Japanese American National Museum Job Posting Store Associate




An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and AAM accredited, the

Japanese American National Museum (www.janm.org) is recognized as one of

the nation’s premier cultural museums. The National Museum is located

adjacent to the Metro Gold Line in the Little Tokyo/Arts district in

downtown Los Angeles, a neighborhood that has experienced an exciting

revitalization with diverse new restaurants, shops, luxury apartments, and



The mission of the Japanese American National Museum, home of the National

Center for the Preservation of Democracy, “is to promote understanding and

appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the

Japanese American experience. Based in the historic Little Tokyo

neighborhood, it has a nation-wide focus and international base of support.

In conjunction with Sanrio the National Museum will present the world’s

first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective.


Store Associate is a temporary position for the duration of the

exhibition *Hello!

Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty*. Responsible for promoting

sales and orders, processing sales and providing customer service. Up to

29 hours per week with at least one weekend day required. Ideal candidate

will be available to work September 16, 2014 – April 26, 2015. Duties

include processing On-site, phone, mail and web order sales. Assists with

receipt and stocking of new merchandise and packing outgoing orders. Will

promote sales of membership, gift certificates and other special sales as

needed. Must be able to work with individuals of all ages. Minimum 6

months customer service experience in a retail environment. Previous


experience working at a non-profit organization in collaboration with

volunteers preferred. Ability to multi-task with Professional phone skills

and adept with handling cash and processing sales. Must be able to provide

courteous and effective service to co-workers, volunteers and the public.

Knowledge of CAM data systems or POS system, Familiarity with Gmail and MS

word and excel. Knowledge of Japanese American history and culture a plus;

however, sensitivity to issues of diversity and ethnicity is essential.

Background check required. Please Visit www.janm.org/jobs/ for application

form and to view full job qualifications. EOE.


Benefits include: paid parking, discounts in museum store and on-site Chado

tea room.


Submit: Cover Letter, application and resume with salary history &



Japanese American National Museum


Attn: Human Resources


Re: Store Associate-Temporary (Hello Kitty)


100 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Email: [email protected] Fax (213) 830-5673


No Phone Calls Please


Deadline to Apply 9/16/14



Japanese American National Museum

100 N. Central Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90012