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Join our passionate and dedicated team at The Rug Mine, where we're not just selling rugs — we're weaving stories and creating lasting connections. As a small-woman-owned business based in Vista, California, we have been offering a diverse collection of beautiful, hand-knotted Afghan rugs for years. Our commitment to preserving the rich tradition of Afghan rug weaving and our firm belief in fair trade principles make us more than just a rug store.

At The Rug Mine, every role is critical to our success. Whether it's managing our online store, assisting with shipping and order fulfillment, serving customers in our showroom, or supporting our fair trade program, each team member plays a key part in maintaining our high-quality service and furthering our mission.

We offer a dynamic, enriching, and respectful work environment where your efforts are recognized and rewarded. We believe in providing our team with opportunities for growth, development, and a work-life balance that respects personal time and well-being.

If you are passionate about expert client service, keen on learning about the intricate art of Afghan rugs, and eager to contribute to a fair trade business, we invite you to explore our current job openings and become a part of The Rug Mine family. Together, we can make a difference in the world of handcrafted rugs and the lives of the artisans who create them.

Current Open Positions

Title: Showroom and Client Service Specialists

We are currently seeking dynamic and versatile Showroom and Client Service Specialists to join our team in Vista, California. The successful candidates will play a crucial role in various areas of our business, including:

  • Assisting with shipping and fulfilling both online and in-store orders;
  • Assisting with the setup and breakdown of The Rug Mine’s booths at local, regional, and national trade shows.
  • Managing stock and supply of showroom and shipping materials.
  • Assisting with managing The Rug Mine's online store;
  • Assisting with managing The Rug Mine’s fair trade program in Afghanistan.


  • Minimum of a high school diploma;
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using a MacBook and Microsoft Office;
  • Physical ability to lift, move, and carry packages up to 75 lbs;
  • Physical ability to bend, squat, and stand for long periods;
  • Strong communication and client service skills;
  • Highly detail-oriented with the ability to multitask;
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, maintain a clean driving record, and have the ability to travel around San Diego County for business purposes.
  • Must possess a high degree of independence, flexibility, and initiative.

Working Hours:

These are part-time or full-time, non-exempt positions.  Overtime may be required as necessary. You will represent The Rug Mine at both the Vista showroom location and at local exhibitions during the weekdays and on the weekends.  


The starting base hourly wage is $18. In addition to your hourly wage, you will be eligible to receive commission from rug sales.


  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits.

  • We offer a competitive benefits package that includes vacation time. Specifics of our vacation policy will be discussed during the interview process.

  • Discretionary and non-discretionary bonuses may be available contingent upon individual performance and subject to the company’s discretion.
Application Process:

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume to Nargis Habib at, with the subject line "TRM Job Application".

The Rug Mine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.