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Museum Store Assistant (Temporary)

The MIT Museum is seeking part-time employees to assist with the daily operation of our bustling Museum Store. This is a term appointment with possible renewal, offered at $20 per hour.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • Retrieve, count, price, and store incoming merchandise shipments.
  • Assist with the organization and maintenance of two stockrooms.
  • Replenish store stock levels throughout the day; straighten displays.
  • Ring up museum store purchases.
  • Assist customers in the store: answer questions, share product knowledge, make recommendations.


8 hours daily, 2-4 days per week. One weekend day is required.

Qualifications & Skills


  • High school diploma or equivalent education.
  • Excellent communication skills, enjoyment of working with the public.
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently with minimal supervision.
  • High energy and the ability to work in an ever-changing environment.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time, regularly and repeatedly lift up to 50 lbs., operate a pallet jack, climb ladders, bend, crouch, and kneel, and move quickly about a crowded store and two stockrooms.
  • Good design sense and an understanding of basic merchandising principles.
  • Basic computer skills.


  • Experience in specialty retail, hospitality, or museums and attractions.
  • Experience with Counterpoint POS or equivalent.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to MIT Museum Store Manager David Duddy at