Retail Assistant (Sales Administrator)

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Job Title:Retail Assistant (Sales Administrator) AD .13
Location: Johannesburg, ZA
Organization Name:Origins Centre Association -Faculty of Science

Department Description
The Origins Centre is a boutique museum that attracts a niche audience of foreign and local visitors. It is the public face the Science Faculty and foregrounds South Africa’s unique archaeological record.

Applications are invited for appointment to a Retail Assistant position in the Origins Centre within the Science Faculty. The purpose of the job is to provide retail assistance in the Origins Centre shop and support museum operations.

Brief Description

·       Matric Certificate or equivalent
·       3+ relevant experience in a retail environment (experience at the University or tertiary educational sector will be advantageous). 

·       Good understanding of sales processes and basic accounting
·       Experience working with card machine and cash sales
·       Computer literate (MS Word, Excel, Email, Internet), knowledge of Pastel is a plus.
·       Excellent communication skills
·       Knowledge of University operating systems and processes
·       Problem-solving skills, ability to take initiative
·       Excellent time management, ability to prioritise, make decisions and solve problems in a complex environment with competing demands
·       Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
·       Ability to work independently
·       Excellent interpersonal and organization skills. 

Retail Administrator
·       Customer Services
·       Sales & Ticketing
·       Cashing up and stock taking
·       Replenishing of stock and administrative related tasks Safety & Security 
·       OHS&E – As per outlined role
·       Opening & Lock-up of the museum and the shop Museum Operations 
·       School & Group Bookings (Securing bookings and administrative related tasks)
·       Provide Technical Assistance – Museum AV Systems for Activities & Events
·       House Keeping – Tech Rooms & Stores
·       Other tasks or activities which fall within the general functioning of the Origins Centre as determined by the Head of Origins and the operations Manager. 

The applicant must be able to work weekends and occasionally after hours.     

Detailed Description
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How To Apply

To apply: Only applicants who meet the minimum requirements should apply by submitting a covering letter accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of all educational qualifications and identity document with names and e-mail addresses of 3 referees. 

Shortlisted candidates may be subjected to a competency assessment 

External applicants are invited to apply by registering their profile on the Wits i-Recruitment platform located at and submitting applications. Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path:  iWits /Self Service application/”Apply for a job” 

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment and continue searching after the closing date and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

“The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given, to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plan and policies of the University. The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by the candidate” 

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2021  

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