Employment / Volunteering / Donations

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

SCHIP is seeking applications for 3 immediate job openings at our nonprofit resale boutique in the heart of Shelburne Village at 5404 Shelburne Road.
 

DIRECTOR OF WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS (Job Description)

  Receives and processes donations/manages inventory:​

Coordinates donations of van delivery to warehouse

Assists in driving and unloading van 

Designates donations to respective departments at WH

Participates with other team members to sort, hang, steam, discard, bag, bin, launder, repair, organize, price and tag items   

Establishes schedules for special projects and house calls for donation pickups in coordination with Operations.

Oversees and establishes organization and warehouse space

Arranges transfer of unwanted donations to organizations in need or disposal thereof

Ensures all clothing, housewares and jewelry items are sent to the Shop priced:

General pricing of merchandise shall be responsive to prices achieved in the Shop and coordinated with Shop Senior Sales Associate. 

Director shall check any pricing delegated to staff or volunteers

Pricing of high-end items is coordinates with both Shop SSA and Operations

Changes to general pricing need to be approved by Operations

Coordinates and communicates with SHOP for inventory fulfillment

Utilizes available technology to ascertain needs of SHOP and communicate

Makes independent and team coordinated decisions about inventory   

Oversees the needs of all departments in Warehouse 

Responds to the needs for Shop inventory requests in a timely fashion

 Trains and supervises staff and volunteers

Establishes and maintains a volunteer and employee work schedule

Assures coverage for absences  

Instructs and demonstrates techniques as appropriate for processing inventory: steaming, sorting, binning, bagging, labeling, pricing, and sorting in Tiers based on established criteria, discarding, repairing, laundering, storing  

Organizes and Maintains storage areas

Reorganizes warehouse as needed to accommodate changes in inventory demands, seasonal changes and special projects.

Performs ongoing assessments of inventory needs

Culls items as appropriate and organizes them for dispersal to local agencies

Coordinates seasonal product changes and special sales

Works in concert with Shop and Operations to establish a schedule for shifting inventory for special events and season changes 

Directs employees and volunteers to pull appropriate inventory to satisfy the SHOP needs 

Coordinates delivery schedule of van to respective locations for special sales and season changes 

Assists with special events and sales when required

Maintains a safe and clean work environment 

Regularly assesses and corrects risks for safety hazards 

Directs employees to assist in hazard corrections   

Other duties as required    

May be asked to pitch in at Shop if needed and will be trained in Shop procedures

Physical Requirements

Must be able to frequently stand, walk, freely mobilize in tight or awkward spaces, squat, bend, stoop, forward bend, kneel, overhead and extended reach, manipulate small parts, lift up to 25 # from floor to waist.  

Must be able to occasionally sit, climb ladders, carry 25 lbs., step up 15” into van while carrying 25 lbs.  Lift and lower 25lbs. while climbing a ladder. 

Must have balance to climb and freely and safely mobilize in work environment.

Push and pull with forces up to 20 # over uneven surfaces and thresholds and in all weather conditions

Visual acuity to perform inventory inspection

Fine dexterity to operate small parts and components 

Other Requirements:

Must have broad knowledge of clothing brands from inexpensive to high end designer. 

Must have computer skills to research and identify higher end and vintage clothing

 
SENIOR SALES ASSOCIATE
The Senior Sales Associate oversees the day-to-day operations of the shop. Applicants should be community minded, have a keen interest in fashion, be excited about resale shopping, have retail experience, and enjoy helping customers and supervising sales staff. 25-28 hours per week.
 
PART-TIME SALES ASSOCIATE
Must be outgoing, have an interest in fashion, and enjoy working with people; retail experience a plus.12-16 hours per week including some Saturdays. Please send resume to Jessica Meller, email: schipstore@myfairpoint.net

 

 

VOLUNTEERING

 

We always need help. Do you like clothes, stuff, people and your community? If so, please consider volunteering. If you can donate 2 or 3 hours a week at the shop, we'll show our appreciation by giving you a 25% discount on clothing items during the week you volunteer. And we'll gladly work with your schedule. If you would like to volunteer, call the store at 985-3595 and someone will be in touch if our volunteer coordinator is not available. 

 

SCHIP Volunteers

 

Volunteers are very important to the success of SCHIP's Treasure and a valuable partner to the management team The store and its warehouse are closely linked so volunteers work in both locations. At the store, volunteers welcome customers, help them find items, show them the dressing rooms, and put away clothing that has been tried on but not purchased. When there are no customers to help volunteers go through racks and shelves, straightening merchandise and making sure items are in the proper size and category place. They also help with other tasks such as steaming, ironing, sewing/mending, laundry, shoe cleaning and polishing, and more. At the warehouse, volunteers help in sorting and hanging clothing that has come from the store and assist in putting together clothing that is needed in the store.

 

Volunteers with specialized backgrounds in something we carry can also be helpful in several ways, including as an advisor on values.  For example, we have a jewelry specialist who identifies all of our jewelry and prepares it for sale and prices it under general guidance from the store manager.  Pricing is usually reserved to the store manager, but if we have available expertise, we are grateful for their added assistance.

 

DONATIONS

 

SCHIP's Treasure depends on donations. We welcome donations of clean, gently used items including clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry, small housewares, and decorative items, and art.  We will be happy to give you a receipt for tax deduction purposes.

 

At this time, we ask that you bring only 2 bags or boxes of donations.  

Donations are accepted Monday through Friday 11 am to 5 pm and Saturday 11 to 4. Please call the shop (802.985.3595) if you have questions or large quantities to donate. We may be able to visit your home to assist you.

 

We accept any season clothing at any time during the year provided it is gently used. Clothing should be clean with no tears or missing buttons or broken zippers.  We do not accept underwear unless it is new and still packaged, kitchen appliances (unless new) or used stuffed animals.  We do not accept maternity clothing.  We do accept home decor, jewelry (of special need at all times) and other small items.

      

We do not take consignments.