Part time – Temporary (11/1/22 to 1/3/23)
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Store offers a diverse collection of handmade jewelry, art books, and exceptional gifts. Our Museum Store Staff maintain an expert level of interaction with the general public and provide exemplary customer service for our visitors. While effectively demonstrating a balance of excellent customer service, product knowledge, and effective merchandising, Associates additionally represent the Museum for the public and our members, maintaining a well-informed knowledge of exhibitions, local events, and membership benefits.
The Museum Store Sales Associate provides excellent product knowledge of store’s collection of jewelry, art books, apparel and all other gifts to museum members, patrons and visitors. Museum Store Sales Associate will have responsibilities that include but not limited to sales, customer service, cashier duties, displaying merchandise on the floor and in windows, creating dynamic floor displays, merchandise replenishment and stock room organizing. Must be able to follow a plan-o-gram and maintain store standards in merchandise placement and presentation.
Must possess the ability to lift and carry books, merchandise and boxes (approx. Weight 25-50lb). Must be able to learn and retain merchandising standards on the floor in compliance with Visual standards. This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, college experience and/or knowledge of art or museum experience is preferred. Two years’ experience minimum is required of customer service in retail, having demonstrated excellent skills and composure when interacting with the general public, accuracy and proficiency in cash handling and operating a computer inventory system, while keeping punctual to the schedule and appropriate in personal attire.
- The position reports to the Museum Store Manager
- Salary: $16.50/hour.
- Temporary, variable status is eligible for 32 hours paid sick leave and if needed up to 80 COVID related sick pay. Variable status may equal part-time or full-time hours during this temporary assignment.
- Schedule: 20 hours per week. Must be available Thursdays – Sunday, with some additional hours needed during the holidays.
- Successful Background Check and COVID-19 proof of vaccination and booster is required.
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is recognized for its comprehensive art collection, diverse exhibits, and a broad array of events and community activities.