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We're Hiring

Part-Time Candle Consultant

About The Company

Embers + Apothecary is a new business located in the heart of Chicago's Printer's Row, offering hands-on candle making experiences through daily classes and private reservations. As a Woman and Black-owned business, we are dedicated to providing a unique blend of creativity, community, and unconventional experiences. Our space serves as a welcoming third place—a spot away from work and home, designed for individuals and groups to gather, laugh, date, host parties, and build connections. Join our team and be part of a community that celebrates craftsmanship, inclusivity, and the joy of creating personalized candles. Poke around the rest of our website to explore the daily classes, private events, and a vibrant atmosphere that embodies the spirit of Embers + Apothecary.

About The Role

We're on the lookout for vibrant individuals with a genuine passion for creativity and a dedication to fostering connections within our community. As a crucial member of our team, you won't just be standing in a store; you'll be curating fun and memorable social experiences for our guests. Your responsibilities encompass warmly welcoming guests, guiding them through scent exploration, assisting in various stages of the candle-making process and hosting a pre-set list of social activities while guests wait for their candles to set. From pouring wax and blending fragrances to creating an inviting and joyful atmosphere, you'll play a pivotal role in ensuring each visit is a delightful, immersive, and unforgettable experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Extend a warm welcome and provide assistance to guests upon their arrival

  • Infuse energy and enthusiasm into the scent exploration process, helping guests choose from our library of 50+ single-note scents

  • Assist guests in selecting vessels for their candles, providing options and upgrades as needed

  • Lead guests through the fragrance blending process, encouraging creativity and unique combinations

  • Oversee the candle-pouring station, ensuring the enchanting process of turning fragrance blends into beautifully crafted candles

  • Host guests participating in fun social activities like trivia, karaoke and games competitions. 

  • Contribute to maintaining a vibrant and inviting studio space that enhances the overall social experience

  • Engage guests in delightful activities during the candle-setting period, fostering connections and creating memorable moments

  • Clean up of space and materials after classes

  • Participate in training sessions covering various aspects of the candle-making experience and the importance of creating a fun vibe


  • Genuine passion for fragrance and creative expression

  • Comfortable engaging with groups in public settings

  • Excellent task prioritization skills, focusing on optimizing the guest experience throughout the candle-making process

  • Ability to stand for extended periods and handle items weighing over 45 pounds

  • Willing and able to work around fragrance oils & scents

  • Previous experience in customer service or retail is a plus

Important Details

  • Hiring for part-time roles, up to 6 - 20 hours per week

  • Pay starting at $16/hr pay with the potential to earn more through tips

  • Training provided for custom fragrance blending and creating a fun, memorable social experience

  • Weekend, evening, and holiday availability is required

  • Ability to stand for extended periods and handle moderately heavy items

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