J.Crew and Madewell Are Hiring for the Holidays. Here’s How to Apply

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Can you sense it?

Those sleigh bells ringing in the distance? Those lights twinkling on the horizon? Those children crayoning miles of wishlists?

Do you know what all of this means?!

The holidays are coming.

I repeat: the holidays are coming.

But no need to panic! The most convenient part about the holiday season (I promise — there really is a convenient part) is seasonal hiring.

And whether you look at it as a convenient or terrifying side effect of the vicious and seemingly endless cycle of consumerism we’ve created in this country, there’s no denying it’s pretty handy that just when you start to feel the pinch of the holiday season on your already-tight budget, stores start begging for a little bit of extra help.

(And if you’re looking for even more ways to earn some extra cash this winter, be sure to like our Jobs page on Facebook. We post awesome job opportunities there whenever we find them!)

Seasonal Jobs at J.Crew and Madewell

The latest retail chain to open its arms to the onslaught of seasonal workers is J.Crew, which includes both J.Crew and Madewell retail locations.

And while the brand may not be as profitable today as it has been in the past, it’s not going anywhere this holiday season — and it needs workers to get it through the hectic months to come.

Right now, the company is looking for seasonal (and non-seasonal) sales associates at retail locations across the country. There are a few other job types and positions available, as well, and you can filter by type and location on J.Crew’s main jobs page.

J.Crew and Madewell stores both require a few things of potential hires for these seasonal positions. You should be:

  • Fashion forward and take pride in the clothing and fashion industry (particularly in the J.Crew and Madewell brands)
  • Ready to do whatever it takes to blow customers away with an excellent shopping experience
  • Great at multitasking and be a self-starter who makes things happen
  • Technologically savvy
  • Goal oriented
  • Able to build productive and positive relationships as a member of the team

If you land a job, you’ll be expected to:

  • Ace training, which includes becoming denim certified (at Madewell locations) and learning how to participate in fit sessions
  • Build sales by creating a personalized shopping experience for each guest
  • Assist in stocking and replenishing displays
  • Learn the store systems, gadgets and technology

Additionally, you should be at least 18 years old, able to communicate clearly and effectively and able to bend, reach and carry at least 40 pounds.

Because these are primarily seasonal positions, you should be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays when the stores are busiest.

There is no pay listed for any of these positions, but we’ve reached out to the company to find out more information; we’ll update this post if we hear back.

While no specific perks are listed on the website, rumor (and by rumor I mean sites like Glassdoor) has it that the employee discounts are pretty sweet. And by pretty sweet, I mean really sweet: Employees at both J.Crew and Madewell retail locations report receiving deep discounts on both regular and sale merchandise.

Ready to apply to work at J.Crew or Madewell? You can go here to find the master list if you’re interested in combing through the job listings.

Use the search bar at the top to filter by location or job type. (Hint: search “seasonal” to narrow your options down quickly.)

Grace Schweizer is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder.