Student: Pet Store Team Member

Job description

Job Title:

Student: Pet Store Team Member

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

3J5SE: Student Employment

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

On Campus/Off Campus:

Off Campus

Salary Range:

$9.00+/ hour

Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Preferred Education/Experience:

Our ideal candidate would have a strong customer service background with a passion for helping others and/or an interest in animal nutrition. Candidates might also have an interest in equine studies, animal sciences, or animal nutrition.

Ability to work mornings.

Hours per Week:

Must have availability to work mornings and weekends.

Job Summary:

You must be a current UK student to apply to this position.

We are looking for people who are passionate about animals and providing top notch customer service. We are a hybrid model retail store where service meets retail. We provide answers to customer questions and concerns while making connections and providing a level of customer service that exceeds the standard. Assist with baking and decorating of baked goods.

We are passionate about the health of our pets. Because of our outgoing, bright and talented Team Members we’ve become Lexington’s leading retailer of quality, natural products for dogs and cats.

Team Members are the heart of our company. They are responsible for much of our contribution to the health of dogs and cats and to the happiness of their owners. They are also responsible for creating the experience for most of the dog and cat owners who visit our stores. Duties range from the physical (putting away shipments of dog and cat food) to the intellectual (helping a dog or cat owner solve an unusual nutritional problem).

Team Members enjoy dogs and cats and are committed to expanding their knowledge of them. They are flexible, have good judgment, and enjoy working as part of a team to ensure that the store is a clean, interesting and happy place for customers and staff to shop, work and interact with each other.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

  • Ability to work afternoons and weekends
  • Speaks clearly and honestly – and follows through
  • The ability to work as part of a happy and effective team.
  • Ability to repeatedly lift and carry 50 pounds during open-store and receiving shifts
  • Likes to think critically, analyze and evaluate situations and come up with a solution
  • Enjoys researching and reading a variety of written materials, then sharing what they’ve learned
  • Competent arithmetic skills and comfortable using computers, adding machines and calculators
  • Self-motivated yet comfortable taking direction and working alone or in groups
  • A sense of humor

Deadline to Apply:


University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/28/2021
Application Due: 7/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time