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Looking For Meaningful, Fun, Flexible Work? Join our team at Empty the Nest!

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Help Empty the Nest provide wall-to-wall removal of personal property from homes to relieve the challenges of major life transitions. Help us donate to a community in need and recycle to limit our footprint on the earth. Help the Empty the Nest Thrift Store hand-selects only the best vintage, antique & modern pieces for re-use and re-sale.

The quality of our service depends highly on having a capable, competent, and truly caring staff. We consider each employee to be critical to our success and an integral part of our team.

We are always looking for qualified, capable, competent and committed staff that truly care about helping our clients minimize waste and maximize reuse when emptying out their homes.

We consider each employee to be critical to our success and an integral part of our team. If you are self directed and have a passion for knowing your hard work makes a difference in someone’s life, Empty the Nest would like to meet you.

“Empty the Nest is not only a fun place to work, but our team is like family. I am truly enjoying the wonderful organization you have built. The physical work is good - sometimes demanding, but very manageable. My co-workers are impressive - everyone in it for the same goal, going the extra mile, AND so pleasant and fun to get to know. The rewards of the work done are really quite something I had not anticipated - I love telling others about my new venture. Keep doing what you are doing, because it sure is a good formula."

-- ETN Employee

Positions Available

All interested applicants please submit your resume with references when applying.

IT Support Technician, Part-Time (20 hours/week)

As an IT Support Technician, you will be responsible for supporting staff with computers, software, printers, and other IT technologies at the Empty the Nest store, as well as managing the hardware and software merchandise in the store. The basic responsibilities of the IT Support Technician includes, but is not limited to the following:

Responsibilities:
• Provide IT support for staff equipment including computers, mobile devices and company printers;
• Manage electronic refurbished merchandise and provide pricing for electronics in the store;
• Computer and electronic disposal management and tracking;
• Order supplies related to technology (printer cartridges, etc.);
• Assist with installation and maintenance of software applications, staff computers, mobile devices;
• Provide technical input and support for company website and software applications.
Qualifications:
• Enrolled in a 4-year technical degree program or Two-year college/vocational technical degree in a technology field and two or more years of IT experience;
• Analyzing IT problems in a logical fashion;
• 2+ years of experience with Apple Products and Microsoft applications;
• Experience configuring printers;
• Basic understanding of data networking (TCP/IP, DHCP, etc.);
• Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
• Must have reliable transportation;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills a must.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in a technology field and one year or more of IT experience;
• Approved IT certificate and two years or more of IT experience;
• Understand business needs and priorities and translate into technical capabilities.

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Store Staging Intern, Part-Time

As a Store Staging Intern, assigned to the Golden Valley location, you will make sure that our merchandise is both attractive and accessible to our valued customers. You will assist the team in the display of the merchandise while maintaining general cleanliness and orderly store displays, while fostering teamwork, innovation and a sense of fun. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Responsibilities:
• Collaborate with Empty the Nest staff to provide an appealing store front;
• Setting up displays and furniture from a staging area to the store front in an appealing and accessible manner;
• Rotate product and displays to improve visual appeal;
• Maintain store cleanliness and orderly merchandise displays, under the direction of the Assistant Store Manager;
• Work collaboratively with the team and ensure quality job performance;
• Follow team lead direction and complete assigned tasks with enthusiasm;
• Observe safety and security procedures.
Qualifications:
• Use time efficiently and complete work with consistency and in a timely manner;
• Adapt to changes in the work environment and flexible work schedule;
• Transportation to and from work;
• Basic computer and mobile phone skills;
• Customer Service skills, including hospitality and friendliness;
• High School Diploma or GED preferred;
• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular bases;
• Valid driver’s license.
Other Required Skills:
• Demonstrate attention to details, accuracy and proficiency;
• Self-starter and ability to work independently while ensuring quality work is performed;
• Manage difficult or emotional customer situations in a professional and hospitable manner.

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Warehouse/Mover

As a Warehouse/Mover, you will work with the team to ensure that all merchandise, boxes and furniture, is handled carefully and moved from the job site (house, apartment or storage locker) onto the company truck and then unpack the truck at the Empty the Nest store.

Responsibilities:
• Move furniture and boxes of merchandise from the sites, throughout the Metro area, for shipment to the store location;
• Lift, load and stack merchandise carefully and efficiently;
• Arrange items in the warehouse and help arrange store furniture, as directed by the Store Manager and Assistant Store Manager;
• Operate various types of hand tools and power tools, as needed;
• Assist site and store personnel, as needed;
• Collaborate with the team and ensure quality job performance;
• Follow team lead direction and complete assigned tasks with enthusiasm.
Qualifications:
• Use time efficiently and complete work with consistency and in a timely manner;
• Adapt to changes in the work environment and flexible work schedule; Ability to lift heavy-weight materials (50+ pounds), on a • regular bases; Ability to climb stairs, on a regular basis;
• Ability to work in adverse conditions, with exposure to extreme hot and cold weather;
• Respond positively to management direction and instruction with enthusiasm;
• Valid driver’s license;
• Transportation to and from work sight;
• Basic computer and mobile phone skills;
• High School Diploma or GED preferred.

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Packer/Un-Packer

As a Packer/Un-Packer, you will work with the team to ensure that all merchandise is sorted, handled carefully and packed for shipment to the Empty the Nest store.

Responsibilities:
• Sort materials and carefully pack merchandise at sites, throughout the Metro area, for shipment to the store location
• Prepare and label boxes accurately for merchandise identification
• Work collaboratively with the team and ensure quality job performance
• Follow team lead direction and complete assigned tasks with enthusiasm
• Able to distinguish between merchandise for resale or donation
Qualifications:
• Use time efficiently and complete work with consistency and in a timely manner
• Adapt to changes in the work environment and flexible work schedule
• Ability to lift 50 pounds on a regular bases
• Valid driver’s license
• Transportation to and from work sight
• Basic computer and mobile phone skills
• High School Diploma or GED preferred

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Cashier, Part-Time

As a Cashier, you will operate the point of sale to accept payment for the merchandise, at the thrift store location in Golden Valley.You will assist in the display and pricing of the merchandise while maintaining general cleanliness and orderliness of the store displays.

Responsibilities:
• Receive legal tender as payment for merchandise and make accurate change, when required;
• Greet and assist customers with genuine hospitality;
• Assist with pricing merchandise under the direction of the Store Manager and Assistant Store Manager;
• Assist with displaying merchandise under the direction of the store Stagers and management;
• Maintain store cleanliness and orderly merchandise displays;
• Maintain adequate supply of cash for the purpose of providing change to the customer;
Qualifications:
• Use time efficiently and complete work with consistency and in a timely manner;
• Adapt to changes in the work environment and flexible work schedule;
• Transportation to and from work;
• Basic computer and mobile phone skills;
• Customer Service skills, including hospitality and friendliness;
• Manage difficult or emotional customer situations in a professional and hospitable manner;
• Demonstrate attention to details, demonstrating accuracy and proficiency;
• Respond positively to management instructions and direction;
• Follow safety and security procedures with accuracy;
• Self-starter and ability to work independently while ensuring quality work is performed
• High School Diploma or GED preferred.

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All interested applicants please submit your resume with references to: info@emptythenest.net or mail to: Empty The Nest, Attention: Store Manager, 8812 7th Ave. North, Golden Valley, MN 55427.
Phone: 763-544-0106.

All applicants subject to Background Check. Empty The Nest is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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