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Blackstone Inc is an entrepreneurial-led, creatively-driven development company committed to “developing community together”. Based in Cottage Grove, Oregon, the Blackstone Team works in multiple areas: Real Estate Development and Brokerage, Construction Management, Tourism, Entertainment, Hospitality, and Retail, and Strategic Marketing Consulting.

  • Benefits. Blackstone employees receive 401k with 6% company match, profit sharing, up to 5 weeks annual paid vacation, holidays, and personal time.
  • Values. We hire only “nice, kind, and considerate” people who value community, want to work for the common good, and find fulfillment in serving others.
  • Fit. If you wish to be considered for any position at Blackstone, you must be a person who enjoys laughter, works hard, takes risks, acknowledges mistakes, and embraces failure to fit within our culture. Disagreeable, difficult, dishonest, negative, self-centered, arrogant, irresponsible, or lazy people need not apply. If you slip through and are hired, your time here will be very short.
  • Opportunities. Below are multiple opportunities for you to join a unified team building an economically vibrant and culturally healthy community. Please, add the title of the job you are applying for into the subject of your email

Current Needs

Entrepreneurs-in-Training

  • Description. You have a business concept with significant market potential. Local or national, we don’t care as long as long as it provides well-paying jobs ($20/hour+). You’re a visionary and risk-taker, passionate, and willing to work hard to make it real. You’re teachable and looking for guidance and support. Convince us. We might want to help.
  • Hours and Opportunity. Whatever it takes.
  • Management. Reports to CEO.
  • Next Steps. Email a cover letter, resume, and your story to Jobs@BlackstoneInc.net.

Retail Gift Buyer

  • Description. The gift buyer will assist in the development of a gift and travel-related retail store. Candidate should have product life-cycle experience in the gift industry: ideation, design, development, pricing, profit projections, vendor sourcing, manufacturing, packaging, promotion, merchandising, distribution, and financial analysis.
  • Hours and Opportunity. Position will start at 20 hours per week; transitioning to full- time. Depending upon experience, performance and desire, the opportunity could transition to store management.
  • Management. Reports to CEO.
  • Next Steps. Email a cover letter and resume with your retail experience and specific gift buying examples to Jobs@BlackstoneInc.net.

Retails Sales: Tours, Souvenirs, Gifts and Rentals

  • Description. Multiple positions will be available in a retail store environment selling guided tours, souvenirs, gifts, and renting recreation equipment. Applicants should be passionate about recreation activities, be knowledgeable of the local area, and had numerous hiking, camping, fishing and boating experiences. Friendly, outgoing, self-motivated, organized, and excellent communication skills are a must. Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license.
  • Hours and Opportunity. Positions available for both part- and full-time. Manager position starts now; other positions start in April-May. Working some weekends and evenings required May to September.
  • Management. Reports to Tourism Business Lead.
  • Next Steps. Email a cover letter and resume with your outdoor and retail experience to Jobs@BlackstoneInc.net.

Tour Guides

  • Description. These positions will lead guided tours in the Cottage Grove area. Prior theatre or acting experience is beneficial but not required. Tour guides are “actors onstage”. They will need to memorize scripts and facts about the content of the tour. There will be a test. First-Aid, CPR and AED instructor certifications will be required as a condition of employment. Excellent verbal communication skills, ability to remain calm in stressful situations, be flexible and open to change, and sensitivity and understanding is required. Applicants should love the local area. Friendly, outgoing, self-motivated, organized, and excellent communication skills are a must. Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license.
  • Hours and Opportunity. Positions available are part-time. Working some weekends and evenings required May to September.
  • Management. Reports to Tourism Business Lead.
  • Next Steps. Email a cover letter and resume with meaningful, related experiences to Jobs@BlackstoneInc.net.

All Positions

  • Pay. Compensation depends upon job responsibility, experience, skills, and performance. We pay very well for a small business.
  • Qualifications. We screen and evaluate candidates based on alignment with our values, fit, knowledge, talent, skills, personality, smarts, and drive.
  • Covid-19. All employees must have proof of complete vaccination.
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