Shop Assistant

Salary: Cultural Centre SDA Agreement 2019, Sales Assistant, $980.10 per week (pro-rata)
Position Number: Pool Ref 12114
Work type: Casual, Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
Location: WA Museum Boola Bardip
Closing date: 2022-01-31 4:00 PM

This recruitment process is for a pool.

We currently have one (1) Part Time (15.2 hours a week), Permanent vacancy for immediate filling.

About us

The Western Australian Museum is a vibrant centre of inspiration, learning and enjoyment for everyone. It preserves, documents and shares collections relating to the State’s natural and cultural heritage. It collaborates with people across Western Australia to share the stories and voices of diverse communities. It works alongside national and international organisations, contributing to global research, promoting life-long learning, and developing and hosting world-class exhibitions.

About the role

This position provides assistance with the sales and successful operation of the WA Museum Boorla Bardip shop, including stock control and shrinkage, sales and reconciliation, shop presentation and enhancing the customer experience.  

About you

We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated individual who loves working in a positive team environment, enjoys a challenge and wants to make a difference, with substantial experience in many facets of Retail Operations including:

  • Excellent customer service and presentation
  • Ability to use POS software including EFTPOS and Stock Management
  • Ability to work in the ebbs and flows of a retail environment including base retail stock and seasonal items
  • Good team skills in a large organisation.

How to apply

Please ensure you review the attached Job Description Form (JDF) for further information about the work-related requirements (Selection Criteria) of this position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.

We require you to submit:

  • A current comprehensive CV including the contact details of two referees
  • A statement of no more than 2 pages addressing the following criteria:
  1. Previous experience in a retail environment.
  2. Demonstrated excellence in customer service skills.
  3. Demonstrated experience in computerised point of sales system and cash handling and reconciliation.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Please note that other Essential Work-Related Requirements will be assessed at some stage during the selection process.

Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.

To submit your application, click “Apply for Job” button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

If you experience technical difficulties applying online, please contact the RAMS Helpdesk on 1300 733 056, in the first instance. For information about the process, you can contact Human Resources on (08) 6552 1718.


Applicants are advised that the WA Government’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for WA Workforces impacts a number of occupations within WA Museum operations.  You may be required to provide your vaccination status or proof of vaccination (or valid exemption) at any point in this recruitment process.

If the position advertised is covered by any Directions made by the Chief Health Officer under the Public Health Act 2016 (WA), only successful applicants who are vaccinated or hold an exemption will be able to be considered for appointment to the vacancy.

Further Information

If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact, Diane Sticca, Shop Supervisor on 6552 7347 or 0414 775 101.

Eligibility to Apply

To be eligible for appointment, applicants must have a valid working visa (for fixed term appointments) or be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or have a visa to live and work indefinitely in Australia (for permanent appointments) at the time of application.

A current (within 6 months) National Police Clearance Certificate will be required prior to commencement of employment, as per the Department’s Police Record Screening Policy.

Pool Recruitment

This pool will be open for a period of 12 months from the day after the breach of standard claim period closes. Permanent, fixed term, full time, part time and casual appointments may be offered as vacancies arise; however, an appointment is not guaranteed.

Applicants found suitable in this pool, may be considered for subsequent, similar vacancies with the WA Museum for the duration of the pool.

Equity and Diversity

The WA Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an equitable and diverse working environment and providing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and young people. The Museum values the importance of a work environment which is representative of the wider community, and which supports a variety of perspectives

Subsequent Vacancies

Applicants found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy, may be considered for subsequent similar vacancies at the WA Museum for a period of six (6) months, in accordance with Part 5 (General Appointment) of the Commissioner's Instructions No. 2: Filling a Public Sector Vacancy.

- applicationform_731342.pdf
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- jdf - shop assistant - position number 12114 - shopa.pdf

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