Louisville is a good place to be this summer for shoppers looking for deep discounts on top designer labels. From June 23 to July 9, 2017, the Gilt Pop-Up Store will be back at The Paddock Shops with premium brands of all manner of merchandise available starting at 70% off the retail price.

The Gilt Pop-Up Store sells housewares, furniture, clothing, and accessories for all ages. There’s no telling what you’ll find as the nearby distribution center makes room for new inventory. Normally, these items are only available at Gilt.com. There are gowns, designer-label shoes of all sorts, and racks upon racks of premium clothing, along with kitchen wares, home decor, furniture, and more.

Summer seasonal help needed

Gilt is hiring 40 seasonal store associates to run the temporary designer outlet. This summer opportunity is ideal for students age 16 and over, teachers, or anyone looking for a great summer job, and it pays $11.50 an hour. There are both full-time and part-time positions available. Gilt is willing to work with people’s schedules.

Gilt is a company that puts emphasis on high energy fun. Their warehouse just outside of town is very intentional about their employees’ experience. Gilt provides a rec room with numerous games like ping-pong, pool, and cornhole along with brightly lit break areas seldom seen in a warehouse environment. Workers come back year after year to work for the store.

“The fun is mainly generated from the atmosphere and customer interactions,” says store manager Justin Gallagher. “We get people from all over with all sorts of personalities. It’s a fast-paced work environment requiring interaction with hundreds of people a day, so there is very little downtime.”

The Gilt Pop-Up Shop’s massive bargains mean folks line up, ready to shop even before the store opens each day. “It can feel like Black Friday most mornings.” The early part of the day, says Gallagher, “…is typically our highest rate of traffic, as customers know to come early to get the best items. It slows later in the day from 2 to 5 p.m.”

This is a job for people who have a lot of energy and are ready to jump in and be part of a dynamic team. Are you self-directed? Do you make a habit of seeing what needs to get done and getting to work? That’s the kind of attitude that would make you a great sales associate at the Gilt Pop-Up Shop. A cheerful can-do attitude is a must. Though retail experience is definitely a plus, it’s not the only quality the Gilt Pop-Up Shop is looking for in its employees.

It also doesn’t hurt if candidates want great deals on some of Gilt’s top-tier merchandise, as employees receive an additional 10% off the already super-low prices. If you find an item that’s already 90% off, and get 10% off that, you might pay as little at $9 for a $100 item.

If you look online, you’ll see scads of reviews from customers who found great deals over the last few years since the pop-up store popped up. Folks have been delighted by the sheer variety. It’s a place where you can pick up a leather sofa, a pair of heels, eclectic home decor, and that little black dress you’ve been hunting for all in a single trip.

At the end of the day, Gallagher says, employees can take over the stereo and blow off a little steam as they prep the floor for the next day. “When the store is closed to the public, and it’s time to clean up, I like to let the associates play what they want and turn it up.”

All an applicant needs for this position is a positive attitude and the ability to occasionally lift 50 pounds with assistance. Dates of employment will run from June 16 to July 14, enough time to save up for a significant vacation or put a good chunk of change away for college.

What’s next?

Applicants can go here and click the “Associate Selling” listing.

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