Full Time Craft Retail Store Manager

 Full or part-time job opening / by freemanscreative Freeman-Lynde

May 2024- interviews start 5/22; accepting applications through 6/10

Freeman’s Creative is looking to grow our team! We are Durham’s source for fabric, yarn, and other handcraft supplies. We are located in the Lakewood Shopping Center, near the Scrap Exchange and El Centro Hispano. Our focus is on small, independent companies and natural, easy care, and beginner-friendly product lines.

Please contact amelia@freemanscreative.com with your name, background, availability, and why you are interested in working at Freeman’s Creative. We will coordinate a time to interview qualified candidates.


We are hiring a full-time Store Manager to work 40 hours per week (Wednesday through Sunday, 10:30-6:30) in our creative retail shop. Pay starts at $17/hr along with a generous employee discount and PTO after 3 months. The Store Manager will work will closely with our small team, including the Owner, Inventory Manager, and additional part-time staff to maintain daily operations of our growing business. The Manager’s responsibilities include opening and closing duties, maintaining and improving customer experience, managing store staff, and assisting the Owner with the creation, improvement, and implementation of store systems.

This position includes general staff responsibilities including assisting customers in selecting materials and patterns, cutting fabric and winding yarn, filling online orders via Shopify, answering questions via phone, and checking out customers. Employees also maintain cleanliness of the store, enter and label inventory, restock products, and other tasks as necessary. Employees spend most shifts on their feet, and there is some lifting of boxes less than 50 pounds.

COVID-19: We have continued to operate as a Covid-conscious workplace, and our staff has continued to mask after ongoing conversation. Employees are expected to follow updates to health and safety best practices including vaccines and boosters, and adhere to a regular cleaning and disinfecting schedule. We will discuss comfort levels and expectations during the interview process.

We believe that everyone is creative, and actively seek to work with those from diverse backgrounds. We strive to build an open and welcoming workplace and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or other identity protected by law.


Ideal candidates should have some management or leadership experience in addition to working knowledge and interest in both sewing and either knitting or crochet. Retail experience is not essential, but candidates should enjoy meeting and talking to new people, and have a desire to help customers have a positive experience. This position requires strong communication skills, self-awareness, enthusiasm for community-building, and an appreciation for the unique features of small businesses.

This position is ideal for someone who is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about handcraft, who enjoys keeping up with pattern releases and industry news, and who is excited to learn more about the field. We look forward to meeting you!

  • Listing ID: 60953
  • Contact Name: Amelia Freeman-Lynde
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2020 Chapel Hill RdOn-Site,27707 Show phone number ***** https://www.freemanscreative.com/hiring

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