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TeaSource

Employment

Tired of corporate big-box stores that don't care about their employees? Come join our little tea family! We treat our employees with respect. TeaSource is a small Minnesota-owned business dedicated to making people happy - one cup of tea at a time.

TeaSource owner Bill Waddington travels the world in his never-ending search for great tea. This is his mission statement:

"Our mission is to offer some of the best values on fine teas and tisanes from around the world. I personally select all TeaSource teas from literally thousands of samples for their unique contribution to this collection."

Current Part Time Job Openings:

- Highland Park / St. Paul location

DO NOT CALL regarding this position – we ask all applicants to fill out our standard application form, which you may obtain at both stores or you can request one via email at stpaul@teasource.comstanthony@teasource.com, or edenprairie@teasource.com.  

All follow up inquiry to an application should be via email.

Commitment & Availability

  • DAY and/or EVENING SHIFTS AVAILABLE
  • WEEKENDS REQUIRED
  • 20-30 hours per week
  • Do not apply if you cannot accommodate the above availability

 We ask you to commit for at least a year (we do NOT hire just for the summer)

This is due to the large amount of training – learn about over 230+ teas! 

Duties and qualifications

  • Exceptional customer service: greeting, offering samples, guiding, advising, assisting customers in a friendly manner
  • Encourage sales through outstanding tea knowledge
  • Prepare and serve hot and iced beverages
  • Quickly gain a working knowledge of 230+ teas and related products
  • Guide customers on proper brew techniques
  • Weigh / package bulk tea and stock product
  • Must be able to lift 30-40 lbs.
  • Communicate effectively with management, coworkers, and customers (also phone skills)
  • Accurately handle sales transactions
  • Cleaning (including washing of dishes and cleaning the bathroom)

The ideal candidate is a motivated person with a positive attitude and strong work ethic. Must be able to follow direction and work independently in a detail oriented manner. A thirst for learning is required (previous tea knowledge not required).  High school graduates only.                                        

Please note: This position involves some physical stamina and strength. This may include, but is not limited to: standing up to 8 hours, lifting 30-40 pound boxes, repeatedly lifting 3-6 pound canisters, and running up and down stairs.