Career Opportunities

Museum & Shop Associate

Newport Historical Society’s Museum of Newport History is currently seeking a part-time employee to assist in the daily operations of the museum and shop. The associate will contribute to the overall success of the Newport Historical Society through his/her role in the shop. Qualified candidates will have an outgoing personality, ability to sell, and interest in history. Applicants must be willing to close shop and be available on Sundays for 8 hours. Hours will increase as the Spring season approaches.

Job Duties Include:

  • Welcoming customers by greeting them; offering them assistance.
  • Advising visitors by providing information on products, tours, and the museum.
  • Helps customer make selections through making connections between product and Newport’s history.
  • Will process payments through our P.O.S. system; processing checks, cash, credit cards.
  • Assists with keeping the shop and stock areas clean and organized and merchandising product.
  • Approaches sales of product, tours, and memberships with enthusiasm.
  • Familiarity with Newport.


Skills & Qualifications:
Customer Service, Dependability, People Skills, Energetic, Sales/Retail Experience, and an Interest in History.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to climb several sets of stairs, lift up to 30 pounds, and walk for at least a mile.

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

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