Retail Sales and Service Associate (Part-time)

  • Chicago, IL
  • Part-time

Company Description

The Chicago Architecture Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing public interest and education in architecture and design. The Chicago Architecture Foundation presents a comprehensive program of tours, exhibitions, lectures, special events, and adult and youth education activities, all designed to enhance the public’s awareness and appreciation of Chicago’s outstanding architectural legacy.

Job Description

The Sales and Service Associate proactively represents and sells CAF products in a professional and courteous manner to all guests.  Responsible for providing knowledgeable answers to customer inquiries on retail products, CAF tours, programs and events. Embodies CAF's Core Values and Guest Service Standards.  

Core Responsibilities – 

  • Provides excellent customer service at all times and adheres to the CAF Guest Service Standards
  • Demonstrates knowledge of all CAF retail products, tours, programs and events in response to CAF guest inquiries 
  • Masters POS system (POSIM) to be able to assist customers quickly and efficiently
  • Proactively sells memberships, up-sells ticket and retail packages, restaurant gift cards, and more
  • Adheres to all policies and procedures outlined by CAF and the Director of Retail Operations
  • Maintains store appearance so that it looks clean, organized, and welcoming to guests
  • Responds to emails sent to general CAF informational email addresses
  • Other duties as assigned


Skills and Attributes - 

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends
  • Enjoys providing exceptional customer service though prompt, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable responses
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize and manage time
  • Ability to work successfully in team environments and positively assist in meeting sales goals
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time

Education and Experience Requirement - 

  • 1-3 years of customer service experience required
  • High level of comfort with technology is required
  • Experience utilizing POS systems is required

Additional Information

Chicago Architecture Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.