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About Wander In

Wander In, is a curated retail incubator store featuring local makers and entrepreneurs with a variety of products and art. Wander In is a small business incubator program where vendors will have the opportunity for a prime retail space with low startup costs to develop their skills in running a small business through training and mentorship to assist in growing your business.

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Wander In is made possible through a partnership between Fairfax City Economic Development (FCED) and Old Town Fairfax Business Association (OTFBA). The storefront is located in historic Old Town Fairfax in Old Town Plaza, 3950 University Drive, #211, Fairfax, VA.

Wander In provides entrepreneurs:

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Retail training and mentorship through Mason Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

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A staffed storefront with a central point of sale (POS) system

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Inclusion in marketing of your business and products

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Opportunities to participate in store and community events

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Opportunities to host workshops or classes

How Do I Become a Vendor?

Wander In is designed to be a curated collection of products from evolving small businesses. Applications will be reviewed and selected vendors will be contacted with follow-up questions. Selected vendors will sign an agreement with Old Town Fairfax Business Association, the operators of Wander In.

Vendor Requirements include:

Cost of participation:

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About us

Old Town Fairfax Business Association is a non-profit merchant association in the historic Old Town district in the City of Fairfax, VA. We are a professional, innovative, commmunity-driven organization, and our goal is to provide a retail incubator store to support, showcase, and help grow our small business community.

Our work environment includes:




As an employee of the Old Town Fairfax Business Association (OTFBA), additional supportive tasks may be added as a part of scheduled work. If you are a motivated individual with a passion for retail management and creating a viable business incubator program, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $20.00 per hour

Benefits: Flexible schedule

Ability to Commute/Relocate: Old Town Fairfax, VA 22030: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience: Retail Management, Business Management, Customer service: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In person, Old Town Fairfax, VA 22030

Submission: To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to with subject line “Wander In Retail Manager” to info@wanderinfairfax.com and cc to executivedirector@oldtownfairfax.org.

Deadline to Apply: Monday, October 23, 2023.