Sales Assistant

Sales Assistant

locationEvansville, IN, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/18/2023
Fundraising and Sales
Full Time

Title: Sales Assistant

Division: Provost's Office

Department: Historic New Harmony

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Salary Range: $13.78/hour

EEO Job Group: 5 E6

Position Summary

The University of Southern Indiana is accepting applications for Sales Assistant.

This position will greet and provide information to guests; provide excellent customer service; operate cash registers; open and close the Atheneum, galleries, theatres and public areas; provide orientation programs; staff facility rentals and specialty events; and assist in maintaining museum shop inventory.


  • Open and close Atheneum galleries, theatre and public areas.

  • Greet visitors; provide information about New Harmony and the surrounding area.

  • Process customer purchases. Key sales information into the cash register, compute authorized discounts, accept cash, checks and charge payments, make change, and issues receipts. Secure cash and media at the register.

  • Complete daily worksheets and transaction reports.

  • Assist in promotion of museum tours and merchandise.

  • Assist with school and group tour check-in.

  • Provide orientation program, including showing Historic New Harmony (HNH) film, and tour of galleries and upper deck.

  • Provide information and materials relating to the history and amenities of New Harmony.

  • Staff facility rentals and specialty events.

  • Assist in maintaining inventory including pricing merchandise, restocking shelves and arranging displays.

  • Assist with preparation of accounts receivable and complimentary tour forms.

  • Track number of visitors.

  • Assist in annual inventory.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • Ability to accurately handle sums of money, checks and credit cards; including counting change required.

  • Excellent customer service skills required.

  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills required.

  • Experience with computers, word processing, and email software required.

  • Must be adaptable, open to change and to considerable variety in the workplace.

Preferred Knowledge and Skills

  • General understanding of New Harmony history preferred.

  • One year of retail experience preferred.

Regular Work Hours/Travel Requirements

  • Standard work hours are part-time and may vary on a weekly basis. Hours are limited to 28 hours per week. Visitor Centers hours of operation are Tuesdays through Sundays (closed on Mondays), 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., March 1–December 23.
  • Occasional weekend hours required.
  • Occasional evening hours may be required.

Application Process

Click “Apply Now!” near the top right of this page to complete an application and upload application materials. Application materials should include:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Pre-Employment Screening

A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Authorization to Work in the United States

USI typically will not sponsor an employment-related visa for this position.

Interview Accommodations

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please contact the manager of Employment at mcweinzapf@usi.edu or (812) 464-1840. Contacting the manager of Employment is intended for use in seeking disability-related accommodations only. For general applicant inquiries, contact Human Resources at HumanRes@usi.edu or (812) 464-1815.

EEO Statement

The University of Southern Indiana is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.