Retail Sales Associate / Design Associate (Home Furnishings)

Job ID
US-WA-Seattle | US-WA-Seattle
Retail - Sales/Design Associate
Full Time
USD $57,750.00/Yr.
USD $60,000.00/Yr.


Are you driven by the desire to serve customers and passionate about the art of selling? Do you excel in a dynamic retail environment, utilizing your inherent curiosity and intuition to assist customers in finding tailored solutions that transform their homes into spaces they love? If so, discover a career designed to be different!


At Room & Board, our full-time Design/Retail Sales Associate role (5 days a week, including weekends, with 8-hour shifts) offers an array of generous benefits, including health benefits, three weeks of paid vacation, 401(k), profit sharing, and more. You'll join a team of talented and professional colleagues while being surrounded by beautiful home furnishings that showcase American craftsmanship. As a valued member of our collaborative design team, you will leverage technology, tools, and resources innovatively, creating a rich and engaging experience to help customers craft homes and spaces they love.


Job location: 2675 NE University Village St, Seattle, WA 98105


Store hours:

Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.



Wednesday - Sunday (Mondays & Tuesdays off)


You’ll enjoy one weekend off every 4 weeks. The week in which you have the weekend off, your (2) weekend shifts will be scheduled during the weekday you are typically off, so flexibility with your schedule is necessary. To allow you to easily balance your other life priorities, we build out schedules for an entire month and release them a few weeks prior to the start of each month.


What you bring to be successful as a Design / Retail Sales Associate:

  • Motivation to serve the customer with an individualized and consultative approach, understanding their needs while maintaining professionalism and respect in your interactions.
  • Confidence as a team player, with self-awareness and an ability to build successful relationships with an open-mind and open-heart.
  • Focus on providing the right solution in a collaborative, non-commissioned selling environment as you guide customers through the creative design process.
  • Confidence in navigating and leveraging technology/tools such as the iPad, floor planning software, and POS system to enhance the customer experience.
  • Energized by the high pace customer traffic and the range of interactions throughout your shift. You bring the stamina – both physical and mental – to navigate both the busy pace of customer interactions and the productivity of your down time.
  • Lifelong learner mindset, continuously seeking opportunities to build knowledge and hone your craft. 

Additional position requirements and qualifications as a Design / Retail Sales Associate:

  • 2+ years of experience working in a customer-centric, fashion/design savvy retail environment with a passion for design and engaging with customers on the showroom floor.
  • You bring exceptional communication skills, demonstrated confidence, attention to detail, prioritization and organization skills, and a high level of comfort navigating technology and virtual resources.
  • Attributes for success captured in our Design Associate Profile.

What you’ll find as Design / Retail Sales Associate:

  • Salary: $57,750 - $60,000 / year ($27.76 - $28.85 / hour)
    depending on experience.
  • Benefits that focus on holistic well-being. The whole person matters, not just the one who shows up for work. That’s why we invest in holistic well-being that supports and encourages you to live a full life. Besides a competitive paycheck, we offer several awesome perks to help you thrive in every aspect of life. Picture this: three weeks of paid vacation, a generous 401(k) match, profit-sharing, and a whole bunch of cool extras. We're talking about benefits that cover you from head to toe – physically, emotionally, and financially. To view all benefits offered by Room & Board, please visit:
  • Meaningful work​. We create a meaningful work experience by empowering everyone to contribute, taking pride in everything we do, and making the world sustainable, inclusive and beautiful. To learn more about our company and culture, please visit:
  • A culture of respect. We sustain a culture of respect by relying on our shared values, building supportive and kind teams, and ensuring all voices are heard and celebrated. To learn more, please visit

Application Deadline: The position will remain open until filled; there is no specified deadline.


Room & Board is a modern furniture and home decor retailer committed to creating beautiful, well-made products while providing exceptional customer service. Our mission is to help people create homes they love through timeless designs, sustainable practices, and a focus on quality craftsmanship. Visit to learn more.

Room & Board is an equal employment opportunity employer. Our policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or staff member on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, disability, or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. We also prohibit harassment of applicants and staff members based on any protected category, characteristic or status. It is also our policy to comply with all applicable state, federal and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.


Discover a career designed to be different.




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