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Part-Time Museum Shop Attendant

Position Title: Part-Time Museum Shop Attendant

Supervisor: Museum Shop Manager

Department: Museum

Grade: N/A, casual

Hours: Part-time, 3-7 hours per week

Pay Rate: $14 per hour



Part-time museum shop attendant position available immediately. Two shifts are currently available on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:15 pm to 5:45 pm, with occasional back-up and event shifts as needed.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide exceptional customer service to Museum and Garden visitors
  • Conduct opening and closing shop procedures
  • Regularly assess and maintain cleanliness of shop (dust shelves, organize storage)
  • Manage all sales transactions
  • Restock merchandise and shop supplies as necessary
  • Field customer phone calls, questions, and requests
  • Other duties as assigned



We are seeking an outgoing, detail-oriented person with demonstrated skills in creative troubleshooting and a willingness to take on additional job responsibilities. The ideal candidate can make independent, informed decisions within the context of outlined shop policies and procedures. Retail experience is desired, but not necessary. Candidate must be comfortable working with computerized register and inventory system.

Physical Demands

Occasional lifting of boxes up to 30 lbs.


To Apply

This position remains open until filled. Candidates should submit a resume to Please use the email subject line “Part-Time Museum Shop Attendant.” 

Dumbarton Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).