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JOB ID: 1556
JOB TITLE: Part-Time Sales Associate-Museum of Nat History
DESCRIPTION: Carnegie Museum of Natural History is a place of adventure, discovery and education that welcomes everyone to enjoy the wonders of its collections and exhibitions. Founded in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, the museum has maintained an international reputation for its ongoing research and discovery that create a better understanding of the history of the earth and its inhabitants. Today, the museum is ranked among the top five natural history museums in the country and features 20 exhibition halls including the blockbuster Dinosaurs in Their Time.
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History Store is looking for enthusiastic and curious individuals who love people, teamwork, problem solving in an exciting and fast paced retail environment. Responsible for a variety of tasks related to selling, service, stock maintenance, receiving and display. Retail or customer service experience preferred but not necessary. Support the museum mission by enhancing the visitor experience through expert customer service and driving sales revenue to support museum programs. Duties include greeting and engaging visitors in dialogue, providing them with information about our products and services. Responsible for performing a variety of tasks related to selling, service, stock maintenance, receiving and display. Will include store opening and closing functions, balancing cash drawer and completing store deposits. The position will have a varied schedule, including week days, weekends and some evenings and holidays.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Excellent interpersonal, public relations and communication skills. Must have basic knowledge of computers to perform computer based point of sale transactions, complete daily sales reports and prepare store deposits. Experience handling cash. Prefer previous retail or customer service experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Must be friendly, outgoing and enjoy interacting with a diverse visitor base. Must be curious and self-motivated to develop knowledge of a wide range of products and the ability and desire to skillfully share this knowledge with visitors, relating store products to exhibits. Knowledge and interest in art, natural history or science recommended. Mental and emotional stability necessary to deal effectively in a busy retail environment.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Job involves walking and standing for long periods of time, lifting up to 30 pounds and climbing ladders, stooping, kneeling and working in tight enclosed spaces. Varied schedule including holidays, weekends and evenings.
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.
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