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About us
Wild Birds Unlimited of Palos Park Illinois is a small, locally owned business. We are fun, customer-centric and our goal is to bring people and nature together with an exciting and educational working environment!.

Our work environment includes:
Easy going family-like crew
Flexible working hours
Casual work attire
Lively atmosphere
Safe work environment

We are seeking an outgoing individual to join our exciting team of nature lovers here at Wild Birds Unlimited in Palos Park. We’re welcoming Part-Time Sales Associates with great retail and service skills and the ability to lift 50lbs regularly. Providing excellent service to our truly amazing customers is top priority, second ONLY to keeping our team happy and fulfilled! Working at our store is an opportunity to learn about the beautiful birds and diverse nature that can be found right outside the back door. Our goal is to support and educate our friendly customers about backyard birds and teach them how to create a beautiful wildlife refuge in their own backyard!

Our Sales Associates work with other staff, including the owner, to bring to life the store’s mission – “We Bring People and Nature Together®…And We Do It With Excellence!” The difference between Wild Birds Unlimited and other retailers goes far beyond what we sell. It's who we are! Enthusiasm, professionalism, informed advice and superior customer service are the hallmarks of our staff. To that end, we provide training with regard to backyard bird feeding, bird watching and product knowledge.

Friendly, outgoing disposition
Wild bird feeding experience is a plus but we can train
Interest in nature and wildlife is a requirement
Must be available to work weekends as well as weekdays especially Thursday-Friday between 9:30am-3:30pm for our large seed deliveries
Must be available to work during peak busy periods. Most major holidays we are closed
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lb. bags of birdseed as we offer carryout services to all of our customers and unload semi deliveries of birdseed weekly
Ability to work in a fast paced setting and spend extended periods of time on ones feet.
Comfortable with computers and able to use a computer-based POS system (training provided)

We offer:
The bird, hobby, product, and sales training needed to do the job well
A positive, rewarding, and pleasant working environment
Generous store discount 
Flexible hours
The ability to grow your skill set while directly impacting the growth of a small business

Paid Training: Yes

Pay frequency: Twice a month

Management: Store Manager & Store Owner work with and at the store

This Job Is:

A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
Open to applicants who do not have a high school diploma/GED
A good fit for a parent with children in school during the day
A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
A job for which older job seekers are encouraged to apply
Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

Job Type: Part-time, 15-30 hours per week

Salary: based on experience and availability

Benefits: Employee discount, flexible schedule, fun and educational work environment

Store hours: Hours are 9:30am-5pm, Monday-Saturday & 10:30am-4pm on Sundays

Interested in joining our team? Click here for an application and drop off the filled out form at the store or email it to Mel & Laura Tracy at [email protected]. Or swing by the store to fill out an application