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Vintage & Specialty Products Coordinator

Community Forklift is seeking an experienced Vintage and Specialty Products Coordinator to work full time with our growing green business. Some weekend hours may be required. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are seeking someone with knowledge of high-end building materials, architectural elements, antique or vintage house parts, housewares and furniture. This position includes the identification and pricing of product, assistance with customer concerns, maintaining inventory, and merchandising. This position is ideal for someone with solid knowledge of vintage, high end and specialty product pricing through various venues and markets including thrift, consignment, and online.

At Community Forklift, you’ll find…
A nonprofit organization dedicated to lifting the community through sustainability, creativity, and economic opportunity. Community Forklift is a reuse warehouse where donated building materials and architectural salvage are made available to neighbors in need, homeowners, nonprofits, contractors and artists at low-cost or for free. It’s a place where the community gathers, learns, and plays together.

What you’ll be doing…
You will be responsible for identifying antique, vintage, unusual, or high dollar items from donations made to Community Forklift. You will accurately identify what a product is and assess its condition, research and determine a price appropriate to our market and write a description. You will also prepare and merchandize items on the showroom floor, designate items for our online store, and assist with item description and photos. You will interact with coworkers and customers, provide information about items, answer questions, share knowledge, and promote our sustainable green nonprofit business.

 

 

Community Forklift is seeking an experienced Vintage and Specialty Products Coordinator to work full time with our growing green business. Some weekend hours may be required. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are seeking someone with knowledge of high-end building materials, architectural elements, antique or vintage house parts, housewares and furniture. This position includes the identification and pricing of product, assistance with customer concerns, maintaining inventory, and merchandising. This position is ideal for someone with solid knowledge of vintage, high end and specialty product pricing through various venues and markets including thrift, consignment, and online.

At Community Forklift, you’ll find…
A nonprofit organization dedicated to lifting the community through sustainability, creativity, and economic opportunity. Community Forklift is a reuse warehouse where donated building materials and architectural salvage are made available to neighbors in need, homeowners, nonprofits, contractors and artists at low-cost or for free. It’s a place where the community gathers, learns, and plays together.

What you’ll be doing…
You will be responsible for identifying antique, vintage, unusual, or high dollar items from donations made to Community Forklift. You will accurately identify what a product is and assess its condition, research and determine a price appropriate to our market and write a description. You will also prepare and merchandize items on the showroom floor, designate items for our online store, and assist with item description and photos. You will interact with coworkers and customers, provide information about items, answer questions, share knowledge, and promote our sustainable green nonprofit business.

Qualities of the perfect candidate
• Five + years of continuous experience in the auction or estate industry, prior antique or vintage retail sales in the areas of product identification, pricing, or appraising. Education in furniture, interior design, materials management, or conservation.
• Extensive knowledge of building materials, vintage, antique, and high end furniture, lighting, hardware, and housewares
• Familiarity with market trends and online retail platforms
• Retail sales experience
• Strong math and English skills
• Ability to do computer research with a high attention to detail
• Ability to work well both independently and in a cooperative team-based environment
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to fully follow through on assignments in a timely manner
• Ability to follow store policy and procedures
• Ability to provide excellent service to a very diverse constituency of customers
• Entrepreneurial approach to work
• Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and adjust to changing priorities
• Knowledge and enthusiasm for recycling, reuse, and sustainability
• A commitment to the Community Forklift mission

What we offer…
• A supportive and highly motivated team that will assist you
• A mission worth working for
• A competitive salary commensurate with experience and a 40 hour work week
• Excellent benefit package that includes paid leave, medical, dental and vision insurance, short term disability, matched retirement plan, store discount, shoe allowance and more.
• Opportunity for advancement

How to apply…
Apply online by attaching a resume, cover letter and three (3) recent professional references. Please no phone calls.


 

Truck Driver – Full Time

 

Community Forklift is seeking a full-time Truck Driver to work with our growing green business. This person will represent the organization by picking up used and surplus building materials in the DC area. Responsibilities include driving our 24-foot box truck. A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is preferred. All applicants must have an excellent driving record, relevant professional driving experience and a current Maryland Department of Transportation medical card.

At Community Forklift, you’ll find…
A nonprofit organization dedicated to lifting the community through sustainability, creativity, and economic opportunity. Community Forklift is a reuse warehouse where donated building materials and architectural salvage are made available to neighbors in need, homeowners, nonprofits, contractors and artists at low-cost or for free. It’s a place where the community gathers, learns, and plays together.

