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Retail Sales Associate, Ten Thousand Villages

Retail Sales Associate, Ten Thousand Villages

Company: Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) BC
Contact Person: Kristin Cato
201-33933 Gladys Avenue
Abbotsford, British Columbia , V2S 2E8
Phone: 6048506639

Position Description

Do you have an interest in fair trade retail, supporting artisans in developing countries, and showcasing unique, handmade products from around the world?  MCC BC is looking for someone who enjoys interacting with people and is a reliable team player to join us as Retail Sales Associate.

As the Retail Sales Associate at Ten Thousand Villages store, you will primarily assist in front-of-house duties such as sales and customer service. A key element of this position is embodying the beliefs, values, and mission of MCC engaging with constituents, partners, customers, or the public.

This is a part-time, hourly position with required day shifts on Fridays and Saturdays weekly. Normal hours will be 12 hours per week, including some weekend and evening activities related to special events. Availability to cover Manager absences and additional shifts especially during the busy seasons (most notably Christmas/inventory/special events) is required.


All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to: a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active participation in a Christian church or Christian community; and nonviolent peacemaking.


  • Knowledge and a strong commitment to the mission of Ten Thousand Villages and the principles of fair trade
  • Experience and/or training in retail sales, particularly in a volunteer team environment
  • Demonstrated excellence in customer service à Relate well to people with a pleasant and professional demeanour
  • Good organizational and time management skills to complete tasks independently
  • Good English skills (verbal, writing, and reading)
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Aptitude for numbers and capable of operating sales equipment (POS system, credit card machines)
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 50 lbs.) on occasion


  • Working knowledge of various social media platforms for marketing and online sales operations is an asset
  • Heart for social justice, peacemaking, and global understanding

Additional Requirements:

  • Commitment to MCC’s vision, purpose, and values
  • Commitment to maintaining an organizational culture that creates a safe environment for all and that prevents abuses of power
  • Satisfactory criminal record clearance (required upon hire)
  • Legally able to work in Canada

FOR FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY ONLINE: Retail Sales Associate, Ten Thousand Villages | Mennonite Central Committee Canada (


Posted: March 15, 2023 | Expires: June 13, 2023
Posted Under: Marketing/Sales
Career ID: [ 12393 ]