Hometown Ace Hardware at Gloucester Crossing Seeking A Full-Time Leader To Join Their Growing Team

Hometown Ace Hardware at Gloucester Crossing

We are a premier hardware store that prides ourselves in offering our customers knowledgeable advice, helpful service and quality products. We are seeking a full-time Team Leader to join our growing team.  If you are a great leader with excellent customer service skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously, this job is for you!

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring the store is recovered and ready for business every day
  • Maintain record keeping accurately
  • Ensure that open/close procedures are followed
  • Ensure that all daily inventory management tasks are completed including but not limited to; stocking, zero outs, rain checks, special orders, cycle counting, etc.
  • Oversee staff in performing all store functions including: retail sales duties, cashiering, stocking, assembly, display and promotion of products, demonstrating good and safe work habits, and promoting positive attitude towards customers
  • Resolve customer complaints in a timely and satisfactory manner
  • Make sure that the sales floor is clear, organized and properly signed, and that the receiving floor is clear of pallets and trash
  • Responsible for training all associates on store policies and procedures
  • Delegate daily workload among associates
  • Enforces safety policies and procedures; is a safety role model
  • Displays ability to work flexible hours, and adjusts to seasonal requirements, schedule changes, including weekends and holidays, as dictated by business needs


Position Qualifications

  • High School diploma, some college preferred.  Possess a knowledge of hardware related products along with a willingness to learn
  • Minimum of 1-3 years retail management experience
  • Strong leadership and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in all situations
  • Strong problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to lead and develop others
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks with a high attention to detail with the ability to prioritize
  • Knowledge of retail computer systems, MS Word and Excel a plus.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays to meet the needs of the business

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

We offer competitive pay and generous benefits. Qualified candidates, please email resume to jointheteam@hometownace.com  No phone calls, please! 

FOB Doug Brendel’s daughter Lydia represents! — and stars as the *itch in Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy Rumors at Ipswich High School Feb. 9-11.


FOB Doug Brendel’s daughter Lydia represents! — and stars as the *itch in Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy Rumors at Ipswich High School Feb. 9-11.

ABOUT THE PLAY: Five couples gather for a swanky anniversary party… but the honorees are oddly missing! Assumptions and innuendo lead to hilarious conclusions as the party guests try to figure out just what’s going on… before the cops show up! Ipswich High School presents this delicious farce for ONE WEEKEND ONLY February 9-11 with evening performances on Friday and Saturday, and matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday at the Dolan Performing Arts Center, 134 High Street in Ipswich. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students/seniors, and are available at Ticketstage.com and at the door. (Double cast: See Lydia Brendel opening night or Saturday afternoon.)


#SuperBowl Jeopardy challenge “If anybody rings in on this one I will die!” Can you answer?

Do you know the answer to all these Jeopardy special football trivia questions gearing up for #SuperBowlLII? If you’re over 50, even if you’re not a football expert, you should do ok. Good luckJeopardy Talkin Football clip superbowl 2018

Category Talkin’ Football


Recently we were out and about in Magnolia and watched a little story unfold in front of our eyes.  A flock of geese flew in over our heads.  For a minute, it looked like they were going to land at our feet.


But instead, some settled on land nearby, and some decided to see how the water was.


The swimmers got whirled around as though they were in a washing machine


And eventually made their way to shore.  All the while, the geese are calling to each other back and forth from water to shoreline as if they were playing the children’s game “Marco Polo”.


A single goose flew from the group on land to check on the swimmers.  We felt as though this goose was saying “I’m telling Mom!”


The group was reunited after most of the swimmers came ashore and they took off for destinations unknown.  Game over.


The Gillnetter editor Caroline Enos has been awarded a Scholastic Gold Key Award, three Silver Key awards, and an honorable mention for her outstanding work in Journalism!

The Gillnetter editor Caroline Enos has been awarded a Scholastic Gold Key Award, three Silver Key awards, and an honorable mention for her outstanding work in Journalism!  I am very proud of this talented young woman! 

You can read her award winning articles here: 

Gold Key Award: 

https://thegillnetter.com/ 5069/features/what-do- international-teens-really- think-about-america/

Silver Key Awards:

https://thegillnetter.com/ 4418/features/executive-order- hits-home-for-gloucester/

https://thegillnetter.com/ 5656/features/what-the- plastic-bag-and-polustyrene- ban-really-means-for- gloucester/

https://thegillnetter.com/ 4922/arts-culture/the- gloucestermen-a-preserved- people-in-the-face-of-change/

Honorable mention:

https://thegillnetter.com/ 4737/features/gloucester-will- be-under-water-in-100-years- without-climate-change- efforts/

If you see Caroline, be sure to congratulate her! 

Ms. Kim Trigilio

English Teacher

Gloucester High School