The Virginia Historical Society, one of the country’s leading historical organizations, is looking for a creative, motivated professional to join our frontline staff. This position will be responsible for helping to fulfill the day to day operations involved with staffing the VHS reception desks, as well as the museum shop. Responsibilities will include orienting visitors to the VHS, assisting customers with their purchases in the museum shop, helping maintain the online store, processing and fulfilling mail and web orders, as well as fulfilling other duties within the Institutional Advancement Division. Those duties may include: data entry, membership fulfillment, and staffing special events. As well, this position will be scheduled to work weekends. The Virginia Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary
Customer service, sales, and cash handling skills
Experience with visual merchandising and creating retail displays preferred
Good computer skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office required. Experience with HTML, web design, BlackBaud, or Luminate a plus.
Data entry skills
Able to stay on task in a busy and sometimes noisy environment
Undergraduate degree required
Able to stand for long periods at the desk
Able to move quickly to assist customers and to retrieve merchandise from the back room stock
Able to lift 30 pounds
Salary and Benefits
Excellent package including 401(k) and health insurance
Paid Time Off accrued the first year as well as major holidays