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Festival Assistant, Merchandise Store

Sundance Institute

Sundance Institute

park city, ut, usa
Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2023


The Festival Assistant, Merchandise Store assists with the daily operations including register sales, inventory, and customer service at our merchandise stores during the 2024 Sundance Film Festival.

Working closely under the direction of Merchandise Manager, the Festival Merchandise Store Assistant supports Sundance Institute’s commitment to creating an event atmosphere of radical warmth, community, and hospitality as well as a commitment to safety, belonging, and accessibility for all.

This temporary position works full time from Monday, January 15, 2024 through Wednesday, January 24, 2024 or Monday, January 29, 2024 and will be required to work extended hours, including some evenings, weekends, and holidays to meet key deadlines and respond to on-call needs as assigned. This position is based out of one of our Park City or Salt Lake City merchandise stores.

Top priorities include but are not limited to…

  • Assisting the manager with opening and closing the merchandise store daily.

  • Maintaining store procedures including running the register and completing customer transactions.

  • Taking inventory of deliveries upon receipt and at end-of-day.

  • Working with the manager to set up merchandise displays.

  • Monitoring and possibly modifying the store layout with manager approval.

  • Maintaining a high level of customer support for all patrons.

You have the following direct or transferable skill sets:

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States.

  • 1 year retail experience or related.

  • Outstanding verbal and interpersonal communication skills to work effectively with a variety of people.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Ability to work for long durations and help move items up to 50 lbs.

  • Ability to maintain a high level of trust and accountability with inventory.

  • Familiarity with retail Point of Sale (POS) software is a plus.

You will be successful in this role if you...

  • Help to create a successful, organized, unique Festival experience for everyone.

  • Take direction openly and embrace change effectively.

  • Thrive in a busy environment and handle onsite adjustments seamlessly.

In addition to an hourly pay of $17.11, this position is eligible for benefits & perks, highlights include:

  • Employee assistance program

  • Sundance Film Festival passes and benefits (varies each year)