We are seeking qualified staff board members, volunteers, and interns to get involved and support creative reuse in Seattle.  If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our Volunteer page. If you would like to learn about joining the board, please contact Jenna Boitano at jenna.boitano@seattlerecreative.org. For staff positions and internships, please see below.

Staff Positions

Assistant Retail Associate

Job Description

This is a part-time non-exempt position and reports to the Operations/Materials Manager.

6-10 hours a week with opportunity for more hours starting in the summer.

Job Summary:
Interact with and assist customers, donors and others with merchandise selection, suggestion selling and cashiering in a courteous and professional manner. Accept materials donations on behalf of Seattle ReCreative. Our retail operation is key to our mission and generates a significant portion of our operating budget.

Essential Functions:
Proactively acknowledge, greet and help customers in any area of the store.
Assist customers and material donors in a timely and courteous manner by answering questions.
Handle cash, checks, and credit card transactions, closing out cash drawer, and balancing all POS transactions.

Sort, price and organize donated materials.

Merchandise, restock and provide general floor maintenance where needed.
Maintain clean and safe work environment.
Support team members and volunteers.
Build and maintain internal and external customer satisfaction.

Answer phone, check messages at least twice a day, and forward messages

Minimum Job Requirements:

Must be 18 or older
Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent preferred.

Retail and customer service.

Experience handling cash and inventory.

Experience using Square or similar tablet point of sale system.

Experience working at a thrift store or reuse organization (preferred).

We do run background checks.

Essential Physical Abilities:
Lifting and carrying 50 pounds; Developed fine motor control, grasp, handle, manipulate objects with fingers;
Standing for long periods of time; frequent bending, kneeling, reaching, stooping, squatting, pushing; climbing ladders;
Able to travel across a variety of surfaces (stairs, ramps, uneven terrain)

Working Conditions:
Retail store environment, temperature varies, loud noises, occasional crowds.

Other programs and events occurring in the space during store hours.

Multi-tasking and keeping track of unfinished tasks

To apply:

Email resume, application, and cover letter to Emily Ellingsworth at emily.ellingsworth@seattlerecreative.org. Applicants will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.  No phone calls please.

Seattle ReCreative is committed to a diverse workplace. This organization does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, sexual orientation or affectional preference, military status, or status as a special disabled or Vietnam era veteran.

application deadline:  Feb 20 2017, 5pm

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