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Hiring: Retail Associate (with growth potential)
Organization: Karma Co-op
Location: near Bloor & Bathurst / Bathurst Station, Toronto ON
About Us: Karma Co-op is the city’s only co-operatively-owned (member-owned) grocery store. We celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2022, so we’ve been doing sustainable food before it was trendy. Since we’re member-owned and a not-for-profit, our operations, product selection, and everything in between reflects our membership. We’re well-known to our community for our organic and locally sourced produce and extensive bulk and zero waste offerings. We’re looking for a special person with shared values to join our small team.
Our Retail Associates are on the front-line of the co-op, working with Floor Supervisors/Purchasers to create memorable shopper experiences, keeping our shelves stocked, and our store looking beautiful.
Like many small businesses, we’ve faced our fair share of challenges during the pandemic and work really hard to maintain a positive and safe environment for all.
Initially, we’re looking for someone to work Saturdays 2-7:30 pm and Sundays 2:30-7:30 pm consistently, with the flexibility to pick-up last minute (usually weekday evening) shifts as needed. We anticipate more permanent shifts becoming available in the fall (late August/early September) as some of our Retail Associates return to school. These shifts will also likely be weekday evenings. We really appreciate a candidate who has flexible availability and can commit to us longer term.
There are two potential growth opportunities for this position. One possibility would be to continue as a Retail Associate with increased work hours as of the fall. The second opportunity would be to transition to a full-time Floor Supervisor/Purchaser as one of our current Floor Supervisor/ Purchasers is departing at the end of the summer.*
*The Supervisor wage is $19.48/hr (as of June 1st) and includes health benefits (must consistently work 27 hrs/week).
Organizational Status: Retail Associate reports to the Floor Supervisors/Purchasers, who report to Assistant General Manager, and General Manager. We’re a small team so everyone works hand-ons and closely together.
The ideal candidate will have/be:
To be considered for the Floor Supervisor/Purchaser position, the ideal candidate must have:
Anticipated start date: ASAP
If interested, please send a resume and cover letter (as an attachment), telling us about yourself and why you want to become a part of Karma’s team to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday June 3rd. Please include “APPLICATION FOR RETAIL ASSOCIATE” in the subject line. If you have any questions about the position, please email email@example.com .
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Please note, we will be receiving applications on a rolling basis. Only successful applicants will be contacted.
Karma Co-op is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, ability or age.
Karma Co-operative Inc.
739 Palmerston Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M6G 2R3
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: May 23 2023 ID: 68258