Sales Associate

  • Des Moines
  • Art Center
  • 4700 Grand Ave
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • 515.277.4405
  • Hours | Directions

  • John & Mary Pappajohn
  • Sculpture Park
  • 13th and Grand Ave
  • Downtown
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Hours | Directions

The Des Moines Art Center is known for its world-class collection of artwork and magnificent
architecture. The Art Center is seeking a Part-time Sales Associate to provide excellent customer
service to museum visitors and retail customers.

Primary Responsibilities
•    Open point of sale register and balance register at the close of each day; enter sales and
      take payment for merchandise
•    Straighten, clean, and organize sales floor each day upon arrival and as needed
•    Prepare and price incoming merchandise
•    Maintain product knowledge of merchandise and museum exhibitions and programs; convey
     this information to customers
•    Cultivate Art Center memberships

Required skills and experience
•    Excellent communication and customer service skills are essential
•    Ability to learn point of sale system
•    Proficient in using Microsoft Office software and navigating the internet
•    Desire to learn about the Art Center and its collections
•    Previous retail sales experience is preferred

Physical Requirements
•    Medium Work Requiremenst: standing, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching,
     walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, repetitive
     motion and driving
•    May need to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or 20 pounds of force frequently
•    The ability to climb on a ladder is required

Other Requirements
•    Be able to successfully pass a criminal background check
•    Must have reliable transportation to and from work

Work is generally performed in an indoor environment with occasional outdoor work for specific events

This is a part-time position scheduled primarily during daytime hours on alternating weekdays,
Saturdays, Sundays and Thursday evenings for approximately 15 – 20 hours per week.

Starting wage is negotiable based on skill and experience.

Interested applicants may apply online HERE.