We’re Hiring a Retail Manager!

We’re Hiring a Retail Manager!


Application Deadline: August 31st, 2020

Title:  Retail Manager 

  • Work week: Full time, weekdays and some weekends
  • Wage range: $38,000 – $42,000 per year (Commensurate with experience)
  • Reports to: Center Manager
  • Provides leadership to 10 staff members, as well as numerous volunteers, strategic partners and other community stakeholders.


What We Offer

  • Challenging opportunity to lead the retail team at a non-profit that is set up for exponential growth and impact in the community. 
  • Fun, creative and collaborative environment working with a team that’s passionate about reuse and creativity. Training and professional development to support your growth
  • Opportunity to expand your role based on interest and skill set.  


What You’ll Bring

We are looking for amazing people with diverse backgrounds and a genuine passion for creativity and reuse. Our ideal candidates will be comfortable talking about crafting materials and dealing with pricing questions.  We expect our Retail Manager to:

  • Be outstanding at customer service
  • Be efficient at checking out customers quickly
  • Have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be able to juggle multiple tasks and work in an active non profit environment
  • Amazing flexibility and the ability to work closely with a diverse team



  • Education: A bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Retail Knowledge: Minimum 2 years experience in retail management with experience in being accountable and responsible for the success of the business, operations and financial results.
  • Financial Management: 
    • Understanding of the creation and implementation of a budget.
    • Demonstrated experience with cash management and bookkeeping
  • Leadership & Management: 
    • Ability to train, develop and recognize talent and leadership.
  • Fundraising:. Strong ability to communicate the Austin Creative Reuse vision and obtain buy-in with donors, foundations, businesses, and other funding agencies.  
  • Physical Requirements: Push/pull merchandise with appropriate equipment to and from the backroom and sales floor. Lift, place, and arrange items on shelves and racks. Bend down and reach above your head. Climb and descend ladder. Stand during an entire shift (other than normal break time). 


What You’ll Do

The Austin Creative Reuse Retail Manager is friendly, personable, enthusiastic and knowledgeable about Austin Creative Reuse and our mission.  There are 4 main focus areas for the Retail Manager.  


In Strategic Planning and Center Operations, the Retail Manager will:

  1. Be accountable for daily retail operations and ensure the Creative Reuse Center is providing a quality experience
  2. Be accountable for scheduling staff and volunteers to meet all critical and required staff needs for the center and non-center events.
  3. Responsible for Meeting Revenue Projections for Creative Reuse Center. 
  4. Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.

In Communications, the Retail Manager will:

  1. Oversee internal communications plan for direct reports that ensures quick and easy flow of organization’s operations information.
  2. Support the promotion of the activities of the organization, its programs and goals..
  3. Represent the programs and point of view of the organization both within and outside of the organization.

In Relations with Staff, the Retail Manager will:

  1. Be accountable for the recruitment, employment and release of retail personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
  2. Ensure that work plans are in place, that regular performance evaluations are held and that sound human resource practices are followed.
  3. Champion staff and volunteer development and education and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the success of the organization as a whole. 

In Budget and Finance, the Retail Manager will:

  1. Be accountable for maintaining sound financial practices 
  2. Have oversight of all internal financial controls at Creative Reuse Center
  3. Responsible for managing and reporting on budget for retail operations and direct reports. 
  4. Responsible for informing the Center Manager of potential risks and possible budget adjustment needs.


The above is intended to describe the general content of the requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.


Who We Are

Austin Creative Reuse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to foster conservation and reuse through creativity, education and community building.

  • We collect, distribute and sell reusable materials donated from industry and individuals.
  • We educate the community about how to reduce, reuse and create in responsible and fun ways. 
  • We unite the community by hosting a range of events, activities and classes that bring people together to build awareness around conscious consumption, sustainability and art
  • We promote awareness of like-minded organizations to reduce overlap and increase awareness of city resources.


To be considered for this position:

Please submit your resume and tailored cover letter online to work@austincreativereuse.org 

We review applications on a rolling basis, so it is to your advantage to apply as soon as possible.  We will not consider applications without a cover letter tailored to this position.


At Austin Creative Reuse, we believe that diversity makes us stronger and challenges us to think differently every day. Austin Creative Reuse provides equal employment opportunities to all on the bases of qualifications, merit and organizational needs. 


Learn More

Austin Creative Reuse: http://austincreativereuse.org/

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2005 Wheless Lane, Austin, TX 78723
Center Hours:
Thu/Fri: 10AM - 4PM
Sat: 11AM -6PM
Sun: 12PM - 6PM
Curbside Pickup, 10am-4pm, Daily
Tel: (512) 375-3041