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Retail Sales assistant: TBG shop


  • WHERE
    Toronto, ON

DESCRIPTION

The Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG)

Mission

To connect people to plants, inspiring us to live in harmony with nature. 

Vision

To be renowned for our display of nature's beauty and as a dynamic hub for plant-centred learning, conservation and research.

The Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) Garden shop team needs additional volunteers to help in this beautiful facility.

Volunteers are needed for shifts on Sunday mornings (9.45 -1 pm).

This role has lots of variety as volunteers in the Garden Shop assist customers, handle sales transactions and help put together and maintain displays of products. Garden shop volunteers are also active at most of this worthy not for profit special events, including "pop up shop"at different locations!

Previous retail experience and comfort handling cash systems is an asset but not essential as training with shop supervisor and an experienced volunteer will be provided.

Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of 6 months. This is a social not a solo role as volunteers work in pairs for each shift. 

 Skills required:

Excellent communication skills (English language ability - comprehension and verbal);

Computer literacy, able to use email and TBG's sign up and scheduling systems and learn the point of sale system used in the Garden Shop

Patience; and

An eye for accuracy.

Volunteers need to enjoy an active mobile role (this is an on your feet role including trips up and down stairs).

Additional Information:

Training is provided through job shadowing and coaching. There are also written materials available to support this role.

Required Language:

English

Transportation:

Close to bus or street car stop
Free parking available

Minimum age:

18

Minimum hours per week:

4

Task requirements:

carrying and lifting
dexterity and agility
walking and standing
verbal communication
math and computer skills

Accessibility:

Accessible building
Accessible parking
Accessible washroom(s)

 

Submit resume or complete volunteer application form (from our website www.torontobotanicalgarden.ca select join then volunteer) to

Susan Hills
Volunteer Services
Phone: 416-397-4145
Fax: 416 397 1354
tourguides@torontobotanicalgarden.ca


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