eCommerce/Administrative Assistant

We are looking for an Administrative Assistant who understands ecommerce marketing and loves traditional folkroots music. So if you are an old-time musician or serious fan with strong entrepreneurial ability, then you will want to check this out.

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eCommerce/Administrative Assistant

Small but growing home-based business in Saint Louis (south city) needs Administrative Assistant with a passion for traditional folkroots music and ecommerce marketing. Perfect for old-time musician with strong entrepreneurial ability. Partnership potential for right person.

Who Should Apply for this Position?
This could be the right place if you are good with people and computers. You also need to be an excellent writer with verbal skills to match. And if you have the experience and ability to manage a multi-channel retail and wholesale ecommerce network on Amazon, eBay, and our Volusion shop, then you are absolutely ideal. Degree in Design, Marketing, or Advertising preferred but not required.

At this time we are just a small itty-bitty home-based business. We specialize in Folkroots Rhythm Instruments (plus bulb horns and rosin powder, but that's another story). So if your adrenaline starts flowing at the sound of traditional roots music such as Old-time, Jugband, Irish, Cajun, Early Jazz & Blues, Minstrel, and Ragtime, then you will want to give us a serious look. And if you play 5-string banjo, enjoy living history events, and like working with your hands, then so much the better.

Oh—and by the way, if you have some interest in the retail and wholesale distribution of hard-to-find folkroots rhythm instruments, then that's better still, because...well, that's what we do.

Ground Floor Opportunity
Excellent opportunity for ambitious person with enough drive, business savvy, horse sense, and problem-solving ability to ultimately run the operation. This position starts you as an Administrative Assistant which puts you on track to manage all company operations—and possibly even own the business in five years or so.

So if you are a resourceful and enterprising person who always wanted to find a half-pint business that is a leader in a niche environment—a growing business you can help take and ride along with to the next level and beyond, then this is the opportunity you've been looking for.

Partnership Potential
Definite partnership potential for right person with administrative, marketing, ecommerce, and entrepreneurial skills.


  1. Writing
    You must have excellent writing ability and be able to compose a clear, concise product description. Copywriting experience a plus.

  2. Computers
    We are Mac based. You must be proficient using Mac computers, able to manage and trouble-shoot the network, and resolve technical issues. Experience with iCloud Drive and Google Drive a plus.

  3. Ecommerce
    Most of your time will be spent managing the inventory on our ecommerce sites. You must know basic html and have experience selling on Amazon, eBay, and Volusion—or be willing to learn the basics from tutorials on your own time. Experience with multi-channel synced inventory highly desirable.

  4. Photography
    You must have experience photographing products—or have an eye for photography and be willing to take a product photography class at your own expense and on your own time. Many of our product shots require your hands to demonstrate proper grip or show scale. We do not require a professional hand model, but your hands must be photogenic. Experience posting videos on YouTube a plus.

  5. Excellent Math Skills
    You must excel at basic math and understand pricing (e.g. calculate retail and wholesale prices, set profit margins, factor overhead, shipping/handling, labor and such).

  6. Entrepreneurial Ability
    This position offers partnership potential. You must have the entrepreneurial ability to handle every aspect of the operation, the discipline to keep the business on track, and the vision to take the company into the future.

  7. Occasional Lifting
    From time to time we send and receive truck shipments. You must be able to lift 50 pounds.


  • Office Management
    • Manage printers & office equipment
    • Manage phone system
    • Manage computer network
    • Maintain and order supplies
    • Maintain printed matter (labels, booklets, coupons, collateral materials)

  • Bookkeeping
    • Maintain sales and expense ledgers
    • Maintain purchase order log

  • Project Management
    • Manage various projects

  • Ecommerce
    • Fulfill orders
    • Manage inventory (Amazon, eBay, Volusion)
    • Maintain SKU log
    • Set retail and wholesale prices
    • Manage UPC numbers (GS1 US Data Hub)
    • Source products and suppliers
    • Shoot and edit product photos and videos
    • Write product descriptions
    • Answer customer questions (CRM)

Software (you must be proficient with the software below or equivalent)

  • BBEdit (text editor)
  • FileZilla (FTP)
  • iMovie (video editing)
  • Numbers (spreadsheet)
  • Pages (page layout)
  • Photoshop Elements (photo editing)
  • Tap Forms (relational database)

Dream Job for Right Person
If you already know how to administer a multi-channel online inventory, then you will lift sales and earn a significant income right away. But if you need to learn how to manage products on Amazon, eBay, and Volusion, then we will help you learn how. We will also show you how to create UPC numbers, manage SKUs, sync the inventory, fulfill orders, and handle every aspect of the business. As your skills broaden and develop, and as you build sweat equity, you can earn a stake in the business that positions you towards owning a piece of the pie.

Compensation is a percentage of company gross sales (not commissioned sales). So the more sales the company generates, the more income you earn. To be clear, this is not a job in sales - but a position with genuinely unlimited income potential for a creative and resourceful person with strong entrepreneurial ability. So if you like the idea of compensation based on your contribution to the success of the company, then we should talk.

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If you are the kind of person who thrives in a fast paced yet relaxed (and smoke-free) environment—a place where you must deal with one mind-boggling problem after the next. A place that will definitely challenge your administrative and problem-solving abilities. A place where your creative skills and resourcefulness can lead to you running the business in a few years...then apply for this once-in-a-lifetime position now, while you still have the chance.

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Bone Dry Musical Instrument Co.