Apply - Sales and Merchandising Associate


The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Store offers a diverse collection of quality gifts, art books, handmade jewelry, and exceptional children's 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.

Job Description:
The Museum Store Merchandising 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 ( app. 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 Head of Retail and Buying Operations
  • Schedule: Must be available Thursdays – Sunday, with some additional hours needed during the holidays.
  • Salary is $14.00/hour and eligible for 32 hours of Paid Sick Leave
  • Successful Background Check is required

Contact Information

Please email to:

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Fax: (805) 966-6840

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