ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Report to work promptly as scheduled.
- Work in all weather conditions (rain, sleet, snow, cold).
- Work minimum of 4 hours, maximum of 8 hours per shift and maximum of 40 hours per week.
- Stay at assigned kettle, ringing the bell. One 15 minute break will be allowed every 4 hours. A 30 minute break will be allowed for shifts of 6 or more hours.
- Represent The Salvation Army and its programs.
- Responsible for kettle, stand and bell at assigned location.
- Call supervisor on duty if Bell Ringer needs to leave shift early for any reason.
- Remain at work site until relieved of duties by another Salvation Army staff member.
- Represent The Salvation Army by dressing and behaving appropriately.
- Wear bell ringing apron while working which identifies me as a Salvation Army bell ringer.
- Greet public as they pass the work site.
- Be cordial and polite to the public. Smile, make eye contact and greet people with “Thank you,” “Merry Christmas,” or other appropriate greeting.
- Remain alert and aware of your surroundings, never taking the kettle off the stand.
- All monetary donations must be placed into kettle by the donor themselves. Bell Ringers are not allowed to handle cash or coins.
- Must be able to stand for long periods of time and/or entire shift.
- Follow Corps policies and procedures.
- Will not leave kettle unattended unless on break.
- Possess or use tobacco, gum, alcohol, weapons or illegal drugs.
- Will not eat or be on cell phone or text while ringing bell.
- Be distracted (conversations with friends, shopping, etc.).
- Use profanity or become argumentative with the public.
- Take money for personal use.
- Fail to follow all procedures and policies.
RELATIONSHIPS : This individual interacts with a wide variety of people on a daily basis and acts as a representative of the Army and its mission.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: This position is supervised by the Corps Officer and an assigned supervisor. Each Bell Ringer must perform their responsibilities within established policies and guidelines.
EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE: A High School degree or GED is preferred but not required. Experience working with the public desired.
- Must be clean, neat and well groomed.
- Dressed appropriately for the location and weather.
- A smiling, friendly and cheerful attitude.
- Prompt and consistent in attendance.
- Responsible for items assigned (kettles, equipment, etc) to your care.
- Flexible in light of changing job situations/priorities.
- A willingness to promote the mission of The Salvation Army.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: This position requires attending to a kettle stand for long periods of time, be based outside in all kinds of weather and may do some light physical work.
NOTICE: As The Salvation Army is considered a religious organization it is exempt from Unemployment Insurance and Cobra.
Please apply in person or call:
Salvation Army, 610 W Norfolk Ave, Norfolk NE 402-379-4663
Salvation Army, 1711 23rd Street, Columbus NE 402-564-2184