SEASONAL PART-TIME RETAIL ASSOCIATE

Work Location: Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, 335 N. Queen Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Description: The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen (PGC), founded in 1944, is seeking a friendly, enthusiastic part-time seasonal sales associate for its retail store. The PGC’s mission is to create opportunities for traditional and contemporary artisans, craft enthusiasts, and collectors through education, advocacy, and community. One of the ways in which we support our member artisans is through our retail space. Everything in our retail store is handcrafted, and we feature over 130 different member artists from PA and beyond. For more information about the PGC visit www.pacrafts.org

Job Summary: Reporting to the Guild Store Manager, the retail associate will be responsible for greeting customers, keeping the store clean and well kept, processing customer purchases, answering the phone, and assisting the store manager and office staff in a variety of activities including bulk mailings, workshop registrations, and membership processing. The ideal retail associate will be friendly and engaging, have excellent verbal communication skills and will appreciate fine craft. Applicants should have regular weekend availability. Weekend operating hours are 10 AM-6 PM Saturdays, and 12 noon- 5 PM Sundays.

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Greeting customers
  • Assisting customers in finding just the right purchase
  • Keeping the store clean and tidy including dusting and vacuuming
  • Ringing customers out at the register
  • Packaging fragile items for safe transportation
  • Answering the phone
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to stay organized
  • Must be friendly, outgoing, and able to engage artists and customers.
  • Excellent communication skills, especially verbal
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Previous retail experience a plus
  • Ability to stand for up to 8 hours

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is a plus.
  • Previous experience with Square Register is a plus.
  • Enjoys and appreciates fine craft.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This position is a part-time, seasonal hourly position.
  • Employment contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

How to apply: Applicants should apply by 11/15/2021 by sending CV/resume to execdirector.pacrafts@gmail.com with subject line “Application: Guild Store.”

To support a full creative life for all, the PGC is committed to non-discrimination in its principles and practices. It is the policy of PGC not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of sex, gender; gender identity; gender expression; race; color; national origin; religion; creed; age; disability; citizenship; marital or domestic partnership status; sexual orientation; economic circumstance; genetic predisposition; military or veteran status; or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, rule or regulation.

The PGC’s mission is to create opportunities for traditional and contemporary artisans, craft enthusiasts, and collectors through education, advocacy, and community.

Job Type: Part-time, Seasonal

Pay: $10 per hour

Our sales associates enjoy a 30% discount on retail items.

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