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Currently recruiting for jobs that start between June 10th, 2024 and October 18th, 2024.

  • Retail Store Assistant Manager

    Souvenir Division
    Ketchikan
    $60,000.00 - $70,000.00 / year

    The Souvenir Division of Tongass Trading Company, the longest continually operating retail establishment in the state of Alaska has an immediate opening for a full-time, year-round Assistant Manager. The Tongass Trading Souvenir Division is comprised of four souvenir stores that serve over a million tourists that visit beautiful Ketchikan, Alaska each year.

    Our stores are crazy busy during the six month summer tourism season, and we're nearly just as busy in the six month off-season preparing for the following summer. Two days are rarely the same in this fast-paced, high-energy environment.

    On any given day in the summer months you may be…

    • Performing store operations of opening, closing, cashiering, and supervising staff
    • Ensuring floor stock levels are maintained
    • Assisting merchandise stockers as needed
    • Re-merchandising areas within the stores
    • Analyzing sales reports and doing mark downs
    • Performing operations training with sales associates
    • Communicating with managers concerning merchandise needs, and staff allocation

    And, on any given day in the off-season you may be…

    • Performing store operations of opening, closing, cashiering, and stocking the sales floor
    • Performing inventory counts
    • Assisting with purchase orders
    • Assisting with warehouse layout
    • Assisting with receiving and warehousing merchandise
    • Attending trade shows as needed
    • Processing product returns
    • Assisting with setting up and taking down sales floors

    The right candidate for this position has demonstrated in previous positions a strong work ethic, initiative to learn tried and true successful business practices, and effective supervisory abilities. Organizational skills, and the ability to switch between tasks quickly while maintaining priorities in spite of interruptions are highly valued skills. Accuracy in details, follow through, and excellent communication skills are required supervisory skills. Must be able to lift up to 50#, do ladder work, and be on your feet for up to 10 hours a day.

    Job Type: Full-time, Year Round

    Pay: $60,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year

    Benefits:

    • 401(k)
    • 401(k) matching
    • Dental insurance
    • Employee discount
    • Health insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Vision insurance
    • Bonus program

    Experience:

    • Retail management: minimum of 2 years 
  • Retail Store Associate

    Souvenir Division
    Ketchikan
    $16.00 / hour

    Seasonal Retail Store Associate: The Souvenir Division of Tongass Trading Company, the longest continually operating retail establishment in the state of Alaska is hiring for the 2024 summer season. The Tongass Trading Souvenir Division is comprised of four souvenir stores that serve over a million tourists that visit beautiful Ketchikan, Alaska each year. Having prime locations right on the cruise ship docks or right across the street; our stores are CRAZY busy.

    We are looking for full and part-time seasonal employees to work in our stores in Ketchikan, Alaska for the 2024 summer season.

    Your responsibilities may include:

    • Customer service
    • Stocking sales floor merchandise
    • Sales floor recovery
    • Cashiering
    • Processing merchandise in the warehouses
    • Opening/closing cash registers
    • Communicating store needs with managers
    • End of season inventory

    Skills/Abilities you need to be successful:

    • Customer service friendly personality
    • Reliable
    • Energetic
    • Ability to perform in fast-paced environments
    • Ability to quickly switch back and forth between tasks
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Organized
    • Quick learner
    • Flexibility to work hours and days as needed

    Perks:

    • 20% employee merchandise discount
    • Seasonal borough bus pass to get around Ketchikan
    • Travel cost up to $300 reimbursed to Alaska and return travel up to $500 paid with a fulfilled seasonal contract
    • $1/hr bonus for every hour worked with a fulfilled seasonal contract
    • Completely furnished housing for $200/month

How to Apply

Please email your resume to souvenirs@tongasstrading.com.

Seasonal employment for the 2024 season is from the now - middle of October. Preference is given to those that can complete the entire season. However, resumes are accepted for those with partial season availability.

 


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