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We’re currently seeking friendly and enthusiastic Retail Store Sales Associates and E-Commerce/Operations Associates for our TriBeCa and Chelsea Market locations. Ideal candidates will have a passion for retail, design, food, NYC, and of course, cool Asian stuff. Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, or Spanish language ability a plus.

We are:
  • An iconic Asian emporium located in New York City’s Tribeca district and the iconic Chelsea Market
  • A passionate purveyor of one-of-a-kind items imported from Asia, as well as innovative merchandise designed and created by Asian Americans
  • A quirky, beloved destination for people from all over the globe and one of NY Magazine’s “Reasons to Love NY”
  • A community space that champions the work of artists, designers, activists, and entrepreneurs
  • A 50-year old family business that the Wall Street Journal called “the future of experiential retail” -- founded by immigrants and thoughtfully evolving under second-generation leadership

You are:

  • Passionate about delivering outstanding customer service
  • Experienced in working in a retail setting
  • A quick learner
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Not afraid to roll up your sleeves and pitch in whenever necessary
  • Enthusiastic about fashion, food, and Asian culture
  • An excellent communicator
  • An even better listener


  • Work with the store team to create exceptional customer experiences and deliver impeccable customer service
  • Act as a Pearl River brand ambassador
  • Work a varied schedule that can include nights, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Stock and restock items as necessary
  • Service multiple customers at one time with courtesy and sincerity
  • Staff and manage regular and special events like tastings, demonstrations, performances and kids activities
  • Develop a sense of pride for our store and products by acquiring an extensive knowledge of our entire inventory
  • Refuse to accept anything less than an organized visually inspiring store
  • Ensure proper care is taken for all sales, paperwork, receipts and invoices, etc.
  • Promote brand and products according to latest direction from management/marketing
  • Other duties and assignments as required
  • Prior job experience in a customer-facing, retail setting required
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Knowledge of and passion for Asian culture
  • Energetic and outgoing personality with strong communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial and creative spirit, but also hard-working and detail-oriented
  • Availability to continue working through the fall

To apply:

  • Email cover letter and resume to team AT pearlriver DOT com with the subject line: Sales Associate Position
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