunities and introductions in Chicago's Design + Creative Community

  • An opportunity to build community and create relationships with industry professionals 

  • Daily learning opportunities and mentorship 


Event Planning Internship

LOcation: Chicago  

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Detail oriented and extremely organized
- Excellent written & oral communication skills
- Able to meet shifting deadlines
- Able to be a part of a start up team and take responsibility as needed
- Interest in design and interiors
- Proficient with Adobe Products and Microsoft Office
- Able to collaborate in a team environment and also work independently
- Availability of a minimum of 15 hours a week
- Ability to travel to our showroom in West Town a minimum of once a weekResponsibilities

Responsibilities: 

- coordinate event logistics, including set up and styling
- communicate with vendors, clients and other event related personnel via email, phone
- Assist with site visits, sales and promotion
- marketing outreach
- Support the expansion of our Events branch via research and outreach
- Assist with set up, styling, organization of event supplies and tear down
-Maintain up-to-date event documents including site-schedule forms and action plans
- Procure, Organize and Manage supplies for events

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • A hands on, real life experience being an integral part of a growing business

  • The Potential for an Opportunity for Hire after Internship is Complete

  • Networking Opportunities and introductions in Chicago's Design + Creative Community

  • An opportunity to build community and create relationships with industry professionals 

  • Daily learning opportunities and mentorship