We’re Hiring: Shop Manager Position

We are seeking a motivated individual to join our team as the VTL’s Shop Manager! See below for more information or click here to download the position posting as a pdf.

Applications are due September 1st. We look forward to hearing from you!


The Vancouver Tool Library is currently seeking a Shop Manager to join our team.

About The VTL

The Vancouver Tool Library (VTL) is a cooperative tool lending library at 3448 Commercial Street. We are motivated by a vision of our community empowered by the tools and skills needed to transform their homes and communities into vibrant spaces that reflect a commitment to sustainability. To get there, we are creating a community resource that will reduce the costs of improving and greening the places in which we live, work, and play. More information is available on our website, at www.vancouvertoollibrary.com


This is a contract position and pays $800/Month

Shop Managers Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work three shop shifts a week at the Vancouver Tool Library’s location, this includes two weekday shifts (4-8 PM) and one weekend shift (10AM-3PM)
  • Tend to the shop to ensure it is clean, safe, organized and welcoming for members
  • Greet and enroll new members into the Tool Library
  • Check in and out tools to members
  • Ensure all tools are brought back safe and in good working conditions
  • Schedule and train volunteers
  • Attend monthly or bi-monthly volunteer committee meetings
  • Receive and inventory tools

Qualifications of the applicant

  • Interest in working in a non-profit environment
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Professional communicator
  • Experience in a tool/trades related field is essential
  • Knowledge of how to fix and maintain tools and equipment preferred
  • At least 6 months experience in a supervisory role in a retail environment preferred


  • Grow your personal network by meeting and working with a great Board and Volunteer group
  • Learn and gain professional experience in a leadership role
  • Opportunity to learn about tools and gain the skills needed to use them
  • Personal satisfaction of contributing to a non-profit community organization

To apply for this position, please send your resume and a statement of interest to president@vancouvertoollibrary.com by September 1st, 2012. We look forward to hearing from you!