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Are you looking for a retail/customer service position with flexibility, fun coworkers and a creative environment? Do you love kids and believe in the brilliant benefit of play? If you answered “YES!” then The Learning Tree is looking for you.

The Learning Tree has been in business for over 25 years, passionately owned and operated by a family who take pride in providing a hand-selected collection of toys and books in their local, neighborhood store.

We’re excited to find enthusiastic and outgoing individuals to join our amazing team of “Toy Experts!”

Retail / Customer Service

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Helping Customers find just the right gift for their loved ones
  • Developing and maintaining customer relationships
  • Consistently going above and beyond customer expectations
  • Ensuring that all customers leave happy
  • Regularly restocking shelves
  • Merchandising new product
  • Cleaning and organizing store
  • Receiving and checking merchandise
  • Gift wrapping
  • Attending monthly staff meetings

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Toy Store Assistant Manager-

The Assistant Manager will perform many of the same duties as other team members. In addition the position may include:

  •  Opening and closing the store
  •  Scheduling Staff
  •  Sales/Handling Returns
  •  Shipping
  •  Planning Calendar Events
  •  Overseeing Daily Store tasks
  •  Organizing Store and Layout
  •  Presenting/Planning Monthly Staff Meetings
  •  Ordering Product

 Apply to be our Assistant Store Manager if you:

  •  Are passionate about children and want to share that passion
  •  Enjoy the company of children and teens and can relate well to adults
  •  Are highly organized and very attentive to details
  •  Enjoy establishing strong working relationships with your peers
  •  Have some buying experience (preferred - not required)

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Children's Book Department - Assistant Manager

The Learning Tree is as enthusiastic about children's books, educational books, and young adult literature.

We provide customers of all ages, giftgivers, and families with books they love. We aim to develop lifelong readers by offering the best children's and YA literature in all forms. 

The Children's Book Department - Assistant Manager will manage our book department, coordinate events, develop and maintain relationships, and drive sales. 

The assistant manager will work with our owners, consultants, book buyers, sales representatives, and staff, in addition to working independently. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Educate the staff on understanding, marketing, and selling books. These include interactive, board, classic, frontlist titles, cookbooks, study guides, nonfiction, early readers, chapter books, graphic novels, middle-grade and young adult novels, and more.
  • Work regular floor shifts, including opening and closing the store.
  • Hand-sell books and toys.
  • Participate in planning, setting up, and operating book events, including regular Storytime sessions, author events and signings, and Storypalooza.
  • Coordinate prompt and accurate book receiving, damages logging, and returns.
  • Maintain our book database so it provides valuable and searchable information for customers in the store and online.
  • Promptly address customer orders, returns, and shipping needs.
  • Oversee daily tasks.
  • Track orders and sales.
  • Coordinate orders for author events and other events. 
  • Constantly provide insightful data to our book and toy buyers.
  • Coordinate and produce social media and marketing content as part of a team.
  • Present book-related content to staff during our monthly meetings.

Qualities we seek in a Children's Book Department - Assistant Manager:

  • You are passionate about children's literature and want to share that passion.
  • Enjoy establishing strong working relationships with your peers and book stakeholders. 
  • Enjoy the company of children and teens and can relate well to adults.
  • Highly organized and attentive to details.
  • Believe in the power of stories to create empathy and understanding.
  • Familiar with classic children's literature and enthusiastic about new titles.
  • You have some ordering experience (preferred - not required) or experience in a related field such as libraries, publishing, or teaching. 

More details: 

  • Hours: Full-time
  • The Children's Book Department - Assistant Manager reports directly to the store owners, works alongside managers and assistant managers, and manages staff.
  • We use Counterpoint POS, a robust inventory and sales management system that feeds directly into our Shopify website.
  • Our ideal applicant is interested in long-term employment and can grow in the position as the business grows.
  • The starting wage is commensurate with experience. 
  • We offer a generous employee discount.

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If you are interested in a position, please complete an application here.

You can also call us during store hours (CST): 913-385-1234  or email us: