The RISD Store is currently seeking a number of temporary Sales Associates to provide assistance during the start of the fall semester. The duration of the assignment is typically 4 to 7 weeks, with the work week consisting of a schedule of 25-35 hours per week. Interested applicants must be willing to work a flexible schedule including weekends.
Provide quality customer service by waiting on customers and answering product related questions in a courteous, helpful, and knowledgeable manner.
Perform detailed work in an accurate manner by using a cash register to ring up sales, receive payment and make change.
Stock work areas with merchandise, as necessary, by retrieving stock from the store room.
Apply labels and price tags on merchandise and shelving units.
Clean shelves, counters, tables and work areas.
Please note that Temporary Sales Associates will be cross-trained in RISD's campus Mail Room to provide assistance, as required.
High school diploma.
Applicants must have previous retail experience, strong telephone and personal communications skills.
Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and hold multicultural competencies appropriate for working with a diverse range of constituents.
Ability to cross-train in other RISD Auxiliary Services departments such as the Mail Room.
Valued but not required skills and experience
Minimum of one year of college education.
Art and design background preferred with knowledge of art supply application and contemporary art and design history.
Computer experience preferred.
Work Schedule/Duration of Assignment
25-35 hours per week for an anticipated 4-7 week period. Nights and weekend shifts may be required. Specific schedule will be discussed with candidates at time of interview.
Documents Needed to Apply
Cover letter (optional)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
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Internal Number: R-00568
About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.