Work and Travel 2022 Job Opportunity: Identity Sport Inc Michigan - Retail Sales Associate
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Identity Sport Inc Michigan - Retail Sales Associate

Company Description:
Identity Sport strives for excellent customer service, we are welcoming, smiling, helping each and every customer.

About Our Company:
Identity Sport operate 3 locations in Traverse City, Michigan:
Identity Resort Wear:
This store is geared to provide and customize resort wear for the entire family. Identity is uniquely stocked with over 1000 designs, all
relevant to our area and equipped with the most updated machinery to place them permanently on our garment, therefore creating special
look for each and every customer.
This store carries Up North clothing, the largest selection of name-dropped gifts & souvenirs in Northern Michigan as well as 24 flavors of
Salt Water Taffy, stuffed animals and much more.

Traverse City Bear Company:
This can be easily recognized by a huge howling bear on top. This store provides a combination of our top downtown sellers, clothing and
souvenirs as well as a large beach accessories line and bathing suits.
Host Website:

Site of Activity: Identity Sport Inc Michigan
Parent Account Name: Identity Sport INC
Host Address: 212 East Front Street Traverse City , Michigan , 49684
Nearest Major City: Grand Rapids , Michigan , Over 50 miles away

Job Description:
Retail Sales responsibilities include:
•Handling sales in an accurate manner, which will include maintaining a daily bank, entering sales in a cash register, taking money,
counting out correct change (coins/bills), giving change (coins/bills) to guests, and completing credit card transactions.
• Wrapping items and/or placing items in bags for guests.
•Greeting all guests as they enter the store in a timely manner.
•Assisting or advising guests on their purchases.
•Suggesting other merchandise items to go with the guest's original selection (up-sell).
•Educating guests on amenities outside of the retail location but still within our property (cross-sell).
•Stocking and inventory of merchandise items.
•Maintaining and cleaning all retail areas including stock room, display areas, floors, and cash register/check-out area.
•Demonstrate a high level of customer service. Respond to and take appropriate action to resolve concerns and complaints of guests.
•Keep supervisor/manager informed of situations relating to facility operation, patron complaints or concerns, accidents, emergencies,
damages, and potential safety hazards.
•Attend departmental and team meetings as well as participate in all additional training courses.
•Perform all duties in a safe manner.
•Employees may be asked to move to different locations or job assignments as needed. Other duties may be assigned.

Typical Schedule and Salary:
Employees should expect to work 6 days per week with an average of 7 hours per shift. All employees are eligable for at least 1 day off per
week. Shifts may vary and alternate as needed.
Drug Test required: No
Hourly Wage: $11
Eligible for Tips: No
Estimated weekly wages including tips: $440
Bonus: Yes
Students who complete the dates on their job offer form, performed well, who are motivated and are interested in doing a good job are
eligible to receive an END OF SEASON BONUS!
* All figures above are pre-tax
Estimated average number of hours per week: 40
Estimated minimum number of hours per week: 40
Estimated maximum number of hours per week: 60

Potential fluctuation in hours per week:
participants will have at least 40 hours per week with possiblity of extra hours based on performance and as needed.
Average number of hours per week reached by last year's seasonal employees: 50
Overtime Policy:
Yes, paid after 40 hours

Job-Specific Benefits:
employees are eligible for 30% discount at the stores. employees will receive their uniform (3 T-shirts) at no cost. employees can use a 10%
off downtown's discount card at participating stores.
English Level required: Advanced
Required to be 21+: No
Previous Experience required: No
Qualifications & Conditions
Lifting requirement: 25lbs/11kgs

Lifting product, carrying refill boxes etc.
Standing for entire shift
Handling cleaning chemicals
Job Training required: Yes
Length of job training:
1 week
Hours per week during training period: 40
Different wage during training period: No
Start on specific day of the week: No

Training requirements:
You must be outgoing, love talking with people, energetic and personable! To perform this job successfully, you must be able to converse
comfortably in English to be able to understand and communicate with customers with the confidence to maintain good eye contact. A
strong candidate for this job is someone with a bright personality, who is a fast learner, who is dedicated to good work, and has a lot of
energy! Prior experience in retail is a plus!
Need to wear uniform: Yes
Uniform Policy:
Comfortable shoes. Pants, shorts, skirt with uniformed t-shirt. Hair well kempt.
Cost of uniform: $0
Uniform laundry: Participant responsibility

Dress Code: Yes
Comfortable shoes, must be neat and clean, hair well kept.
Types of Cultural Opportunities:
Company Parties, Movie or Game Nights, Potlucks or Dinners, Trips to Nearby/Major Attractions, Will provide information about Events,
Local Resources, Attractions/Sites, Local Community, Holiday Events

Additional Details about Cultural Offerings:
The company will provide scheduled gatherings for all of our workforce throughout the season. We host dinners, movie nights, and other
activities. Trips to the surrounding attractions such as Sleeping Bear Dunes are also scheduled periodically.
Local Cultural Offering:
Traverse City is a very active summer town. The city offers a host to events such as markets, marathons, parades, street sale, live
entertainment, as well as hosting major festivals. 


Housing Provided: Yes. Employer Guarantees employer - owned or employer - arranged housing to all hired participants. Required to stay.
Employer-owned or employer-arranged housing description:
All housing provided are within a 1 mile radius of the workplace. Houses are typical American private homes located in a safe residential
neighborhood. Each participant will be assigned in advance a house/room/bed. Each house will provide refrigerator, oven and stove top,
microwave, bedding/linen, utensils, tuilet and shower, washer and dryer. House 1: 427 W. 12th Street, Traverse City, MI House 2: 835
Indian Trail Blvd. Traverse City, MI House 3: 429 W. 9th Street, Traverse City, MI
Lease Agreement: No

Onsite Amenities:
Occupancy Requirements for Provided Housing:
WiFi: Yes

Each house is equipped with free WiFi Traverse City downtown provides free WiFi
Phone Service: Yes

Participant will be able to make use of their own phone or use the the landline phone at any of our stores.
Kitchen facilities: Yes

Houses are equipped with full kitchens. Our stores have a refrigerator and coffee machine.
Laundry facilities: Yes

All houses are equipped with washer and dryer.
Minimum Occupancy Per Room: 1
Maximum Occupancy Per Room: 3
Suggested Occupancy Per Room: 1 - 3
Rooming Arrangement Description:
Housing is not co-ed. Rooms will be assigned upon arrival. We can consider special requests such as roommates.
Required to Pay for Provided Housing: Yes
Cost per Week: $75

Housing Cost Deducted from Paychecks: No

Rent will be collected on a biweekly basis on the same day as pay day. Cash only.
Utilities Costs: No
Housing Deposit: Yes
Cost: $250

Deposit is collected upon the student's arrival. Cash only.
Housing Deposit Refundable: Yes
Conditions for Deposit Refund:
Housing must be returned in the same excellent condition as it was provided (A move out procedure will be given well in
advance). Students must honor their job dates as per the terms of their job agreement.
Details About Deposit Refund:
Cash upon approved inspection.
Walking Commute Time
Estimated commute time: 15 to 30 minutes

Description: All housing are within a 1 mile radius of the workplace. Commute is through a safe residential area (15-20 min).
Estimated commute time: Under 15 minutes
Bicycles are provided free of charge: No
Bicycles are not provided: No
Bicycles are available to rent: Yes
Estimated cost: $25
Total: Yes Per Day: No
Description: All housing are within a 1 mile radius of the workplace. Commute is through a safe residential area (5-10 min).


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