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  • County T-Shirts is Hiring!

    The Prince Edward County T-shirt Company is growing and we have immediate openings for the following Retail Sales Associate positions:

     Seasonal Full-time and Part-time Associates: (May - September)

    and

    Permanent Part-time Associate

    JOB BRIEF:

    The Retail Sales Associate is the most important person in our business. You are outward facing, dynamic, with exceptional customer service skills and a great personality. You have a passion for everything PEC and you are able to use your knowledge to help make County T-shirts a hub for visitors. You help us make our customers feel great about our brand and about the County.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Ensure high levels of customer satisfaction through excellent sales service
    • Assess customers needs and provide assistance and information on product features
    • Welcome customers to the store and answer their queries
    • Follow and achieve sales goals
    • “Go the extra mile” to inspire positive customer experience
    • Ensure store is consistently presentable and maintain stock room organization
    • Actively seek out customers in store
    • Remain knowledgeable on products offered and discuss available options
    • Process POS (point of sale) purchases
    • Cross sell products
    • Handle returns of merchandise
    • Collaborate well with team while also being self-motivated
    • Build productive trust relationships with customers
    • Comply with inventory control procedures
    • Suggest ways to improve sales

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Proven work experience as a Retail Sales Associate, Sales Representative or similar role, with 1-2 years experience
    • Basic understanding of sales principles and customer service practices
    • Proficiency in English (French is an asset)
    • Basic Math skills
    • Hands-on experience with POS transactions
    • Familiarity with inventory procedures
    • Solid communication and interpersonal skills
    • Experience with social media
    • A friendly and energetic personality with customer service focus
    • Ability to perform under pressure and address issues in a timely manner
    • Availability to work flexible shifts, including weekends and holidays
    • Physical ability to work long hours standing up and lifting up to 30 lbs
    • High school or Undergraduate degree with focus on Marketing or Public Relations

    Preference will be given to candidates with a wide knowledge of Prince Edward County and a demonstrable passion for expressing all things County, as well as candidates with experience in the retail apparel sector, fashion design and merchandising, graphic arts, and related fields.

    PERKS:

    • Competitive compensation according to experience
    • Opportunities to grow with business
    • Staff discounts, performance incentives, and bonuses

    Want to grow with us?  We want to meet you!  Please send an introduction email and résumé to lucinda@countytshirts.com by Friday, March 24, 2017.

     

  • Introducing our new show: In the County!

    The summer is here, and we are out and about. We wanted to share with you some of what it means to be "in the County," so we have created a show called "In the County!" 

    Each week we will be covering events and other special happenings all over Prince Edward County, and posting the video on our social media channels like Facebook, and YouTube

    Hosted by Jemima Heinricks and Ken Hudson, In the County provides a glimpse into the range of cultural experiences and events that PEC has to offer.

    Watch our first episode here:  

  • Social Media Whiz? We're Hiring!!

    COUNTY T-SHIRTS HAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A QUALIFIED STUDENT:

    We have a unique opportunity for a motivated student interested in working in an innovative, creative and entrepreneurial environment.  Our Brand Ambassador position is an 8 week full-time summer position implementing public relations initiatives and retail sales and marketing opportunities to promote the County Brand label and the region. 

    Job Title: Brand Ambassador

    The Brand Ambassador will work 30 hours/week at The Prince Edward County T-Shirt Company retail store and throughout Prince Edward County doing outreach activities and events.  This is an 8-week position, starting at the end of June with the possibility of extending part-time into the fall season.  Must be available week-ends. This position is supported by a student grant and therefore, to be eligible for consideration, candidates must fulfill the following criteria:

    • must be between 15 and 30 years of age during the employment period
    • was a full time student in secondary or post-secondary program in 2015/16 and intends to return to school in the fall
    • is legally eligible to work in Canada 

    Preferred Skills

    • Personable, energetic and creative with excellent, articulate communication skills
    • Social media wizard
    • Sales and marketing experience in a retail context
    • Relevant fields of study include marketing, communications, public relations, with a strong set of skills related to social media, media design and creation, photography and video
    • Bilingual in English and French is an asset
    • Driver’s license preferred

    Tasks & Responsibilities

    • Coordinate outreach events and participate in local festivals and opportunities to promote the company’s branded products
    • Analyze market observations and transform ideas into a design and PR strategy
    • Utilize new technology to produce online marketing strategies, social media and live blogging entries at events and happenings throughout the county
    • Design promotional materials using industry standard applications
    • Maintain company and brand standards through merchandising and presentation within the store environment and at events
    • Fulfill duties related to daily store operations as required
    • Focus retail sales opportunities by providing exceptional customer service
    • Act as a concierge to visitors to improve holiday experience
    • Create new designs that support and enhance the developing culture of the area

    Compensation 

    $12/hour. Upon successful completion of the 8-week contract, a bonus will be awarded.

    Application Procedure

    Send a resume and cover letter detailing why you are interested in this position to lucinda@countytshirts.com by June 17th, 2016.

  • We love our PEC oval (because you do!)

    After two full seasons in Bloomfield, we spent our winter months reviewing our business journey so far, from our early expectations to our current outlook, and it has been quite a trip! As we head into our third season, we decided it was time to refresh our brand by embracing the identity that most people think of when they think of us: The PEC oval.

    You might not know this, but the PEC oval was the inspiration for our entire business. This idea, which we had hatched about three years earlier, became a key building block for our first wave of County inspired shirts. The car sticker was actually our first product, arriving a couple of weeks before the first tees, in the Fall of 2013.

    Since then our customers, you, have embraced this design, and have worn it proudly around the world. We continue to find unique ways to apply this iconic design on our products (including some really great new shirts arriving in early Spring!), and it really has come to represent our business.

    For all of those reasons, we have embraced the oval, which from this point on will not only be your favorite t-shirt design but our business' official logo. We know this will help people find us better, and to better identify our business from the shirts they see all over. New signage is headed for the store, and all web properties will start to reflect the changes shortly.

    Did I mention new shirts and Maple in the County? Stay tuned, lots coming for this season. 

    Welcome Spring!

     

  • Top Kid Friendly Activities in Prince Edward County

    As parents of young kids, we have been exploring the County for great things to do together, so we thought we would write them down and share them with everyone! So here it is, our list of favourite kid-friendly must-dos in The County:

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