Museum Store, Museum Store Clerk, Part Time

Posted July 15, 2024
Type Part Time
Department Museum Store
Category Non-exempt
Hiring Pay Scale $19.00 per hour

The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a thirty-year period, industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) amassed an exquisite collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century and South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. Approximately 1,000 works from the permanent collection of 12,000 objects are on view in the Norton Simon Museum’s galleries and sculpture garden throughout the year.

The Museum is located in beautiful Pasadena, California, just steps from the bustling Old Pasadena district known for its shops and restaurants, and adjacent to the vibrant neighborhoods of northeast Los Angeles, Glendale and South Pasadena. Easily accessible by public transportation, the Museum also offers its employees free parking, as well as free admission to the Museum anytime, and discounts in the store and café.


The Norton Simon Museum Store is looking for a part-time Museum Store Clerk to join a dynamic team in a stimulating work environment. The ideal candidate possesses prior retail experience and strong customer service skills. A knowledge and interest in the arts and books is preferred. This is a great position for a student or creative person looking for part-time work.


At least one year of retail and customer service experience is required. Candidates should demonstrate attention to detail, familiarity with computer and point-of-sales systems, and excellent communication and customer service skills. 


  • Assists with sales and restocking merchandise in the Museum Store
  • Assists store customers, answering questions, and helping with merchandise selection
  • Assists in product inventory control and storage
  • Assists with special projects as needed

Physical Requirements

This position requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds and includes long hours of standing and moderate bending, lifting, and reaching.


The schedule comprises four days and up to 24 hours per week. Weekend hours are required.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Norton Simon Entities* provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The Norton Simon Entities do not unlawfully discriminate or tolerate harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, reproductive health decisionmaking, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, age (forty years of age and over), sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. The Norton Simon Entities make reasonable accommodations for disabled applicants and employees and for religious observances and practices. This policy applies to all areas of employment including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, termination, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, and social and recreational programs.

The Norton Simon Entities are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion in its workforce.

*The Norton Simon Entities are composed of the following: Norton Simon Museum of Art at Pasadena and the Norton Simon Art Foundation. Employment may be with either, or both, of these entities.

How to apply


Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter attention to:

Laura Soto, Museum Store Manager
Norton Simon Museum of Art
411 West Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
or [email protected]

No phone calls please. Due to the volume of resumes received, we will not be able to acknowledge receipt of resumes. 

Employment is contingent upon proof of legal status to work in the United States.