Visitor Service Associate - Part-time
Job Details
Senator John Heinz History Center - Pittsburgh, PA
Part Time
High School
Customer Service

The Senator John Heinz History Center, the largest history museum in Pennsylvania and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is seeking a part-time Visitor Services Associate. The Visitor Services Associate supports the operation of the Museum Shop, Admissions Desk, and History Center café in a professional, customer service capacity. The Visitor Services Associate serves as the initial point of contact for all visitors to the museum and helps to insure a high-quality experience throughout the museum; and is therefore integral to facilitating a positive visitor experience.  The Visitor Services Associate generates museum shop sales, collects admissions fees, processes admissions information using TAM software, handles sales in the Heinz History Center café, and accurately reconciles museum shop/admissions/cafe revenues.  This position is responsible for greeting, directing and acquainting visitors to the museum exhibits and special activities, as well as providing visitors with general tourist related information and orientation to the Visit Pittsburgh official Visitor Welcome Center.  The Visitor Services Associate will assist with the efficient operation of the Museum Shop, Admissions Desk, the History Center café, History Center memberships, and contribute to the History Center’s reputation for extraordinary customer service.

This is a part-time position reporting to the Director of Museums Stores & Visitor Services.


Outgoing, friendly, and exceptional communications skills needed in delivering extraordinary
customer service to History Center visitors and guests.
Ability to manage telephone, computer, and in-person customer service, often concurrently.
High school education or equivalent required with at least two years of work
experience in retail, customer service, hospitality, or similar work settings.  This position 
requires some physically demanding activities - lifting, bending, walking, and
standing. Pennsylvania Act 33/34 (criminal and child abuse clearance).  

Must be available to work weekends.