So you want to be an Art Gallery Retail Sales Associate.

Awesome, we are so excited! 

Here are the next steps:  It’s time to upload your resume and cover letter. Scroll down and review the job description, qualifications, and our standards prior to uploading your documents.

After we receive your uploads, we will contact those who qualify for the next steps including an interview.

Makin' It Local, LLC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

We are so excited to meet you. However, with us being extremely busy, please do not stop by in person, no social media pings, and please no phone calls.

Art Gallery Retail Sales Associate

Job Description:

The duties of a Retail Sales Associate are to provide excellent customer service and obtain five-star customer satisfaction while consistently meeting the store’s sales goals.

The part-time on-site Art Gallery Sales Associate at Makin’ It Local is in downtown Sisters, Oregon. The Retail Sales Associate will engage with clients, drive sales and revenue, and assist visitors as they explore our artists' offerings. Special events, as well as weekend and holiday shifts, are available. In addition to sales, the position will include inventory control, shipping and receiving, merchandising, and light office and janitorial duties. 

Job Type: Part-Time

Number of positions available: Two

Pay: $20.00 - $25.00 per hour DOE

On-time Attendance and Summer Retention Bonus program.
Be on time and work the summer and you earn a bonus

Expected hours: 8 to 16

Shift: one 8-hour shift per week and a combination of one to two 4-hour shifts per week

Weekly day range: Monday - Sunday. Rotating Sunday Shift required.

Work Location: 281 W Cascade Avenue Sisters, Oregon 97759

Work Type: In Person
Background Check: All job offers are contingent on a pre-employment background check.


  • Greet and engage with visitors, providing a welcoming and informative experience.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the gallery artists' background and techniques/style and effectively communicate and educate our clients and visitors.
  • Assist in the organization and setup of gallery exhibitions and events.
  • Use of Point of Sale system to conduct sales transactions and maintain accurate records.
  • Offer guidance and information regarding artists, their work, and the gallery's services.
  • Handle artwork carefully and ensure the displayed pieces' safety and integrity.
  • Collaborate with team members to maintain the gallery's appearance and operational standards.
  • Participate in ongoing training and development to deepen knowledge of art and sales techniques.
  • When asked, support managing the gallery's online presence and social media.


  • A passion for art and a desire to learn about the gallery’s artists and share that knowledge with customers.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and adapt to shifting priorities.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time effectively
  • Consistently lift to 35 lbs for merchandising and accessing artwork while assisting clients.
  • Stand for long periods.
  • Understand and implement safe working practices at all times.
  • Basic understanding of sales principles and customer service practices.
  • Basic understanding and use of computers and point-of-sale systems.
  • 18 years of age or older
  • High School diploma or GED


  • Advanced understanding of sales principles and customer service practices.
  • Proven sales background
  • Strong knowledge of art processes, styles, materials, and techniques.
  • Proficiency in using computers and point-of-sale systems.
  • Proficiency in using digital tools and social media.
  • Further education in art, art history, or related fields is a plus.
  • Flexibility to work in shifts, including weekends and some holidays.
  • College course work in Business or Marketing.

Makin’ It Local Standards of our owner and team members:

  • Safe Working Practices at all times.
  • Willingness to learn and open to new and proven processes and techniques.
  • Timely attendance. We are ready to start work and end work in a timely and professional manner.
  • Business casual dress code.
  • We respect our team members and our customers and go out of our way to ensure superior personal interactions.
  • Each team member is a hard worker and a perfectionist who doesn’t settle for second best. We also have fun and laugh and occasionally experience belly laughs.

Benefits include:

  • Six Paid Holidays (per calendar year)
  • Paid PTO (personal time off) and a Paid Sick Leave policy
  • A company match retirement investment opportunity for qualified employees
  • Free parking lot access.
  • Access to a stocked refrigerator of healthy snacks.
  • A vibrant, artistic work environment in a fun and lively art gallery.
  • And a whole lot of fun!

Application Process:

  • Complete the following online application by submitting your resume and cover letter.
  • We are so excited to meet you. However, with us being extremely busy, please do not stop by in person, no social media pings, and please no phone calls.
  • We will review your application and contact those who qualify regarding the next steps, including an interview.