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 child development so you’re well-equipped to match customers up with the perfect toy.


During your first three to four months of work, you’ll learn every aspect of the business including sales, marketing, and inventory control. After the initial training period, we’ll help you specialize in one area of the business. With any specialty, there’s tons of room for creativity. We depend on our staff to build new systems and revamp old ones. We’re always looking for new ways to engage with the community. 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!


Asheville Store

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Hendersonville Store

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Full Time: Starting $9.50/hr for training period of 3 months - upon successful completion of training, increase to $10.50/hr

Part Time: Starting $8.50/hr for training period of 3 months (minimum of 24 hours/week, including 1 weekend day and closing shifts each week)

Room to Grow into specialized/management positions over time, compensation TBD.


Apply now!