Sales Associate
Kelleys Island General Store

The stunning waterfront of Kelleys Island downtown

Work on a Great Lakes Island in a fun and lively retail environment!

Kelleys Island is a 4.5 square mile island in beautiful Lake Erie.

Kelleys Island, Ohio
$17.34 / hour
No experience required
Start Date:
Starts immediately!

Live and work on beautiful Kelleys Island! Build your skills and grow your resume while enjoying summer on our gorgeous island - enjoy beaches, state parks, camping, hiking, boating, and of course incredible views of Lake Erie. The Kelleys Island General Store is now hiring for all full-time positions. With a stunning location, casual atmosphere, competitive pay, and opportunities for advancement, this is a unique experience you don't want to miss!

Entry level pay averages $17.34+ an hour. End of season incentive pay goes up to $20.50 an hour! Overtime is paid at time-and-a-half.

 Affordable, single occupancy employee housing on the island is available at only $62.50 a week.

Job Summary: The Sales Associate is the most important face of the Kelleys Island General Store, interacting with customers and completing purchases in a quick and friendly manner while keeping the sales floor stocked, organized, and cleaned. Our team members also handle a multitude of other diverse tasks, including cleaning, moving, and maintaining golf carts, backroom organization, fielding phone calls, helping with some e-commerce activities, and more.

A great Sales Associate is able to make customers feel welcome both in our store as well as on the island generally, directing them to merchandise that might interest them, ringing them up efficiently, and briefly suggesting other island activities, while also handling other key tasks. Managing time, balancing tasks, and multitasking effectively are key to success. Outstanding Sales Associates will have advancement opportunities!

Where: Kelleys Island is in the western basin of Lake Erie, approximately three and one-half miles north of Marblehead, Ohio. Known for beautiful beaches, pristine state parks, and fascinating geological formations, this popular island getaway attracts families, tourists, and outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.

When: We are currently hiring full-time sales associates for the 2022 season (starting May-July and ending August-November). Most employees are contracted for the entire season; alternative arrangements may be considered. Communicate with us about your needs and we'll see if it's a good fit!

About us: The Kelleys Island General Store is a family-owned storefront located in the heart of downtown Kelleys Island. We've proudly served residents and visitors of the island since 1978. With products ranging from souvenirs to sundries, and services including golf cart rentals, you'll find a little of everything in the island's largest variety store.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Teaming up with co-workers to provide prompt and courteous customer service
  • Receiving, handling, managing, and merchandising inventory
  • Maintaining cleanliness and basic upkeep throughout the store
  • Ringing sales, handling cash, and processing other forms of payment
  • Picking and packing online or phone orders
  • Working irregular hours such as shifts, holidays, and weekends
  • Attending periodic meetings, collaborating, and sharing ideas
  • Renting, cleaning, maintaining, and moving golf carts
  • Maintaining a professional appearance and demeanor
  • Working and communicating well with others
  • Reporting on time and ready to work

Qualifications and Skills

  • Must be physically able to perform essential duties
  • Bending, twisting, and reaching for merchandise
  • Standing or walking for up to 8 hours/day
  • Pulling, pushing, and lifting heavy objects
  • Climbing ladders to retrieve storage
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the US
  • Candidates must have a valid Driver's License due to our Golf Cart rentals


Average new hire employee will earn $17.34+/hr. Overtime is paid at time-and-a-half.



Starting August 1, an additional $3/hr on both weekdays and weekends.



Benefits: Housing on Kelleys Island can be limited and expensive. There are no bridges connecting the island to the mainland. The island is only accessible by air or water. The Kelleys Island Ferry Boat is a preferred method of transportation on and off the island for both individuals and automobiles.

Since this commute can be costly and time-consuming, Kelleys Island General Store provides housing for staff. The housing is less than a one-minute walk from work and is shared by up to four other employees. Each person has their own fully furnished bedroom with a locking door. The kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, oven, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker. Pots, pans, dishes, glasses, and silverware are also provided. The housing is newly renovated, air-conditioned, and has 1.5 bathrooms. TV/Cable is not provided, but WiFi internet is included. Rooms are single occupancy and available to employees at a rate of $62.50/week, utilities included.

How to Apply

Please apply online via our Indeed posting!

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