Our Current Job Openings:

Sales Team Member Associate

Part-time in our Traverse City 326 E. Front Street Store

Come join our team! Lakes and Grapes is a clothing and lifestyle brand inspired by the picturesque Great Lakes shoreline and the enchanting surroundings of Traverse City, Michigan, renowned for its lakes and grapes. Immerse yourself in a way of life that embraces outdoor adventures and wine country experiences. Discover more about us at

We are currently seeking a Part-Time Sales Associate to join our team at our cute Traverse City store, which is connected to Compass Rose on Front Street. If you have a friendly and outgoing personality, a passion for social media, enjoy engaging with both locals and tourists, thrive in a store environment, and share a deep appreciation for our lakes, grapes, and the great outdoors, then we would love to have a conversation with you.

Job Summary:

Our Sales Team Members serve as the brand's ambassadors to our customers, playing a vital role in our achievements. They possess extensive expertise in delivering exceptional customer service and creating a remarkable guest experience at our retail stores. Their responsibilities include engaging and building connections with our guests, providing comprehensive product knowledge, and authentically representing our community and culture. Working closely with customers, they assess their requirements, address product inquiries, and offer appropriate solutions. Ultimately, Team Members aim to deliver outstanding customer service, uphold store cleanliness, and consistently achieve sales targets.


  • Embrace the love for Lakes and Grapes with pride.
  • Establish supportive and productive relationships with the owner, interns, and fellow team members at L&G.
  • Ensure a delightful guest experience by valuing their time and actively engaging with them.
  • Approach each guest, assess their needs, and provide comprehensive product education highlighting its value and benefits.
  • Maintain an active presence on the floor, attending to guest and store needs with agility.
  • Gather guest feedback and collaborate with store leadership to promptly address concerns and ensure guest satisfaction.
  • Extend a warm smile and genuine welcome to every guest.
  • Exceed daily sales goals through effective tracking and proactive upselling.
  • Include an "add-on" sale in every transaction.
  • Accurately complete all point-of-sale (POS) transactions.
  • Follow opening and closing checklists to maintain a clean and inviting store environment for our guests.
  • Organize and maintain store inventory, ensuring it is dust-free and well-stocked during downtime.
  • Participate in contests, team sales goals, and other incentive programs.
  • Maintain a friendly and open attitude towards guests, fellow employees, and management.
  • Adhere to company policies and guidelines outlined in the handbook.
  • Collaborate with team members to optimize the guest experience and support store operations.
  • Conduct product presentation tasks, such as restocking, inventory management, and maintaining store displays according to company standards.
  • Utilize in-store technology to streamline store operations and provide positive guest experiences.
  • Prepare online orders by selecting and packaging apparel items, as well as fulfilling in-store pickup orders.
  • Engage with social media by liking and commenting on posts that tag @lakesandgrapes and our branded hashtags on a daily basis.
  • Promote Lakes and Grapes through interactions and communication with followers on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.
  • Distribute new follower coupons via direct messages.
  • Assist during photo shoots by supporting models, managing paperwork, capturing behind-the-scenes content, and arranging setups.
  • Support in-store events and contribute to the Ambassador program and monthly ambassador roundups.
  • Adhere to people safety policies and procedures to maintain a secure work environment.
  • Perform duties in accordance with applicable policies, procedures, and legal regulations.
  • You may end up assisting in other web and digital media duties that may include graphic designs, creating promotions, writing blog posts, ect.

Key Skills & Core Values You Bring 

  • Inclusion & Diversity: Fosters an inclusive environment that values and celebrates individual differences.
  • Integrity/Honesty: Demonstrates honesty, fairness, and ethical behavior in all actions.
  • Guest Experience: Finds joy in connecting with, understanding, and assisting guests.
  • Personal Responsibility: Takes ownership and accountability for actions, displaying reliability.
  • Self-Awareness: Recognizes the potential impact of words and actions on others and maintains awareness of it.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork: Collaborates effectively with others, embracing diverse perspectives to achieve common goals.
  • Enthusiasm: Displays enthusiasm for one's work and actively seeks opportunities to make it enjoyable and engaging.

Job Requirements 

  • Education: High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  •  1+ years of related experience for a retail or consumer brand.
  • Lives a Lakes and Grapes lifestyle
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have the ability to travel to assigned store with own transportation methods
  • Loves fashion, design, and up to speed on upcoming trends.
  • Adventurer at heart
  • Enjoys social media and producing content for the brand


  • Open to working a flexible schedule that may include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Additional Willingness Requirements:
  • Able to work in an environment with vibrant lighting and lively music.
  • Ready to navigate through the store for the majority of the shift, assisting guests and fulfilling tasks.
  • Prepared to handle boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Willing to collaborate as part of a team while also being capable of independently completing assigned work.

Benefits Package 

At Lakes and Grapes, our care and investment in our employees does not stop at compensation. Other perks consist of  free L&G swag, generous employee discounts, occasional lunches, fun events, team outings such as fitness & yoga classes, wine tours, beach days, ect. Not only are we a fun lifestyle brand, we are a fun place to work! 

    To apply: please email us your resume and why you'd love to work at L&G to Abby at


    We're also looking for Summer Interns in the following categories:

    - Marketing

    - Social Media

    - Photo/Video

    -Retail Sales and Fashion Merchandising 

    Are you in college or a recent graduate and love marketing, social media, design, and all things Lakes and Grapes? Then we want to hear from you!

    To apply and for a full description of current internships available: please email Abby at