Working For Voltage
About Us / Our Culture
We are a small, locally owned and operated company which runs two video game stores (one in Syracuse NY and one in Manlius NY)– but you probably already knew that! What you may not have known is that we pride ourselves on being a non-corporate classic-style game store for the community. A wide range of games and systems (including Retro systems and classic video game systems), fair trade-in pricing, non-scripted and knowledgeable staff, and a focus on community gaming are some of what separate us from our national and regional competitors.
Our Ideal Employee
Our ideal employee would be someone who loves video games, is creative/geeky/nerdy, works hard/plays hard, is friendly and who is not afraid of a challenge or a stressful situation. It is not necessary for you to be knowledgeable on every system/game from day one, but an active interest and desire to learn more is a must. A wide range of video game knowledge and retail customer service experience also doesn’t hurt. Nope, doesn’t hurt at all.
The Downside To Work(ing for us)
Despite being a fun, progressive and dynamic company, we are still a retail store and so typical item processing/pricing/cleaning and sales all still needs to take place, and can be, rather boring and/or rather stressful, at times. Additionally, we work with, and buy items directly from the general public, which can sometimes mean dealing with some unsavory characters (to put it nicely)… We also deal with, (and have to clean), used items, which can be: dusty, dirty or just downright gross. If any of the above situations are ones you’d rather not have in your life– then this may not be the right job for you.
Want To Work With Us?
If our store sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, we may well be looking for enthusiastic people to fill part-time inventory and customer service specialists positions in the near future. If you are 18 or older, and you’d like to throw your hat in the ring, please print out and bring in the following employment application:
Voltage Employment Application [PDF]
Note: This application is a PDF, it’s meant to be printed, filled out and returned to our store. It is recommended that you bring in the application when a manager is working and give the application directly to a manager (feel free to call/ask on facebook to plan this out)– but its not required.
We thank you in advance for your interest in working with us.
Questions? Contact us here.