Creative Reuse Team Member Wanted

Creative Reuse Warehouse Team Member (Part-time)

12 – 15 hours / week (Thurs-Fri afternoons, Saturdays)

$15/hour + monthly material allowance

Join our team of artists, educators and resourceful eco-citizens!

The Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange (CCRx) is looking for a friendly, energetic and creative Team Member to fill a part-time position overseeing daily operations at our creative reuse warehouse and distribution center and manage our ever-changing online “Special Finds” inventory.

CCRx is an emerging nonprofit organization that provides donated surplus materials, supplies and equipment to Chicago teachers and nonprofits, and fosters creativity and sustainability through creative reuse programs, products and events. We believe that trash is just a failure of imagination!

The CCRx Warehouse is located at 2124 W. 82nd Place, on the Southwest side of Chicago. We share space and collaborate with Envision Unlimited, a nonprofit serving adults with disabilities in a structured workshop environment.

CCRx Team Members and volunteers accept a wide range of donations -- from lab equipment to astroturf to crayons -- and sort, stock, display, and manage inventory so it can find a new home. They help Teachers and representatives from non-profit organizations “shop” and sometimes “reimagine” the materials they need. Team Members are responsible for opening/closing, sales and donation transactions, clean-up (trash and recycling), and working with volunteers.

CCRx Special Finds are items that need special prices -- usually technology, equipment, fancy new things, interesting old things, complete sets. Team Members test, clean, photograph, research, write descriptions, price and upload them to our online store.

Team Member duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Greet and assist Donors, Teachers + Nonprofit “shoppers” at the warehouse

  • Manage Volunteers on site, assign and oversee tasks

  • Receive and process donations on site

  • Maintain online inventory of Special Finds listings on Wix app

  • Manage sales, appointments, and order fulfillment using Wix app

  • Collaborate and communicate with CCRx Team on workflow and priorities

  • Engage with Envision Unlimited staff and members via tasks and activities

  • Participate in community outreach and special events

  • Be an ambassador for CCRx in the Chicago community.

Candidates should:

  • Have a passion for CCRx’s creative reuse mission

  • Be a Team player with strong work ethic, superior leadership skills and judgment.

  • Be organized, reliable, self-directed, with a high degree of integrity, and time-management skills

  • Be comfortable and proactive in written and verbal communication with multiple types of people online and in person.

  • Be a problem-solver, action-taker, paying attention to details and the big picture

  • Be curious, kind and have a sense of humor.