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      Job Openings

      Job Openings

      Come join our team! At Kindred Post, we foster connection between art and community in order to cultivate a sense of belonging in our neighborhood and beyond. 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! Our team is fun, friendly, and hard-working - with each person making their unique mark on this big, beautiful world. Retail experience is not necessary; we are happy to train the right people! We can't wait to meet you!


      Full-Time or Part- Time Retail Associate / Specialist (DOE)

      This full-time or part-time, year-round Retail Specialist position assists in the general operations of Kindred Post. This position carries out basic duties in retail transactions, product management, sales, and event staffing. Retail Specialists assist with curating and ordering, as well as styling photos for media use as well. Candidate must possess ability to provide excellent customer service, pay attention to detail, work effectively and efficiently in a busy atmosphere, and have fun! Pay starts at $13/hour for Retail Associate and at $14/hour for a Retail Specialist. Full position descriptions here: Retail Associate  / Retail Specialist  

      Visual Merchandising Lead

      The Visual Merchandising Lead is a full-time, permanent position that assists in the general operations of Kindred Post, and plays an integral and creative role in the company's visual merchandising. This person works in collaboration with KP's leadership team to plan, design, and implement creative and strategic displays across the store (shop displays, window displays, signage, etc). The ideal candidate will have experience making displays, a reputation for meeting deadlines, a strong eye for aesthetics, and the ability to apply sales numbers and trends to their designs. This position also carries out basic duties in retail transactions, product management, and sales. Pay starts at $15-16/hour. Full position description here: Visual Merchandising Lead.

      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 applications and questions to us at hello@kindredpost.com.

      Positions remain open until we find the right fit! We will update this post when positions have been filled. 

      Call for Artists: Statewide Postcard Art Contest and 2022 First Friday Featured Artist Application

      Call for Artists: Statewide Postcard Art Contest and 2022 First Friday Featured Artist Application

      We are thrilled to announce two exciting opportunities for Alaska-based artists! 

      2022 Statewide Postcard Art Contest

      We welcome thousands of visitors into our shop each year and we want to highlight Alaskan art and artists! Postcards are mailable art and through our contest, we've seen them reach far and wide. This will be our third statewide postcard art contest. (You can read about our first contest and its winners in this KTOO article!)

      We are looking for ANY type of artwork that can be printed on postcards. A drawing or a painting you've done, a photograph of a fat bear, a photograph of a 3-dimensional work of art you've done, a photoshopped image of you in a prom dress and xtra tuffs, running with wolves under the northern lights, you do you! Go wild.

      The work doesn't have to say Alaska to everybody, but it should say Alaska to you.

      Contest winners receive $100 and their work (including name, short bio, and website) will be printed on 1000 postcards to be featured at Kindred Post. (We also give the option to buy postcards at wholesale price for artists' own personal or commercial use!).

      Deadline to apply: April 25, 2022

      Submit Your Work to the Statewide Postcard Art Contest


      2022 First Friday Featured Artist

      We think it's time! With joyful optimism, a love of gathering, and gratitude to public health measures, we invite you to apply to be a 2022 First Friday featured artist at Kindred Post! We are gearing up to bring back in-person events at the store, and we want to host you!

      We are especially interested in creative, interactive projects for the public to engage in - anything that invites our neighbors to participate / make / take / play together, etc. Things like this that we've loved in the past are photo booths, BYOC candle pours, flower bars, and DIY block printing, to name a few. We can't wait to hear what YOU might have in mind. To honor the additional labor and imagination involved in such projects, we are offering small stipends ($75 check OR a $100 gift certificate) to support this work. (Pop-up shop artists are eligible and encouraged to apply for a First Friday, but are ineligible for the stipend unless there is an added interactive element to the event).

      Please note that filling out this application starts a conversation with us, but unfortunately doesn't guarantee you a First Friday spot.

      Deadline to apply: April 25, 2022

      Apply To Be A First Friday Featured Artist


      Holiday Gift Guide: Kp Staff Picks!

      Holiday Gift Guide: Kp Staff Picks!

      Who would we be if we didn't wrap up this year's Holiday Gift Guides with KP Staff Picks? Hero, Kendra, and Sofia shared some of their favorite items in the shop right now. Take a peek at what they chose!⁠

       Hero's Picks:

      My staff pick is Noshinku Hand sanitizer and Snuggle Bunnies gift cards! Noshinku hand sanitizer is easy to carry, sleek, reusable and comes in different scents that make it easy to use on the go! The Snuggle bunnies are mostly just because it's one of the surefire ways to hug someone from a distance and spread the cuteness.



      Sofia's Picks:

      Show a classy fancy lady in your life that you know what she's about and that you love that for her. These are some dainty high end pieces that are sophisticated enough for an event but simple enough for every day. Personally I think any gal would be pretty jazzed to unwrap one of these-- it will make her feel so special.



