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St. Lawrence University Bookstore Clerk - Temporary (6 month) in Canton, New York

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Position Title Bookstore Clerk - Temporary (6 month)

FLSA Non-Exempt

Primary Responsibilities

We have a current opening for part-time weekly hours in our beautiful bookstore to perform routine clerical duties including cash register operation, customer service, stock-keeping, shipping/receiving, and store maintenance. Work also includes the Brewer Café. With supervision, assist in merchandising displays.

o Point-Of-Sale customer service: Insure proper checking of merchandise, maintain forms and cash levels, keep checkout area neat and orderly. Maintain secure point-of-sale and monitor security system. Additional to respond to customer needs, box or wrap merchandise, promote good will between Store/University and the customer/public.

o Provide first line sales floor security: awareness of potential shop lifting, respond appropriately to perceived shop lifting activities, respond to security gate alarms.

o Inventories: assist in merchandise processing as requested; receive, price and stock merchandise, keep merchandise and displays neat and orderly; create in-store displays.

o Shipping/Receiving: preparation of shipment and appropriate documentation for returns, mail orders, and other shipments; determine best method of and cost for shipping, maintain all logs, prepare reports as designated.

o Store maintenance to supplement custodial service: dust, vacuum, wash windows, mop, empty trash cans as needed. Perform routine maintenance on store fixtures and displays including painting and repair in emergency situations.

o Provide clerical assistance in the Textbook Department: Receiving, returns, physical inventory, counter clerk service, semester-end book buyback.

o Perform other related duties as required.

Temp hours are a mix of 8:30am-5pm or 9:30am-6pm shifts, work every other weekend, with additional weekend days as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be at least 16 years of age.

o Ability to relate to students, faculty and the public in stressful situations. Follow instructions and complete projects satisfactorily, with or without close supervision.

o Basic arithmetic: to include percentages, discounts, and simple formulas.

o Keyboarding skills and ability to operate a cash register system

o Ability to lift and manage a 50lb box of books.

Preferred Qualifications

High School Diploma and recent retail or customer service experience.

Status (FT, PT, Seasonal, Temp) Temporary

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number ST00927

Desired Start Date 05/01/2022

Open Date (to accept applications)

Close Date (date applications will not be considered)

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please complete the online application form and include contact information for at least three professional references.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Optional Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application

  • References