Think outside the box. Think Monk.

So you’ve met our team and think you’ve got what it takes to stand out at Monk (no wallflowers here!). We are go-getters, difference-makers, and action-oriented people who think and act outside the box. In pursuit of answering the eternal question “Why Monk?”, we are creative with our approach, time and ideas and obsessed with getting it right for the customer, every time. If you’d like to work for a tight-knit, community-minded, award-winning team, apply today.

Current opportunities

Retail - Sidney, Victoria, Courtenay, Campbell River

Monk Office is an established and vibrant company growing from one shop in Victoria, opened in 1951, to 10 locations island wide as full service Office Outfitters™. Think Monk for anything an office needs from office products to technology to furniture and interior construction. As an EcoStar award winner, we realize our Core Values in everything we do – from Creating Amazing Customer Experiences to Making a Difference to our Team Members and our Communities. We share our successes with the team and invest in the sustainable prosperity of our community by supporting local businesses and organizations, island wide.

As an employer we offer:

  • extended benefits
  • training and advancement opportunities
  • discounted bus pass
  • Team Member pricing!

As a Monk Retail Team Member you will:

  • Create Amazing Customer Experiences through a genuine passion for customer service
  • Have a Thirst to Learn continuously through new products, training and bringing your ideas for customer improvements
  • Exhibit Respect for the Team by acting with integrity and support meaningful customer and TM relationships
  • Be a Difference Maker – proactive, responsive and flexible
  • Be Open minded, seek to understand and action orientated
  • Love our Planet by participating and contributing to our eco business practices within Monk and within our communities

Send your resume and cover letter to careers@monk.ca and tell us how you’ve created an amazing customer experience! Thank you to all applicants.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and we look forward to speaking with you.

Furniture Layout Designer - Victoria

Come work with an established and vibrant company with its roots on Vancouver Island and its vision in the workplace of the future! Monk Office is an award-winning provider of office solutions and committed to our community and the environment.

As a Monk Team Member, you are…

  • A real people person with a passion for elevating the customer experience.
  • Able to meet and exceed targets in a team-oriented environment.
  • We are looking for people with a track record of success, enthusiasm and the passion to help build the business on all fronts.

What you will do:

  • Design, document and implement furniture projects
  • End-to-end Interior Design services – including client and site visits
  • As the Herman Miller dealer on Vancouver Island, specification of furniture and furniture finishes list/matrix in addition to other products and finishes, including proper application is a key aspect of the role
  • Prepare floor plans varying from demolition plans, new construction plans, partition plans, reflected ceiling plans, electrical/data outlet plans, millwork/finish plans, presentation floor plans, construction elevations/details (as needed), all to be completed using Herman Miller Z-Axis or AutoCad program
  • Options development (sketching concepts, computer drafting, block planning, material and finish recommendations, etc)
  • Prepare colour/material boards and/or computer drawn perspective renderings as needed
  • Showroom sales and coordination
  • Influence design best practices and offerings
  • Work with Sales team to develop drawings and quotes
  • Order entry and administration
  • Work with Operations to coordinate installation and application of finishes and/or furniture at jobsites to ensure smooth and successful project completion, includes pre-booked install date
  • External contacts with contractors and others in the design field
  • Embrace and practice the Monk Office ECO initiatives and programs
  • Identify opportunities to deliver services and work with sales team to succeed
  • Actively engage with Design community island wide as a representative of Monk Office
  • Position may be full-time or part-time depending on applicant and business needs

What you will bring:

  • Accredited CIDA program – Interior Design diploma or degree preferred
  • Member in good standing with IDIBC an asset
  • 3-5 years Interior Design experience including managing client relationships
  • 3-5 years commercial experience – furniture/interiors layout and design; construction industry
  • Construction industry knowledge
  • Intermediate working knowledge of AutoCAD skills
  • Intermediate working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite – ie. Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Project Management experience an asset
  • Z Axis and 2020 experience an asset
  • Ability to prioritize and segment work to increase productivity and deliverables
  • Exceptional skills in working in a team environment
  • Effective presentation, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong business acumen and problem solving

Send your resume and cover letter to careers@monk.ca with the title “Designer” and tell us a customer experience story you are proud of. Further details can be provided upon application. Thank you to all applicants.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and we look forward to speaking with you. For a sampling of the projects we’ve worked on visit our page on ModernHomeMag.ca

Distribution - General Warehouse & Receiving - Victoria

Distribution – General Warehouse & Receiving

Join our Distribution team of energetic, fun-loving and dedicated people!

What you will do:

  • Receiving product from vendors, update inventory and allocate for distribution
  • Pick and pack orders (Picking)
  • Ship orders (Shipping/Receiving)
  • Work in a warehouse environment
  • General warehouse duties
  • Recycling management (Monk recycles over 90% of its waste!)

What you will bring:

  • Keen attention to detail
  • A great – ‘do it right the first time’ attitude
  • Responsibility and self-motivation
  • A love for our planet
  • Warehouse experience an asset (required for Receiving position)
  • Driver’s license with clean driver’s abstract required for one position
  • Availability Monday to Friday, overtime and weekend possibilities
  • Availability for Receiving shifts to start early in the morning

Send your resume and cover letter to careers@monk.ca and tell us a work experience story you are proud of! Thank you to all applicants. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and we look forward to speaking with you.

