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Calm Castle, LLC  "As Unto the Lord"

(443) 990-1110  contact@calmcastle.com

About Our Company

 

We are a small home staging and decoration business seeking part-time 1099 workers who desire to demonstrate the love of Christ to Maryland and the District of Columbia in how we work with and serve others (see our Vision for details.)

Our positions are be:

  • PART-TIME. Each position requires 4-20 hours per week and is on a self-regulated schedule. As we are a growing small business, our work-load is not yet consistent. Therefore, jobs in our company must be viewed as "extra pocket-money" for individuals who already have a part- or full-time job, degree program, or other obligation (like a student, an under-employed person, a house-parent, a care-giver or a disabled person with some medical appointments.)

  • SELF-DIRECTED. Must be able to apply general guidance to specific situations without continuous oversight. Must also be comfortable with new situations and able to work alone on at home or at a work site.

  • PARTLY TELEWORKING. The majority of our work is done by one or two people who meet at a work-site. Otherwise, most work is done from home via web- and mobile-based services.

  • TRAVEL COMPENSATED. Although applicants can live anywhere within a 90-mile radius of us, we compensate all travel based on mileage from our warehouse in Ellicott City, MD.

  • TECHNOLOGY BASED. As we are a telework-based business, experience with or ability to quickly learn Google Business Suite, Skype, Wix, Facebook Business, Yelp Business, Houzz, and other online tools is a MUST. Applications must have own smart phone with data, computer and wifi.

The ideal applicant will be:

  • WELL-ALIGNED. Must be able to uphold the mission, vision, and values of the company (Vision Statement available here) in how they conduct themselves with other workers, clients, and the community in person and through social media.

  • FAITH-FRIENDLY. Must be comfortable working in a company that makes its decisions by individual and group prayer, in which employees are encouraged to pray for one another and for their community, as the need arises. Applicants to our company need NOT follow the Christian faith and we do NOT discriminate selection of our workers based on faith, disability, gender, race, lifestyle or any other demographic.

  • MATURE. Must be able to work well with others, manage conflict positively and to resolution, and consider others as important as his- or herself. We cannot keep workers who talk behind others' backs, blame others for their mistakes, operate on a personal agenda, need to be reminded to do their work, or always need another person to fix their problems.

The interview and hiring process will include:

  • BEHAVIORAL INTERVIEW. Applicants will answer interview questions about interpersonal scenarios for applicants to demonstrate their organizational fit.

  • TECHNICAL INTERVIEW. Applicants will answer interview questions with technical scenarios for applicants to demonstrate their staging/decorating skills as well as their technology skills.

  • NON-COMPETE AGREEMENT. Upon being offered the position, the contract worker will affirm he or she is not taking this position for the primary purpose of taking confidential business practices to a similar company within a 90-mile radius, for two years after separation.

  • SIGNING BONUS. Upon completing training, the contract worker agrees to work for the company for two years or pay back the full signing bonus.

  • TECHNOLOGY ONBOARDING. Upon signing the contract, the contract worker agrees to add necessary email, calendar, and web form accounts and apps onto his or her personal electronic devices.

  • TRAINING. Upon completion of onboarding, the will receive written procedures and opportunities to ask questions via phone or internet.

  • TRIAL PERIOD. Upon completing training, the worker will be hired on a trial status for 3 months, at the end of which, he or she will receive an evaluation and be offered the position or separated from the company.

  • Unfortunately, no benefits are available at this time.

All application packets should include:​

Your full name, address, cell phone number and e-mail address

The position(s) for which you're applying (multiple positions are encouraged)

Cover letter explaining why you're interested in a position with Calm Castle

Your resume​ indicating any applicable training or experience

Managing Partner

 

The Managing Partner leads on-site staging & management activities in coordination with an off-site Owner. 

 

The duties of the Managing Partner will include running the day-to-day operations of the company. It may also include serving as a back-up stager, as needed. Applicants must be willing to roll up his or her sleeves and work up a sweat!