      I'm pretty sure I speak for all planner people when I say we can be a little picky with our layouts. I feel like Appointed really thought about it all when they designed their planners-- tons of space for your brain to sprawl out and jot down every little thing you need to do. They even tend to do a breakdown in the form of a bird's eye view and a worm's eye view-- an overview of the entire month to start, and then a magnification of each week/day/whathaveyou. All that function while managing to be perfectly sleek at the same time. Give someone the gift of a great 2022! 


      The cutest place to keep your jewelry! Or incense cone, or special rock-- up to the receiver of this adorable delicate gift.



      Kendra's Picks:

      This is my staff pick because no matter how much I look at it, I cannot get over the craftsmanship it takes to make each of these pieces. Each piece is hand pulled off of a linoleum cutting and I love when you can see slight differentiations between each pull. It makes it feel a little more handmade and human.



      Elm Earrings

      This is another work of art where you can see the craftsmanship put into each piece. No piece is the same as the next and each piece melds to your own self as you wear the piece more and more because the metal reacts with the chemicals on your skin. As a scientist, it is always fascinating to see art and science mix together!
      As always, thank you for reading and thank you for being our neighbors!


      xo team kp

      Leslie Ishii's Gift Guide for Woke Folks

      Leslie Ishii's Gift Guide for Woke Folks

      Welcome to the Gift Guide for Woke Folks curated by Perseverance Theatre's Artistic Director Leslie Ishii! ⁠

      Leslie has a long resume of creative and service work that fills us with awe and admiration, but who is better to tell you all about it than the wonder woman herself?⁠ 

      KP: What do you do by day and what do you do by night?

      LI: By day, I am the Artistic Director - humbly so and proudly so - of Perseverance Theatre and so I do a lot around producing theatre, here locally and for the state of Alaska (that's our mission, professional theatre by and for Alaskans. I'm also an activist, a community organizer, and while that's part of producing theater by and for Alaskans I also work a lot with other kindred spirits in the American theatre field to make sure that we're inclusive, that theatre making is just and equitable, that's informed by my activism with the Japanese community throughout the US, and that we're able to advocate for others in the US who have been detained (e.g. newer immigrants and refugees who have not been treated well), or for any injustice. We're a social justice organization that is suited for solidarity. 

      So just for my own healing and the legacy of my own family, it's important that I'm an activist and a community organizer so that all our colleagues and all of our communities are safe and can thrive and that they're just.

      By night.. Well I have to say, I'm a workaholic so I do some of this work on night, because I juggle a lot of memberships on Boards and being of service. And I give credit to my parents because they taught us to be of service to our community. 


      KP: Describe a recent a-ha moment or precious moment.

      LI: At Public Market recently, we thought we were doing a really good job at getting the world out that we've re-opned. But we were so surprised at how many folks were like, "You're open, omg!" So it was lovely to connect with the community and they were excited that we're open and that we'll have the next show - The Brother's Paranormal.  

      And I'll share this with you - I might be leaking - but I'm being called to service to act in that piece. So I'll play the mother and I'm very nervous, hahaha. But the staff is like, you've got to do it! I'm excited and nervous to get back on the stage. But how wonderful to get to support our Asian and Pacific Islander communities in this story telling. Really excited about this show. And wonderful to be at Public Market so people could know that we are up and running. 


      KP: What are you looking forward to in 2022?

      LI: So many things. Well this is why I love this book "Holding Change," because I feel like we're making such great strides in shifting / making a new chapter at Perseverance Theatre. But also a lot of work that myself and a lot of colleagues in the field have been doing now for quite some time. We're starting to see change occur in our field, in the American theatre field. So I'm really excited about that. And, I'm just excited to have people back in the theatre. With Voyager One it was so beautiful to see people back, excited, enjoying having a night out. We did all our covid mitigation plans, so it was just lovely to have their trust and see them enjoy it so much. So I am looking forward to how we can keep gathering together as a community in the theatre.


      "We were almost strangers." I love that. I can't wait to hang this because I feel like I'm a connector and I love to meet people, make relationships, see how we can be of service, or see how I can be of service. So I love the idea of "almost strangers" - that we're connected. 

      "You're a good idea." I love conveying that to the staff at Perseverance Theatre. They have great ideas, and just as humans they're beautiful humans and I want to empower them to have their own agency. That feels right on. So I can't wait to hang that in my office. 


      I think this is going to be a beautiful gift for my brother. Omg I opened it and "what will i let go of? I'm grateful for… I'll focus on…" For us folks like my brother who's a super Social Justice Warrior I feel like this is going to be really nurturing for him. He gives so much to everyone else. And advocating as a family and the Japanese American community, we work in such a committed, loving way to be of service so that everyone can survive. So to have that focus on yourself first, every day, every morning, to me, is just the right tone. 

      Our dear Erin Tripp came into rehearsal with this new book and I was like, Whattttt! And she leafed through it and there are people in here we know! From Seattle or throughout the Northwest. Princess Daazhraii Johnson, Aaron Yazzie, Janet Mock…  it was like a who's who, it's beautiful! 
      So I thought at some point I've got to get this book. So this is my Christmas gift to myself.



