Cantigny Gift Shop Assistant (Two Openings, Part-time)
Department: Visitor Services Reports to: Membership and Retail Operations Manager Location: Wheaton, IL
Cantigny Park is offering an exciting opportunity to assist with the efficient, professional, and profitable operation of the Cantigny Gift Shops located in the Visitors Center and First Division Museum. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, customer service-oriented, enjoys creating a welcoming experience for guests, and has experience in retail and sales. This is a part-time position (approx. 15-25 hours/week) that reports to the Membership and Retail Operations Manager.
Responsibilities Greets guests enthusiastically and assists in the purchase of Cantigny Shops merchandise, event tickets, classes, memberships, and photo permits Accounts for all money collected and turns monies into designated individual Maintains merchandise appearance throughout the Cantigny Shops to maximize sales Maintains displays and stock levels to the standards prescribed by the Membership & Retail Operations Manager Makes concerted effort to minimize inventory loss through shrinkage at Cantigny Shop locations Assists with monthly inventories and deliveries Possesses thorough knowledge of merchandise in the Cantigny Shop Answers the telephone in the Cantigny Shop promptly and in a professional manner Maintains the highest standards of service and expertise that typify the Cantigny experience Ensures guest satisfaction with purchases Informs Membership & Retail Operations Manager of guests' trends and interests and any other concerns Become knowledgeable in a wide range of information about the McCormick Foundation to answer questions of staff and visitors Provide for your own personal safety in the workplace by attending and completing all required safety training, knowing and following existing safety rules including the applicable use of personal protection equipment, the proper operation of tools/machinery and the handling of hazardous materials, and reporting any unsafe conditions to their respective supervisor
Qualifications Minimum two years of experience in sales position including cash handling and register experience Strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation, including willingness to interact with groups of visitors for long periods of time Able to work weekends and select holidays Detail-oriented, inquisitive, and thoughtful Team player, with the ability to work independently when needed Demonstrated passion for the Foundation’s values with commitment to deliver results measured against the Foundation’s mission All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening
To apply, submit a resume and cover letter online here: https://donate.mccormickfoundation.org/_about-us/about-us---careers-newton-test?gnk=job&gni=8a78839e6f7d87e7016f8b49ed8b1488&gns=Illinois+Parks+%26+Recreation+Association+%28IPRA%29