Store Careers

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The loudest store in the mall.

Hot Topic is all about the music. We’re rockers and nerds and shamelessly ourselves. If you’re looking for a retail career without limits, both in growth and dress code, then Hot Topic is the place for you.

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Our store opportunities include:

Sales Associate: The perfect entry-level opportunity for students who want to launch their career with a company that allows for flexibility, creativity, and self-expression.

Key Holder: For experienced sales associates who are on the path to becoming managers, the key holder role allows for additional responsibilities and training to get you on the right path.

Part-time and Full Time Assistant Managers: All stores are staffed with both part time and full time assistant managers, giving you the options you need to accommodate both your skill level and your schedule.

Store Managers: Store managers are the fearless leaders of their Hot Topic location. They are responsible for recruiting in conjunction with their District Manager as well as training new associates. Our management team is not broken down into visual merchandising, operations, or other departments: instead, everyone has the opportunity to get a hands-on experience and gain expertise in the areas they wish to progress in. For experienced store managers who wish to become District Managers, we have Multi-Unit Manager positions available.

District Managers: District managers head up several stores at once, acting as the point of contact between their stores and HQ as well as being a liaison between stores and the malls in which they are located. District Managers visit the stores in their area to ensure each location is offering the best Hot Topic experience possible.

Ready to start your dream job? Check out our openings now or print out an application here for US applicants and here for Canada applicants.