What you’ll be doing…
• Driving our 24 foot box truck on a daily route to pick up donated building materials.
• Moving materials from construction sites, yards, parking garages and other difficult to access areas and securing them in the truck for transport to our warehouse.
• Ensuring that each donation picked up has all parts and pieces labeled and attached.
• Helping unload and set up materials in the warehouse.
• Recognizing acceptable and unacceptable materials for pick-up and providing information to donors and customers about those items.
• Keeping equipment and truck organized, tidy, and in good working order.
• Providing excellent customer service to donors as well as answering questions about Community Forklift’s mission.
• Working cooperatively and collaboratively with staff to fulfill the mission and support team activities.

Qualities of the perfect candidate…
• Verifiable professional experience driving a 24-foot box truck.
• Ability to carefully load and secure materials onto the truck and offload at a warehouse location.
• Capacity to perform physical labor and moderate to heavy lifting in a non-climate controlled environment including the ability to work in all seasons and in difficult weather conditions.
• Ability to use computer scheduling and an iPad for navigation.
• Outgoing personality and the ability to communicate with donors.
• Sound judgment, trustworthy, and conscientious.
• Ability to problem-solve and attention to detail when loading/packing delicate material.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Strong English-speaking skills, bilingual Spanish-speaking skills a plus.
• Working knowledge of building materials or architectural salvage.
• Familiarity and enthusiasm for recycling, reuse, sustainability, environmental advocacy and green business.

What We Offer…
• A supportive and highly motivated team that will assist you
• A mission worth working for
• $22-23/hour and a 40 hour work week
• Excellent benefit package that includes paid leave, medical, dental and vision insurance, short term disability, matched retirement plan, store discount, shoe allowance and more.

How to apply…
Apply online by attaching a resume, cover letter and three (3) recent professional references. Please no phone calls.


 

 

 

Online Sales Associate

 

Community Forklift is seeking an experienced Online Sales Associate to work with our growing green business. This is a full-time position. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are seeking someone with knowledge of vintage and antique furniture, lighting, hardware, and housewares. This position will include handling high end and bulk surplus products. This position is ideal for someone with a vast knowledge of vintage and antique pricing.

At Community Forklift, you’ll find…
A nonprofit organization dedicated to lifting the community through sustainability, creativity, and economic opportunity. Community Forklift is a reuse warehouse where donated building materials and architectural salvage are made available to neighbors in need, homeowners, nonprofits, contractors and artists at low-cost or for free. It’s a place where the community gathers, learns, and plays together.

What you’ll be doing…
You will be responsible for identifying valuable, unusual or high dollar items from our stream of donations. You will accurately identify what the product is, research an appropriate price, and photograph and write a description of the item with search engine optimization. This position requires attention to detail and the ability to research the item’s age, value, and use. You will interact with customers in a timely manner, answering questions, and promoting our sustainable green non-profit business. You will also pack and ship items quickly in order to maintain our top-seller status.

Qualities of the perfect candidate
At least three years of experience researching, photographing, and listing items for sale online. Must have extensive knowledge of platforms such as eBay, Chairish, or Craigslist.
• Experience selling vintage or antique materials
• Knowledge of vintage, antique and high end furniture, lighting, hardware, and housewares
• Retail sales experience
• Strong math and English skills
• Ability to do computer research with a high attention to detail
• Ability to work well in a cooperative team-based environment
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to fully follow through on assignments in a timely manner
• Ability to follow store policy and procedures
• Ability to provide excellent service to a very diverse constituency of customers
• Entrepreneurial approach to work
• Experience with assessing, repairing, and troubleshooting appliances a plus
• Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and adjust to changing priorities
• Knowledge and enthusiasm for recycling, reuse, and sustainability
• A commitment to the Community Forklift mission

What we offer…
• A supportive and highly motivated team that will assist you
• A mission worth working for
• $17-18/hour and a 40 hour work week
• Excellent benefit package that includes paid leave, medical, dental and vision insurance, short term disability, matched retirement plan, store discount, shoe allowance and more.
• Opportunity for advancement

How to apply…
Apply online by attaching a resume, cover letter and three (3) recent professional references. Please no phone calls.


 

 

 

Receiving & Processing Warehouse Associate I

 

Community Forklift is seeking a Receiving and Processing Warehouse Associate I to work with our growing green business. Duties include working with donated salvage and surplus building material and
household goods; organizing, sorting, and cleaning donated items; researching and pricing them; and
stocking and merchandising them on the showroom floor to enhance our customer experience. This position will also include some deconstruction work (removal of house/building fixtures for donation).

