Seeking another awesome team member: professional organizer

Do you love to be helpful? Do your friends always ask you to help them organize their stuff? Do you dream about The Container Store?

Job Description: part-time professional organizing assistant  

  • 0-15 hours a week, usually 4-8 hours a week (fewer in June, July and August)

  • Starting pay $16/hr. Increase to $20 after 24 hours of successful organizing

  • Work in 3-6 hour shifts (lunch break on jobs over 4 hours)

  • Work at clients’ homes within 15 miles of Glendale, CA

  • Some heavy lifting and furniture moving

  • Often working in very dusty, cluttered conditions (DUH!)

  • Be available at predictable times from M-Sa 9-7 and rarely Su (totally fine to have another P-T job)

  • Possibility for promotion to head organizer after 6 months

  • 1099 position  No insurance provided. No taxes withheld. No guaranteed hours.

client interaction

Patience and the ability to hold your tongue are imperative to this position. As an organizing assistant you won’t be expected to handle the psychological aspect of the client relationship. In fact basically, you will show up, shut up and organize stuff–some of it will be tedious. We have a lot of fun at work. Still, some situations call for less partying and more being calm.

passion for details and order

You gotta be OK with alphabetizing things for 3 hours, or wiping off dusty stuff to hand to the Head Organizer, or taking the time to make sure all the towels are folded the same way. Do you love that? Good. Keep reading.

let it go

For all of our love of order and perfection, we are often called on to set things up the way the client wants–not the way we want. So, you have to be able to manage your time to achieve the client’s goal, not to achieve perfection.

You are a team player who knows when to go with the flow and can take direction even when you have a different aesthetic.

self-motivated

You have a car. You can find client’s homes and show up on time, ready to work, in a different situation every time. You have a casual, yet professional wardrobe and sensible shoes. You are excited to learn new things and to help people.

As important as these skills are to your landing this gig, equally important is your sense of humor and your relationship with the members of our team and with me, the owner. We currently have 7 part-time organizers and service about 8 clients a week. Check out the website for an idea of the company culture at Get Organized Already!

I’m excited to find someone who really wants to try professional organizing, but doesn’t necessarily want to run their own company. It’s OK if you have your own organizing business. Maybe you are a specialist and we can incorporate that into our offerings (after you’ve been an assistant for 6 months). Maybe you are just starting out and want some practice. All fine.

I run everything on google. So please be comfortable with the calendar, google drive, gmail, etc. or be willing to learn.

things I want to know:

  • Your specific experience and your favorite ways to help people get organized.

  • What have you found that you do not like to do?

  • What is your availability?

  • When are you available for a 15 minute phone interview ASAP?

  • What is your current employment situation?

  • Why are you awesome to work with?

Send all information to nonnahs (at) GetOrganizedAlready.com

Thank you kindly, Nonnahs

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