We're Hiring in Portland

Five Stride Skate Shop Sales Associate - Portland

We have immediate openings for Seasonal Sales Associate positions in our Portland retail shop.  The position will vary between 12 and 15 hours per week with the potential to go up to 18 hours some weeks (approximately 2-3 shifts) per week from date of hire. This is a temporary, seasonal position through early September 2022 with a possibility to extend into the holiday season. We are an owner run and operated shop where all employees put in shared effort to keep the shop running. Our retail store is not a single task environment. In order to complete all that needs to get done daily (with customer sales being first priority), you will find yourself working on multiple tasks and assignments in a shift. Saturday shifts are required, with flexibility for additional days.

Starting pay is $16.50-$17 per hour DOE
We offer paid sick time, paid vacation, employee discount, and store credit. 

Position Requirements:

  • Previous retail or service experience in a high volume, customer focused retail environment
  • Ability to self-motivate, take initiative and multi-task
  • Excellent people skills; ability to listen, communicate, and relate to others on a personal level to help customers find their perfect skate
  • Excellent communication skills; including knowing when to ask for help
  • Responsible, reliable, and punctual
  • Experience or interest in roller skating required; experience with hand tools and power tools is a plus
  • Available to work weekends
  • Ability to problem-solve on the fly
  • Familiarity with Google Docs, Word, and Excel is a must 
  • Able to lift 30 pounds and lift boxes overhead


Job Duties:

  • Greet customers, find out the customer's needs, and recommend skates and gear that are right for the customer
  • Fit customers for skates by measuring their feet and recommending a proper boot for their skating discipline, foot shape, level of skating, and desired features
  • Provide information about warranties, care, and maintenance of purchases
  • Work with customer to educate them on basic adjustment of new skates
  • Receive and process cash and credit payments; accept orders and deposits for items not in stock; and complete a sales record at the end of each day
  • Organize and process merchandise exchanges
  • Process incoming skate repairs and services
  • Stay current with shop products and pricing
  • Arrange and display merchandise, keep merchandise back stock area tidy, and restock as necessary
  • Keep store clean- sweep, mop, dust, clean windows, clean bathroom, etc
  • Unpack orders, price merchandise, and update inventory numbers in point of sale system
  • Ship customer orders and mail orders and assist customers with online orders


Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the skaters we serve. We encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, people with disabilities, trans and non-binary folks, and LGBTQ2S people. If you are a member of one of these groups, you are encouraged to self-identify in your cover letter or resume.


Submit a resume and cover letter outlining why your skills are a good match for this position, and why you want to work at Five Stride. We welcome your email of interest at: jobs@fivestride.com