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Retail Sales Associate

Retail Sales Associate

Chicago's Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership seeks a part-time Retail Sales Associate for the Spertus Shop, its gift and book store.

The ideal candidate is flexible, outgoing, and enthusiastic, with recent retail experience and knowledge of Jewish customs and rituals. Hebrew proficiency a plus.

The position requires strong people skills (in person and on the phone) as well as excellent computer skills (ideally with POS software experience). We are looking for a self-starter who will bring his or her own creativity to work.

20-30 hours/week. Flexible weekday hours. No Saturdays, but Sundays a must. Occasional evening hours contingent on Spertus Institute programming schedule.

To apply, email cover letter, resume, and two references to:

Jill Sevelow
Spertus Shop Buyer and Manager

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605-1901

Outstanding applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Spertus Institute is an equal opportunity employer.


Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership offers dynamic learning opportunities, rooted in Jewish wisdom and culture and open to all. These opportunities are designed to enable personal growth, train future leaders, and engage individuals in exploration of Jewish life. Graduate programs and professional workshops are offered in the Chicago area, in select locations across North America, and through distance learning. Public programs — including films, speakers, seminars, concerts, and exhibits — are offered at the Institute’s Michigan Avenue facility, in the Chicago suburbs, and online. For more information, please visit