The Cornell Store serves the Cornell community by providing products and services to support teaching, research, and outreach. We support multiple units of the university by collaborating to provide retail services at physical locations in Ithaca, New York City, and online. We are committed to enhancing the student experience, facilitating engagement during special events, and helping people celebrate their pride in Cornell.
The Cornell Store is currently hiring for the casual (19 hours per week or less) Sales Assistant position to work at the Ithaca area locations (excludes the main store). The position involves variable/flexible hours, and generally includes some holiday and extended hours based on business needs. Our part-time/casual Sales Assistants will support our retail managers and area supervisors in the daily operations of a high-volume, multi-channel retail operation.
Our current locations are:
The Cornell Orchards (specialty retail)
The Cornell Store at the Shops at Ithaca Mall
The Cornell Store on the Ithaca Commons
The Cornell Store at the Statler Hotel
Garden Gift Shop at Cornell Botanic Gardens (specialty retail)
The Big Red Corner Store (seasonal satellite store)
The Cornell Store at Center Sage (satellite store)
The Sales Assistants overall duties may include:
Sales and Service - Greeting and welcoming customers and guests, demonstrating ‘active selling’, providing product information and guidance, and ensuring a high-quality customer service experience
Visual Merchandising – Assisting in maintaining the appearance of the sales floor, setting up seasonal promotions/visual displays, and regularly monitor assigned areas for product restocking and recovery
Point of Sale Support - Operate cash registers, assist customers with check-out, and execute appropriate cash handling procedures
Inventory Support – Receive and process incoming merchandise and assist with special orders and store-to-store shipping requests; possibly handling seasonal perishable goods.
A high school diploma is required. College coursework, Associates degree or other formal training preferred.
Strong customer service skills and moderate computer/systems competency.
Demonstrated experience in being a team player, ability to juggle multiple priorities, and working in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to occasionally climb ladders and lift and/or move 25-50 pounds as needed.
Additional work experience or educational background in business management, hospitality, fashion/design, and or other related fields
Prior retail sales experience or cash-handling experience strongly preferred
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