 

The duties of the Managing Partner will include:

  1. PERSONNEL. Hiring, training, managing, separating workers.

  2. MARKETING. Conducting presentations, meetings, events and phone calls to increase demand for services. 

  3. OPERATIONS. Running meetings, overseeing all activities.

  4. LOGISTICS. Ensuring inventory acquisition, storage, management, movement and separation are effective and efficient.

  5. TECHNOLOGY. Interfacing with technology vendor to troubleshoot issues & implement system improvements.

  6. FINANCE. Ensuring accounts are accurate, vendors are paid, and services are profitable.

The Owner will maintain lead over long-term PLANS and the company VISION.​

In addition to the qualities above, the ideal applicant will also be:

  • ALONE & UNAFRAID. Must be able to attend a meeting by him- or herself at the house of a male or female customer or vendor without supervision.

  • PHYSICALLY FIT. Must be able to load and unload small furniture (up to 50 lbs) by his- or herself onto and off of a pick-up truck. Must also be able to lift and move small furniture (without damaging walls or the furniture) up and down stairs by his- or herself.

  • TRAINED. Must show a history of having been educated or experienced in the specific duties, above. Must also show a history of completing work on time by his- or herself, or on a team with one other person.

  • AVAILABLE. We have several projects in the chute and need extra workers as soon as possible. Must be available 10-20 hours per week on a flexible, mostly day-time, mostly weekday schedule.

  • PRESENTABLE. Must be able to communicate effectively in oral and written forms. Must also be able to present a contemporary but conservative, well-manicured appearance.

  • INTERPERSONAL. Must be able to use emotive vocabulary, provide a relational experience to the customer during consultations, and diffuse stressed clients who are worried about selling their homes.

  • MOBILE. Must have own vehicle to travel to various work-sites, by his- or herself.

Job Types: Part-time, On-site, Telework | Availability: 10-20 hours per week

Compensation: Profit-distribution

Occupied Stager

 

The Occupied Stager provides on-site staging consultations and rearranges client furniture and decor at client properties . 

 

The duties of the Occupied Stager will include:

  1. CONSULTATION. Occupied Staging Consultations at the residences of home sellers in the form of an on-site interview and subsequent report.

  2. IMPLEMENTATION. Occupied Staging Assistance to implement some suggestions in their homes. 

Applicants must be willing to roll up his or her sleeves and work up a sweat! This position does NOT involve major cleaning or moving heavy furniture but DOES involve moving small furniture and accessories.

 

In addition to the qualities above, the ideal applicant will also be:

  • ALONE & UNAFRAID. Must be able to attend a meeting by him- or herself at the house of a male or female customer or vendor without supervision.

  • PHYSICALLY FIT. Must be able to load and unload small furniture (up to 50 lbs) by his- or herself onto and off of a pick-up truck. Must also be able to lift and move small furniture (without damaging walls or the furniture) up and down stairs by his- or herself.

  • TRAINED. Must show a history of having been educated or experienced in the specific duties, above. Must also show a history of completing work on time by his- or herself, or on a team with one other person.

  • AVAILABLE. We have several projects in the chute and need extra workers as soon as possible. Must be available 10-20 hours per week on a flexible, mostly day-time, mostly weekday schedule.

  • PRESENTABLE. Must be able to communicate effectively in oral and written forms. Must also be able to present a contemporary but conservative, well-manicured appearance.

  • INTERPERSONAL. Must be able to use emotive vocabulary, provide a relational experience to the customer during consultations, and diffuse stressed clients who are worried about selling their homes.

  • MOBILE. Must have own vehicle to travel to various work-sites, by his- or herself.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract, On-site | Availability: 4-10 hours per week

Compensation: $12.00 to $25.00 per hour for 0-10 hours per week

Vacant Stager

 

The Vacant Stager provides on-site staging consultations at clients' properties, reserves inventory appropriate to project sites, loads and unloads inventory to and from vehicles, moves furniture and decor up and down stairs, and sets up all furniture and decor on the project site.

 

The duties of the Vacant Stager will include:

  1. CONSULTATION. Vacant Staging Consultations at the residences of home sellers in the form of an on-site visit and subsequent staging plan;

  2. IMPLEMENTATION. Vacant Staging Implementation to select, load, delivery, unload, and arrange rental furniture from our warehouse, assisted by one Staging Assistant.

Applicants must be willing to roll up his or her sleeves and work up a sweat! This position does NOT involve major cleaning or moving heavy furniture but DOES involve moving small furniture and accessories.

