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Career Match Quiz

  • Do you know who Barney, Dora or Diego are?
  • Can you open with one hand a double convenience stroller?
  • Can you talk on the phone, change a diaper and get a grade-schooler out the door all at the same time?
  • Do you enjoy working alongside fun, energetic, team-oriented people?
  • Do you like getting great discounts on kids stuff?

Perfect Match?

If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, we’d love to meet you.

At Once Upon A Child, we offer:

  • Full and part-time positions
  • Flexible schedules that complement your busy life
  • A great employee discount

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Manager in Training

Start in a retail career that positively affects your community More Info »

$12-$14 benefits and bonus potential

Passion for Retail...Come Join Our Team!

Tired of boring retail jobs where all you do is stand in a room and make no decisions?

We're looking for a highly motivated, customer service and sales oriented, experienced leader to take our growing business to the next level. Once Upon a Child is a national franchise that offers customers a fun and convenient way to buy and sell gently used kids’ stuff, which makes saving money on children’s clothes, toys, baby furniture and equipment a reality every day. We focus on quality, safety and value – the same things you feel important for your own families.  We strive to provide great products at excellent prices while delivering outstanding customer service. We are a leader in the industry, and our locally owned group of stores is among the top performers in the country.  We are looking for a Manager in Training that can help us continue to grow our sales and our concept.

What we'll do for you:
• We offer a competitive base salary along with a performance based pay structure along with bonus potential.
• Benefits including health care, vacation, employee discount, and extended training opportunities
• We're a great company to work for, with hands on owners to offer guidance and support
  • We offer monthly bonuses and contest incentives for your associates and shift supervisors to help you reach your goals.
• We provide a fun, fast-paced work environment

Our company's culture and beliefs:
• Recycling clothing not only helps the environment but also the wallet.
• We believe in hard work, integrity, respecting individuals and the necessity of individuals taking full responsibility for their actions and decisions.
• We believe in recognition for a job well done and celebrating achievements. 


Shift Supervisor - P/T

Natural leaders who know children's items who care about the customers and enviroment...we want to talk to you! More Info »

$10.25 or more-Based on experience & availability

Passionate Leader? Come work for us! 

We are always accepting applications for shift supervisors that are energetic, honest, reliable & customer service oriented to help promote all aspects of the business:  buying, selling, pricing, and merchandising.  Promoting a high level of customer service ensuring customers are assisted in an enthusiastic, timely, and knowledgeable manner.  Having knowledge of children's items, current styles, and brands a must! 


A shift supervisor is trained on all operational functions that the store manager and assistant manager are trained on, including opening and closing the store, administering returns and store credit, sales goals, and delegating tasks amongst sales associates and buyers.


A shift supervisor is expected to be the link between the management team and associates, helping management to accomplish important tasks such as regular store cleanings, merchandising, and motivating employees on the sales floor to help exceed goals. An ideal shift supervisor is hardworking, a quick thinker, and friendly with excellent communication and customer service skills. Previous retail experience is necessary for this position.


Must be computer literate, process math skills and have retail or customer service experience.   Must be able to work 3 to 4 days a week including weekends.  


We offer a competitive wage, flexible scheduling, fun casual work environment, great discount, first picks & staff bonuses/contests.   



Sales Associates - P/T

Assisting customers and coworkers while creating the go to retail/resale choice More Info »

$8.25 or more based on experience and availability

Love Kids, Their Stuff & Talking to People?  Let's Chat! 

We are always accepting applications for highly motivated, honest, reliable and customer service oriented individuals for our challenging, fun, fast-paced retail environment.  A great sense of style with a knowledge of brands, current trends and labels a must!  Along with an ability to prioritize, work with a sense of urgency, receive feedback and take action when appropriate. As an employee, you'll receive on-the-job training in recycled children's items.

  • Assisting customers on the sale floor and at the dressing rooms
  • Assisting in keeping the store neat, including ongoing straightening of the merchandise and specific cleaning tasks as assigned.
  • Actively participating in the ongoing processing of merchandise
  • Answering the phone and answering questions about our concept
  • Perform all point of sale related tasks, which involves but is not limited to: counting cash, making change, and operating the point of sale system.
  • Creating interior and window displays and dressing mannequins.
  • Assisting with store security, which involves, but is not limited to, monitoring the sales floor and dressing rooms.


Must be able to work at least 3 shifts per week and be available weekends.  Speaking Polish or Spanish and/or daytime availability a plus.


We offer a competitive wage, flexible scheduling, fun casual work environment, great discount, first picks, contests & staff bonuses.  Buyers can move on to get management positions at the stores.





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4616 N Harlem
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
708-867-8651 - Map - Hours
Mon10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Tues10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Sun11:00 AM-06:00 PM
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