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Now Hiring Store Manager

Allegro Dance Boutique is seeking a store manager to lead our talented team of Sales Associates at our Evanston location.

The Allegro Store Manager is responsible for creating an excellent customer experience, while maintaining and leading staff development. We are seeking a leader who enjoys working with a youthful and artistic team of friendly and energetic artists who want to share their passion for dance with our customers. Our associates are known for WOWing customers with exceptional service while providing vital information concerning products and services we offer, dance schools in the area, and anything else concerning dance! Our Store Manager will ensure the customers, staff, and store environment are all well cared for every day.

Allegro Dance Boutique has gained a reputation as the best place for pointe shoe fittings in the area. We take this seriously and train our Sales Associates to fit pointe shoes with great care. We are seeking a Store Manager who will support our staff with this important job and preferably, will also learn the art/science of fitting pointeshoes.

Allegro Dance Boutique fosters a high-performance yet collaborative atmosphere. We believe in empowering our team with information that will help them grow well beyond their stated job roles. The Allegro team works hard to give customers a special shopping experience, and we have a lot of fun doing so! We value creativity and discipline, encourage personal development, and strive to build a community of dancers that are as agile with their minds as they are with their bodies. We aim to give dancers a place to work that is both professionally and personally fulfilling, while remaining understanding of a dancers’ hectic lifestyle. Allegro is place for ambitious people who like coming to work and have an innate desire to be better every day. Employees at all levels develop an understanding of business and entrepreneurship and are encouraged to share ideas for company growth and development. All Allegro employees are invested in our vision to reimagine the dance retail experience, and grow our great reputation in the industry.

Skills & Qualifications:

Overview:

We are looking for a results driven retail store manager to be responsible for overall store management. The successful candidate will be able to enhance customer satisfaction, meet sales and profitability goals and manage staff effectively.

Skills required:

  • Customer Service Skills: You are responsible for creating a superb customer experience within our store. Interacting with customers in a friendly, service-oriented, and patient manner is crucial for repeat business, employee morale, and the health of the company.
  • Leadership Skills: You will be responsible for team development, hiring, and training, will keep your team motivated, resolve conflicts, and make hard decisions for your team.
  • Time Management: You will be working with employees, customers and management. You will create schedules, order supplies and write reports.
  • Budgeting and Analysis: You are expected to keep and maintain a budget. You will need to be confident in using math skills to make sure you know where the company’s money is going.
  • Decision-Making Skills: Whether it is dealing with employees, customers, management or vendors, you will have to make decisions that affect the company. Having the ability to make hard and fast decisions is crucial to the company’s and your success.
  • Speaking and Writing: Leadership is communication. You’ll be communicating one-on-one with customers, in front of groups of employees, in meetings with management, or with important leaders from the dance world.
  • Dance experience: We share our passion for dance every day with our customers. You are either an active member of the the dance community or were in the past.
To Apply:

If you are confident, engaging, and enjoy leading and helping others, we invite you to submit your professional resume AND your dance resume to the following address: shop@allegrodanceboutique.com

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Now hiring Sales Associates

 

Allegro Dance Boutique is looking for talented Sales Associates to join our team at both our Evanston and Barrington locations.

We are seeking friendly and energetic artists who are passionate about their careers as dancers, dancemakers, or dance educators, and who are interested in inspiring others by sharing their passion for dance with our customers. Our associates are known for WOWing customers with exceptional service while providing vital information concerning products and services we offer, dance schools in the area, summer intensives, auditions and more!

Allegro Dance Boutique has gained a reputation as the best place for pointe shoe fittings in the area. We take this seriously and train our Sales Associates to fit pointe shoes with great care. We are seeking dancers who have the patience, passion, and dance experience to help them succeed with the important job of pointe shoe fitting.

Allegro Dance Boutique fosters a high-performance yet collaborative atmosphere. We believe in empowering our associates with information that will help them grow well beyond their stated job roles. The Allegro team works hard to give customers a special shopping experience, and we have a lot of fun doing so! We value creativity and discipline, encourage personal development, and strive to build a community of dancers that are as agile with their minds as they are with their bodies. We aim to give dancers a place to work that is both professionally and personally fulfilling, while remaining understanding of a dancers’ hectic lifestyle. Allegro is place for ambitious people who like coming to work and have an innate desire to be better every day. Employees at all levels develop an understanding of business and entrepreneurship and are encouraged to share ideas for company growth and development. All Allegro employees are invested in our vision to reimaginethe dance retail experience, and grow our great reputation in the industry.

Skills & Qualifications:

Desired Skills:

  • Intermediate or advanced experience dancing en pointe (currently or in the past)
  • Enthusiastic, personable, hard-working
  • Willingness to learn
  • Currently training and/or pursuing a professional career in dance
  • Weekend availability preferred

Fundamentals:

  • Deliver a positive, friendly experience by engaging the customer through authentic conversation and service to uncover his or her needs
  • Strong communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Ability to work productively within a team environment
  • Provide a store experience that reflects Allegro Dance Boutique in presentation and delivery
  • Proven work ethic, initiative, and strong desire to succeed
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
To Apply:

If you are confident, engaging, and enjoy helping others, we invite you to submit your professional resume AND your dance resume to the following address: shop@allegrodanceboutique.com

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Job Title: Inventory Manager

We’re looking to add an important member to our growing team! Allegro is seeking an enthusiastic new inventory manager to help us ensure that our customers and employees have access to the products they need every day. Our Inventory Manager will help us provide an an amazing customer experience by working in the back of the store receiving, ordering, and helping to manage our merchandise in a timely and organized manner. Do you have a freakish attention to detail? Do numbers make more sense to you than they do to others? Do you love dance and dancers? This might be the job for you!

YOU:

  • are analytical, organized, accurate, and detail-oriented
  • are comfortable working in fast-paced, small business environment
  • are a hard-worker, a self-starter, and are able to work independently
  • have an ability to multi-task and manage stress – this is a fast-paced, rapidly changing company!
  • have a natural desire to help others and have empathy for dancers of all kinds
  • are an effective communicator (written and verbal)
  • are a team player who can work alongside a diverse group of creative individuals
  • are tech savvy: you have strong computer skills and aren’t afraid of troubleshooting
  • have a flexible schedule and are available for a full-time role
  • are available to work primarily out of our Evanston location, but are able to visit our Barrington location occasionally

Bonus points for:

  • knowledge of retail POS inventory systems
  • knowledge of financial and accounting principles
  • knowledge of accounting software
  • serious dance experience (past or current) and knowledge of dancewear

US:

Allegro is a small and rapidly growing, fast-paced dance retail store with two locations. The Allegro team works hard to give customers a special shopping experience, and we have a lot of fun doing so! We value creativity and discipline, encourage personal development, and strive to build a community of dancers that are as agile with their minds as they are with their bodies. Allegro is a place for ambitious people who like coming to work and have an innate desire to be better every day. Employees at all levels develop an understanding of business and entrepreneurship and are encouraged to share ideas for company growth and development.

 

Please send resumes to victoria@allegrodanceboutique.com

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