Chicago (Wicker Park) Assistant Store Manager

 FULL-TIME (Long-term weekend availability is a MUST)

START DATE: February 26



LOCATION:  We're hiring a new team for our NEW store in Wicker Park at 1645 Damen. The first two weeks of your training will take place at our store near Logan Square on Armitage Ave. 


Big Bud Press is looking for an Assistant Retail Store Manager to help open our newest location: Wicker Park! The Assistant Retail Store Manager will help oversee our Wicker Park retail location and its staff. You will be responsible for assisting in running the shop day-to-day, keeping your customer-facing team motivated, being knowledgeable about products and policies, maintaining the tidiness of the store, and communicating effectively with our warehouse team for store needs. The store manager is the main point of contact between the store team, operations manager, and community customer base in New York. We try to provide the best possible customer experience in-store and our store manager is integral to creating and maintaining that.

A positive attitude and flexibility is key with a business like ours. The ideal Assistant Store Manager works well in a team, is outgoing and positive, and enjoys being customer facing. We have a very diverse customer base and staff-- as a member of the management team you need to be open and welcoming to everyone who walks through the door. You must lead by example to create a positive experience from start to finish. The ideal candidate has a passion for helping customers feel their best and gets satisfaction from helping others. We don't push for sales in our stores and prefer to focus on customer experience and providing a safe space for folks to browse or shop.

The ideal candidate is team-oriented, has strong attention to detail, and maintains professionalism at all times. The Assistant Retail Store Manager is a skilled multi-tasker and demonstrates creative leadership methods to motivate employees. Your focus is keeping the store running smoothly for both employees and customers. 

Flexibility and excellent communication is required of anyone who would fill this position.


  • Overseeing daily operations -  Working alongside your manager to ensure daily operations run smoothly. Opening and closing. Key holding. Scheduling. Communicating with our warehouse for stock needs. Reordering supplies.
  • Customer Service -  Engaging with customers and creating the best possible experience for anyone who enters the store. Creating authentic connections with customers and their experiences. Maintaining composure in difficult situations. Positively enforcing store policy while making sure the customer feels heard.
  • Inventory/Product handling -  Taking counts on goods, consolidating stock to make room for incoming product, returning stock to the shelves, etc. Receive incoming product. Moving stock between the store and stockroom.
  • Merchandising - Keeping the store fresh by rotating displays
  • Housekeeping - Keeping the store immaculately clean by assisting and delegating cleaning tasks to associates. Removing any graffiti before opening. Bringing trash to curb for pickups. Removing debris and trash from sidewalks/store entrance before opening.
  • Motivating and supervising your team – It's management's responsibility to check in with their team and make sure they continue to be motivated and positive at work. It is the management team's responsibility to make sure they have an effective and happy team working with them.
  • Sales – Reporting daily sales to superiors and communicating important customer feedback. 
  • Covid-19 Protocols  Ensuring that both team members and customers adhere to any covid-19 protocols in-store.
  • Flexibility - As a manager you will be expected to step in and assist where needed-- no task is beneath you. You need to be open to operational changes. You need to be available to cover when short staffed. 


  • At least 1 year of previous management experience is preferred.
  • Exceptional customer service skills. At least 2 years of experience in customer-facing/contacting roles. 
  • Focused with high attention to detail
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs+ on a regular basis.
  • Positive energy and attitude
  • Able to motivate and effectively manage a team
  • Ability to identify problems and quickly find a solution
  • Self-starter
  • Creative and able to merchandise effectively and beautifully
  • Flexibility. There will often be times when your day-to-day tasks change as business needs change.
  • Reliable transportation. Punctuality is a must.

BENEFITS: Paid time off, sick pay, subsidized healthcare, dental and vision insurance, 401k matching, and generous employee discount. 

HOW TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to Please include the job title/location in your email subject.

ABOUT USBig Bud Press is a Los Angeles based clothing company. We do all of our manufacturing locally and ethically. Our employees enjoy a work culture that promotes openness, honesty, and reward for hard work. There is a lot of opportunity for growth in any position with us.

Big Bud Press provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.