At Community Forklift, you’ll find…
A nonprofit organization dedicated to lifting the community through sustainability, creativity, and
economic opportunity. Community Forklift is a reuse warehouse where donated building materials and
architectural salvage are made available to neighbors in need, homeowners, nonprofits, contractors and
artists at low-cost or for free. It’s a place where the community gathers, learns, and plays together.

What you’ll be doing…
You will accept and process donated building materials, architectural salvage, and household items; and organize, sort, and clean them as necessary. You will maintain displays and ensure regular stocking of departments. You will also help keep processing and customer areas clean and safe; and provide excellent customer service by answering questions and assisting with products. You will work creatively and collaboratively with other departments to enhance the customer experience and to improve the flow through of materials. You will also work offsite with our deconstruction team to remove items such as kitchen cabinets and appliances from buildings undergoing renovation.

Qualities of the perfect candidate…
• Experience in a warehouse or retail environment in the hardware, home goods, or building materials/trades industries
• Construction, carpentry, or handyman experience
• Demonstrated attention to detail, and excellent organizational and problem solving skills
• Ability to work weekend shifts
• Ability to work well in a cooperative team-based environment
• Ability to follow through on assignments in a timely manner
• Ability to follow store policy and procedures
• Ability to provide excellent service to a very diverse constituency of customers
• Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and adjust to changing priorities
• Knowledge of and enthusiasm for recycling, reuse, and sustainability
• Ability to perform physical labor and moderate-to-heavy lifting (up to 60 lbs.) and work in a non-climate controlled environment in all seasons and in difficult weather conditions
• A commitment to the Community Forklift mission

What we offer…
• A supportive and highly motivated team that will assist you
• A mission worth working for
• $15/hour and a 40 hour work week
• Excellent benefit package that includes paid leave, medical, dental and vision insurance, short term disability, matched retirement plan, 50% store discount, shoe allowance and more.

How to apply…
Apply online by attaching a resume, cover letter and three (3) recent professional references. Please no phone calls.


 

 

 

Receiving & Processing Warehouse Associate II

 

Community Forklift is seeking a Receiving and Processing Warehouse Associate II to work with our growing green business. Duties include researching and pricing donated salvage and surplus building material and household goods; organizing, sorting, and cleaning donated items; and stocking and merchandising them on the showroom floor to enhance our customer experience.
At Community Forklift, you’ll find…
A nonprofit organization dedicated to lifting the community through sustainability, creativity, and
economic opportunity. Community Forklift is a reuse warehouse where donated building materials and
architectural salvage are made available to neighbors in need, homeowners, nonprofits, contractors and
artists at low-cost or for free. It’s a place where the community gathers, learns, and plays together.

What you’ll be doing…
You will be responsible for researching and pricing donated building materials, architectural salvage, and household items according to our pricing manual. You will also conduct a daily review of items on the sales floor to ensure they have accurate prices and if they are eligible for date pricing discounts. You will respond to customer and co-worker requests for pricing on a wide variety of items. You will also help update and maintain the Community Forklift Pricing Manual. In addition, you will interact with donors, clean and process donated materials, organize retail departments, and provide excellent customer service by answering questions and assisting with products. You will work creatively and collaboratively with other departments to enhance the customer experience and to improve the flow through of materials.

Qualities of the perfect candidate…
• Experience in a warehouse or retail environment in the hardware, home goods, or building materials/trades industries, particularly in pricing
• Experience with computer research on pricing of building materials and/or home goods
• Basic computer skills including familiarity with internet research, Microsoft products (Word, Excel) and Google Business Apps (Gmail, calendars, Chrome, etc.)
• Demonstrated attention to detail, and excellent organizational and problem solving skills
• Ability to work weekend shifts
• Ability to work well in a cooperative team-based environment
• Ability to follow through on assignments in a timely manner
• Ability to follow store policy and procedures
• Ability to provide excellent service to a very diverse constituency of customers
• Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and adjust to changing priorities
• Knowledge of and enthusiasm for recycling, reuse, and sustainability
• Ability to work in a non-climate controlled environment in all seasons and in difficult weather conditions
• Capacity to perform physical labor and moderate to heavy lifting (up to 60 lbs.)
• A commitment to the Community Forklift mission

What we offer…
• A supportive and highly motivated team that will assist you
• A mission worth working for
• 40 hour work week
• Excellent benefit package that includes paid leave, medical, dental and vision insurance, short term disability, matched retirement plan, 50% store discount, shoe allowance and more.

How to apply…
Apply online by attaching a resume, cover letter and three (3) recent professional references. Please no phone calls.