CAREERS

Barbara/Jean Ltd. is always looking for talented, capable and reliable team members to join our fast-paced, high-end environment. Our boutique is world renowned in the fashion industry with sophisticated expectations in excellent customer service. If you feel you have what it takes to help Barbara/Jean continue growing as the finest retail presence in Arkansas and nationally, download our employment application here and send it with a cover letter and your resume to melanie@barbarajean.com.


OWNER’S ASSISTANT

Full time position

About the Company

Now in its 46th year, Barbara/Jean has been serving the women of central Arkansas for nearly half a century, offering luxury brands and covetable designers. A position at Barbara/Jean is more than a retail job—it’s an opportunity to turn a love of fashion into a life-long career, with opportunities to advance into buying positions!

Position Description

Do you love fashion and dream of having a lifetime career in the industry? We are seeking a full-time Owner's Assistant to join our retail team. Above all, the Owner's Assistant's role is to assist our store owner as needed, while offering the excellent customer service that is expected at Barbara/Jean. You'll have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of running a retail store, buying, and building the foundation needed to one day have a career as a fashion buyer or manager.

Owner’s Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Meet with Owner every morning to discuss her needs for the day, monitor her hold rod for new arrivals, and call her customers to let them know about trunk shows, events and sales.

  • Assist her in dressing rooms while she works with her clients, assist her customers when she is out of the store, and make pick-ups and deliveries to her clients when needed.

  • Assist with merchandise swaps, shipments and approvals.

  • Field all market calls in store and work closely with vendor reps to schedule trunk shows, and book hotel and airfare for reps while in town.

  • Send Trunk Show Agreement to vendors along with hotel confirmation, assist reps during trunk shows by writing up orders, picking up lunch for reps and designers during events.

  • Keep Marketing Consultant updated on new trunk show dates, and supply her with media/images as given to you by vendors.

  • Assist Marketing Consultant on events and set up, picking up food/flowers/drinks, ordering rental items, or transporting clothes and supplies or as needed for events.

  • Practice Barbara/Jean’s selling techniques at all times to create one-on-one relationships with potential new clients.

  • Create effective contact with potential clients by attending social events and benefits and keeping abreast of current fashion trends.

  • Stay informed on current inventory (availability, color, in stock, prices).

  • Help unpack and repack trunks after trunk shows, assist with cleaning out dressing rooms, and gift wrap when needed.

Benefits

In addition to health, vision and dental insurance packages, as well as a 401K match, Barbara/Jean employees enjoy the added perks of working day-time hours with no late nights or Sundays. Our team members also receive sales training and tools to grow their clientele and earning potential. We also offer advancement and buying opportunities.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent 2. Prior retail or sales experience preferred. 3. Excellent communication, verbal, and written skills 4. Proven excellent customer service skills 5. Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment 6. Strong leadership qualities, training and team building skills 7. Communicate with customers, standing and maneuvering around sales floor and stockroom, operate register, lift and carry 30 pounds, hang/fold merchandise, reaching, pushing/pulling 8. Regular attendance is essential to this position in order to ensure adequate coverage to meet company objectives

Please send resume to Melanie at melanie@barbarajean.com. Barbara/Jean, Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer.


LOCAL MODELS NEEDED

  • We are looking for professional, outgoing, friendly, models.

  • Clean professional appearance.

  • Experienced

  • Height: 5’8” – 6' ft

  • Sizes: 2 – 6

  • Age: 18 and up

  • Prompt and dependable with scheduling.