General Labor - Part-time
We are a busy Estate Sale business looking for motivated, hardworking people to join our team. The ideal team member should be self-motivated and hardworking, willing to move quickly and stay focused on the task at hand. A love of or natural ability towards organizing and staging is greatly desired. We need people who have an eye for detail and the ability to make a room look welcoming, put together, and appealing to customers walking through our sales.
This position also requires sensitivity toward our clients privacy and respect of their home and possessions.
The following is a non-inclusive list of responsibilites:
-sorting home items into groups
-staging items on tables and/or in rooms of our clients’ homes to create an appealing ‘shopping’ environment for our customers
-light cleaning…but sometimes not so light! Some homes are pristine. Some have had rodent visitors. We see and deal with it all, so you must be willing to get a little dirty at times!
-research specific items to determine value and price accordingly
-writing up sales tags and pricing everything from office supplies to cookware to high-end furniture and lamps
-moving and staging furniture throughout the homes…must be able to lift and move heavy objects comfortably
-carry in tables, linens, shelves, etc and setup for staging
-be a team player, stay on task, and work hard!
The ideal person for this job may have the following qualities and experience:
-ability to travel throughout the greater Grand Rapids area (we host estate sales from Kalamazoo and Howard City to Lowell/Ada and the Lakeshore)
-willingness to learn and receive instruction
-a love of thrifting, antiques, rare treasures, and unique finds.
-A background in or love of home decorating and staging.
-Knowledge of what things are worth and/or the ability to figure it out using sites like Ebay, Worthpoint, or utilizing Google Image search.
-Experience in setting up an antique booth, flea market, or other types of ‘marketing’ setups.
This job fluctuates hourly on a week to week basis. During the 2-3 weeks before a sale begins, we are all hands on deck. But the job is flexible and can fit into your schedule easily. We typically work from 9am-3pm Monday through Friday.
Sometimes we have back to back sales, and other times there can be a week or two in between…so please know the work can be inconsistent at times, but is a great part-time, highly flexible schedule if you’re looking for something to fill your time! We have moms of young kids and we have retirees who work for us, and it’s a fun team to be a part of!
Pay is $10 per hour and paid out in a lump sum AFTER the completion of the Estate Sale. So it can be 3-4 weeks before receiving pay after starting a setup for a sale. Just be aware that this is not an ‘every other week’ pay schedule as you’re considering whether this is a good fit for you.
If you’re interested, please email a resume or list of qualifications and references to firstname.lastname@example.org.