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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is seeking a full time, Seasonal Sales Associate to join its sales team for the opening of PAFA Northwest, a pop-up shop on Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill. The pop-up shop will serve as a combination gallery, museum shop and educational space that will offer unique PAFA merchandise and student artwork for sale, and host an array of lectures and hands-on workshops for adults, children and families. The pop-up shop will be open through the holiday season, with the possibility for extended hours through early spring.

Reporting to the Retail Manager, this position will have a collaborative role optimizing the visitors’ store experience, driving revenue, and fostering a professional and positive environment. Sales Associates are central to the daily and weekly store goals and engaging, cultivating, and building a base of repeat customers. Sales Associates may be assigned to receiving and store replenishment and must be able to lift 20 pounds. Sales Associates maintain an organized and pristine workspace.


Candidates must be able to work Wednesday – Sunday 10:00am to 6:00pm. Hourly rate is commensurate with experience.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide exemplary customer service and sell merchandise.
  • Operate retail technology systems including customer check-out and closing procedures.
  • Adhere to strict cash handling procedures.
  • Manage and/or execute timely merchandise flow, replenishment, and recovery.
  • Perform opening and closing procedures.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior customer service experience.
  • Prior sales experience in a similar setting.
  • Experience with retail POS systems is required.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills a must.
To Apply

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter with hourly requirements, resume, and references to, fax to 215-972-6194, or mail to Human Resources, 128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102. Please include “Seasonal Sales FT” in the subject line. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages the recruitment and retention of qualified candidates for all positions. PAFA encourages members of all diverse groups to seek employment with us.