Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) seeks a Sales Associate to
join its RISD Store Group. This is an exciting opportunity to join
a team whose mission is to support the creative pursuits of our
students and customers through a unique, inspiring and informative
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.
We seek applications from equity-minded candidates who will thrive
in a campus environment that is committed to advancing the
principles of social equity and inclusion, and equal access to
resources and opportunities.
- 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
- 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
- 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,
- Commitment to centering inclusivity, diversity and equity in
executing key responsibilities.
- Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and hold
multicultural competencies appropriate for working with a diverse
range of constituents.
- High school diploma required.
- Applicants must have previous retail experience, strong
telephone and personal communications skills.
- Minimum of one (1) year of college education preferred.
- Art and design background preferred with knowledge of art
supply application and contemporary art and design history.
- Computer experience preferred.
35 hours per week; 12 months per year
Documents Needed to Apply:
Cover Letter (Preferred)
Salary Grade Structure
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
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