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Job Posting: Wachiya Summer Student

Wachiya Summer Student

We are seeking a passionate and enthusiastic Summer Student to join our team for the summer months. This position offers a unique opportunity to work closely with traditional Cree arts and crafts, gain retail experience, and contribute to the preservation and promotion of Indigenous culture. If you have a love for art, a deep respect for tradition, and a desire to learn, we want to hear from you!

Location: Old Montreal, QC

Job Type: Full-Time



  • Customer Engagement
    • Greet customers warmly as they enter the store and provide friendly and efficient service throughout their shopping experience.
    • Assist customers in locating products, answering inquiries about merchandise, and offering recommendations as needed.
    • Handle customer complaints or concerns with professionalism and escalate issues to management when necessary.
  • Product Handling
    • Assist in the display and arrangement of products to ensure they are presented attractively and authentically.
    • Handle merchandise with care, respecting the traditional craftsmanship involved.
  • Store Maintenance
    • Keep the checkout area clean and organized, including the counter, cash register, and surrounding areas.
    • Assist with restocking shelves, organizing merchandise displays, and maintaining overall store cleanliness to enhance the shopping environment.
  • Compliance and Security
    • Adhere to all store policies and procedures, including safety protocols, cash-handling procedures, and security measures.
    • Report and incidents, discrepancies, or safety hazards to management promptly.



  • Currently enrolled in a high school or post-secondary education program.
  • Previous experience in retail or customer service preferred but not required.
  • Friendly and outgoing personality with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Basic math skills and proficiency in operating a cash register or point-of-sale (POS) system.
  • Availability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as needed.



  • Competitive hourly wage.
  • Training provided on store procedures and products.


Terms of Employment

Please take notice that this is a temporary position held during the summer months. CNACA offers equal opportunities to men and women.


Start Date: ASAP


Please send your application by e-mail to:

Sophie-Claude Miller
Wachiya Store Manager


Date of Posting: June 17, 2024

Closing Date: July 1, 2024, at 11:59 P.M.


Mission of the Cree Native Arts & Crafts Association

To diversify and grow a sustainable cultural economy in Eeyou Istchee involving partnerships among Cree artists, artisans and Cree communities that will preserve, promote and enhance the heritage of the Eeyou/Eenou Nation while encouraging contemporary means of expression that maintain Cree culture, values, traditions and skills.

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