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Merchandising and Marketing Assistant

Only 5 minutes away from the IUPUI Campus: Federal Work-Study Eligible Students!

This position is limited to candidates with a Federal Work-Study award. To verify you have a Federal Work-Study award, please go to your Account -Student Center- Financials- Financial Aid Summary. If you have an award, it will be listed with the rest of your financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships, etc.). You may also email the Office of Student Financial Services at to inquire about eligibility.

General Purpose of Position:
The merchandising and marketing role will offer current IUPUI students the opportunity to develop and implement merchandising strategies within our Museum Store as well as work with KVML’s marketing team on creative marketing promotions. 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
50% Working with KVML’s Museum Store staff on sales tracking, increasing profitability through new product introduction, researching trends, providing feedback on shipping and merchandising, and more.
   20% Working with KVML’s marketing team on creative promotion of programs, merchandise, and membership.
   20% Learning about Kurt Vonnegut and how to conduct a tour of the building
   10% All KVML employees learn how to process a payment at the museum store, help visitors with questions or answer questions through email, assist in decorating the building for events, staff festival tables, and a host of random tasks. No one at KVML says, “That’s not my job” because sometimes the task is required from whomever is available to help.
Required Qualifications
   Possess at least a sophomore status at IUPUI (26+ completed credit hours)
   Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater.
   Must be reliable and able to manage time to work on multiple projects.
   Must be able to work independently and on a team
   Must occasionally be willing to work on weekends, if necessary
   Must possess excellent time management and organization skills
   Willingness to work within the office setting during some portion of the workweek.
   Excellent grammar/proofreading skills
   Preferred Qualifications
   Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs and Google Business applications.
   Experience creating charts and graphics, visually appealing reports
   Communications, marketing, business, or nonprofit management coursework and majors preferred.
   Good working knowledge of best business practices and basic bookkeeping skills necessary.
   General office management skills and ability to handle cash and other negotiable instruments.
   Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
IUPUI Profiles of Learning for Undergraduate Success Gained:
Innovator The ability to research thoroughly and report best findings, create documents/resources, confront challenges in a positive manner, and be able to independently make decisions.
   Problem Solver The ability to think logically, collaborate with students, faculty, and staff, and be able to analyze and evaluate information.