Minnesota History Center Sales

Published on: October 27, 2017

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JOB TITLE:                  #1074 Sales Assistant I 

OPEN TO:                    This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION:                  Minnesota History Center, 345 Kellogg Boulevard W, St Paul, MN 55102-1906

 SALARY:                      $14.07 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS:     Part-time, regular (780 annual hours) position.

CLASSIFICATION:      55L Service

HIRING MANAGER:     Retail Operations & Services Manager

POSTING DATE:          October 19, 2017

 DEADLINE DATE:       November 2, 2017

 TO APPLY:                    Interested applicants must apply online at the Minnesota Historical Society’s career center at www.mnhs.org/jobs and include a resume and cover letter by the application deadline date.

The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Sales Assistant I to provide excellent customer service by assisting and advising History Center visitors with their product selections in the museum stores and to sell MNHS memberships.

1) assist and advise museum store customers in a courteous, efficient and attentive manner in their purchase of books, gifts, and other store products as well as MNHS memberships while providing excellent customer service based on set customer service standards; 2) accurately and effectively operate the POS system; 3) maintain inventory levels in the stores; and 4) work with Retail Operations & Services Manager in the merchandising of the store to assure attractive displays and profitable sales as well as keeping displays clean.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Specialty store sales experience.
  • Experience stocking and displaying merchandise.
  • Good verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to be courteous when relating to the public.
  • Ability to learn a Point of Sales (POS) system and retail software.
  • Ability to maintain a neat and appropriate appearance.
  • Basic accounting and math skills.
  • Availability and willingness to work Tuesday through Sunday including occasional evenings and holidays.


  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and customer service skills.
  • Positive public appearance and attitude.
  • Experience operating a Point of Sales (POS) system.
  • Knowledge of Minnesota history.
  • Knowledge of Minnesota Historical Society programs and services.

Should you have questions with the application process, e-mail humanresources@mnhs.org or call MNHS Job Line at 651-259-3181.   Applicants offered employment are subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment.   EEO

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