Maple Leaf Quilting Company Ltd. in Cochrane has an immediate opening for a Part-Time Retail  Associate.


  • Look for ways to engage with every human you encounter
  • Like to learn new skills and enjoy sharing those skills with others 
  • Know that you could talk to anyone and improve their day just by showing a genuine interest in them
  • Excelled in previous sales roles
  • Like to use computers and have a reasonable knowledge of their functions
  • Use social media platforms and have an understanding of how they work and the basic function


  • Are a small but rapidly growing retail longarm quilting & sewing store
  • Work with quilters and sewers of all skill levels, providing exceptional customer service and training
  • Get really excited when our customers succeed
  • Require flexibility working retail hours, while respecting work life balance
  • Have a close team of positive-minded individuals who thrive on sharing and implementing new ideas to improve the customer experience
  • Are focused on completing tasks.  Regardless of job title, we all chip in and do what's needed to get the job done

What you’ll actually be doing:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Greeting customers
  • Operating cash register
  • Increasing in store sales / cross-selling products
  • Answering phones and responding to customer inquiries
  • Fulfilling and shipping online sales orders with accuracy
  • Product knowledge, including sewing machines and other merchandise
  • Time management
  • Maintaining sales floor appearance
  • Directing customers to merchandise
  • Receiving stock and maintaining accurate inventory records

Key Competencies Needed:

  • You love talking to people on the phone and face to face
  • You are a people person; friendly and passionate about human interactions
  • You have a can-do attitude, self discipline and tons of motivation
  • You are flexible and love learning new things
  • You love taking responsibility for tasks and completing them while exceeding expectations
  • You are able to be on your feet for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs
  • Basic computer skills are a must
  • Sewing or quilting experience is preferred; however not a requirement

This is a long-term role with our growing company in Cochrane, AB.  Please do not apply if you are looking for a short-term position or are not able to work the full range of hours required. 

This position will begin with part-time and grow to full time as the company expands.  Hours will vary depending on business volume.  Starting hours will be between 15  - 20 hours a week and be adjusted depending on business needs. We have several high volume times of the year and extended work hours are required during these times.  At peak volume, we may run shifts between 8 am and 6 pm.

Salary will be competitive with the retail sales market in Alberta.

To apply for this job, please submit your application in-person at our store in Cochrane, Alberta.  Please bring a printed copy of your resume and cover letter with you, explaining why you would be a good fit for our awesome team!

Maple Leaf Quilting Company Ltd. is located at Unit 9105-101 Sunset Drive, Cochrane, Alberta, T4C 0W7.  We can be reached by phone at 403-981-3500. (Our store entrance is on the south side of our building)