Thanks for your interest in Ship and Pack.

Please read the job description below, and if you think this is a good fit for you, please email your resume to

Please don’t call or walk in; we’re too understaffed to talk with you during our open hours.  Thanks.


The Salida Ship and Pack store needs a strong, cheerful employee to help with packing, crating, and shipping as well as managing packing materials inventory.


(Please do not apply unless you meet ALL of these requirements)

  • A cheerful, friendly, can-do, team-player attitude

  • Punctuality and reliability

  • Ability to deal with a fast-paced, demanding, multi-tasking job

  • Computer- and Internet-literate

  • Ability to type on computer keyboard; minimum 35 words per minute. A test will be given.

  • Ability to bend, twist, and lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the day

  • Ability to stand and work hard physically for several hours at a time

  • Neat, clean appearance

  • No criminal record

  • No personal or health issues that will impact performance

  • Excellent references from previous employers

  • A valid Colorado driver’s license

  • Non-smoker or absolutely no smoke detectable during working hours

  • Demonstrated commitment to the job.  Full time would be 40 hours a week including 4 1/2 hours on Saturdays; and full time plus overtime for 2 weeks during the Christmas season.  Part time would be at least 20 hours a week including 4 1/2 hours on Saturdays; and full time plus overtime for 2 weeks during the Christmas season.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Packing experience

  • Experience with shipping: procedures, regulations, software, websites, and companies

  • Experience with managing inventory and ordering

  • Experience using manual and power tools to build large items

  • Point-of-sale software experience

  • A good reputation in the community

  • Desire to help grow and benefit from the store’s growth and profits

  • Strong sense of urgency and ability to prioritize

On-the-job training will be provided for the point-of-sale system, shipping rules and regulations, and other information needed.

Aptitude, typing, mathematics, and comprehension tests will be given to top candidates.

A background check will be conducted on the top candidates before hiring.


We strive to create an enjoyable work atmosphere. We appreciate and respect our employees, and expect them to appreciate and respect their managers and co-workers in return.

The opportunity exists for the right person to become manager or even owner of the store.

Salary will begin at $10.00 to $16.00 per hour, depending on qualifications. Raises are given depending on store profits and employee performance.

Employees who have been with the store for one year receive 1 week’s paid vacation and 1 week’s sick leave. After two years, they receive 2 weeks’ paid vacation and 1 week’s sick leave. We carry workman’s comp insurance. We cannot yet afford to pay for health insurance or other benefits, but we are working toward the day when we can do so.

Employees are offered free private mailbox rentals and 50% off shipping and retail prices.

In return for our employees being flexible about our schedules, we try to give them some flexibility to accommodate education, family responsibilities, and recreation.

Ship and Pack is an Equal Opportunity Employer.