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San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

Merchandise Sales Associate - Part time - San Diego Zoo

Are you inspired to be a part of an organization committed to protecting wildlife around the globe? San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is a mission-based, non-profit wildlife conservation organization with two world famous front doors where we unite our passion for wildlife, expertise in wildlife care, and conservation science to save species from the brink of extinction. Our commitment is to provide visits to the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park as opportunities to learn about and engage with best-in-class conservation work, and how that work is changing outcomes for wildlife everyday.  

HOW YOU WILL IMPACT OUR MISSION

The Merchandise Sales Clerk will support San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s mission of saving species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature and leading the fight against extinction. The Merchandise Sales Clerk under supervision sells merchandise items. This position reports to the Operations Manager.  
 

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

  • Sells merchandise items
  • Explains related history of merchandise
  • Demonstrates operation of appropriate merchandise
  • Cleans and maintains sales displays and sales area
  • Keeps sales items in stock and on display
  • Orders above items as necessary and maintains an inventory
  • Keeps prices clearly posted and updated
  • Assists merchandise buyer
  • Registers sales
  • Makes change
  • Opens and closes registers
  • Rents and maintains strollers and wheelchairs
  • Provides information to the public or directs to a knowledgeable source
  • Adheres to all SDZWA and department policies and practices
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as required

 

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

The San Diego Zoo's Retail Department is seeking friendly, cooperative, and motivated employees. Must be able to work 5 days per week, which include weekdays, weekends (Saturday AND Sunday), holidays and evening shifts. Must have good mathematical skills. This position requires standing for extended periods of time. Periodic heavy lifting up to 40 pounds and cleaning and maintaining all areas and equipment. Scheduled work hours will vary, approximately 15-30 hours per week. 


JOB EXPERIENCE

  • Prior work experience in a high volume, fast paced Food Service or Retail environment desirable

 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Merchandising methods and register practices
  • Background/history/operations of merchandising
  • Zoo and Safari Park rules and regulations
  • Operate a cash register accurately and efficiently
  • Understand and carry out instructions
  • Understand and communicate effectively with the public
  • Deal tactfully and courteously with the others in a diverse environment
  • Foresee needs and maintain stocks before depleted

 

SOME OF THE PERKS YOU WILL ENJOY AS A TEAM MEMBER

  • Free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Family Passes
  • Complimentary Tickets
  • Local and In-House Discounts

 

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • Location: San Diego Zoo – Retail Operations department
  • Duration: Year round
  • Union Position: Starting hourly wage $14.00
  • If selected, there are union fees and dues to be paid to the Union
  • Candidates must be available for an interview if contacted. Full job description may be requested at that time

 

THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY 
 

SAN DIEGO ZOO WILDLIFE ALLIANCE IS AN EEO/AA/DISABILITY/PROTECTED VETERAN EMPLOYER  - San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance makes every effort to ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals and abides by EEO and nondiscrimination provisions of all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application please email your request to sdzwacareers@sdzwa.org and provide the job title and location to which you are applying.

Join our team and build a career protecting wildlife around the globe with your passion for wildlife!

How to Apply

Merchandise Sales Associate - Part time - San Diego Zoo - Career Portal (dayforcehcm.com)

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 16192311515

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