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Retail Sales Associate (PT) 

About the Organization The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation exists to preserve Taliesin and Taliesin West for future generations, and enrich society through an understanding of Frank Lloyd Wright's ideas, architecture, and design.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran or uniformed service member status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Taliesin West  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 11/27/2017  

The Frank Lloyd Wright Store at Taliesin West seeks a Part Time Seasonal Sales Associate that supports the store by generating sales, facilitating store operations, and ensuring outstanding customer experiences. This position offers a 4-5 day a week schedule (generally Thursdays-Sundays) for approximately 5 hours per day and includes rotating weekends and holidays plus some extended store hours for special events; season runs through May.

Duties include engaging our audience in conversation about our distinctive selection of merchandise, building and maintaining customer relationships, capturing sales and customer contacts, operating the retail computer programs, assisting with special orders, and opening/closing the store.

Essential Functions:

  • Create an outstanding buying experience for each customer served.
  • Provide a superior level of customer service including greeting and handling inquiries from customers.
  • Ensure proper product knowledge including knowledge of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Foundation.
  • Demonstrate ability to learn and use POS system as needed to process customer purchases, returns, availability inquiries, and payment receipts.
  • Ensure adequate stock levels are maintained on sales floor, organize, restock, and straighten up store when necessary.
  • Perform tasks such as light dusting, cleaning of shelves and glass display cases and other light organizing or cleaning tasks to ensure the space is presentable for operation.
  • Perform opening or closing duties as assigned or needed, which includes opening and closing POS and store.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with a diverse population.
  • Ensure that all company policies, standards, and procedures are consistently followed and that the store embodies the Foundation's Mission, Vision and Values.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of experience in a retail sales environment or similar fast paced, customer-service-oriented environment.
  • Outstanding people skills, positive attitude and professional yet approachable demeanor that supports "service with a smile!"
  • Knowledge of art, design, museum stores preferred; awareness of fashion, architecture and the arts a plus.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills with the ability to turn challenges into opportunities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience building positive working relationships.
  • Ability to work assigned schedule up to 25 hours a week which includes weekends and some evenings and to adhere to attendance requirements.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Physical Demands: While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and maintain physical stamina while walking; occasionally sit; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and consistently talk or hear; and rarely taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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