About this role Sales Assistant (Casual) Te Papa StoresTe Papa stands proud as an iconic national building housing the treasures of our nation and is a vibrant destination for both national and international visitors.We are now looking for retail stars to join our busy Te Papa Stores operation to work on a casual, as required basis. You will be working in one of our 2 (sometimes 3) retail store outlets within Te Papa. You will be a person who understands how retail supports our visitor experience by providing opportunity for our visitors to take home a memento of Te Papa or New Zealand or purchase a unique gift for someone special, and you enjoy interacting with customers to find out which product will best suit their needs. Ideally you will have: Previous experience in a retail environment, ideally from a tourist or gift shop backgroundA passion for customer service and ensuring every interaction is professional, helpful and proactiveA desire to learn about all of our products and their associated storiesFlexible availability to work over a 7 day roster as we operate 364 days a yearApplicants must be available to work casual shifts as rostered over the Friday to Monday period weekly, therefore weekend availability is essential.Previous cashiering experienceAn understanding of Maori culture and Taonga will be advantageous If you have a passion for retail and want to be part of our Te Papa team as we share the treasures and stories of our nation with our visitors, we look forward to hearing from you now.Please include a cover letter with your CV and application. Your cover letter must confirm your general availability for work in terms of hours and days of the week, between Monday to Sunday inclusive.Applications will be reviewed and progressed as they are received and applicants will be advised of the status of their application as soon as an outcome is decided. This decision may be made prior to the closing date for applications.The hourly rate for this position will be $21.00ph, $43,800pa (pro-rated to hours worked) as a minimum.