About Ten Thousand Villages Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia, PA
Ten Thousand Villages of Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia, PA, is a Fair Trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe.
As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent 70 years cultivating trading relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to distinctive handcrafted items. We seek to establish long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans are under- or unemployed, and in which they lack other opportunities for income. A founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), Ten Thousand Villages sees fair trade as an alternative approach to conventional international trade.
Ten Thousand Villages helps to preserve handmade crafting traditions passed down through generations with an emphasis on environmental sustainability. We hope to connect our customers to other cultures through artistic heritage and their stories, as they create lasting beauty in the world.
During busier shopping seasons Ten Thousand Villages in Chestnut Hill looks for dynamic part-time Sales Associates to join our fair trade team. We are driven to assist our artisans in developing countries in selling their handcrafted products. If you enjoy fulfilling work, have a passion for our global mission, and want to share about our handcrafted products with the public, we are looking for you.
Previous retail sales and service experience is preferred. Please contact the Chestnut Hill store at (215) 242-3040 to inquire about possible employment opportunities within our store.