Museum Shop Assistant

The Museum Shop Assistant is responsible for maintaining daily sales and activities of the Museum Shop, when scheduled. This is a part-time position reporting to the Retail and Tourism Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist Retail and Tourism Manager in daily activity of the shop.

  • Provide excellent service to visitors, members, and donors.

  • Answer customer questions whether in person or over the phone, recommend merchandise to purchase, and take phone orders.

  • Responsible for opening and closing procedures when scheduled. May include opening and closing of Historic Houses (schedule dependent).

  • Help maintain museum shop displays so that merchandise is presentable and has maximum appeal to customers. Keep Shop neat, tidy and clean.

  • Work with other staff and volunteers to ensure a consistently high standard of orderliness and tidiness in all areas open to the public. Report problems immediately.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Retail and Tourism Manager.

  • Promote Museum Shop as a singular shopping experience while publicizing our program offerings.


  • Demonstrates exemplary customer service skills and computer/POS efficiency.

  • Prior retail/tourism experience required.

  • Flexibility in scheduling needed along with a positive and professional attitude.


  • Availability to work on a flexible Monday-Sunday basis.

  • Must be prompt and reliable in showing up for scheduled shifts and responding to work

    communications by phone and/or email, and have a reliable method of transportation.

  • Follows security measures pertaining to cash, merchandise, collection pieces, and customer


  • Adheres to dress code set by HHS

  • Part – Time position: Hours as needed, maximum 25 hours per week; seasonal work on an

    “as needed” basis beginning in April and ending in December

To apply: Please contact