The Salvation Army - Central Territory

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Thrift Store Clerk

Thrift Store Clerk

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US-MI-Traverse City
Store Clerk
Regular Part-Time

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Mission Statement

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.

WMNI Vision Statement

We envision an army, united in its dedication to boldly follow where God leads, maximizing every opportunity to reach out in love with the life changing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


This is a cross-functional position that works throughout the store as assigned.  The Mission of the Salvation Army Thrift Store is to courteously provide competitively priced donated items for sale within our community, to support programs that assist community members in need.  Thrift Store Clerks and other Store employees are the face of the Salvation Army Thrift Stores to the community.  Employees are expected to be honest, helpful, and courteous in the performance of all duties, such that the behaviors enhance the ability of the Salvation Army to accomplish its mission.


Key Responsibilities:

Assisting customers, sorting/pricing items, receiving donations, setting up the store, operating the cash register, bagging, assisting the managers and Corps Officers and other duties as needed.


Prior successful retail experience highly desired. 

Some experience in second hand pricing a plus.

Detail oriented self starter

Have an energy and enthusiasm for helping people. Need to have the ability to communicate with other co-workers and Corps Officers.

Accuracy in cash handling

Excellent organizational skills including ability to multi-task

Ability to communicate effectively

Ability to interact with co-workers and the public in a positive manner

Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and circumstances, and maintain confidentiality with customers and clients

Ability to deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations

Adherence to The Salvation Army’s “Protecting the Mission – Safe from Harm” policy and all Child Safety guidelines.

Good problem solving skills

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, and assist in lifting, moving, loading or unloading heavier items

Hours may vary; some Saturdays will be required