We're Hiring!

Sweet Candy Café is seeking passionate and creative individuals for a retail specialist position at our flagship store in Historic Downtown Lumberton, North Carolina! At Sweet Candy Café, you will engage in professional development and experiential learning activities to cultivate your interests in retail.

Working with the store owner management and marketing team at Sweet Candy Café, he/she will assist store retail sales, analyze store daily sales to identify product trends and new sources of revenue. The retail specialist will provide input on products, store design, and community outreach opportunities. The retail specialist will assist with daily retail operations and the Signature Candy Parlor™ when necessary.

The retail specialist will also have the opportunity to work side-by-side with the Sweet Events and Planning (SEP) event planner, who has been featured in The Knot Wedding Magazine and other publications. The retail specialist team member will assist the SEP team with local events including weddings, graduations, and birthday parties.

Sweet Candy Café and the Signature Candy Parlor™ are part of our set up during special events planned by Sweet Candy Café.

This is the perfect job for college students looking to make extra money!

Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate:

  • A strong desire to learn, create, and help

  • High energy level and enjoys working with people

  • Strong organizational skills and an attention to detail

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Self motivated with the ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple tasks

  • Excellent time management skills with competing project deadlines

  • Works well under pressure

  • Flexibility and willingness to help out with all projects

  • Positive outlook and sense of humor


  • Must be at least 17 years of age

  • Must be able to work independently

  • Ability to work 15 to 29 hours per week, sometimes on weekends or for special events

  • Must have reliable transportation

  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs without assistance

  • Comfortable with social media tools and Microsoft Office programs

  • Ability to independently gather and maintain information for briefings, press releases, presentation, and reports

  • Prior retail experience is appreciated but not required

You must submit a professional resume. A one page narrative on why you are interested in the job is encouraged but not required.

Send applications to SweetCandyCafeNC@gmail.com, using Subject "Retail Sales Specialist".