Barnes & Noble College Booksellers Clothing and Gifts Department, (Temporary)- Harvard Coop, Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Barnes & Noble College is a retail partner for nearly 800 colleges and universities nationwide. We offer a retail environment like no other – uniquely focused on delivering essential educational content, tools, and merchandise within a dynamic retail environment on campuses of higher education. Our teams interact directly with our customers including students, faculty, administration, alumni, and the general public to provide outstanding customer service for an academic community all while being part of a company that is consistently rated as a great place to work - and where employees love what they do.

General Merchandise is a high energy, multi-faceted department where your adaptability, creativity, customer service, listening, and problem solving skills will be exercised.

Expectations:

  • Hang, fold, shelve, peg merchandise to a particular standard using a planogram or general merchandising guidelines.

  • Ability to use department specific technology such as CORE or Intrepid to answer questions, recommend products, place orders, locate items, search inventory, or meet customer needs.

  • Greet customers, describe merchandise, recommend products, and finalize sales.

  • Clean the store and merchandise to maintain an appealing sales floor.

  • Assist with processing sales transactions involving cash, credit, or financial aid payments.

  • Temporary positions require availability to work on a weekly basis for a period of 90 days or less with occasional weekends, and flexibility in scheduling for opening, midday, or closing shifts.

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent movement within the store to access various departments, areas, and/or products.

  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods.

  • Frequent lifting.

  • Occasional reaching, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and climbing ladders.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to be considered for employment.

  • High school diploma/GED required.

  • High-energy, friendly personality, with strong communication skills to interact with a variety of people.

  • Outstanding customer service skills to match customers to products that meet their needs.

  • Basic math, keyboarding, and data entry skills.

  • Flexibility in scheduling is necessary.

Barnes & Noble College is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.