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Guest Services Associate

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2023

The mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is to welcome all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature. Founded by philanthropist and arts patron Alice Walton, Crystal Bridges is a public non-profit charitable organization.

Job Description:

Position Title: Guest Services Associate

Position Type: Full-Time

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

Division: Museum Relations

Department: Guest Services

Reports to: Guest Services Manager

Position Summary

The Full-Time Guest Services Associate provides outstanding customer service throughout the museum to all guests and members. This includes admission and membership-related activities, greeting guests at ticketed museum venues, serving as a resource for guest and member questions, and being a museum ambassador whose goal it is to exceed the guest’s expectations during a visit. Associates perform these functions at a variety of locations including the museum’s three entrance lobbies, the Frank Lloyd Wright house, temporary exhibition locations, and at special events. This role includes evening and weekend hours on a regular basis and some work staffing the museum’s outdoor venues.

Position’s Principal Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent customer service to all members, guests and colleagues at Guest Service locations throughout the museum, including our outdoor venues. This role includes evening and weekend hours.
  • Interact directly with guests and members at locations throughout the museum to process their admissions, sell and renew memberships, answer questions, and serve as a resource during their visit
  • Relay information to members and guests about current and future exhibitions, events, programs and museum amenities
  • Become proficient with the Tessitura software program, N-Scan ticket scanners, and TRBO admission tablets used for ticketing and tracking of guest information
  • Accurately and efficiently conduct transactions at Guest Services locations for museum admission, programs, events and/or memberships
  • Assist guests with visit and ticket options and suggest suitable solutions
  • Stay informed on new and current information regarding museum offerings, products, policies, as well as software and ticketing systems
  • Balance individual (own) cash drawer at the end of each shift and follow cash handling procedures at all times to ensure accurate accounting of all revenue
  • Assist Guest Services Shift Lead to research and successfully resolve guest service issues
  • Maintain an organized appearance of all Guest Services locations and ensure that all materials and information displayed are current and well stocked
  • Assist with Guest Services oriented tasks during special events, previews and at other times as requested

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Attend all necessary staff meetings and communicate concerns as well as solutions to problems
  • Report to work punctually, dressed in a clean, pressed, approved uniform, and fully prepared for each scheduled shift
  • Perform all other Departmental Duties as assigned within the scope of responsibility and skills required for the job

Minimum Qualifications

Education, Training, and Traits:

  • High School Diploma or GED and similar experience required; Associate’s degree from an accredited institute of higher learning preferred
  • Enthusiasm about being a team member at a new major art museum with a strong visitor-centered community dynamic
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality. This role includes evening and weekend hours.
  • Ability to be patient and flexible while also staying energized and focused on providing excellent customer service
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to be a team player
  • Ability to use good judgment
  • Ability to recognize customer service concerns and address professionally
  • Good command of general computer applications and basic math skills

Work Experience:

• Minimum 6 months of experience in customer service or related industry preferred

• Prior experience working with computerized cash register system and ability to accurately balance a cash drawer preferred

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: In the work environment described below, position requires ability to communicate with others. Position requires utilizing a computer for prolonged periods of time and good eye/hand coordination. Able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends. Vision abilities required by the job include close vision.
  • Work Environment: The majority of work will be performed in the museum lobby environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. Reasonable accommodations reviewed and evaluated if exhibitions exceed noise levels. Evening and weekend work hours required.

All offers of employment are contingent on your successful completion (where permitted by state law) of a confidentiality agreement and background check. Crystal Bridges requires all employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, or meet Arkansas state requirements, subject to accommodations. In addition, you will need to provide proper identification verifying your eligibility to work in the United States on your first day of work.

Crystal Bridges is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status of protected veteran, among other things or status as a qualified individual with a disability.