Cantigny Gift Shop Assistant (Two Openings, Part-time)
Department: Visitor Services Reports To: Membership and Retail Operations Manager Location: Wheaton, IL
Cantigny Park is offering an exciting opportunity to assist with the efficient, professional, and profitable operation of the Cantigny Gift Shops located in the Visitors Center and First Division Museum. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, customer service-oriented, enjoys creating a welcoming experience for guests, and has experience in retail and sales. This is a part-time position (approx. 15-25 hours/week) that reports to the Membership and Retail Operations Manager.
Greets guests enthusiastically and assists in the purchase of Cantigny Shops merchandise, event tickets, classes, memberships, and photo permits
Accounts for all money collected and turns monies into designated individual
Maintains merchandise appearance throughout the Cantigny Shops to maximize sales
Maintains displays and stock levels to the standards prescribed by the Membership & Retail Operations Manager
Makes concerted effort to minimize inventory loss through shrinkage at Cantigny Shop locations
Assists with monthly inventories and deliveries
Possesses thorough knowledge of merchandise in the Cantigny Shop
Answers the telephone in the Cantigny Shop promptly and in a professional manner
Maintains the highest standards of service and expertise that typify the Cantigny experience
Ensures guest satisfaction with purchases
Informs Membership & Retail Operations Manager of guests' trends and interests and any other concerns
Become knowledgeable in a wide range of information about the McCormick Foundation to answer questions of staff and visitors
Provide for your own personal safety in the workplace by attending and completing all required safety training, knowing and following existing safety rules including the applicable use of personal protection equipment, the proper operation of tools/machinery and the handling of hazardous materials, and reporting any unsafe conditions to their respective supervisor
Minimum two years of experience in sales position including cash handling and register experience
Strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation, including willingness to interact with groups of visitors for long periods of time
Able to work weekends and select holidays
Detail-oriented, inquisitive, and thoughtful
Team player, with the ability to work independently when needed
Demonstrated passion for the Foundation’s values with commitment to deliver results measured against the Foundation’s mission
All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening
To apply: submit a resume and cover letter online here.
About Cantigny Park (part of Robert R. McCormick Foundation)
The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is dedicated to fostering communities of educated, informed, and engaged citizens. Through philanthropic grant-making and Cantigny Park, the Foundation works to make life better in Chicagoland. The McCormick Foundation, among the nation's largest foundations with more than $1.5 billion in assets, was established in 1955 upon the death of Col. Robert R. McCormick, the longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune.
Cantigny Park, part of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is the 500-acre Wheaton estate of Robert R. McCormick. It is home to the McCormick House, First Division Museum, formal gardens, picnic grounds, walking trails and a Visitors Center with banquet and dining facilities.