Stone Soup is Hiring One Position 

Store Associate

Job Title

Store Associate  for Stone Soup Thrift Store

Reports To

Store Manager, Stone Soup Thrift Shop

Time Commitment

Minimum 15 hours/week


Mission Statement

“To engage the community in supporting families and individuals by providing access to quality used clothes, household items and furniture in a convenient and dignified manner.”

Job purpose

This position is responsible to perform many duties around the store with a primary focus on customer service. Sales associates at Stone Soup Thrift Shop greet customers, help them find merchandise, and ring up final purchases; carry out the Basic Needs, Inc. mission statements.

Store Associate Duties and Responsibilities         

  1. Handle cash and credit sales, and close out till at the end of the day as needed

  2. Process, price and shelve incoming products

  3. Assist in cleaning and maintenance of the store

  4. Maintain shelf organization & stocking.

  5. Run the register, make sales, answer customers' questions, and channel customer complaints to proper avenues.

  6. Receive donations.

  7. Proactively communicate with management, staff, & volunteers

  8. Provide a safe and welcoming retail environment to customers of all abilities/experience

  9. Positive attitude and strong work ethic

  10. Professional, customer-friendly demeanor and appearance

  11. Willing to work a flexible schedule including weekends

  12. Previous production and/or inventory processing experience preferred

  13. Responsible for assuring excellent customer service to shoppers, donors and co- workers.

  14. Work as part of a team.

  15. Be available to work in the store, merchandise prep area, cashier, and donations areas.

  16. If designated, maintain accurate records or voucher usage.

  17. If designated, maintain accurate records of various recycling efforts and support the current recycling program.

  18. Personally be responsible for punching in and out on time.


1. Ability to work with individuals whose background may be considerably

      different from their own background.

2. Must successfully pass a Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) background

      check with no recorded convictions or security problems.

3. Experience with customer service and interacting with the public.

Working conditions

Needs to work days and weekends, shift work, working outdoors, working with challenging clients, and so forth.  Hours range from 15-20 hours/week and include Saturdays.

Physical requirements

  1. Requires ability to utilize hand trucks, pallet jacks, furniture dollies, and other equipment for moving heavy items.

  2. Must be able to stand, twist, bend and reach for a minimum of two hours and up to seven hours at a time.

  3. Must be able to lift 35 pounds without assistance.


Consult with store manager if accommodations are needed for work tasks assigned.

To Apply:

Apply in store or follow link to apply online

Stone Soup Thrift Shop's parent organization is Basic Needs Inc. of South Washington County, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

950 3rd Street, Suite 101 | St. Paul Park, MN  55071 | (651) 458-9786

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