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Senior Sales Associate / Key Holder

Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) is at the beginning of a long path toward building a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive (EDI) institution. We are looking for individuals, at all levels of the institution, who are interested in joining us on this journey of intentionality and public accountability. This path broadens our workforce (board, staff, volunteers), expands our artist selection and acquisition practice as well as strengthens our internal and external communication systems, networks and norms.

Grounds For Sculpture is seeking a full time Senior Sales Associate / Key Holder to join our team. The Senior Sales Associate reports directly to the Manager of Museum Shop. The Senior Sales Associate will help to maintain a clean, orderly, well-stocked store appearance, assist with merchandising and displays, and enhance customer experiences through their assistance and pleasant, friendly, and outgoing demeanor. In the absence of shop management, the Senior Sales Associate will act as Manager on Duty, and will have access to the safe and keys while doing these duties.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible and accountable for accurate cash handling and efficient sales transactions at register and safe
  • Circulate throughout the store to assist with guest inquiries, facilitate sales, retrieve merchandise purchased and aid in loss prevention
  • Manage inventory, identify low product inventory, maintain and proactively restock merchandise from storage or warehouse.  
  • Assist with processing new merchandise (includes retrieving packages from administrative offices, affixing price tags, counting receivables, assisting with displays or storage as needed)
  • Serve as an ambassador for Grounds For Sculpture to help foster a culture of inclusion for all members, donors, volunteers, and guests. 
  • Process telephone orders and handle customer inquiries demonstrating exceptional customer service. 
  • Perform open and/or close duties
  • Access the safe and handle change orders in the absence of a manager.


  • Previous retail experience preferred
  • 2 or more years work related and cash handling experience preferred
  • Previous key holder preferred  
  • Spanish fluency encouraged
  • Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional, friendly and pleasant demeanor
  • Demonstrate respect and inclusiveness to all employees, embracing differences
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, POS systems and Altru preferred
  • Must be a team player, working cooperatively with employees both within your respective department as well as in external departments
  • Excellent customer services skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours including nights, weekends, mornings, and holidays to support store operations
  • Grounds For Sculpture requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Grounds For Sculpture will consider requests for reasonable accommodations.
  • *2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna, 1 dose of J&J

GFS is stronger for the diverse ideas, lived experiences, passions and skill sets of our staff. To that end, we offer equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws. 

Compensation & Benefits: 

Hourly Rate: $15.00

Full Time (Non- exempt)

Benefits: Grounds For Sculpture offers a benefit package including: 403b plan with a discretionary match, medical benefits, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, company paid holidays, company paid life insurance, long term disability and ADD benefits.

Interested in applying? Please apply directly through our website and must include a cover letter:

About Grounds For Sculpture

Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) is a 42-acre not-for-profit sculpture park, arboretum, and museum, founded by the late artist and philanthropist Seward Johnson. Featuring nearly 300 contemporary sculptures by renowned and emerging artists in a beckoning landscape, Grounds For Sculpture combines art and nature to surprise, inspire, and engage all visitors in the artist’s act of invention. In addition to its permanent collection, Grounds For Sculpture offers rotating special exhibitions in its six indoor galleries, rich educational programs, and dynamic family events. Located in Hamilton, New Jersey, Grounds For Sculpture.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : High School

Experience Level : Entry Level

Job Function : Customer Service, General, Sales

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