Job Listing: Full Time Sales & Rental Associate
Gunston Hall - Mason Neck, VA
Closes - Open until filled
Position Title – Full Time Sales & Rental Associate
Salary - Compensation will be based on qualifications. Performance will be evaluated based on the achievement of collaboratively determined team and personal goals specific to the requirements of the position.
Job Type - Regular Full-Time, exempt
For more info and to apply - please send a letter of interest and resume to Nicole Ryan, Leader of Business Enterprise, at email@example.com
Sales and Rental Associate
Gunston Hall is a small museum with a highly collaborative, energetic staff dedicated to the power of place, historical objects, and storytelling to create meaningful experiences for visitors of all ages. In addition, Gunston Hall’s vast grounds and an inside rental space act as a historic venue available for private events including but not limited to: weddings, meetings, conferences, celebratory life events, a British car show, a fall wine festival, and scouting functions. A 550 sq. ft. Museum Shop is located in the Visitor Center. The shop sells a wide range of items for guests to purchase daily from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Description of Duties:
The Sales and Rental Associate is a full-time position working within the rental and museum shop departments under the direct supervision of the Leader of Business Enterprise. • Preparing and assisting with facility rentals, including but not limited to: o the physical setup for the event, o coordinating with vendors, o welcoming guests of the event, o being onsite during events, o assisting with the breakdown and cleanup of events. • Responding to leads on various event platforms such at The Knot and WeddingWire. • Writing social media posts for the Museum Shop and Rental Department. • Attending 1-2 local wedding shows per year and staffing a booth. • Responsibility for generating sales in the Museum Shop. • Cashiering in the Museum Shop with the ability to reconcile cash and credit card receipts. • Helping to unpack inventory, label/sticker inventory, and restock inventory. • Providing exemplary customer service. • Additional responsibilities include assisting with Gunston Hall special events, public programs, and other organizational activities, as needed.
Preferred Qualifications and Abilities for this Position Include: • A Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent, or previous work-related experience. • Previous retail and/or event planning experience. • Ability to use a POS system. • Create a welcoming shopping experience and guest experience during private facility rentals. • Reinforce museum guidelines for behavior during facility rentals. • The ability to lift up to 30lbs. • Set up/take down, and arrange equipment such as tables, chairs, etc. • Ability to work with staff of other departments and outside professionals • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong lines of communication • Must be available to work weekends, holidays and evenings as needed • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with people of different backgrounds and ages • Knowledge of basic office procedures and equipment such as computers, telephone systems, audio-visual equipment, and cash registers • Ability to multi-task
An ideal candidate will be able to work weekends, evenings, holidays, and a regular, but flexible schedule of days and times. Teleworking 1-2 days is also a possibility. The museum shop schedule is typically from 9:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Private events must end at 11 p.m. so an ability to work and drive late evenings is required.
To apply please send a letter of interest and resume to Nicole Ryan, Leader of Business Enterprise, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of Gunston Hall is to stimulate the exploration and understanding of the principles expressed by George Mason in the 1776 Virginia Declaration of Rights. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and a National Historic Landmark, Gunston Hall was built from 1755-1759. The almost 6000-acre plantation was the home of George and Ann Mason, their children, and hundreds of enslaved people, indentured servants, wage workers, and tenant farmers. Today, the site strives to tell the stories of these diverse people and how their stories contribute to our greater American narrative. The physical plant includes the house called Gunston Hall; five reconstructed outbuildings; a visitor center, museum, event facility, and museum shop; an on-going restoration of the 18th-century garden, and 550 acres of diverse landscape situated along the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia. For more information, please visit www.gunstonhall.org.
Gunston Hall is an equal opportunity employer.