In addition to the qualities above, the ideal applicant will also be:

  • ALONE & UNAFRAID. Must be able to attend a meeting by him- or herself at the house of a male or female customer or vendor without supervision.

  • PHYSICALLY FIT. Must be able to load and unload small furniture (up to 50 lbs) by his- or herself onto and off of a pick-up truck. Must also be able to lift and move small furniture (without damaging walls or the furniture) up and down stairs by his- or herself.

  • TRAINED. Must show a history of having been educated or experienced in the specific duties, above. Must also show a history of completing work on time by his- or herself, or on a team with one other person.

  • AVAILABLE. We have several projects in the chute and need extra workers as soon as possible. Must be available 10-20 hours per week on a flexible, mostly day-time, mostly weekday schedule.

  • PRESENTABLE. Must be able to communicate effectively in oral and written forms. Must also be able to present a contemporary but conservative, well-manicured appearance.

  • INTERPERSONAL. Must be able to use emotive vocabulary, provide a relational experience to the customer during consultations, and diffuse stressed clients who are worried about selling their homes.

  • MOBILE. Must have own vehicle to travel to various work-sites, by his- or herself.

  • TRUCK-FRIENDLY. Must be able to drive a 10 foot rental truck with automatic transmission. 

Job Types: Part-time, Contract, On-site | Availability: 10-20 hours per week

Compensation: $12.00 to $25.00 per hour for 0-20 hours per week

Staging Assistant

 

The Staging Assistant assists an Occupied Stager or Vacant Stager to load, delivery, arrange, pack-up, and recover furniture and decor for client properties. 

 

The staging assistant’s duties may include:

  • OCCUPIED STAGING. May provide Occupied Staging Labor to implement staging suggestions in client homes using client furniture and decor, or in combination with rental furniture and decor.

  • VACANT STAGING. May provide Vacant Staging Labor to help a Vacant Stager load, delivery, unload, and arrange rental furniture from our warehouse. 

​Applicants must be willing to roll up his or her sleeves and work up a sweat! This position does NOT involve major cleaning or moving heavy furniture but DOES involve moving small furniture and accessories.

 

In addition to the qualities above, the ideal applicant will also be:

  • ALONE & UNAFRAID. Must be able to attend a meeting by him- or herself at the house of a male or female customer or vendor without supervision.

  • PHYSICALLY FIT. Must be able to load and unload small furniture (up to 50 lbs) by his- or herself onto and off of a pick-up truck. Must also be able to lift and move small furniture (without damaging walls or the furniture) up and down stairs by his- or herself.

  • TRAINED. Must show a history of having been educated or experienced in the specific duties, above. Must also show a history of completing work on time by his- or herself, or on a team with one other person.

  • AVAILABLE. We have several projects in the chute and need extra workers as soon as possible. Must be available 10-20 hours per week on a flexible, mostly day-time, mostly weekday schedule.

  • MOBILE. Must have own vehicle to travel to various work-sites, by his- or herself.

  • TRUCK-FRIENDLY. Must be able to drive a 10 foot rental truck with automatic transmission. 

Job Types: Part-time, Contract, On-site | Availability: 10-20 hours per week

Compensation: $12.00 to $15.00 per hour for 0-20 hours per week

 

The Service Manager answers customer inquiries, provides estimates, schedules work with clients and workers, and is the single point of contact for all client and vendor communications through phone, email, social media, and chat.

The duties of the Service Manager will include:​

  • RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT. Manage relationships with clients and provide feedback to the company on how to improve services. Help our clients be honest and be happy.

  • CUSTOMER INQUIRIES. Address all inquiries about services, prices, and availability via phone, email, web forms, and text messaging. Provide estimates and invoices using Quickbooks app. Help our clients be comfortable.

 

In addition to the qualities above, the ideal applicant will also be:

  • INTERPERSONAL. Must be able to use emotive vocabulary, provide a relational experience to the customer during inquiries, and diffuse stressed clients who are worried about selling their homes.

  • TRAINED. Must show a history of having been educated or experienced in the specific duties, above. Must also show a history of completing work on time by his- or herself, or on a team with one other person.

