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Pearl River Mart employees at 2022 annual dinner

Pearl River Mart is always on the lookout for talented people to join our team. As a women-led, multigenerational, multicultural family business, we value our people, promote internally, and are committed to a work environment that is both fun and professional. We’re currently seeking friendly and enthusiastic Store Managers, Assistant Managers, Sales Associates (both full and part time), Porters, and Administrative Staff for our SoHo and Chelsea Market locations.

Ideal candidates will have a passion for retail, food, community, design, and of course, cool Asian stuff. Candidates with food retail or restaurant experience may want to apply specifically for a position at Pearl River Mart Foods, our food-focused store at Chelsea Market. Fluency in an Asian language or Spanish a plus.

We are:

  • The historic Asian emporium located in SoHo and famed food hall, Chelsea Market
  • A passionate purveyor of unique items imported from Asia, as well as innovative merchandise designed and created by Asian Americans
  • A colorful, beloved destination for locals and visitors alike and one of New York Magazine’s “Reasons to Love NY”
  • A community space that champions the work of artists, designers, activists, and entrepreneurs A 50-year-old family business that the Wall Street Journal called “the future of experiential retail” — founded by immigrants and thoughtfully evolving under second-generation leadership

You are:

  • Passionate about delivering outstanding customer service
  • Experienced in working in a retail or restaurant setting
  • A quick learner
  • Fastidious, organized, and detail oriented Friendly and able to work calmly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment Not afraid to roll up your sleeves and pitch in whenever necessary
  • Enthusiastic about food, community, and Asian culture
  • An excellent communicator
  • An even better listener
  • Fully vaccinated and boosted


  • Act with integrity, honesty, and knowledge that promote the culture, values, and mission of Pearl River Mart
  • Work enthusiastically and cooperatively with ownership, managers, and associates to create exceptional retail experiences and deliver impeccable customer service
  • Work a varied schedule that can include nights, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Stock and restock items, operate POS system, clean and tidy store and fixtures as necessary
  • Service multiple customers at once during high volume periods with courtesy and sincerity
  • Anticipate customer and store needs by constantly evaluating environment and customers for cues
  • Staff and manage regular and special events like tastings, demonstrations, and performances
  • Develop pride for Pearl River Mart and extensive knowledge of entire inventory
  • Refuse to accept anything less than an organized and visually inspiring store
  • Ensure all guidelines are followed related to cash management, safety and security, and health and sanitation
  • Promote brand and products according to latest direction from management and marketing
  • Other duties and assignments as required


  • Two years experience in a customer-facing retail or restaurant setting
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Knowledge of and passion for Asian culture
  • Energetic and outgoing personality with strong communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial and creative spirit, but also hard-working and detail-oriented

To apply, fill out the form below OR email your resume and cover letter to

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