Work With Us

Who We’re Looking For

You're creative and resourceful, a big-picture thinker with an eye for details. You love engaging with people and listening to their needs. You're passionate about learning and willing to actively seek out the next challenge. You should be able to:



  • Strike up a conversation with folks from all walks of life

  • Identify problems and brainstorm solutions

  • Communicate and collaborate with coworkers

  • Balance multiple projects while prioritizing customers

  • Be upbeat, energetic, and positive


Your Work

This is not your average retail job.

You’ll wear a lot of different hats at Dancing Bear. One minute you’ll be brainstorming with your coworkers about a new community event, and the next you’ll be coming up with creative ways to display a haul of new art supplies. As in any retail business, the customer takes center stage. You’ll go through hands-on training in toy knowledge and childhood development so you’re well-equipped to match customers up with the perfect toy. We know that our staff is our biggest asset, and we want to give you the skills and training to excel beyond your time with us!


  • Previous retail experience preferred (but we are willing to train and educate the right candidate)
  • College Preferred
  • Must be available to work weekends
  • Must be willing to participate in play days and in-store events
  • Must posess excellent customer service skills


Asheville Location: 518 Kenilworth Rd, Asheville, NC 28805

Full-time preferred! Looking for help in the following areas:

  • Marketing (Social Media/Print Ads/Etc.)

  • WebSite Design/Management

  • Inventory Control

  • Event Planning/Community Outreach

  • Management

  • QuickBooks

  • Excel

  • Scheduling

  • Display & Merchandising


Regular, Full & Part-time, Toy Consultants


Up To Three months training period at $14/hour (depending on experience)

Regular Pay Rate: Min $15.50/hour (depending on experience and availability). Living Wage Pay ($17.70) after acheiving full competence of routines (opening, closing, shipping, website, receiving-stocking, keyholder).

Seasonal Toy Consultants

Position limited to 90 days/year  (Perfect for teachers/artists/newly-retired!)

Position could be recurring, year after year, during busy times/holidays

Two weeks training period at $14/hour

Regular Pay Rate: Min $15.50/hour (depending on experience and availability)


Apply now!