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Retail Specialist



Open Date 09/13/2017
Requisition Number PRN07288N
Job Title Retail Specialist
Working Title Ed. Supplies Associate
Job Grade A
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Care Job Code?
Type Non Benefited Staff / Student
Temporary? No
Standard Hours per Week M-F, 15-20 hours a week
Full Time or Part Time? Part Time
Shift Variable
Work Schedule Summary

15-20 hours a week, M-F, some weekends and holidays. Morning and mid-day availability preferred.

Is this a work study job? No
VP Area President
Department 00435 - University Campus Store
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $8.00/h
Close Date <br /><br /><strong>NOTE:</strong> May close at anytime. 10/13/2017
Job Summary

Customer service position assists in sales of art supplies, school/office supplies, calculators, and small electronics.

In addition to working in a fun atmosphere benefits of employment include employee discount*, free textbooks*, student scholarships, flexible schedule and opportunities for advancement.

*some restrictions apply


Duties include, cashiering, stocking, answering phones, assisting with returned defective merchandise to vendors, and delivering on-campus special orders.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: walking, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), sitting. 

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead, lifting (up to 50 pounds).

Minimum Qualifications

This is an entry-level position. Training will be provided. Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills and the ability to pass a security clearance is required. Some positions require a minimum of six months cashiering experience.


Previous customer service, retail sales, and cashier experience preferred. Knowledge of calculators and/or art supplies and familiarity with math and/or art classes taught on campus preferred.

Special Instructions Summary
Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email:

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current University of Utah student?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many months/years of retailing and/or cashiering experience do you have?
    • No experience
    • Less than 6 months
    • 6 months or more, but less than 1 year
    • 1 year or more, but less than 3 years
    • 3 years or more

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  4. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission