Career Opportunities

Full-Time Retail Associate

preservation-admin , June 9, 2022

The Preservation Society of Charleston (PSC) is looking for a full-time Retail Associate to serve as a key member of our Retail Team. Designated as a must-see shop by Garden & Gun, Conde Nast Traveler, Town & Country, and more, The PSC Shop features the largest section of locally-made, quality products in the Charleston area.

The PSC Retail Associate will be a full-time staff member of The PSC Shop, will serve as a mission-driver and story-teller, and will create customer satisfaction with every interaction. The PSC Retail Associate will report to the Director of Retail Operations.

About the Preservation Society of Charleston

Founded in 1920, the Preservation Society of Charleston (PSC) is the oldest grassroots preservation organization in the nation. The Society is more resilient than ever as it enters its second century of recognizing, protecting, and advocating for the Lowcountry’s historic places, while serving as a strong advocacy leader for citizens concerned about preserving Charleston’s distinctive character, quality of life, and diverse neighborhoods. For more information on the Preservation Society of Charleston, please visit

Key Roles and Responsibilities

The Retail Associate serves as a key member of the PSC’s Retail Team and will be a representative for the entire Preservation Society of Charleston organization. In addition to the key roles and responsibilities below, the ideal candidate will be passionate about the PSC’s mission and will be a team player who is able to perform a variety of roles.

  • Provides customer service and satisfaction by greeting and establishing a relationship with customers while informing them of our mission and products;
  • Learns The PSC Shop’s full product portfolio and the stories behind each piece in order to recommend customers to and connect them with the right items;
  • Increases retail sales and product metrics to goals as outlined by the Director of Retail Operations;
  • Replenishes and maintains inventory and store visual presentation, with both retail products and books;
  • Performs cashier functions and adheres to policies related to customer transactions;
  • Maintains store safety and cleanliness standards on both the sales floor and stock room;
  • Working in concert with the Manager of Operations and Communications, helps develop digital/social communications for The PSC Shop’s customer base.

Required Qualifications

  • Desire to have a meaningful retail career opportunity;
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as business requires;
    • Daily hours are 9 AM – 5 PM
    • Weekend work is required. Evening and holiday work may be required depending on scheduling needs.
  • Energetic, customer-focused and solutions-oriented,
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly-organized;
  • Desire to be a strong collaborator on a growing team.

All qualified candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter and resume via email to Victoria Bock, Manager of Operations and Communications, at with Full-Time Retail Associate in the subject heading. No telephone calls, please.

PSC Full-Time Employee Benefits

  • Health and dental insurance – 90% employer-paid coverage for employees; 50% employer-paid coverage for dependents
  • Vision insurance at a group rate
  • Short-term disability – 100% employer paid coverage
  • Long-term disability – 100% employer paid coverage
  • Life Insurance ($25,000)
  • Simple IRA – 100% of contributions matched up to 6% of salary, fully vested
  • 15 days annual paid time off
  • 6 days annual paid sick leave
  • 11 annual paid holidays
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Paid parking within one block of PSC offices

Starting Salary

$30,000-35,000 based on experience

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

Preservation Society of Charleston is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

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