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Common Deer is a retail business with a big mission: to make american made more accessible. With our growing operation, each team member is crucial to our success. We take hiring very seriously, and if you feel you're ready to have a ton of fun while working your tail off to help us grow - please apply! 

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We are no longer accepting new applications for our customer experience team. 

Due to an overwhelming number of applicants, we are still reviewing candidates that have interviewed/applied.

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We are on the hunt for enthusiastic, creative people-people that can assist our year-round staff during the busy holiday season. 
SEASONAL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE TEAM - these seasonal team members are responsible for crafting and maintaining the customer experience in the store and generating sales. We work with over 300 small brands, and our team is responsible for communicating those stories to our customers. Team members are responsible for representing Common Deer to customers, brand partners, and potential partners. They also maintain the retail space and the inventory, and make sure that customers are having a great time. Customer experience team members handle check-out and register procedures. Must be available for a minimum of 15 hours weekly during the weeks noted below. 
SEASONAL eCOMMERCE FULFILLMENT & GENERAL BACKUP - these team members work our busiest times and help us with gift wrap, online order fulfillment, and general tasks. A strong attention to detail with efficiency is crucial to performing these roles well.   Must be available for a minimum of 10 hours weekly during the weeks noted below. 
Seasonal staff must be available to work at minimum a 3 hour shift on the dates mentioned below: 
  • REQUIRED: Nov 23 or 24 - Black Friday or Small Business Saturday 
  • MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR 4 out of 7 of the following: Dec 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19 
  • REQUIRED: Dec 20, 21, 22, 23
  • MAJOR PLUS IF AVAILABLE FOR: Dec 24, Dec 28, 29, 30, 31, Jan 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • MAJOR PLUS IF AVAILABLE FOR both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. 
 Seasonal training begins early to mid November. We will interview and make seasonal hires in late October, early November. 
If you are interested in applying for seasonal help - please send your resume to, with the list of dates you are NOT available from November 8 until January 8. Please note in the email subject line that you are interested in SEASONAL - and we will be in touch in late October with additional information. 

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We are currently not hiring for summer internships. 

At certain times throughout the year, we consider internship and project applications for the following areas: Marketing and Social Media, Writing/Editing, Graphic Design, Photography, Design your Own.

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Interested in joining a select team of freelance photographers and photo stylists?

Our Photography Ambassadors range in both skill level and focus, from hobbyists to professionals to students. There is no set time commitment, but we do ask for regular photo contributions in order to continue access to ambassador perks. So…what are the perks?

  • Special discount at Common Deer in-store and
  • Access to inventory on loan for personal photoshoots
  • Access to vintage prop storage on loan
  • Professional growth through crediting, exposure, and portfolio development
  • For certain photo requests, trades and compensation will be available

As we grow and get to the next step, so will our photography budget. Since we were approached by so many photographers, we developed this program in order to give those looking for more experience or exposure, the structure to do so. When our photography budget does allow for paid shoots, those that have been working with us will be right where they need to be! 

Send an email to with what you are looking to do, samples of your work, and why you'd like to work with us. Please include the subject line: Photo Ambassador. 

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Have some art you'd like us to take a look at? Want to partner to create something new? Shoot us an email with samples of your work. We work with local artists to develop designs throughout the year. Also check out this page 

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Send all employment applications to with the correct subject line:

- HIRE ME: (insert your position of interest) 

In addition to attaching your resume, please answer the following questions in the body of the email. 

1. Do you plan to depart Burlington within the next year? i.e. applying to grad school? 
2. How many hours are you looking for per week? 
3. What other time commitments do you have on a weekly basis? 
4. Please note which you are available to work: Columbus Day Weekend (Oct 5 - 7), Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving (Black Friday, Small Biz Sat), and Christmas Holiday Week (December 20 - 31). Please also note that we are unable to interview candidates that are not available to work Christmas Holiday Week or Black Friday/Small Business Saturday. 
5. Please briefly describe your retail experience.
6. What additional skills would you bring to the position? 
7. When are you available to start?
8. One sentence summing up why you want to join the Common Deer team. 

Please note that we are not able to respond to every application, and are unable to consider incomplete applications. Feel free to drop your complete application off at the store. 

Thank you for your interest in joining the Common Deer team! 


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