Sales Associate
Backwater Trading Company

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Join our sales team and enjoy an Island Summer in Martha’s Vineyard!

We are located in the heart of Edgartown, in the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard.

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Sales Associate

Backwater Trading Company
Edgartown, Massachusetts
$18.00 - $21.00 / hour
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 3 months. (May 01, 2023)

Backwater Trading Co. is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our retail sales team! We are an active lifestyle clothing and accessory store, located on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Martha’s Vineyard is one of the most beautiful places that you will have the opportunity to live in. The island is located in Massachusetts just south of Cape Cod. A longtime New England summer colony, it encompasses harbor towns and lighthouses, sandy beaches and farmland. It's accessible only by boat or air.

Your average day includes greeting customers, helping identify their needs and offering solutions, making sure our store merchandising looks impressive, items are constantly re-stocked, checking out customers at the registers, and keeping the store clean. You'll give lots of directions and answer many questions about Edgartown. No day is the same, but every day is fun and exciting!

This opportunity is perfect for those who love working in retail and are open to a ‘longer work season’. This will provide you much more stability compared to other seasonal jobs while enjoying the beautiful surroundings the New England harbors have to offer. You will add experience to your retail career and depending on your performance, we’d like to offer you the opportunity to return for future seasons!

We hire people who are excited to work in a new location, especially in a beautiful island, and want to meet new people and make lifelong friendships. You should be able to lift up to 50 pounds, stand for up to 10 hours per day and go up and down stairs carrying merchandise and boxes multiple times per day. You will live and work with other staff members so having good communication skills, a positive attitude and a willingness to work together are a must! We are looking for trustworthy, energetic, adventurous, friendly and reliable people who take pride in their work and have a strong work ethic. 

Housing is so easy! We provide affordable housing for this position, (you must commit to working until the end of your contract, October 15th). Housing is a 4-minute walk to the store, right in the middle of beautiful Edgartown. There are two rooms in the apartment, a living room, a kitchen, and a full bathroom. There are coin-operated washing and drying machines available for use. Please notice that all utilities are included with the rent fee, apart from wifi. You will share this apartment with two co-workers. There is no smoking, vaping or drugs allowed in the apartment. Everyone must be respectful of shared spaces and each other. You are required to clean up after yourself.

If this opportunity resonates with you, please send us your resume to and let us know why you are the perfect candidate for this position. The season starts mid-late April and we are looking to put our team together now!

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