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Retail Stock Assistant

The Retail Stock Assistant is part of the public facing team that welcomes and engages visitors, actively responds to their needs, promotes the Whitney’s broad program and maintains an excellent standard of service. By providing a seamless flow between the off-site retail warehouse, stock room, and sales floor, the stock assistant is the support basis for the Retail sales team. The retail stock assistant performs receiving, restocking, inventory, and sales duties to optimize daily retail operations and actively maintain merchandise presentation around a broad museum program.

Schedule: Tuesday – Friday, Holidays and Weekends may be required


  • Accurately count, receive, label, and stock inventory items, shop supplies, department-related materials, and shipping supplies
  • Quickly and efficiently moves large quantities of stock while maintaining accuracy in performing demanding labor
  • Carefully and efficiently pack, ship, and fulfill mail orders, online orders, and internal requisitions
  • Actively maintain high standards of merchandise organization, security, and care while in the stockroom and moving inventory throughout the museum and warehouse
  • Monitor and communicate the arrival and condition of merchandise samples, stock, and supplies (displays), etc.    
  • Facilitate and coordinate inventory transfers to and from  warehouse location as needed
  • Actively assist in the housekeeping, maintenance, restocking, and presentation of the museum shop
  • Efficiently and accurately process sales transactions across multiple sales channels and technology platforms
  • Responsibly handle cash and credit card transactions, and open and close cash drawers
  • Provide impeccable customer service by engaging, understanding and fulfilling the needs of customers


  • Strong organizational and recordkeeping skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to operate small to medium scale hand trucks, pallet jacks, forklift, etc.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and perform demanding labor

About the Whitney

The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.

EEO Statement

The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

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