Montana State University

Classified Position
Vacancy Announcement
July 24, 2014


Position Number     Multiple positions
Start Date Upon successful completion of selection process
Starting Salary

Minimum wage of $10.106 per hour, consideration of higher wage dependent upon demonstrated exceptional relevant qualifications.

FTE Part-time 0.462 FTE positions (2 days per week, may include evenings or weekends)
Benefits Not eligible for benefits
Bargaining Unit Exempt from collective bargaining
Overtime Status Eligible for overtime

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Founded in 1893 as a Land Grant University, Montana State University (MSU) is composed of nine academic colleges and a graduate school and boasts a friendly, supportive faculty and campus environment. Currently, the University hosts an enrollment of over 15,000 students, including approximately 2,000 graduate students. MSU is classified as one of 108 U.S. Research Universities (very high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation.

MSU is located in Bozeman, Montana, an extended community of about 70,000 nestled in the Rocky Mountains in Southwest Montana. In addition to providing access to an extraordinary ecosystem for teaching and research programs, Bozeman is renowned for year-round recreational and cultural opportunities to include access to world class ski areas, multiple blue ribbon trout streams and the Gallatin National Forest. The Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport is served by several major airlines and is the busiest airport in the state.

Named an All American City, Bozeman boasts high-quality medical facilities, a very low crime rate, many fine restaurants, acclaimed public and private schools, a symphony orchestra and choir, an annual opera, and nationally known events such as the Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts held in early August of each year. Bozeman is listed as one of National Geographic's "World's 25 Best Ski Towns." ranked Bozeman #2 on the list of American Dreamtowns - small towns that offer the best quality of life without metropolitan hassles. The K-12 educational system, growing reputation of Montana State University, and pristine natural environment of the area combine to make Bozeman one of America's most desirable university towns. Bozeman is located in the beautiful Gallatin Valley, 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park.


The Museum of the Rockies inspires visitors to explore the rich natural and cultural history that has shaped America's Northern Rockies. In partnership with Montana State University, the Museum reaches diverse communities through exhibits, educational programs, collections and original research.

Under supervision of the Store Manager/Buyer, the person in this position will be responsible for working as a team with their fellow Storekeepers, initiating and executing daily retail sales, providing guidance and supervision to other staff members, maintaining the sales floor, assisting the Store Manager with inventory management and training new employees, and providing customer service in a friendly and professional manner. The Storekeeper is also responsible for assisting other museum departments as needed.

1.   Two years of post-secondary education plus two years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) retail, guest service, or hospitality experience or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
2.   Demonstrated experience in retail sales, merchandising methods, inventory management, and cash-handling processes.
3.   Demonstrated experience with a point-of-sale system or other electronic method for completing sales transactions; including reconciliation and bookkeeping experience.
4.   Demonstrated experience in employee management, supervision, and customer service training.
1.   Experience with ComCash point-of-sale inventory software.
2.   Knowledge of Bozeman and the surrounding area.
The Successful
Candidate Will

The successful candidate will have the ability to: interact effectively, graciously, and professionally with a diversity of Museum visitors and customers; address a variety of service needs; exercise resourcefulness and good judgment; demonstrate a willingness to thrive in a high-energy, team-oriented environment; conduct him/herself in accordance with the highest ethical and safety standards; and the ability to be an effective advocate for the museum.

1.   Flexibility to work nights and/or weekends year-round.
2.   Ability to stand for long periods of time.
3.   Ability to lift or move 40 lbs.

In accordance with MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.


Screening of applications will begin on August 8, 2014. Applications will continue to be accepted and evaluated on an on-going basis.


To apply, please download the application materials by clicking here MSU Classified Employment Application.

The applicant must submit an MSU Application. Electronic submissions are highly preferred. An original signature of the MSU-Bozeman Application Cover Sheet is required via scanned PDF, fax, or hardcopy original to the address below. Submit materials to:

Brittany Simkins, Store Manager
Montana State University
Museum of the Rockies
600 W Kagy
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406-994-5245
Fax: 406-994-2682

Posted 7/25/14, ses