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  • 1792 Store Merchandiser

    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is a dynamic, mission-driven organization dedicated to educating and engaging the public through Kentucky history in order to confront the challenges of the future. A state agency and membership organization, we are fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

    KHS is seeking to fill a Museum Store Merchandiser position. Responsibilities include coordinating the merchandise purchasing and daily duties of the 1792 Museum Store, as well as providing consistent, effective customer service to store patrons and assisting the Visitor Service (VS) team with front desk coverage and rental services, as needed. 

    The museum store serves groups of all ages and purposes – from large school groups on their annual visit, to casual museum browsers, to adult patrons attending a formal event. The successful candidate will enjoy engaging them all.    


    Education & Experience – A high school diploma or GED and 1 year experience in customer service related position is required. Some purchasing experience is preferred. 

    Communication – The ability to write and communicate effectively with patrons, staff, volunteers and outside vendors is required.

    Computer Skills – Proficiency in basic computer systems such as Excel, Word and Outlook is required.  Knowledge of point of sales and inventory systems preferred.

    Work Environment – Must be comfortable with multitasking and working with groups of all ages, including large school-age groups. Must be able to positively interact with customers and follow customer service standards. Must be able to work a Tuesday-Saturday schedule and occasional evenings. Must be willing to cross-train in all VS duties.

    Physical Demands – Prepare and inspect documents, and make decisions from such; frequent use of computer keyboard and telephone; must be able to use a cash register for long periods of time, climb a ladder, stoop, bend and lift up to 25 pounds. 

    Salary is $12.00/hour. This is an Interim (less than 9 months) position that is located in Frankfort, Kentucky.  Benefits are not included.

    To apply, e-mail cover letter and resume to khs.hr@ky.gov. No phone calls please. Application deadline is Jan. 8, 2017. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D.


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The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is a state agency and membership organization that is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Our mission is to educate and engage the public through Kentucky history in order to confront the challenges of the future.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D.