🎉 Join Our Team! 🕯️

Want to be part of the SOMA Small Batch Goods adventure? We're on the lookout for a lively and responsible part-time Pop-Up + Event Associate to rock the Orange County and SoCal scene with us!

At SOMA, we believe in handmade, artisanal goodness, and that's why we love popping up at places like Pacific City in Huntington Beach, Prado West in Dana Point, local farmers markets, and other awesome seasonal events. It's all about bringing together creators, artists, and small businesses to show off their fantastic products!

Our events are weekend shindigs that usually kick off around 11 am and wrap up by 6 pm. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: set up your booth, welcome folks with a smile, and help them discover their perfect candle scent. Think of yourself as an expert candle sommelier, guiding them through their fragrant scent journey! 🕯️

Ready to dive in? Apply now and let's light up the SoCal scene together! 🔥✨

Excited? Let's dive in!

We're on the hunt for the perfect fit! Our dream candidate? Someone who's all about championing small businesses, has that super friendly vibe to connect with anyone and everyone, thrives on variety, and has a soft spot (or curiosity!) for small-batch, handcrafted artisanal goodies – especially our delightful eco-friendly hand-poured soy candles! 🕯️

If you're the right match, this gig's got your name all over it! It's a one-of-a-kind chance to spread your wings independently, with the possibility of stepping up your game if and when you’re ready for it – all while soaking up the sun at lively outdoor craft markets and events. 🌞✨

Ready to take the leap? Join us on the adventure today! 🛍️🎉


We're all about good vibes and friendly faces, so here's what we're looking for:

  • Must be as friendly with an out-going personality that shines! You love answering questions, being a helpful soul, and mingling with our awesome and diverse customer base throughout the day.
  • Got 1-2 years of experience in retail sales, hospitality, or events? That's a plus!
  • Strong communication skills? Check. Time management and multitasking skills? Double-check.
  • Weekends are our jam, and every once in a while, we might throw in a weeknight. You cool with that?
  • You've got your trusty vehicle and a valid CA driver's license – ready to hit the open road!
  • Can you lift up to 50 lbs. safely? We don't expect you to bench press candles, but a little muscle comes in handy.
  • Standing for long periods? Bring comfy shoes and sunscreen – our events can be sunny, hot, windy, cool, and full of fresh air!
  • Quick learner? You're in the right place. Prioritizing tasks and asking questions when needed is your thing.
  • Self-starter? You'll have some freedom to shine and work your magic with minimal supervision.
  • Tech-savvy? Great! Especially when it comes to using a POS system.
  • Punctual and reliable? We like you already. Solid professional references? Even better.


  • Get the party started by picking up products and supplies needed for our pop-ups before each event. Don't worry, we've got your back with everything you need!
  • Be the early bird that catches the worm – arrive on time (sometimes early weekend mornings).
  • Follow the playbook for each location, because we like to mix it up!
  • Set up shop right on schedule, creating a booth that's safe, clean, and oh-so-inviting.
  • Be the friendly face that greets and assists every customer. Our goal: a friendly, welcoming, and engaging experience for all.
  • Practice your best royal wave to invite folks passing by to check out our fabulous candles.
  • Become the candle connoisseur! Share recommendations and highlight our unique offerings.
  • Check customers out using the POS system, handle payments, and make their day by packing up their goodies with care.
  • Keep that booth and table looking fresh and organized – it's like a mini work of art!
  • At the end of the day, break down the booth and pack up the products. Tidy up like a pro.
  • Give us the scoop with event updates and end-of-day reports – we like to stay in the loop.
  • Your feedback matters – tell us how we can make the customer experience even better.
  • Always keep our core values in mind and have a blast representing SOMA Small Batch Goods at every event! 😄🕯️

Compensation, Benefits + Perks:

We believe in good rewards for good work:

  • Competitive Hourly Rate Range: $15.50-$17.00 per hour.
  • Want more? You could earn a sales bonus per each event!
  • Love candles? Enjoy a generous discount on our delightful creations.
  • We'll make sure you’re prepped and ready with paid training.
  • And there's more – additional perks and room to grow as we go!

Bonus if you have:

  • Familiarity with POS systems – you're already a step ahead!
  • An interest and appreciation in crafts, art, and all things small business.
  • Knowledge of the pop-up and open-air market scene – you're practically a market guru!

Ready to shine? Apply now!

If this sounds like your jam, hit us up with your resume, when you can start, and why you're stoked about this gig.

Don't meet all the requirements? No biggie – apply anyway and drop us a quick paragraph about what makes you a perfect fit for the job and why you want to roll with us.

Already applied? Check out our website for the scoop, cruise our Instagram @somasmallbatchgoods to get the vibe, and dive into our Reels section for peeks into our past pop-ups and events. 

Still with us?

We get a ton of applications, so if you don't hear from us within 2 weeks, know that we greatly appreciate your time and thank you in advance. Thanks so much for thinking of us! 🎉🕯️