Part Time Shop and Market Associate

Job Title: Part-Time Shop and Market Associate

Summary: 

We’ve all been a little overwhelmed when trying to figure out how to reduce our waste, right? If you want to help guide people who are just starting their waste reduction journey as well as keep the refills flowing for the OGs, then consider joining the Ray’s Reusables team!

We are looking to grow a team of people who are dedicated to providing a welcoming space for people to learn about and explore options for reducing their waste without fear of feeling ‘out-of-the-loop’. You don’t need to be an expert on all things sustainability or ‘zero’ waste to work with me (hell, I am not an expert in any of those things, I’m just someone who bought a van!), all I ask is that you keep an open mind and seek out answers when you don’t know them.

I believe that honesty and transparency are the best policies, and by being honest with our customers about our individual journeys we make it easier for them to feel comfortable sharing theirs. 

In this role you will interact with both our shop-local customers, and our farmers market friends! By visiting area farmers markets you bring the eco-store closer to their front door, and might be their first impression of Ray’s Reusables. 

This role is best suited to someone who is excited to talk to other people, works well independently, and has an eye for detail and merchandising.

Responsibilities:

  • Greet customers and create a welcoming environment for learning 
  • Communicate details about products and assist customers with making the best choice for their uses
  • Offer suggestions for ways to reduce waste when asked
  • Communicate and uphold refill cleanliness and labeling policies
  • Operate Shopify POS and handle cash and card payments correctly
  • Load and unload farmers market materials into vehicle, travel to and from farmers markets, and complete set up and break down
  • Assist with production and packaging of Ray's Reusables in-house products as needed

Requirements:

  • One year prior experience in retail or customer service preferred
  • Must have a clean driving record
  • Must be available Saturday mornings-early afternoon, and 1-2 week day shop shifts (11-7)
  • Must be familiar with Google drive

Physical requirements

  • Position requires prolonged periods of standing/walking
  • Position involves being outdoors in all weather conditions, including rain, cold, and heat (markets will be cancelled in the case of extreme weather)
  • Able to frequently lift and move up to 50 pounds unassisted
  • Position may involve reaching, crouching, kneeling, and stooping

 

Pay: $17/hr; 15-24 hours/week 

Position is temporary (early June-end of August) with the potential to become long-term

If interested please send your resume and a tailored cover letter to info@raysreusables.com