31 Jan 2022

Temporary Retail Assistant

Kansas City Community GardensKansas City, Missouri, United States

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Job Description

Position Description: Kansas City Community Gardens is seeking a part-time, seasonal retail assistant to serve customers at its Swope Park headquarters. Ideal candidates will have a passion for growing food and the ability to thrive in the fast-paced, high-energy environment of the spring gardening season! Duties may include welcoming visitors when they arrive at KCCG, restocking seeds and supplies, cashiering, signing people up for memberships, answering the phone and connecting people with KCCG’s different programs and resources.

About KCCG: Kansas City Community Gardens is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that empowers low-income households, schools and community groups to grow food-producing gardens. We support a city-wide network of 753 school and community gardens and 3,000 home gardeners who grow nearly 1 ½ MILLION pounds of healthy food each year.

Timeframe: February 28 through July 1, 2022

16-20 hours/week to be scheduled in shifts during KCCG’s operating hours:

• Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 1 PM; 1 PM – 5 PM
• Saturday (March 26 – May 7) : 9 AM – 12 PM

Responsibilities:

Front Office Assistance
• Enroll garden members
• Ring up plant, seed and supply purchases
• Restock seeds, supplies and educational literature
• Answer phone calls and direct customers to appropriate programs
• Facilitate tiller rentals, and direct customers to self-service stations for bulky supplies such as compost and straw
• Build relationships with current gardeners to better understand and support KCCG’s mission
General Organization Assistance
• Assist with seed packaging
• Stock and organize outdoor plant sale area

Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications desired:
• Ability to present friendly professional customer service
• Enjoys talking with gardeners and building relationships
• Interest and experience in helping low-income families gain access to healthy food
• Knowledge of vegetable gardening
• Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and database software
• Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to perform outdoor duties in varying weather conditions

Salary: $12 – $14/hour

To Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to Ben Sharda, Executive Director – ben@kccg.org

For more information or questions please contact Ben Sharda – ben@kccg.org

Kansas City Community Gardens is located at:
6917 Kensington
Kansas City, MO 64132
www.kccg.org

How to Apply

To Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to Ben Sharda, Executive Director – ben@kccg.org

For more information or questions please contact Ben Sharda – ben@kccg.org

Kansas City Community Gardens is located at:
6917 Kensington
Kansas City, MO 64132
www.kccg.org

Job Categories: Customer Service. Job Types: Temporary. Job Tags: customer service, garden, and retail. Salary: Less than 20,000.

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