The Seasonal Sales Associate at the University Bookstore will greet and assist customers with book and merchandise selections. They will process sales at our point of sale terminals with an emphasis on customer service.Â Major focus will also be assisting in stocking and merchandising sales floor, keeping area neat and presentable byÂ shelving books, straightening merchandise and maintain organization on the sales floor.Â
Must be able to work in a multitask environment; Textbook Department, Trade Book Department, Campus Shop Department, and Technology Department
Shelve books, straighten merchandise and maintain organization on sales floor.
Provides assistance with location and selection of merchandise.
Using software to look up merchandise in the Point of Sale system.Â
Assist customers in the store as needed-on the Trade floor, customer service counter, Campus shop or elsewhere in the store.
Help customers locate books or merchandise in stock and/or help with gift/clothing selections when appropriate.
Fill in and alphabetize sections that need to be straightened on the daily basis.
Help arrange attractive, appealing, merchandise displays on the sales floor.
Keep register area supplied with bags and other supplies. Notify supervisor when supplies are getting low.
Initiate without instruction cleaning/stocking on sales floor as needed.
Unpack merchandise from boxes/determine correct selling price/shelve or put on back in boxes to be stored. Notify supervisor and/or buyers when items are priced incorrectly.
Replenish merchandise as needed.
Weekly hours may vary up to 25 hours as needed.
High School education or GED
One year experience in a high volume retail operation with an MBS point of sale system preferred.
Ability to interact well with the general public, faculty, staff and students.
Flexibility and teamwork.
Some weekend shifts will be required during peak periods.
Moderate lifting is required at times.
Willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment
Candidates please note: All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check satisfactory to Brown.
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Seasonal Sales Associate
Seasonal/Intermittent (Fixed Term) (Seasonal)
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Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Internal Number: REQ167165
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