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Assistant Sales Manager/Key Holder at Super Silver

Super Silver is a small but growing locally owned chain of sterling silver jewelry stores, with locations in Santa Cruz, Capitola, and Sacramento. Our small company is continuously expanding to provide new opportunities, including an evolving online branch.

We are looking for hard-working employees with a positive attitude who enjoy sales and customer interaction!

Assistant Sales Manager Requirements
Full time position
-References required (2-5)
-Previous management experience preferred(1.5+ years)
-Previous retail sales experience required(2+ years)
-Previous experience with high volume sales
-Previous register and keyholding experience
-Willing to work at multiple locations within Santa Cruz and Capitola with reliable transportation
-Ability to manage a sales floor
-Ability to manage multiple employees and keep them on task
-Must be able to rapidly adapt to changing circumstances
-Must have strong time management capabilities
-Must be a fast learner
-Must be hardworking
-Must be able to multitask
-Must have a positive attitude
-Must be able to effectively communicate with upper management
-Must be comfortable talking to customers
-Must be comfortable with math
-Must be able to lift 25lbs or more
-Must be able to stand for 8 hours
-Must be punctual

Keyholder Requirements
(Capitola Locations)
Full/Part time position
-Previous sales experience required (1-2 years)
-Previous register/keyholding experience preferred
-References required (2-3)
-Willing to work at multiple locations within Santa Cruz and Capitola with reliable transportation
-Ability to work well with others
-Must have strong time management capabilities
-Must be able to rapidly adapt to changing circumstances
-Must be able to multitask
-Must be a fast learner
-Must be hardworking
-Must be able to effectively communicate with upper management
-Must be comfortable talking to customers
-Must be comfortable with math
-Must be able to lift 25lbs or more
-Must be able to stand for 8 hours
-Must be punctual

-Health Benefits *
-Paid Time Off *
-Sick Days *
-IRA Plan*
-Generous Employee Discounts
( * = Determined on position within company and experience.)

Compensation: DOE

If you feel you meet these requirements and are ready to work in a fun, fast paced environment, please reply with your resume and references. These positions will start immediately, once we find the right candidate so you must have open availability and be a fast learner. Please ask for Alana/Daisy, if you choose to drop off your resume in store, though online submissions are great also!
Assistant sales manager is a 40+ hour/week position
Keyholder is a 30+ hour/week position
Sales associate is a 15+hour/week position

Full-time / Part-time


How To Apply
Please summit your resume to

Volunteer Coordinator at Homeless Garden Project

Overview of the Homeless Garden Project
The Homeless Garden Project (HGP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 1990 and based in Santa Cruz, California, that provides job training, transitional employment and support services to individuals experiencing homelessness. Our programs take place on our 3.5-acre organic farm and related social enterprises. In complement, HGP operates a thriving community education and volunteer program serving nearly 3,000 people each year.

HGP is currently going through an exciting period of growth, preparing to move our farm from its temporary 3.5-acre site to a permanent 9.5-acre site on City of Santa Cruz Pogonip park land. The transition to Pogonip Farm will triple the organization’s capacity to transform lives and build community connections through a public-private partnership.
Serving as a national model, Pogonip Farm will be the heart of HGP’s dynamic agriculture program to provide job training for people who are experiencing homelessness, volunteer opportunities for community members and land stewardship through organic farming.

In 2019, nearly 3,000 volunteers participated in our programs. In addition to its educational purpose, this program functions to break down social barriers and build community bridges, reducing stereotypes of people who are experiencing homelessness, and creating a positive social support network.

We seek an enthusiastic, outgoing, resourceful and organized person skilled in volunteer management, outreach, and building partnerships. The ideal candidate will also have an interest in agriculture and social enterprises and a sincere commitment to ending homelessness. The Volunteer Coordinator will work to create a thriving community of enthusiastic and engaged volunteers working in partnership with HGP to achieve our mission.

Under the supervision of the Director of Operations, the Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for managing the volunteer and community education programs, engaging nearly 3,000 volunteers annually.

• Oversee the volunteer programming at HGP’s farm, retail store, administrative office, and special events.
• Recruit volunteers through various channels including email communications, online postings, community gatherings and other speaking opportunities, local media, and outreach to local organizations.
• Build strong relationships with community partners to leverage volunteer recruitment and engagement opportunities.
• Serve as the primary point of contact for all volunteers.
• Provide volunteer supervision on-site at HGP’s farm, store, and office, as needed.
• Manage efforts to track and improve volunteer satisfaction and retention.
• Maintain volunteer databases, tracking volunteer contact information, hours worked, waiver completion, and areas of interest.
• Coordinate relationships between HGP staff and volunteers, including identifying staff needs for volunteers. Create and distribute job descriptions for needed volunteer positions in response to staff needs.
• Support social media, web and mass email initiatives.
• Provide tours and orientations to community members about HGP’s mission and goals, activities and volunteer opportunities.
• Manage HGP’s internship program, including for UC Santa Cruz undergraduates., and other regional and local universities.
• Lead the planning and implementation of large annual work days at the farm for 100+ volunteers, including Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Cesar Chavez Day.
• Manage the recruitment and training of ~50-100 volunteers to staff HGP’s annual holiday store from Thanksgiving to Christmas each year.
• Manage volunteer recognition activities, including bi-annual events.
• Develop new initiatives to enhance our community educational and service enterprise impacts
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills with diverse audiences through in-person, in writing, by phone, and via social media channels.
• Strong computing skills in database, spreadsheet, word processing, cloud-based applications, social media, online research and/or communication tools.
• Excellent organization and administration skills and experience with systems for maintaining personal and team focus and priorities.
• Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative, and be resourceful within a collaborative group culture.
• Multicultural experience and/or competency.
• Flexibility and a sense of humor.
• Requires ability to occasionally work early morning hours, evening hours and weekends

