Sales Associate (Part-Time)

The Sales Associate is an ambassador of the Jewish Museum who provides guests with a positive museum and shopping experience.  Candidates should truly enjoy proactively interacting with people and have a welcoming, engaging personality.  Candidates must be flexible enough to provide both individualized attention for high-end purchases and fast-paced sales during times of increased crowds and holiday shoppers.

Department: Museum Shop
Reports to: Manager Retail Operations / Shop Associate Manager
Date posted: October 24, 2019
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Schedule: Part-Time


  • Engage with guests and contribute to a positive museum experience
  • Provide exceptional customer service to all guests
  • Proactively approach guests and assist with their merchandise selection, including presenting merchandise and effectively communicating product features and stories
  • Continually learn about new and existing products to better sell a range of clients
  • Execute accurate computer generated point of sale transactions, including capturing guest information for future communications
  • Sell Museum Memberships
  • Gift wrap and bag customer purchases
  • Replenish inventory in shop from stockroom
  • Assist with maintaining organization and appearance of shop
  • Process phone orders; assist with processing web and other special orders
  • Participate in annual year-end inventory in June
  • Help with special events as needed


  • High-end retail experience preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be computer literate, with knowledge of Retail Pro or similar POS computer program preferred
  • Knowledge of Judaica a plus
  • Interest in art and cultural institutions
  • Works well within a team
  • Available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, Sundays, and some holidays. 
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and handle light lifting

Send Resume and Cover Letter To:

Associate Director, Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128


The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.