Herreshoff Marine Museum

Assistant Store Manager

Contact Julia Turgeon at (401)253-5000 or by email for more information and to apply.


The Herreshoff Marine Museum & America’s Cup Hall of Fame is actively seeking qualified and personable candidates for the role of Assistant Store Manager in the gift shop and museum. The Assistant Store Manager will be working directly with part-time Museum Support Staff and will report to the Visitor Experience & Store Manager. The main goal of this position is to ensure that all museum visitors’ and shoppers’ experiences are positive and enjoyable, and the operational needs of the gift shop are met. This role is a seasonal position with an average of 20-25 hours per week (may fluctuate between May and December).


  • Weekend availability is required, but scheduling is flexible
  • Previous experience with retail, customer service, and cash management procedures
  • This is a seasonal position; the current season runs April 30th to December 23rd

Essential Job Functions

  • Generate sales and demonstrate a professional standard of customer service in a museum atmosphere
  • Be kind and helpful to visitors and attempt to resolve any questions they may have while visiting
  • Be a team player who is willing to help where needed in our small, nonprofit staff structure
  • Maintain an attractive store appearance with regular cleaning and maintenance of displays and merchandise
  • Process admissions and merchandise purchases through the front desk POS system
  • Provide visitors with an introduction to the museum and its exhibits, and introduce visitors to volunteer tour guides when applicable
  • Communicate Museum policies and procedures in a positive manner
  • Aid in assembling and packing online store orders
  • Assist Visitor Experience & Store Manager in overall front-of-house operations, including scheduling, inventory, managing staff, and marketing

We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Museum opens for the season on Sunday, April 30th.

Apply with a resume and references to [email protected]

To learn about the museum please visit www.herreshoff.org. To see what our gift shop offers, please visit www.shopherreshoff.org