Office Furniture Installer - Victoria

Office Furniture Installer

Monk Office is Vancouver Island’s Office Outfitter. Since we opened our doors over 50 years ago, we’ve been outfitting offices, both personal and professional and creating amazing customer experiences along the way. We are go-getters, difference-makers, and action-oriented people who think and act outside of the box. We’re willing to bet you didn’t know we’re a team of 130 strong and growing to best serve our purpose – improving productivity for island businesses. We’ve got work to do and we’re looking for the right people to help us get there.

Do you…

  • Create Amazing Customer Experiences through a genuine passion for customer service?
  • Have experience assembling, moving and installing office furniture in a professional setting? Strong and willing body for lifting and maneuvering furniture?
  • Act with integrity and support meaningful customer and team relationships?
  • Seek to understand and follow through with action?

…. Then you’ll fit right in on the Monk team! 

We are looking for a Furniture Installer, training can be provided if you’re the right fit for the job!  Based in Victoria, this position travels around the lower island.  Shifts are full-time hours, predominantly Monday – Friday during business hours.  Please include your availability when applying.

Send your resume and cover letter to careers@monk.ca and tell us how you’ve created an amazing customer experience – we look forward to speaking with you!  Must be bondable with Driver’s License and a clean driver’s abstract.

Thank you to all applicants.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Marketing Coordinator - Victoria

As the Marketing Coordinator, you are… creative and energetic. You are able to see the big picture while also paying attention to the details that make a campaign successful in driving business results.  We have a great opportunity for a Marketing Coordinator, to join our growing Marketing team.  We are looking for someone who has the experience, skills, and initiative to help drive sales and increase market share.  You will collaborate with our Retail stores, our Sales team and Senior Leadership in the development and execution of bold, new initiatives.

What you will do:

  • Develop comprehensive and impactful marketing campaigns/initiatives to achieve business goals
  • Coordinate and maintain collateral development for retail stores including loyalty program, merchandising plans,
  • Create marketing content, sales tools, and collateral
  • Internal communications
  • Execute brand standards and compliance through our digital, print, social, and internal collateral
  • Graphic design projects which may include – vehicle branding, retail signage, documentation branding, presentations, and more
  • Coordinate print production of all assets
  • Create, maintain and present marketing reporting and analytics
  • Media campaigns
  • Provide administration and coordination support as needed
  • Project work!

 

What you bring:

  • 2-3 years of hands-on experience in marketing & communications
  • Print production knowledge and graphic design skills using Adobe InDesign / Illustrator / Photoshop and Microsoft Publisher
  • Track record of successful Marketing and Sales support campaigns
  • Retail planning, installation & merchandising experience
  • Social Media experience in a commercial environment
  • Exceptional writing skills for internal and external audiences
  • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook skills
  • Proficiency with digital and online tools: eCommerce, WordPress, HTML
  • Ability to learn and implement new programs and tools
  • Ability to work well in an ever changing environment
  • Resourceful – ability to create more efficient ways to deliver amazing customer experiences
  • Lifelong learner
  • Organizational and project management skills will help you succeed in this role!
Distribution Centre Eco Assistant - part-time - Victoria

Distribution Centre Eco Assistant – part-time

Join our Distribution team of energetic, fun-loving and dedicated people!

What you will do:

  • Site clean-up – including but not limited to garbage & recycling in support of Monk’s eco initiatives, sweeping, facing and aisle maintenance
  • Inventory, cycle counts and data entry
  • Assist DC Lead and Team with projects related to efficient DC operations and projects
  • General warehouse duties

What you will bring:

  • Keen attention to detail
  • Responsibility and self-motivation
  • A love for our planet
  • Warehouse experience an asset
  • Availability Monday to Friday mornings,  15-20 hours/week

Send your resume and cover letter to careers@monk.ca and tell us a work experience story you are proud of! Thank you to all applicants. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and we look forward to speaking with you.

Scheduling Coordinator

A real people person with a passion for customer service and logistics. You thrive when working in a fast paced environment, managing multiple requests and priorities. The Scheduling Coordinator supports the Furniture Operations of our business, coordinating customer deliveries, installations, vehicles and installers.

We are looking for someone who has the experience, enthusiasm and passion to help build the business on all fronts through the lens of administration, organization and efficiency.

What you will do:

  • Delivery, logistics and installation coordination
  • Data entry, organization and prioritization
  • Customer service and communication
  • Prioritization and re-prioritization throughout the day
  • Sales support
  • Other administrative duties, as assigned

What you will bring:

  • High school degree; experience working in an office is an asset
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Furniture, operations, construction experience an asset
  • Experience working with scheduling tools an asset
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Self-motivated
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with Excel
  • Commitment to contributing to Monk Office’s sustainable initiatives
  • A team player, with a “can-do” attitude
  • High energy and a desire to contribute to the business
  • Valid BC driver’s license and available vehicle for errands an asset

Send your resume and cover letter to careers@monk.ca and tell us a customer experience story you are proud of! Thank you to all applicants. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and we look forward to speaking with you.