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Wax Trax is hiring!  

Wax Trax is currently hiring for two positions. See below for their details.

HEADS UP: We get a lot of resumes where people tell us about how they love music. Well, loving music is great but it does not tell us anything about how you would be as an employee, so please, tell us about how your work and personal experience translates to the hard work and extensive knowledge we employ at Wax Trax. We are looking for people who are extremely self-motivated and productive, who love to stay busy, are detail-oriented, organized, with lots of energy and in good physical shape (records are heavy!). Contrary to popular opinion, record stores are hard work (but yea, pretty fun too). Women, people of color, and LGBTQ are strongly encouraged to apply. 

1. Full- or Part-Time Experienced USED Vinyl Buyer 

We are always looking for people who have the required knowledge and experience to buy and sell used records. We require someone with at least 3-5 years experience working at a record store specifically focused on buying and selling used records, or someone who has their own business buying and selling records if that business is a full time occupation for 3 to 5 years. Everyone buys and sells records, but we are looking for professionals who can look at a pile of records and give you a pretty close value off the top of their head. If you're out there, send us a resume! Compensation based on experience.   

Skills required  

  1. Very strong knowledge of used records, including their value and popularity
  2. Strong organizational skills
  3. Understanding of inventory management
  4. Ability to lift heavy boxes of LPs
  5. Ability to be moving around on your feet all day, including doing lots of squats! 
  6. Deep knowledge of music
  7. Practical understanding of and proficiency with the Goldmine grading system

Traits   

  • Detail oriented
  • Strong work ethic
  • Self-starter
  • Emotionally intelligent
  • Talks to strangers
  • Physically fit

Extra credit for:   

  1. Proficiency with Discogs and other music databases/services
  2. Familiarity with databases and POS sales systems
  3. Willingness and ability to lift and move large amounts of records
  4. Excellent teaching skills 
  5. Skills related to archival record jacket restoration
  6. You don’t have to be in a band but it sure doesn’t hurt

Other requirements:    

Must be available to work full or part time in regular 8-hour long shifts, definitely including Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. 

Compensation:   

The salary range for this position is $19 to $22, with the higher end of the range reserved for people who are absolutely accurate and proven speed demons at the record buying & pricing game.  

To apply:   

This position will be open until filled. Send a resume and a cover letter with the word “resume” in the subject line to [email protected].  Please do NOT contact us by phone or in person regarding this position (unless we contact you first). It’s emails only to start the process.  

2. Part-time Bookkeeper

Wax Trax Records in Denver is looking for an experienced part-time bookkeeper and administrative person who is highly motivated to help a legacy retail business succeed in an ever-changing economic environment. We prefer someone who understands the history and importance of our store and is excited to help it thrive. 

Skills & traits required 

  • Exceptional organizational skills 
  • Formal training in accounting
  • A love of organizing chaotic environments
  • An eye for detail
  • The ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • The ability to communicate complex data in a clear and intuitive manner
  • The ability to prioritize projects and complete them in a timely manner without being prompted
  • Excellent data entry and payroll accounting skills
  • At least 3-5 years of experience bookkeeping for successful small retail businesses in Denver

Job duties  

Wax Trax has a handful of weekly administrative and bookkeeping tasks that require very strong attention to detail and deadlines. These duties include: 

  • Bookkeeping
    • Maintaining and reconciling our Quickbooks accounts, correctly classifying sales and purchases and fact-checking data
    • Monitoring Paypal activity 
    • Providing information to assist accountants or an automated service with accurately paying sales tax on items sold via Ecommerce
    • Finding, identifying, and eliminating fees and other expenses that may be avoidable
    • Processing accounts payable and receivable
    • Preparing and filing financial documents as needed
    • Processing a bi-weekly payroll and tracking payroll data
    • Assisting with providing information to accountants for tax payments and returns
    • Filing city, state and federal withholding and other non-income taxes. 
    • Working with accountants as needed
    • Compiling a basic financial history of our store based on older financial reports (over time)
    • Advising management on compliance needs
    • Monitoring for variances from the projected budget
  • Other Administrative duties
    • Assisting with providing information to insurance and loan providers
    • Monitoring incoming mail for important notices etc. 
    • Collect certain data points on staff, sales, and other performance measures to be included in a brief quarterly report to management 
    • Other tasks as determined by the Wax Trax General Manager

Other requirements: 

Must be able to file a report that can only be created after 8pm Thursday evening and is due Friday by Noon (this task takes about an hour or so). Must work for 6-8 hours at least one day a week at Wax Trax’s main store at 638 E. 13th avenue. We are not interested in bookkeepers who are not interested in being physically present in our business.  

Compensation:  

$21-$28/hr based on related work experience, with the end of that range reserved for someone with decades of experience in accounting for retail businesses. We anticipate an average of one 8-hour day of work per week, with the possibility of additional work during the first week of each month when taxes are due. 

To apply:  

This position will be open until filled. Send a resume and a cover letter with the words “bookkeeper resume” in the subject line to [email protected]Please do NOT contact us by phone or in person regarding this position (unless we contact you first). It’s emails only to start the process.