Employment Opportunity

Sales Associate

The Retail Store at the MIA is seeking candidates with excellent customer service skills to fill multiple part time sales positions. Sales Associates are responsible for engaging and inviting visitors to enjoy the store at the MIA, while contributing to our mission of community enrichment.

These positions are temporary (lasting approximately three months) with varying schedules. We are looking for applicants to fill shifts from Tuesday through Friday, plus at least one weekend shift availability requirement each week. Applicants without weekday availability must be able to provide both Saturday and Sunday availability.

Retail Store Hours:
Tues, Wed & Fri         10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays                   10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays                    10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sundays                       11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In this role, you will…

  • Greet and engage visitors while projecting a helpful, warm and friendly interaction.
  • Provide style/design recommendations and assistance during each guest’s shopping experience.
  • Deliver excellent service while striving to act in the best interest of the visitor.
  • Actively contribute to the growth and development of the retail team.
  • Participate in the cultivation of a teamwork-focused environment.
  • Complete assigned tasks in a timely manner with minimal supervision.

Specific Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform essential functions of the job.
  • One to three years of experience in the field of retail or other customer focused environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide an excellent visitor experience.
  • Strong communication, organization, problem solving and attention to detail skills.
  • Ability to work well and pleasantly with the public in a fast paced environment.
  • Highly motivated and task oriented.
  • Ability to operate sales register and make accurate transactions.

Who You Are
You have an outgoing and engaging personality and thrive in a fast paced and high service environment. You have a keen eye for visual aesthetic in a retail environment.

You’re good at and enjoy…

  • Providing excellent customer service.
  • Assisting customers in selecting merchandise.
  • Having fun while building relationships with customers and always acting in their best interests.

To Apply
To be considered for this position, please send the following:

  1. A cover letter including your interest in the position, what you will bring to the position, and why you are the ideal candidate.
  2. A resume outlining your educational and professional experience.

Email: miajobs@artsmia.org
Mail: Attn: Human Resources, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Fax:     (612) 870-3263

Posting Deadline:  Deadline for submissions is October 6, 2014.