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Museum Store Cashier

Museum Store Cashier | Wisconsin Historical Society

Museum Store Cashier


Location:                               HH Bennett Studio Historic Site, Wisconsin Historical Society

County:                                  Columbia County

Type of Employment:        Part- Time (20-30 hours/week), including weekend hours.

Salary:                                                Starting salary is $9.50 per hour.

Contact:                                 Jenna Loda-Eddy         jenna.lodaeddy@wisconsinhistory.org

Deadline to Apply:              Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.


Henry Hamilton Bennett opened his first studio in 1865. In 1875 he moved into the current studio he designed on Broadway. It has the distinction of being the oldest operating business in Wisconsin Dells. It has been in continuous operation ever since and is believed to be the oldest operating photography studio in the United States. Bennett’s family ran the business until 1998 when they donated the property to the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Photography historians consider Bennett one of the best landscape photographers of the 19th century, considered the “Golden Age of Landscape Photography.” Today the studio continues to house many of Bennett’s original photographs, glass plate negatives, photography inventions, cameras and equipment.


This position is accountable to the Site Director, but reports directly to the Store Manager (Visitor Services Coordinator) regarding store merchandise, customer service issues, work schedules, tasks, procedures, and any problems which need to be corrected.


  • Cashiering and proper use of cash register, charge card machine, calculator, telephones and other equipment in the store.
  • Maintaining accurate count and control of cash drawer receipts, and charge card transactions.
  • Following store procedure regarding reconciliation of daily receipts and completing accompanying paperwork.
  • Providing high quality customer service to the public regarding the H. H. Bennett Studio & Historic Center Site.
  • Providing accurate information about the Site’s layout, programs, products in museum store, Wisconsin Dells area, and the Wisconsin Historical Society.


  • Daily cleaning of displays, windows, floors and elevator as needed. Carpet/sweep store floor daily.
  • Receiving and transferring incoming phone calls, taking accurate messages. Preform other clerical tasks as assigned.
  • Opening and closing the POS Counterpoint system accurately and perform all opening and closing duties of the store, museum and historic studio.
  • Assisting with inventory control as needed. Receive, price, and stock merchandise as directed.
  • Perform duties of an assistant guide when needed.
  • Assist with operational activities as directed (including maintenance, security, and janitorial duties as needed)
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to relate professionally and pleasantly to visitors and other staff.
  • Knowledge of site, policies and fee structure
  • Skills in basic arithmetic (math)
  • Ability to file, alphabetize and record data
  • Ability to manage and organize paper records and merchandise
  • Ability to meet physical demands of position: lifting objects up to 35lbs, several hour stretches of continuous standing, climbing ladders, stooping
  • Ability to work weekends, evenings, and holidays.


To apply, email cover letter and resume to Jenna Loda-Eddy:  jenna.lodaeddy@wisconsinhistory.org