Casual - Museum Store Staff

Job description

Requisition # 2018-8679
Department Art Museum
Category Arts and Museum Administration
Full-Time / Part-Time Temporary
Application Deadline 5/16/2018


The Princeton University Art Museum, one of the nation's preeminent cultural institutions in an academic setting, seeks applications for Art Museum Store Staff. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within the context of an art museum that is intimate in scale yet expansive in scope, supporting one of the most dynamic exhibition programs on any college campus and a program of educational activities and events that continues to grow in energy and impact each year.

With collecting origins dating to the 1750s, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the finest art museums in the country. Formally established in 1882, its collections feature over 100,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe. Its collections of Chinese painting, the art of the ancient Americas, and photography are widely regarded as being among the world's richest. A private institution serving the public good, the Museum is committed to serving the University, local and regional communities, and beyond through a dynamic program of temporary exhibitions, new scholarship, and innovative programming. By collaborating with experts across many disciplines, fostering sustained study of original works of art, and uniting scholarship with broad accessibility, the Museum contributes to the development of critical thinking and visual literacy at Princeton University and enhances the civic fabric of our nation.

We have immediate openings for part-time Art Museum Store staff.


Primary function is to professionally greet and assist all visitors when they enter the Museum Store, and enable them to make their purchases at the register.

Flexible work schedule required which will include hours on Saturdays, Sundays and some evenings. Shifts for key busy periods including holidays are also required. Approximately 15 - 24 hours per week would be available.


  • Retail experience required.
  • This position requires interacting directly with the public in a composed museum setting, and requires learning about the handmade artisan merchandise in the store.
  • Experience in Windows based computer registers is required as operating POS (point of sale) register system necessary.
  • Must be able to routinely lift 30 lb cartons of books or merchandise.
  • Continuous learning about current exhibitions, lectures and special events, as well as museum collections are part of this position.
  • Will be trained in all Store related systems, as well as security and emergency preparedness procedures. References will be checked, and a background check is required. This is not a seasonal or short term student position. No phone calls please.

Be advised that you will be contacted only if there is further interest in your application. The candidate dashboard will not display status updates for this requisition.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

TMP, 001

Standard Weekly Hours


Work Schedule, If Other Than Standard Hours

Flexible work schedule required, including weekends and evenings. Shifts for key busy periods including holidays are also required. Approximately 15 - 24 hours per week.

Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required


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Posted: 4/17/2018
Application Due: 5/17/2018
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