Sales Associate

The Jewish Museum - New York, NY


The Jewish Museum:

Founded in 1904 and located on New York City’s Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum is dedicated to the enjoyment, understanding, and preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Jewish people. The Museum maintains a unique collection of nearly 30,000 works of art, ceremonial objects, and media reflecting the global Jewish experience over more than 4,000 years. The Museum applies a contemporary lens to its exhibitions, which range from ancient to contemporary art.

The Position:

The Part-Time / On-Call 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.

Responsibilities Include:

  • 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

Job Qualifications

  • High-end retail experience necessary
  • 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

Job Type: Part-time


  • High-end retail: 1 year (Required)
  • Retail Pro or similar POS computer program: 1 year (Preferred)