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Part Time Museum Store Sales Associatee
Reports To: Supervisor of Merchandise Operations
Pay Rate: $12.00 per hour
The purpose of our museum store is to extend the educational and scholarly mission of the New-York Historical Society, to contribute to the operating budget, to promote our institution through product development and retail marketing, and to provide a unique educational experience to customers.
The sales associate is responsible for providing outstanding customer service and for performing operational duties that drive sales through merchandising, register functions, store cleanliness, and other related duties. The store associate represents the New-York Historical Society to our customers. Associates must be courteous, efficient and have a genuine desire to sell to customers so that their needs and expectations are met or exceeded.
- Maintain a professional and courteous relationship with customers and coworkers.
- Use product information and available resources to educate customers and assist them in making product selections that are right for them resulting in increased sales for the museum store.
- Serve customers promptly. Minimize wait time and delays.
- Participate in learning and development activities such as store meetings, product tours and all other training provided by the New-York Historical Society.
- Collaborate with the store team to support and achieve the goals of the store and the New-York Historical Society.
- Clean shelves, counters, tables, railings, baseboards, floors and product according to store policy and as directed by senior sales associate and merchandise supervisor.
- Assist in unloading stock, checking products against invoice, pricing merchandise, preparing customer purchases for commercial conveyance, cleaning storage areas and displaying product.
- Aid the senior sales associate and merchandise supervisor in the implementation of merchandising and operational procedures.
- Identify and document the return of damaged product. Record customer product suggestions. Relay reorder notifications to assistant buyer.
- Operate the point of sale cash register and prepare customer receipts efficiently. Total price, tax and shipping and handling charges accurately. Balance cash register at the end of each shift or as scheduled.
- Follow management direction in completing other duties as required.
- Undertake projects of moderate complexity for merchandise department and perform broad range of duties as requested, including, but not limited to, participating in museum store offsite sales.
- Educate customers about the New-York Historical Society through engaging conversations about the institution, exhibitions and collections. Promote the institution through the sale of memberships at the register.
Applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings and holidays. Must be able to lift and carry 40 lbs.
For consideration please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com. In the subject line please reference the job title. The New-York Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The New-York Historical Society is seeking a Grants Associate to support the grant process for corporate, foundation, and government funding sources. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Giving, this position will have a range of research, writing, and grant management responsibilities. This is an opportunity to be involved in all stages of institutional fundraising and requires someone with motivation, good judgment, and a strong work ethic interested in building on a career in Development.
- Researches and identifies corporate, foundation, and government grant prospects
- Works closely with the Director of Institutional Giving and the designated project managers to draft letters of inquiry and proposals that support the New-York Historical Society’s activities, including exhibitions, programs, educational activities, and capital projects
- Prepares reports and updates to government agencies as well as corporate and foundation donors
- Monitors grant compliance
- Develops overview materials to supplement letters and funding proposals
- Writes acknowledgments and manages mailings
- Manages a grants deadline calendar
- Maintains quality of database information and keeps records current
- Provides day-to-day administrative support
- Serves as an ambassador of the New-York Historical Society at special events
The Grants Associate will have the ability to self-direct multiple priorities of an ambitious work plan, and collaborate with the Director of Institutional Giving and a dynamic Development team to help achieve fundraising goals.
- Bachelor’s degree required; 1-2 years related experience with writing letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports in a cultural institution preferred
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
- Research, editing, and keen problem-solving skills
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
- Detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy
- Highly organized and able to prioritize multiple long-term assignments while managing tasks of immediate need
- A creative thinker with a high level of energy and initiative
- A self-motivated learner with the capability to gather information from a variety of sources
- An enthusiasm for Development work and desire to take on challenges
- Interest in the humanities and the arts
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
For consideration please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line please reference the job title. The New-York Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.