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Sales Associate

Potter Violins
7711 Eastern Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912
$24 - $28 an hour - Full-time


7711 Eastern Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Full job description

Sales Associate

Potter Violins, a violin shop dedicated to providing exceptional instruments, accessories, and services to musicians of all levels, is seeking a talented and passionate individual to join our team in Takoma Park, Maryland as a Sales Associate specializing in cello sales. This is a unique opportunity to work in a vibrant and creative environment, serving a diverse community of musicians and contributing to the growth and success of our business. We believe in fostering a supportive and collaborative work environment that encourages growth, creativity, and a deep appreciation for music.

Title: Sales Associate
Hourly Rate: $24 - $28
Hours per week: 32 – 40 hours, Tuesday - Saturday


  • Assist customers in selecting and purchasing cellos, violins, violas, and bows, and related accessories based on their preferences, skill level, and budget, ensuring customer satisfaction and building long-term relationships.
  • Provide expert guidance and advice on instrument selection, especially cello, including setup, maintenance, and care, and ensuring customers make informed decisions.
  • Conduct instrument demonstrations for clients to showcase instrument qualities and assist in their decision-making process, and conduct trials.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of our product offerings, including their features and benefits.


  • Strong knowledge and understanding of orchestral string instruments, particularly violins, violas, and cellos.
  • Must possess advanced playing skills on the cello to effectively demonstrate instruments and assist customers, violin and viola playing skills a plus.
  • Exceptional customer service skills, with a track record of providing outstanding service to customers.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport with customers and colleagues.
  • Passion for music and music education and a genuine interest in helping musicians of all levels find the perfect instrument.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in using computer software and point-of-sale systems.

We offer employee discounts and the following optional benefits to eligible employees:

401(k) retirement savings plan: Eligible employees may choose to participate in our 401(k) plan, which provides an opportunity to save for retirement through pre-tax contributions.

Healthcare plans: We provide access to optional healthcare plans, including medical, dental, and vision coverage.

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter, and any relevant references. Open until filled.

Note: Potter Violins is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, and abilities.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $24.00 - $28.00 per hour

Expected hours: 32 – 40 per week


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Application Question(s):

  • Do you possess advanced playing skills on the cello? Explain.

Ability to Relocate:

  • Takoma Park, MD 20912: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person