  • AVAILABLE. We have several projects in the chute and need extra workers as soon as possible. Must be available 10-20 hours per week on a flexible, mostly day-time, mostly weekday schedule.

  • RESPONSIVE. Must be able to respond to inquiries from phone, email, social media and chat within 1 hour, during normal business hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract, Telework | Availability: 10-20 hours per week

Compensation: $12.oo to $15.00 per hour for 0-10 hours per week

Service Manager

Marketing Lead

The Marketing Lead increases demand for services through email, social media, telemarketing and networking functions.

The duties of the Marketing Lead will include:

  • MARKET ANALYSIS. Conduct high-level analysis of potential staging market, competitors, and penetration.

  • MARKETING PLAN. Develop recommendations on how to optimize various marketing platforms to increase visibility and market penetration. Get creative!

  • ONLINE MARKETING. Research feasibility, usefulness, efficacy of website, search engine, and advertising services. Implement per marking plan and maintain up-to-date. Make our Wiz website and Houzz profile awesome!

  • SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING. Research feasibility, usefulness, efficacy of social media and advertising services. Implement per marking plan and maintain up-to-date. Rock out Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest!

  • EMAIL MARKETING. Research feasibility, usefulness, efficacy of email-based advertising services. Implement per marking plan and maintain up-to-date.

  • PRINT MARKETING. Provide guidance to in-house graphic designer for print marketing updates, get printed, distribute to employees and target market.

  • PHOTOGRAPHY FOR MARKETING. Assist with before-and-after pictures, employee photos, and other photography to feed other marketing services, using own or provided equipment. Provide guidance to employees on how to develop “usable” photography. Have fun with the camera!

  • PRESENTATIONS. Conduct a Prezi-based, in-person presentation to realtors, investors, home owners, or other potential clients. Modify the presentation as needed. Be bold, be confident, win some people over!

  • LEAD DEVELOPMENT. Develop a plan to increase proactive marketing for new potential clients and turn into paying customers.

  • PRICING ANALYSIS. Assist the Operations Officer and the Finance Lead with pricing analysis as part of profitability analysis.

In addition to the qualities above, the ideal applicant will also be:

  • ALONE & UNAFRAID. Must be able to attend a meeting by him- or herself at a vendor site without supervision.

  • TRAINED. Must show a history of having been educated or experienced in the specific duties, above. Must also show a history of completing work on time by his- or herself, or on a team with one other person.

  • AVAILABLE. We have several projects in the chute and need extra workers as soon as possible. Must be available 4-10 hours per week on a flexible, mostly day-time, mostly weekday schedule.

  • MOBILE. Must have own vehicle to travel to various work-sites, by his- or herself.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract, Telework | Availability: 4-8 hours per week

Compensation: $12.00 to $15.00 per hour plus commission for 0-4 hours per week

The Logistics Lead manages the warehouse and optimizes the lifecycle of inventory that is used in vacant staging.

The duties of the Logistics Lead will include:

  • WAREHOUSE. Keep warehouses clean, usable, and in optimal layout for work schedule.

  • TRANSPORTATION. Schedule the pick-up of vehicles necessary to execute vacant staging projects.

  • PROCUREMENT. Monitor demand for new inventory and work with stagers to procure new inventory to meet demand.

  • INVENTORY. Input into and maintain inventory in IT system.

  • PICK/STOCK. Monitor inventory reservations, pick reserved inventory on delivery day, restock inventory on recovery day.

  • MAINTENANCE. Maintain existing inventory by laundering, repairing, painting, etc. to enable longest shelf-life.

  • SEPARATION. Identify inventory for separation and separate to recoup most cost possible (through consignment, online sales, dealers and donations.)

In addition to the qualities above, the ideal applicant will also be:

  • ALONE & UNAFRAID. Must be able to attend a meeting by him- or herself at a vendor site or a sales point without supervision.

  • AVAILABLE. Must be available 4-10 hours per week on a flexible, mostly day-time, mostly weekday schedule.

  • MOBILE. Must have own vehicle to travel to various work-sites, by his- or herself.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract, Telework and On-site | Availability: 4-8 hours per week

Compensation: $12.00 to $15.00 per hour for 0-4 hours per week

Logistics Lead