PT Sales Associate- Des Moines Art Center
Des Moines Art Center - Des Moines, IA

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The Des Moines Art Center is known for its world-class collection of artwork and magnificent architecture. The Art Center is seeking a Part-Time Sales Associate to provide excellent customer service to visitors in the museum gift shop.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Open point of sale register and balance register at the close of each day. Enter sales and take payment for merchandise
  • Straighten, clean, and organize sales floor each day upon arrival and as needed
  • Prepare and price incoming merchandise
  • Maintain product knowledge of merchandise and museum exhibitions and programs. Convey this information to customers
  • Cultivate Art Center memberships

Required skills and experience

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills are essential
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to learn point of sale system
  • Desire to learn about the Art Center and its collections
  • Previous retail sales experience preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Medium Work Requirement: standing, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, repetitive motion and driving
  • May need to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or 20 pounds of force frequently.
  • The ability to climb on a ladder is required

Other Requirements

  • Be able to successfully pass a criminal background check
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work

Work is generally performed in an indoor environment with occasional outdoor work for specific events

This is a part-time position scheduled primarily during the day on alternating weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Thursday evenings for approximately 15 – 20 hours per week.

Starting wage is negotiable based on skill and experience.

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