The risd:store 3D is currently seeking a part-time Sales Associate to join it's dynamic team. The mission of the risd:store 3D is to enable creativity by supporting the creative pursuits of our students and customers through a unique, inspiring and informative shopping experience.
Under the direction of the Assistant Director, Sales Associates perform a wide variety of duties in the RISD Store including courteous customer service to diverse internal and external communities, knowledgeable merchandise assistance, cash register operation, general housekeeping, stocking and pricing of merchandise and cut materials as needed.
Provide exceptional service by waiting on customers and providing knowledgeable answers regarding fine art and products featured in RISD Store and 3D Store. Become familiar and maintain a familiarity with the artists and designers featured in risd|made. Answer questions in a courteous and helpful manner. Make informed recommendations to customers regarding purchases. Process special order requests. Gift wrap purchases when appropriate. Answer phone inquiries.
Perform detailed work in an accurate manner by using a cash register to ring up sales, receive cash and credit card payments and make change. Guide temps and work-study students performing the same or directly related duties. As required, perform regular inventory cycle counts and annual inventory counts using mobile devices.
Maintain a clean, organized and well stocked retail floor. Ensure stock of salable merchandise on selling floor and in storeroom are appropriately labeled. Maintain a clean, organized and well stocked checkout station. Perform housekeeping tasks including but not limited to cleaning Plexiglas cases, cleaning pedestals and other display furniture, tidying work area, sweeping, vacuuming.
High school diploma.
Applicants must have previous retail experience, strong telephone and personal communications skills.
Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and hold multicultural competencies appropriate for working with a diverse range of constituents.
Valued but not required skills and experience
Minimum of one year of college education.
Art and design background preferred with knowledge of art supply application and contemporary art and design history.
Computer experience preferred.
This is a 25-hour per week position. Nights and some weekend shifts will be required. Specific schedule will be discussed with candidates at time of interview.
Documents Needed to Apply
Cover letter (optional)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
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Internal Number: R-00496
About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.