1856 Sales Assistant I, Split Rock Lighthouse

Website Minnesota Historical Society

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JOB TITLE: Sales Assistant I, Split Rock Lighthouse

LOCATION: Split Rock Lighthouse, 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors MN 55616

COMPENSATION: $18.54 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Part-time, regular (approximately 936 annual hours) position. Must be able to work a varied schedule including weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Hours may vary according to site needs.

BENEFITS: Eligible to participate in a retirement program with employer contribution. Generous vacation and sick time accruals.

DESIGNATION: Bargaining Unit AFSCME Local 3173

POSTING DATE: January 8, 2024

DEADLINE DATE: Open Until Filled

TO APPLY: Interested applicants must apply online at the Minnesota Historical Society’s career center at www.mnhs.org/jobs and include a resume and cover letter by the application deadline date.

DESCRIPTION: This position exists to provide front line customer service to the clientele of Split Rock Lighthouse Historic Site. This position meets and greets, provides information, sells admissions, cash register, Point of Sale system, and credit card transactions, maintains/stocks front desk/store area/brochure racks regularly and starts the timer and film in the theater.

SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) Perform admissions duties; 2) Utilize product knowledge to assure profitable sales and assist with inventory control; 3) Welcome, orient and receive visitors; 4) Process sales and store merchandise; 5) Follow site safety procedures; and 6) Study historical materials related to the site’s interpretive programs and history.


● At least six months of customer service experience.

● Experience stocking and displaying merchandise.

● Good verbal and interpersonal skills.

● Ability to be courteous when relating to the public.

● Ability to learn how to use a cash register and retail software.

● Basic accounting and math skills.

● Available to work a varied schedule weekdays and weekends, mid-May through October, winter weekends may also be available.

● Ability to lift up to 25 pounds and be comfortable using a ladder.


● High school diploma or equivalent.

● Availability to work limited hours during the winter season.

● Strong customer service experience and skills.

● Specialty store sales and cashiering experience.

● Knowledge of Minnesota history.

● Knowledge of the history of Split Rock Lighthouse and North Shore area.

● Experience with a Point of Sale (POS) system.

Should you have questions with the application process, email humanresources@mnhs.org.

At MNHS, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on diversity for the benefit of our employees, our products and services, and our community. The Minnesota Historical Society believes that an inclusive culture among our team members is critical to our success as a historical society and museum, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Minnesota Historical Society is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and employer.

To apply for this job please visit www.mnhs.org.