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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:


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 or

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

Commitment & Availability

  • 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.