Museum Experience Associate-Part time

POSTED ON 11/19/2022 AVAILABLE BEFORE 3/22/2023
Imagine Museum Hired Organization Address Saint Petersburg, FL Part Time

Job Posting for Museum Experience Associate-Part time at Imagine Museum

Position Title: Museum Experience Associate

Reports To: Director of Retail and Visitor Services

Position Status: Part Time

Imagine Museum is a non-profit public charity located in St. Petersburg, Florida that opened in January 2018.

Imagine Museum’s mission is to elevate contemporary American studio glass through research, education, and exhibitions. Featuring preeminent works from the American Studio Glass Movement and an extraordinary selection of contemporary glass sculptures from around the world. Imagine Museum has over 400 significant pieces of glass works on display from their 1500-piece collection. The artwork is dramatically displayed throughout the 34,000 sq. ft. facility.

The ideal candidate will have the drive and desire to devote energy and enthusiasm towards the success of Imagine Museum. This position is perfect for professional, motivated individuals who thrive and have a proven success record in a high-end sales environment. We are, above all, looking for candidates who have a great attitude, are good team players and have the desire to succeed. The MEA position is designed for the professional who is sales and goal driven, has a desire and ability to learn quickly and the talent of effectively addressing an audience with clarity and confidence.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

o Drive sales through engagement of customers, suggestive selling, sharing product knowledge and closing the sale throughout the museum and the retail shop.

o Positively impact customer experience in the retail shop through display and visual appeal.

o Contribute to the profitability of the retail operation by receiving, handling, and managing the inventory of merchandise and supplies in a timely and organized manner.

o Promote a positive visitor experience while enforcing Museum procedures, ensuring that the visitors’ first and last impression of their experience at the Museum is a positive one.

o Provide excellent customer service and actively promote and sell membership, museum programs and retail product.

o Ensure the safety of visitors, staff and art works.

o Have a good working knowledge of the Imagine Museum facilities, exhibitions, activities, and assist with daily set up for public spaces and special events; and maintains supplies of visitor materials.

o An MEA will be cross-trained in customer service, ticket and retail store sales, facilitating tours and performing operational processes.

o Ensure all visitors receive an initial orientation to the Museum. Conduct orientations using narrative, inquiry, discussion, discovery and other interactive techniques.

o Communicate with a variety of visitors with diverse interests and abilities in a manner that enhances their general understanding of art and the Museum, including facilitating museum tours for large and small groups of all ages.

o Have the ability to work as part of a team and take initiative independent of direct supervision.

o Know and enforce Museum policies by educating patrons on museum guidelines and addressing necessary situations in an appropriate manner.

Required Qualifications

o High school Required

o AA or BA preferred

o 2-3 years of customer service/sale experience required.

o Experience in High-end Retail will be positively considered

o Dependability is a must

o Evenings, Holidays, and Weekend work will be required

Physical Requirements

o Position requires prolonged periods of standing/walking

o May involve reaching, crouching, kneeling and stooping

o Frequent use of computers and other technology, necessary to perform job functions, including handheld equipment, cash register and ability to process register transactions

o Frequently lift/move up to 25lbs

Preferred

o Bilingual skills

o CPR Certified

o Altru Experience

This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

Imagine Museum is a 501(c)(3) public charity and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory environment.

For more information about Imagine Museum, go to www.imaginemuseum.com

Job Type: Part-time

Schedule:

  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Saint Petersburg, FL: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:

  • Customer service: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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