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Seasonal Christmas Paid Bell Ringers

The Salvation Army Council Bluffs, IA

Job Description

Pay Rate:  $9.00-$9.50 per hour based on job performance.

JOB SUMMARY:  To represent The Salvation Army by ringing bell at assigned kettle location in order to raise needed funds for the services provided to individuals and families.


  1. Report to work promptly as scheduled.
  2. Work in all weather conditions (rain, sleet, snow, cold).
  3. Work minimum of 4 hours, maximum of 8 hours per shift and maximum of 40 hours per week.
  4. Stay at assigned kettle, ringing the bell.  One 15 minute break will be allowed every 4 hours.  A 30 minute break will be allowed for shifts of 6 or more hours.
  5. Represent The Salvation Army and its programs.
  6. Responsible for kettle, stand and bell at assigned location.
  7. Call supervisor on duty if Bell Ringer needs to leave shift early for any reason.
  8. Remain at work site until relieved of duties by another Salvation Army staff member.
  9. Represent The Salvation Army by dressing and behaving appropriately.
  10. Wear bell ringing apron while working which identifies me as a Salvation Army bell ringer.
  11. Greet public as they pass the work site.
  12. Be cordial and polite to the public.  Smile, make eye contact and greet people with “Thank you,” “Merry Christmas,” or other appropriate greeting.
  13. Remain alert and aware of your surroundings, never taking the kettle off the stand.
  14. All monetary donations must be placed into kettle by the donor themselves.  Bell Ringers are not allowed to handle cash or coins.
  15. Must be able to stand for long periods of time and/or entire shift.
  16. Follow Corps policies and procedures.

Must Not:

  1. Will not leave kettle unattended unless on break.
  2. Possess or use tobacco, gum, alcohol, weapons or illegal drugs.
  3. Will not eat or be on cell phone or text while ringing bell.
  4. Be distracted (conversations with friends, shopping, etc.).
  5. Use profanity or become argumentative with the public.
  6. Take money for personal use.
  7. Fail to follow all procedures and policies.  

RELATIONSHIPS :  This individual interacts with a wide variety of people on a daily basis and acts as a representative of the Army and its mission.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  This position is supervised by the Corps Officer and an assigned supervisor.  Each Bell Ringer must perform their responsibilities within established policies and guidelines.

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE:   A High School degree or GED is preferred but not required.  Experience working with the public desired.


  • Must be clean, neat and well groomed.
  • Dressed appropriately for the location and weather.
  • A smiling, friendly and cheerful attitude.
  • Prompt and consistent in attendance.
  • Responsible for items assigned (kettles, equipment, etc) to your care.
  • Flexible in light of changing job situations/priorities.
  • A willingness to promote the mission of The Salvation Army.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:  This position requires attending to a kettle stand for long periods of time, be based outside in all kinds of weather and may do some light physical work.

NOTICE:  As The Salvation Army is considered a religious organization it is exempt from Unemployment Insurance and Cobra...


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Job Details

Date Posted September 29, 2017
Date Closes November 10, 2017
Address 715 N 16th Street
Located In Council Bluffs, IA
Job Type Casual / Contingent Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage
Hours Day time
SOC Category 41-9011.00 Demonstrators and Product Promoters
Zipcode 51501