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Umami Mart, a retail store and bottle shop that specializes in “Drinks, Design and Japan”, seeks a friendly, responsible, and take-charge Shop Assistant. This position will be at our shop located on 815 Broadway in Oakland, California and will be for at least 16 hours per week, under the direct supervision of Chris Cabrera, Shop Manager. Applicants must be able to work a minimum of 2 days a week with Sundays mandatory, filling in as-needed, as well as extra shifts in November and December during the holiday season. This is a non-exempt hourly position.

Umami Mart seeks out a Shop Assistant who:


  • Enjoys being part of a small, but growing team. Believes in the Umami Mart brand.

  • Is genuinely interested in the products we carry. A passion for food, drink, design, and Japan is not required, but is a definite plus.

  • Is friendly, outgoing, has a positive attitude, and a good sense of humor.

  • Has a flexible schedule; can potentially take on more days if needed.

  • Confident with working on their own and/or with a team.

  • Able to multitask and prioritize responsibilities based off business needs.

  • Responsibilities include:


  • Welcoming customers and staying attentive to their needs and requests.

  • Learning about new products and understanding its function.

  • Maintaining customer relationships to grow the Umami Mart community.

  • Maintaining cleanliness throughout the shop, including spot-cleaning/mopping, dusting products, straightening items on tables and shelves, restocking items on the floor.

  • Packing online orders.

  • Unpacking deliveries, receiving items, stocking items accordingly.

  • Experience with email correspondence and knowledge of email etiquette preferred.

  • Pay is $14/hr. A 90-day probationary period will apply. Umami Mart reserves the right to continue or end the working relationship with the probationary employee after 90 days from the employee’s start date.


    Please feel free to contact us with any questions or email us your resume and cover letter to shop@umamimart.com. Come join the fun!



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