Kings- SPCA Summer Student Thrift Store Coordinator

Job Type: Full Time – 8 week Term

Location: Kings Thrift Store – New Minas, NS

Job Title: SPCA Summer Student Thrift Store Coordinator

Number of Positions: 1

Start date: June

Salary: $15.50/Hour

Terms of Employment: Summer position



The Thrift Store Coordinator participates in daily operations and a safe and healthy working and shopping environment for customers and security of operational functions.


Store Management & Merchandising

  • Participate in training new volunteers  
  • Assist in the creation of schedules for volunteers to ensure adequate personnel at the store to accomplish tasks and respond to customers.  
  • Maintain current knowledge of Society policies and procedures as they relate to personnel; monitor volunteers for adherence to policies and procedures; take corrective action as necessary to ensure volunteers are in compliance.  
  • Report to SPCA oversight staff any concerns of volunteers or the general public.  
  • Provide timely direction and written and verbal feedback to volunteers  
  • Assist in volunteer training in Society policies and procedures  
  • Merchandising  
  • Oversee the processing of donated items; manage the rotation of items and the disposal of donated items in a timely fashion.  
  • Processes include: sorting, tagging, displaying and disposing of donated items, providing leadership to volunteers  
  • Complete and submit all required and assigned paperwork in a timely and accurate manner  
  • Assist in the displaying of merchandise inside the store to enhance the appearance and appeal of the store  
  • Provide service to customers according to standards and ensure volunteers follow the same standards.  
  • Promote excellence in customer experience for all visitors to the thrift store through volunteer training 
  • Assist in marketing and promoting SPCA Thrift Store sales, events, and general ongoing  
  • Perform other duties as required 


Required Skills

The following skills are required of a SPCA Thrift Store Summer Student Coordinator:

  • Successful candidate MUST be enrolled to attend post-secondary education or returning to study in the fall of 2024 and must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident – this is a requirement of this government funded position
  • High School diploma, 1-2 years of retail/resale experience. Previous thrift or consignment store experiences a definite plus.
  • Experience in working with and/or overseeing volunteers (1-2 years) consider an asset.
  • Punctual, reliable and trustworthy; sound decision-making skills.
  • Proficiency in Windows and Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve customers in a professional, welcoming and efficient manner
  • Experience with cash registers and ‘point of sale’ computerized sales & inventory systems (is an asset)
  • Cooperative, friendly, and helpful attitude with clients and co-workers. Ability to work closely with other employees and volunteers to ensure positive, constructive environment within the program or department, and throughout the Society.
  • Ability to thrive in a flexible, fast-paced and growth-oriented environment, while maintaining a sense of humor and a positive, solution-oriented approach.
  • Passion and enthusiasm for the mission of The Nova Scotia SPCA.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule with availability to work weekends and/or evenings, as needed.



Physical Requirements

  • Requires ability to stand up to 3-7 hours per day with frequent walking, standing, bending, squatting, pulling and pushing.
  • Requires ability to keyboard at computer for up to 2 hours per day.
  • May be required to lift items 20-50 pounds and assist in 2-person lifts in excess of 100 pounds.


Hours of Work

Work responsibilities require a standard 35 hours per week.

Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter to

It is our intention to start reviewing resumes immediately and to quickly start the interview process. However, as long as this job description remains posted it is an indication that the position has not been filled and we are still accepting resumes.


Please quote “SPCA Thrift Store Summer Thrift Store Coordinator – Kings Thrift” in the subject heading in your email reply.  We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however; only those selected for interview will be contacted.