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Visitor Service Clerk, Belle Grove Plantation

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Belle Grove Plantation
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Middletown, VA
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Published 21 days ago

Belle Grove Plantation is a historic house museum in Middletown, Virginia and is one of the 27 historic properties of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is a non-profit partner in the Cedar Creek Belle Grove National Historical Park.  Belle Grove currently employs four full-time and three part-time staff.  Fifty volunteers provide key support for tours, visitor services, events, office tasks, and maintenance functions. More information about Belle Grove Plantation is at www.bellegrove.org.

We are currently seeking Visitor Services Clerk. This is a part-time, seasonal, hourly position. The schedule is March-December: Monday 9:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and after training, Sunday 12 p.m.-6 p.m., with occasional additional hours.  The position reports to the Executive Director and pays $14 per hour.  

This position serves as the staff member on duty for the Museum Shop and visitor services. Candidates should have excellent interpersonal communication and customer service skills, experience with Point-of-Sale computer systems and an ability to learn new computer applications. The successful candidate should have an outgoing personality and enjoy working with people in a busy environment.

Duties include:

  • Open and/or close out cash register at the beginning and end of visiting hours.
  • Prepare the Museum Shop accounting sheet and deposit.
  • Assist customers in Museum Shop.
  • Restock merchandise and clean and dust, as necessary.
  • Stock Museum Shop with current tourist information and brochures.
  • Oversee volunteers working the front desk as they greet and provide information to visitors, sell tickets for tours, provide membership information, and sell memberships.
  • Staff front desk and assume the above duties when volunteer is absent.
  • At end of each day, tally admissions fees and prepare the deposit and accounting sheet.
  • Monitor Welcome Center for neatness and security.
  • Assist Outreach Coordinator in calling volunteers to fill tour and event shifts.
  • Consult with Outreach Coordinator to organize and update the front desk’s written instructions and information.
  • Assume the above duties during special events, which may include some weekend or evening hours.

Belle Grove Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.

Only electronic applications will be accepted.  Applicants should a submit a cover letter addressing the required qualifications and a current resume to Kristen Laise, Executive Director. Applications will be considered as they are received but the final application deadline is April 28, 2021.  No phone calls or in-person visits please.

Belle Grove Plantation is a historic house museum in Middletown, Virginia and is one of the 27 historic properties of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is a non-profit partner in the Cedar Creek Belle Grove National…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    May 10, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 28, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

$14/hour with about 20 hours a week anticipated

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

On-site
336 Belle Grove Rd, Middletown, VA 22645, USA

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