Retail Associate
Skagway Mercantile

Skagway Mercantile Gifts Souvenirs

LIVE. WORK. EXPLORE. as a Retail Associate in Skagway, Alaska

Breathtaking scenery, exceptional hiking and outdoor activities

  • summer

Retail Associate

Skagway Mercantile
Skagway, Alaska
$18.00 - $22.00 / hour
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts immediately!

We are seeking a motivated and customer-focused Retail Associate to join our team at Skagway Mercantile in Skagway, Alaska. As a Retail Associate, you’ll play a vital role in ensuring an exceptional shopping experience for our customers. If you’re enthusiastic, friendly, and enjoy working in a dynamic retail environment, we’d love to hear from you!

Skagway is a charming town that offers a fascinating glimpse into the Gold Rush era. Despite its small size, Skagway is big on preservation. Skagway, with a population of just over 1,100, lies at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska. During the summer tourist season, the population doubles to accommodate over 1 million visitors each year. Skagway offers exceptional hiking, boating, and other recreational activities.

Skagway Mercantile is a locally owned gift store, offering a wide variety of Alaskan gifts and souvenirs. We offer subsidized employee housing as places to stay are very limited. We are looking for a full-time seasonal employee. The 2024 cruise ship season starts April 26 and ends October 23.


1.  Customer Interaction:

  • Greet and direct customers.
  • Answer inquiries about merchandise, promotions, and store policies.
  • Help customers locate specific items within the store.

2. Sales and Service:

  • Operate cash registers, process payments, and provide accurate change.
  • Keep customers informed about ongoing sales and promotions.

3. ​Product Knowledge and Store Maintenance:​​​​​​

  • Ensure shelves are well-stocked and organized.
  • Maintain cleanliness and restock items as needed.


  • Customer Service Skills: Previous experience in sales, customer service, or other related fields
  • Cash Handling: Familiarity with cash registers and payment processing.
  • Communication: Clear verbal communication and active listening.
  • Attention to Detail: Ensure accurate transactions and organized displays.
  • Physical Stamina: Ability to stand for extended periods and lift up to 25 lbs, ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment


  • Hourly Rate: $18-$22/hour based on experience
  • End of season bonus


  • Subsidized housing available
  • Private accommodation (no roommates)

We can help you with your travel plans. 

How to Apply

Join our team and contribute to creating a positive shopping environment for our valued customers! Apply now by emailing your resume to