Employment Opportunities

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sales associate – ft

thrift store

SALES ASSOCIATE (Part-time and casual positions available)

Job Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Store Manager in the operation of the Kelowna’s Gospel Mission Thrift Store.  There are two positions, one in Rutland, one in West Kelowna, both are Sat & Mon 8 hours each day.

 Skill Set

Represent the Mission to the public in a positive and servant-like attitude. Ability to supervise volunteers: understand the role of volunteers in the Store, be able to give support, instruction and direction including orientation of new volunteers, ongoing training, supervision, creating and managing volunteer schedules. Cashier duties: greet customers as they enter and inform them of any sales, handle all types of cash/debit/credit transactions, efficiently wrap/bag purchases, be polite and helpful to customers, cash out at the end of each day.

Must be physically capable of heavy lifting in a safe manner. Specifically, must be able to lift heavy items including moving of furniture and appliances i.e. 10 – 50 lbs multiple times a day, and heavier items regularly with the aid of dollies and help from other staff.

Work as a team player, be willing to help co-workers in every situation. reliable and committed, organized, self-motivated, flexible, able to multi-task, able to politely deal with stressful individuals, anticipating and recognizing ‘what needs to be done’ and making it happen

Conditions & Exposure to risk

  • The incumbent’s work environment is primary inside either of our two facilities, located in Rutland and West Kelowna. The incumbent will work under the following disagreeable conditions: hot and cold / long hours of standing and walking / pressure situations / isolation / work schedule affecting lifestyle
  • Walk-in clientele might include marginalized, disparaged, and at-risk individuals

Required Education & Experience

  • All around knowledge and experience in customer service.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows environment and record keeping
  • Grade 12 education;
  • minimum of one-year previous experience in sales, retail or customer service


The applicant must be in support of the Mission, Vision, and Values of Kelowna’s Gospel Mission (www.kelownagospelmission.ca).

 Pandemic requirement

The successful candidate is required to be fully COVID vaccinated

 How to Apply

Come join a great organization! We welcome your cover letter and résumé at humanresources@kelownagospelmission.ca.

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