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      Job Posting: Store Assistant Manager

      Job Posting: Store Assistant Manager

      Come join our team! 

      Thank you for your interest in working at Kindred Post! We’re a creative, quirky workplace rooted in art, community, and social justice. And we care very much about the people who work with us! If you love people and mail and neighborhood vibes; if you’ve got a keen attention to detail and enjoy the satisfaction of efficiency; if you laugh at puns and like tiny post office concerts and adding your creative mark on this big bad beautiful world, then we can’t wait to meet you.

      We are hiring for a full-time Store Assistant Manager. Please see below for more details.


      Store Assistant Manager
      The Store Assistant Manager is a full-time, permanent position at Kindred Post, and has a leadership role in operations, product management, sales, and staffing. The ideal candidate will be both creative and highly organized, able to manage multiple priorities, and someone who enjoys solving problems. The scope of work can range between basic retail transactions to curating art for our collection to hosting community events. Candidate must possess strong communication skills, ability to provide excellent customer service, attention to detail, and a knack for having fun. Experience in a retail setting is a plus but not required; we will train the right person! The Store Assistant Manager has the opportunity to grow into the Store Manager position. Starts at $16-$19/hour, depending on experience. Full position description here.

      TO APPLY:

      Please send ONE HAIKU, a RESUME, and a LETTER that tells us about yourself and why you'd be a good fit for Kindred Post. 
      Send questions and applications to hello@kindredpost.com.

      We will begin interviews after August 15th; applications received by then will receive priority consideration. The position will remain open until we find the right fit.

      Yes, we're open!

      Yes, we're open!

      Your health, our health, and our community's health is of the utmost importance to us! Thanks for your patience as we make changes to our public offerings. 

      Here's what's new: 

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      BIPOC-owned Businesses in Juneau, Alaska

      BIPOC-owned Businesses in Juneau, Alaska
      One of the easiest and most sustainable ways to empower BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities is to support BIPOC-owned businesses. With our followers' help, we've compiled a list for our city: Juneau, Alaska. We know this is not an exhaustive list, and some folks have been left off intentionally. Please use it merely as a point of departure and as a framework for thinking about how your dollars can build racial equity. Thank you for making these small but important choices. 

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      A Note from the Owner

      A Note from the Owner

      by Christy NaMee Eriksen

      Once at an art market I bought a zine from the girl next to me. Then she came to my table and bought some of my poems. I bought stickers from another guy and he bought a book from another and we joked that we were just passing the same $20 around.

      The same thing happens when you buy from small local businesses. Artists shop at Kindred Post and we buy their art to add to our collection. Parents shop at Kindred Post and we donate to their kids' dance team. We get our office supplies on Front street. We get our insurance on Seward street. Between my employees and I, we get a drink or eat out on Franklin street like 12 days a week, lol. When you spend your money locally, you allow us to earn money locally and then we spend money locally and we all make an honest joyful living, passing the same $20 around.

      And local businesses are run by local people. We don’t call you customers, we call you our community. We love you. We’re all closed right now not just bc we're mandated but bc we give all the damns about you. We want you to be safe!

      But I’m gonna be real with you. Small business owners are feeling some titanic level stress right now. Like, these ships are... sinking. We wonder will there be enough lifeboats for everyone? Should we play music on the deck? Something calm and cheerful so the passengers don’t panic?

      You may have heard about the near cancellation (likely complete cancellation) of a cruise ship season for Juneau. It’s the right thing to do. AND it is a catastrophe for our friends in the tourism industry. AND it will also hurt non-tourism businesses like us who pass their metaphorical $20 around.

      A lot of the problem has to do with the cost of rent for a tourism district and other seasonal variables that may just plain change in the future, but for now many of us are grappling with business plans and annual budgets that do not and will not make cents (pun always intended). This is a delicate time of year for local downtown businesses because our winter expenses naturally eat up our reserve and our cash flow is lower because of upfront costs of inventory for summer. But the most crucial piece is the loss of cruise ship season revenue, which many downtown businesses rely on in order to stay open year round.

      I recognize that things are hard for everyone in every circumstance right now. I can't even begin to imagine the stress you are each uniquely under. Our gravity is everywhere, below us above us beside us! And still we are asked to rise. It feels impossible sometimes.

      But if you have capacity, for example if you are still securely employed, and if you're looking for something you can control in the midst of chaos, or a way to help in a sea of helplessness: please consider creating your own stimulus package by investing in the small businesses you love. Buy goods, buy services, buy gift certificates, hell even just donate money with no strings attached and tell them you believe in them.

      I know your money will return to you, because that’s just how local economy works.

      It’s not a spreadsheet, it’s a relationship. It’s a perpetual, wonderful debt.

      Let’s owe each other forever.

      Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions

      Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions

      Kindred Post Frequently Asked Questions

      Hello friends,

      We're here to answer your current Frequently Asked Questions!

      Are y'all open?

      At www.kindredpost.com, yes, always! We're fulfilling orders everyday.

      At 145 S Franklin we are currently closed to walk-in customers. 

      I shopped online! Can I pick up an order at the store instead of having it mailed?

      Yes! We offer curbside no contact pick-ups. After you order, you'll receive an immediate confirmation. Once we've compiled your order, we'll email you to let you know it's ready and our hours/no contact process for pick-up. 

      How long will my order take?

      Please allow 1-3 days for us to gather your items and contact you for pick-up or prepare them for the mail. The shipping speed you choose at checkout includes these 1-3 days for us to process your order in our estimates.

      Are you "doing mail"? 

      We are not processing mail for the public at this time. We do, however, have stamps on our website for you to purchase and you can arrange a no contact pick-up or have them shipped to you. 

      If you have a postal account with us, please email us to arrange a no contact drop-off.

      We want to support you! How can we help?

      Thank you! This is a turbulent time for us so we appreciate you looking out. Always secure your own oxygen mask first before assisting others!

      If you feel safe and have the capacity, shopping online or buying gift certificates keeps our team employed and our business forging ahead. We'll also be posting some free ways that you can help support our work in the coming days. We appreciate you <3