Jobs at Neighborly

Neighborly is an ethically sourced, design-driven shop offering home goods, artwork, and gifts for urban Midwesterners. Neighborly sources many of its products from small, independent craftspeople and takes care to find products that fit our particular aesthetic style, are affordable and functional. It began in 2012 and currently operates two brick and mortar locations in Wicker Park and Lincoln Square, as well as a seasonal mini-shop on the Chicago Riverwalk. Please visit our "About" and "Mission" pages for more about Neighborly.

Neighborly is currently in an exciting growth period. We have recently added our Wicker Park shop as a permanent location and as a result of our expansion are hiring for the following positions...


Wicker Park Senior Retail Associate

Neighborly seeks to hire a senior retail associate for its Wicker Park location in our brick and mortar retail shop. The job candidate must be up to the challenge of providing exceptional customer service and assisting in managing a small team of retail associates, while completing the day-to-day tasks required to maintain a retail shop.

This is a 30-40 hr/week, paid hourly position. This position will (always) require evening and Saturday hours as these are our busiest times in retail. If 40 hrs/wk is desired, Sundays will also be required.

Demonstrated past experience in a retail environment is a must. The majority of this role's responsibility is to provide customer service to the shop's visitors and is a good fit for someone ready to take on the next step from a sales associate role. Persons that thrive in a small business working environment and have the confidence and initiative to be a good leader are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an upbeat attitude when providing customer service, feel comfortable wearing many hats, be a quick learner, be very organized and pay close attention to detail. They must have an eye for well-designed and quality-made products and be current with home color and style trends.

This position will be a direct assistant to the business owner and operations manager, and is an integral asset to our small team. The position will function as the on-site day-to-day location manager in the following ways:

> Independently staff retail store; Offer exceptional customer service, greeting each customer that comes in the shop, assisting with product information and recommendations, and facilitating an easy shopping and checkout experience.

> Manage inventory; restock and merchandise inventory on floor, establishing checks to know when more product needs to be ordered or transferred from other locations, receive new product orders, communicate with vendors as needed to follow up on orders, report damages, etc.

> Learn in detail about products offered at our shop and our vendors.

> Delegate tasks to and manage retail assistants.

> Manage holiday/seasonal rotation of product displays.

> Maintain shop to be clean and orderly with help of retail associates.

> Assist with merchandising and window displays for holidays/seasonal promotions.

> Inventory and order office supplies as needed.

> Assist with staffing special events from time to time.

Neighborly offers competitive compensation, including benefits such as profit sharing bonuses, paid time off, and employee discounts. 

No calls or walk-ins, submit via email only to with the subject "Senior Retail Associate". Please include your résumé and a short note about why you (not ChatGPT) would like to work at Neighborly.

Neighborly is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, age, citizenship status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.