Walkway Seeking Seasonal Merchandise Pavilion and Programs Assistant

Position Title:  Seasonal Merchandise Pavilion and Program Assistant

Reports to:  Director of Program and Visitor Services

Status: Part time Seasonal Employee April – November.  Up to 21 hours/week; (weekends required).

Compensation:  Based on Experience

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Benefits: N/A

The Organization: Walkway Over the Hudson is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1992. Our mission is to inspire people to connect to the beauty of the Hudson Valley through long-term stewardship of the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park and support of the regional trail system, which offer public enjoyment of the bridge’s historic architecture, the scenic wonders of the Hudson River Valley and the diversity of its recreational and cultural activities.

Objective: 

Walkway Over the Hudson is a small but fast-paced nonprofit organization responsible for the promotion and fundraising for Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. The Walkway organization seeks a seasonal Merchandise Pavilion and Program Assistant.

Position Summary: 

Primary role of the Merchandise Pavilion and Program Assistant is to serve as the on-site Merchandise Manager of the Walkway nonprofit organization.  The Merchandise Pavilion and Program Assistant will help manage the retail operations at the East and West Walkway Pavilions. The Merchandise Pavilion and Program Assistant will assist with the new Walkway webstore, including fulfillment of the orders.  The Merchandise Pavilion and Program Assistant will become a member of the Walkway Merchandise Committee.

The Merchandise Pavilion and Program Assistant will work under the direction of the Director of Program and Visitor Services

Priorities and Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include but not limited to:

Merchandise & Pavilion Operations

  • Manage the Walkway Pavilion Merchandise operations: replenish stock from storage; take inventory as requested; recommend reorders to Merchandise Committee; track and identify sales trends at the Pavilions and on the Webstore.
  • Communicate both positive & negative feedback from volunteers, visitors & customers regarding merchandise to the Merchandise Committee.
  • Support the operations of the new Walkway’s Webstore and fulfillment of orders received on the Webstore.
  • Train new Ambassadors and Volunteers how to use our Point of Sale registers.
  • Communicate weekly with Director of Program and Visitor Services to make sure we have enough Volunteer sales coverage for each Pavilion.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as needed by Executive Director, and the Program and Visitor Services Director.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Previous retail clothing and accessory experience required, preferably with management responsibilities.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work productively in a fast-paced, high energy environment with frequent changes.
  • Expertise with POS systems and Excel.
  • An informal yet professional work style, along with a commitment to working as part of a collaborative team.
  • Demonstrated capability to work and interact with a calm and professional demeanor when dealing with challenging situations
  • Excellent and pleasant verbal, phone and virtual communication skills to work effectively with the public and a diverse group of volunteers.
  • Up to a 21hour work week including Saturday, Sunday, and 1 weekday; including flexibility for evening events as needed. 
  • Dependable, punctual and reliable.
  • Valid driver’s license and the use of a personal vehicle required
  • The ability to lift 25 lbs.

Personal Attributes:

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with the ability to work well with a variety of volunteers and Walkway patrons. This individual needs excellent communication and organizational skills. We need a flexible, independently motivated person who is willing to roll-up his/her sleeves to do whatever is necessary to ensure the success of the Walkway.

To apply:

Please send resume with cover letter and availability to Theresa Sanchez, Director of Program and Visitor Services at: tsanchez@walkway.org

Walkway Over the Hudson is an equal opportunity employer. Only qualified applicants will be contacted. Please no phone calls.