F/T Cashier/Receiver/Sales Assistant – 35 hours per week

The Ladysmith Healthcare Auxiliary Thrift Store is looking for four (4) paid summer students to work full-time through July and August in conjunction with the Canada Summer Jobs Program.
A complete outline of qualifications, responsibilities and other important information for applicants is shown below. Interested students should apply by dropping off a copy of their resume and cover letter to the Thrift Store Manager.
If you are unable to apply in person, you can send your information electronically by visiting the Contact Us page. Complete the form and attach your files. Ensure you select “Thrift Store Manager” as the recipient before you click on Submit.
We will be accepting resumes until closing 2 pm Saturday, June 18th, 2022.


  • Applicants must be 15 – 30 at start of employment
  • Reliability and punctuality in coming for scheduled shifts. This is absolutely essential.
  • Ability to work with people who are from diverse backgrounds and circumstances.
  • Basic math skills and the ability to keep track of cash during a sale. (Cash register training is provided.)
  • A friendly, helpful and outgoing attitude.
  • Able to work well both independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to accept supervision and direction.
  • The ability to provide customer service in English.
  • The ability to multitask, maintain a calm demeanor, and work accurately in a busy environment.
  • Able to be flexible with working hours and days.
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the immigration & refugee protection act


  • Assist in Receiving to cover absences and breaks.
  • Record sales in the cash register. Accept money for purchases and give accurate change.
  • Provide friendly and courteous customer service, being always attentive to customers. Greet customers, answer customer questions, and take messages for the Manager when necessary.
  • During slow times, keep the store tidy and organized, including organizing racks and shelves, arranging displays, and dusting. Make sure you have a tidy work area and paper for wrapping ready to use.


  • Assist on cash register to cover absences and breaks.
  • Be aware that the Receiving area is potentially an environment that can be dirty and unpleasant.
  • Always be friendly and courteous to our donors.
  • Keep shelves and floor at receiving door cleared and clean.
  • Sort through donations, starting with housewares then moving onto the clothing bin.
  • Learn where all donated items are to be placed. If you are not sure, ask someone.
  • Move full clothing bins into sorting room when asked or you notice they are needed.
  • Any cardboard boxes that are suitable for using at cash counter, set aside and take to front when asked or time permits.
  • Stack culled bags of clothing in outgoing bin and empty bins in appropriate manner.
  • Be attentive to any activity outside the receiving doors such as customers and donors.
  • At end of shift, empty bins above counter, breakdown cardboard boxes, empty garbage and recycling, sweep floor.


  • Assist on cash register to cover absences and breaks.
  • Assist in Receiving to cover absences and breaks.
  • Prepare clothing for sale. Clothing is examined for defects and then placed on hangers. See hanger handbook for which hangers to use for each type of clothing. Tag each item with coloured tag. Once on hangers, clothing is sorted on racks according to type.
  • Before store opening, all racks of clothing should be brought out to sales floor and emptied.
  • During opening hours, clothing can be put out as required.
  • Houseware items are examined for defects and priced according to price list.
  • At end of shift, empty garbage and recycling, sweep floor and tidy countertop.


  • It is our objective not only to assure neat and appropriate appearance while on the job, but also, to assure safety on the job.
  • You are expected to project a professional image, to be clean, well groomed, and appropriately dressed for a work situation. Please wear closed toed shoes.
  • You will be given an apron and nametag to always wear while on the job.
  • If an employee’s clothing is not appropriate, the individual may be sent home to change.


  • The Canada Summer Jobs program runs July and August and is 35 hours per week.
  • Personal cell phone not to be used while working.