FEATURED JOB OPENING: Retail Park Store Associates- Summer 2019 - Yellowstone National Park, WY

FEATURED JOB OPENING: Retail Park Store Associates- Summer 2019 - Yellowstone National Park, WY

Posted: 4/15/2019 - 11:47 am

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We are nonprofit and partner to create opportunities for all people to experience, enhance, and preserve our park. Our combined operations include 11 educational Park Stores with gross sales of over $5.1 million; which offers more than 600 in-depth programs each year; a supporter program of over 73,000 enthusiasts raising funds to support critical park priority projects; and an online community of over 300,000 worldwide.We have provided over $106 million of cash support and over $64 million of in-kind support since 1933. Our mission of engagement and support through education and fundraising for the park will ensure remains for generations to come. 

The Park Store Associate is a critical role in the daily operation of our Park stores at visitor centers and contact stations throughout the Greater Yellowstone National Park Area. The associate represents “the face” of the organization by working on the front lines and often in partnership with naturalist rangers from the National Park Service. Associates assist and engage visitors with purchases of educational products, explain our supporter program and recruit new members, and help answer visitor questions about our park. Success in this position requires outstanding visitor/customer service skills and a passion for our Park and its preservation, and sharing that passion with others.  2 people in an RV much needed!

Primary Responsibilities:

 

  • Actively greet visitors and be familiar with all merchandise in order to assist customers in making purchases
  • Actively promote our supporter program and encourage visitors to participate by offering the opportunity to join to as many customers as possible
  • Become an advocate for our Institute and the classes and course offerings and promote them to our customers and supporters
  • Ring up sales using a Point of Sale (POS) computer system
  • Be comfortable with technology and problem solving to provide superior customer service
  • Complete daily cash reports
  • Respond to questions about the park by providing accurate information or, when necessary, referring the visitor to another source
  • Stock and clean the store and keep it held to the highest presentation standards
  • Work collaboratively with staff across the organization and cooperating partners
  • Represent us and its mission accurately and positively
  • Foster a collaborative, team-oriented environment with YF employees, volunteers and partners
  • Travel into Yellowstone, throughout the Greater Yellowstone area and other, as required
  • Other tasks as assigned by Park Store Lead and Retail Operations Territory Manager, or other designated leadership
  • Have a passion for creating and delivering a superior customer experience
  • Work collaboratively within our organization to ensure that operations within the store are carried out in accordance with our procedures and standards

  • Actively greet customers and be familiar with all merchandise in order to assist customers in making purchases

  • Basic Qualifications: 

  • High school graduation or G.E.D.

  • Demonstrated customer service skills

  • Proficiency in using computers and internet applications

  • Ability to proficiently use a cash register and adding machine

  • Ability to accurately handle cash and complete daily closing reports

  • Ability to work at elevations approaching 8,000 feet

  • Strong commitment to our mission

  • Ability to sometimes work a flexible schedule, which may include nights and weekends when needed

  • Ability to lift boxes/equipment weighing up to 40 pounds (with support of lift equipment)

  • Ability to represent  in a courteous and professional manner

  • This position involves driving our vehicles, therefore applicants must hold and maintain a valid US driver’s license, and maintain a favorable driving record for insurance purposes

  • A satisfactory criminal background check are conditions of employment

    Preferred Qualifications: 

  • POS and retail experience

  • Experience working in a non-profit environmen

We are an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to comply with all applicable local, state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, political beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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