      This is a really beautiful book. I was thumbing through it thinking, I need to keep learning for my own self- education. I think I'd like to put this in the office for our staff to refer to. We have so many colleagues in our field that are being able to identify now as non-biary, non-confirming, and I'm a cis gender heterosexual woman, a woman of color, but I hold privilege in this area of my identity. So I thought I need to keep learning and I want to make sure our staff is making a good, safe, brave space and this is a good reference for all of us to keep our self-education going. 



      I love emergent strategy. adrienne maree brown, what a hero, or shero, I should say. I can't wait to look at this; I've been hearing about this book so that's another one that I'll probably read. Our staff loves emergent strategy so we actually use that iterative / evolving process so this is another good one to add to our library and have available.



      Recipes for Self Love
      Omg, how beautiful! The drawings and some of the sayings in here: "you dont need permission to be yourself," "skin is a feminist issue," "check in with yoruself." So many beautiful reminders, lessons, and so beautifully illustrated, too. This is another one that I think we can have in the office as we're dismantling patriarchy in the theatre world.



      Candles & Juneau Hand-Painted Dreidel
      One of my colleagues just moved here and identifies as Jewish and so I have these 45 candles for her menorah. I'm really excited to be able to offer this gift to her; it's my way of contributing to the holiday, it's a non-western holiday, and supporting her and celebrating her.  And this dreidel, I love this dreidel! It's of Southeast, and it has a whale, and I love the stand which looks like water. So I'm excited to offer that too as part of her Hanukkah gift.



      This is for stocking stuffers for my family; I get to visit them. These chocolates -potato cip crisp, what! OMG! And you gotta have the superfoods. I love it. A little sweetness in our life never hurt. 


      A Mother Maker's Gift Guide from Lily Hope

      A Mother Maker's Gift Guide from Lily Hope

      Lily Hope is a cultural and creative force in the Juneau community and she rallies behind every artist she meets - building her legacy by teaching others and lifting them up. We are so proud to have Lily as both a friend and an artist whose work we showcase here at Kindred Post. Her curating choices are top notch, so you're gonna want to read on for all the goodies!

      "Being a maker and a mother requires a lot of support. This collection embodies the best of KP to nurture an exhausted mother maker."

      KP: What do you do by day and what do you do by night?

      LH: I am a Chilkat and Ravenstail weaver and teacher by day, full time mother all night and weekends and an enthusiast of other artists embracing and pursuing their best work. 


      KP: Describe a recent a-ha moment or precious moment.

      LH: A recent aha moment is that rest and “not working” is just as important as productivity. And asking for help is a sign of strength. 


      KP: What are you looking forward to in 2022?

      LH: I’m looking forward to traveling with my children, sharing more about textiles from the North West coast and being more intentional about recreation and rest.


      Rifle Paper Co. Floral Appointment Calendar and Floral Monthly Planner

      If we can’t have a calendar of Formline *hint hint crystal worl* gorgeous florals are the next best. Analog is not dead and I still get the best productivity out of handwriting my tasks/appointments/and playdates. 



      365 Days of Art in Nature and Bright Ideas Colored Pencils 

      My best resets for productivity and creative inspiration are found in our landscapes. These books and pencils accompany me to the water’s edge, to the mountain meadows, ultimately to my next best work. 




      Mischief Makers Handbook and Flash Bubble Gun:

      I’m forever seeking the next uninterrupted 20 minutes of quiet where my children are happily occupied not on the screens and squealing about their activities. I imagine collaborative mayhem while the older children lead the youngers through science, music and magic.



      PF Candle Co. Sunbloom Reed Oil Diffuser 

      I choose Sunbloom to bring in the sun. This fragrance happily masks the un-scooped kitty litter and the not yet washed dish towels. The reeds feel safer than incense around my small children. 



      Black Rekonect Notebook and Silver OHTO Fountain Pen


      As an extension of my analog life, I find the magnetic pages of this notebook necessary and reassuring. That I can make creative scribbles, and easily archive them. I love the weight of this pen, the color of this pen, and the line that it makes on paper. These paired together are my black and silver brand of lily hope weaver so of course I had to have them.



      Fresh AK Cookbook

      I hate dinner. I hate the interruption of thinking and planning and making dinner. I can open this cookbook and present an Alaskan feast for my children without fancy shopping lists or spending two hours in a kitchen. Try the three sister’s salsa!



      Fresh Squeeze Cocktail Jar and Nightcap Compartes Chocolate Bar

      The sweetest hour of the day comes on the heels of snoring children. I save the good chocolate and special drinks for my solo quiet time, happily binge watching whatever show and weaving a pair of earrings. I pair my cocktails with Amalga Distillery Rhubarb Gin or any of their whiskeys.



      Chunks Amber Sunglasses and Copper Canoe Woman Earrings

       I have these glasses in three colors… but the amber is specifically energizing and for creativity (it’s also my favorite color used in Chilkat ceremony blankets). I have to pair them with Copper Canoe Woman, for fashion, for identity, for fun!