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Imagine yourself contributing to an inspirational and memorable visitor experience by sharing knowledge about the products, gifts, and objects the Explore Store has to offer and/or by supporting our visitors outdoors in our Big Back Yard during open seasons. Are you ready to utilize your interactive selling skills to increase sales and provide exceptional customer service? If YES, then...
Imagine showcasing your customer-service oriented, engaging, and outgoing personality to make the shopping experience memorable to our visitors by providing answers to questions about our products or perhaps even demonstrating merchandise of interest. In this customer focused role you will process sales transactions, assist with returns and exchanges, and participate in store opening and closing procedures. As a member of the Explore Store sales team, you would also be responsible for maintaining a clean, organized, and welcoming sales floor as well as assisting with annual and ongoing inventory management.
You are successful in this role if you have a high desire to positively engage with a broad range of the public at all times and with a smile. If you have enjoyed working in the retail field, this position may be of interest for you. The ideal candidate is not afraid to tackle unforeseen but manageable customer service challenges with highly effective problem-solving and communication skills. Of course your basic math skills, accurate cash register experience, engaging customer service skills, dependability, and flexibility is fundamental for this role. You should know that you must be able to be mobile for up to 8 hours a day and will be working with a computer-based point of sales system on a daily basis. Your ability to adapt to change quickly, learn and retain large amounts of detailed product or sales information, and use established basic selling techniques will make your imagination become reality in our energetic, customer-focused culture.
Because science happens on evenings, weekends, and holidays as well, you must be able to work that out with your personal schedule too. Sometimes you may be required to work outside in our Big Back Yard during our summer and fall season, so be aware of the Minnesota weather conditions.
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.
Experience: One year in applicable customer service role, preferably in the retail field.
Hours per week: 12-18
This job is cool because…the Parking Facility Cashier is responsible for daily operating and traffic control of the Science Museum of Minnesota’s 820 stall parking facility. These duties include operating the parking fee computers; handling money for hourly parking as well as pre-pay event parking during downtown Saint Paul events; vehicle traffic control within the parking facility as well as surrounding grounds; assist with grounds maintenance as required; pursue excellent customer service with energy and drive that models organizational mission and embrace situations in which client expectations are successfully fulfilled and the organization is highlighted through interactions.
Share your talents by…demonstrating experience with cash management; effective communication skills (both written and verbal); math skills (subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, fractions); must be able to work outside during periods of extreme heat and cold; walk long distances and remain in a standing or sitting position for extended periods; lifting 25-49 pounds; Must be able to work evenings and/or weekends frequently.
Hours per week: 23
This job is cool because…this position is to provide the visitors with a safe, attractive, comfortable, clean and efficient facility; to perform routine cleaning work in the museum according to schedule provided by Custodial Supervisor.
Share your talents by…providing clean and care for museum in order to ensure it is maintained in a safe and healthy manner; maintain storage areas and cleaning equipment, materials and supplies in a safe and orderly manner in order to ensure the safety of staff and the public; perform other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will…be able to work inside and outside during periods of extreme heat and cold, knowledge of standard cleaning procedures, chemicals, products and equipment; knowledge of the Material Data Sheet (MSDS); ability to lift 75 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds; ability to read and understand labels and follow instructions; ability to work primarily in standing position; ability to operate vacuums and push-cart; must have team work, decision making, problem solving, communication, and time management skills.
Hours per week: 23