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The Newport Historical Society is currently hiring for the following position:

Brick Market Museum & Shop Associate

Part Time
Job Description:
Newport Historical Society’s Brick Market is currently seeking a part-time employee to assist in the daily operations of the museum and shop.  Qualified candidates will have an outgoing personality, ability to sell, and interest in history.  Job requires almost constant interaction with the public so public speaking skills and an upbeat personality are a must.  Applicants must be willing to close the museum and shop and be available on weekends and holidays.

Job Duties Include:
Welcoming customers by greeting them and offering them assistance.
Advising visitors by providing information on products, tours, and the museum.
Help customer make selections by making connections between product and Newport’s history.
Will process payments through our P.O.S. system; processing checks, cash, credit cards.
Contributes to team effort by completing needed tasks around store or by giving walking & site tours.
Assists with keeping the shop and stock areas clean and organized and merchandising product.
Approaches sales of product, tours, and memberships with enthusiasm.
With training, be comfortable leading site and walking tours of historic Newport.
Answer questions pertaining to the museum, and Newport’s history.

Skills & Qualifications:
Customer Service, Dependability, People Skills, Energetic, Sales/Retail Experience, Comfortable with Computers (social media skills a plus), Strong Verbal Communication in Person and on Phone, and an Interest in History.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to climb several sets of stairs, lift up to 40 pounds, and walk for at least a mile.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to Jenna Teachout at jteachout@newporthistorical.org.  Qualified applicants will be called in for an interview and position will begin asap.