Another week gone by and another new batch of footwear jobs that you can go after to make your passion your profession. This week we are focusing on entry-level jobs in retail. It may not seem like the most exciting way to start but many of the people that work in more experienced roles in footwear design, sneaker media, and other areas of the sneaker business, all started their journey as a retail employee. The thing about working in sneakers is that you often times know about the shoes and stories you’re passionate about and those that made the biggest noise from your favorite sneaker blogs. That’s really only a small percentage of what really drives the entire footwear business. With that in mind, take a look at some of the footwear jobs available right now in retail.
Head Of Retail – Flight Club
New York, New York, USA
This isn’t your entry-level position at one of the most iconic flagship stores in the sneaker world, you’ll need to have some serious retail experience for this role at Flight Club.
Photo Retoucher – Social Status
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
A major part of retail sales is making sure that products make their way onto the web as quickly as possible. Social Status is looking for someone to help with that process.
Sales Associate – Foot Locker
Various Locations, Worldwide
Getting an employee discount at Foot Locker is only a small benefit compared to the knowledge you can acquire working in one of their stores. Hit the link to find a location near you.
Factory Store Coach – Nike
Grove City, Pennsylvania, USA
Nike is looking for a department manager for their Grove City, PA location. If you’re looking to get your foot in the door at The Swoosh, here’s your chance.
Store Associate – adidas
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Right in the heart of hype, fashion and sneakers, the adidas store on Melrose in Los Angeles is hiring store associates. Seems like a perfect place to start your career with The Three Stripes.
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Nick Engvall is a sneaker enthusiast with nearly 15 years of experience in the footwear business. He has written for publications such as Complex, Sole Collector and Sneaker News. Helped companies like Eastbay, Finish Line, Foot Locker, and StockX better connect with their consumers. He’s an avid San Francisco Giants fan, Allen Iverson fan, and owns way too many sneakers for his own good.