The ideal candidate will also have the following preferred qualifications:
• At least one year of nonprofit volunteer management or community organizing experience.
• Demonstrated success in developing community partnerships and relationships.
• Existing strong connections and relationships in the Santa Cruz community.
• Experience in event planning.
• Experience working in agricultural and/or retail settings.


The annual compensation range for this position is $40,000 – $45,000. HGP offers health benefits as well as paid vacation, sick time, and holidays.

How To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to Claude Rosen, Director of Operations, at We will review materials and schedule interviews on a rolling basis.


Sales Associate at Dell Williams Jewelers

Fine jewelry retail sales associate for long-standing, locally-owned and operated business. Flexible scheduling from 3 to 5 days per week with room for advancement. Looking for someone with strong interpersonal skills who is enthusiastic, patient, reliable, motivated, and dynamic. Must be highly organized with the ability to multitask. Retail and/or hospitality experience is desirable but not required. A desire to connect with individuals and the ability to build relationships is paramount along with a commitment to community and to providing impeccable service and a positive customer experience alongside our friendly and supportive team.



How To Apply

Part-Time Retail Sales Associate at Shilshol

Shilshol is hiring a Part-time Retail Sales Associate for our boutique in downtown Santa Cruz

Shilshol is a growing retail shop and design studio. Today, Shilshol has an eCommerce business, local and regional wholesale partnerships and one retail shop in downtown Santa Cruz. If you are passionate about design, emerging and independent brands and makers, and providing out-of-this-world kind and knowledgeable customer service, we want to hear from you!

This is not your typical retail job - we are looking for someone who wants to learn more about our business operations and assist Alaina with some light office administrative work and tasks related to our bag production.

We are proud to offer our Retail Sales Associates the following benefits and perks:
Compensation - $18/hour
Experience in an entrepreneurial environment and learning about makers and design
Set schedule (Saturdays and Sundays, 12 - 15 hours per week) with opportunity for additional hours during the holiday season
30% employee discount
Bonuses for reaching set sales goals

As a Retail Sales Associate you will be responsible for:
Opening and closing duties
Greeting and consulting with customers to understand their needs and preferences regarding products
Demonstrating brand knowledge of all things Shilshol and other merchandise we carry
Assisting customers with purchase decisions and making sure they leave with something they will love
Collecting payment using the store point of sale system, including cash handling
Placing special orders
Light cleaning and organizing
Light bag production work, including cutting pattern pieces, setting hardware, etc.
Receiving merchandise
Website updating
Packaging online orders and Shilshol wholesale orders
Performing other duties as assigned

Requirements to apply:
Must be 18 years or older
Must be available weekends
Must be able to lift 20 lbs
Must be comfortable working independently, plus opening and closing the shop alone.

More About Shilshol:
After building a career in corporate America, Alaina Birch took a chance and left it all behind to focus on what she loves -- making bags. She founded Shilshol, a handmade bag and accessory line, in 2018. All of Shilshol’s bags are designed, cut, sewn and finished at the design studio and retail shop in downtown Santa Cruz. You can also find Shilshol bags in some of the most beloved boutiques in Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Portland, Austin and more. Over time, Alaina started curating her favorite products alongside her handmade bags and accessories in the retail shop and online.

We are dedicated to keeping our team and our customers safe right now and have COVID-19 safety protocols in place to do so.

Shilshol is proud to be an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals. We will consider all people - minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Please email your resume to Alaina at



How To Apply
Please email your resume to Alaina at

Ice Cream Server at Sweet Curls Rolled Ice Cream

The Server’s role is to ensure that each and every customer is served in a friendly, professional, and timely manner. This includes greeting customers, processing customer orders through the POS system, and fulfilling customer order including making ice creams and drinks.

• Greet all customers in a friendly and welcoming manner
• Fulfill customer requests with purchases
• Make and serve ice cream, parfaits
• Make and serve drinks
• Record customer orders into the POS System
• Perform returns and special transactions through the POS System
• Cleaning duties in the front and back of the shop
• Clean the customer patio area, when necessary
• Notify management of all customer and POS System issues
• Perform other related duties as requested

Minimum Qualifications:
• Previous prep/kitchen experience: preferable, but not required
• Able to stand on your feet for long periods and perform physically demanding tasks
• Have a Food Handler’s card (*You can acquire this after you receive a job offer)
• Have neat appearance, and superb customer focus
• Able to Lift Minimum of 25 lbs.

We offer:
• Internal Training
• Employee Assistance
• Opportunities for Growth
• Full time/Part time
• $12 + Tips


$12 + tips

How To Apply
Fill in application on our website:
Or email your resume: