The risd:store is currently seeking a full-time Sales Associate to
join it's dynamic team. The mission of the risd:store is to enable
creativity by supporting the creative pursuits of our students and
customers through a unique, inspiring and informative shopping
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. 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,
Valued but not required skills and experience
- 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.
- Demonstrated ability and desire to work effectively with
ethnically and culturally diverse communities.
- 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 full time, 35 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
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