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The Salvation Army - Metro Division Thrift Store Clerk in Manhattan, Kansas


The Salvation Army Mission: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Job Objective: Handling and pricing of merchandise for sale. Rings up merchandise, totals bill, accepts payments and makes changes for customers in thrift store by performing the following duties.


Essential Functions:

  • Process merchandize efficiently following the standards set by the Store Manager

  • Pricing unmarked items of merchandise

  • Hang clothing as instructed

  • Stock racks, shelves, counters or tables with merchandise

  • Cleans shelves, counters or tables

  • Ring up purchases for customers

  • Operates cash register, accepting payment and making change

  • Wraps or bag merchandise for customers

  • Help set up displays and arranges merchandise to promote sales

  • Maintain good customer relations by giving prompt, courteous assistance to customers

  • Follow through on rotating and outdating merchandise

  • Insure proper use of assigned equipment

  • Assure that the building and grounds are kept clean of trash and donated items

  • Maintain and clean restrooms, foyer, trash, windows and floors

  • Report complaints, damages and concern to management

  • Support the mission of The Salvation Army

  • Other duties as assigned by the thrift store manager or corps officer


Minimum Qualifications:

Education: High School diploma or GED preferred.

Experience: Retail experience is preferred but not required

Certifications/Licenses: None


  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one situation to customers, clients and other employees

  • Ability to use basic office equipment including cash register, copy machine, fax machine and telephone

  • Ability to add and subtract, multiply and divide numbers

  • Ability to perform operations using units of American money

  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form

  • Ability to work in a team environment

Supervisory Responsibility:None

Safe from Harm Level:Basic

Bloodborne Pathogen Level: 2

Physical Requirements: Include, speaking, hearing and vision; excellent manual dexterity; lifting, pulling and pushing of materials up to 30 pounds; bending, squatting and walking; standing up to 8 hours per day.

Travel: None

Driving: None

Working Conditions: Work is performed in a typical retail store environment.

All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

Job LocationsUS-KS-Manhattan

Job ID2020-16356

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CategoryThrift Stores

TypeRegular Part-Time