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Front Desk Inceptionist – TechShop DC-Arlington
Location: Arlington, VA
Job Number: FD-DCA

TechShop DC-Arlington seeks a bright, detail-oriented, people person to join our team as a part-time Front Desk Inceptionist. Weekend availability is required.

Front Desk Inceptionists are TechShop's “experience catalysts” and work to ensure our members have the information they need to get the most out of and enjoy their time in the shop. This person is our first point of contact and expected be a service leader!

Going the extra mile to address a customer's needs should come naturally to you. Your beaming smile is always present and your personality is both welcoming and attentive. This is a great position for artists, crafters, makers, retirees or students. We hire for personality as well as experience and will happily train the right candidate.


  • Greeting members, students and customers when they enter the lobby
  • Answering general shop questions in person, on the phone and via email
  • Articulating and enforcing TechShop rules and policies
  • Making equipment reservations for TechShop members
  • Preparing class materials for TechShop instructors for our wide variety of classes held daily
  • Processing payments for membership, classes and retail sales
  • Entering data, including filing membership and class paperwork
  • Mastering TechShop's customer management system (CMS)
  • Effectively communicating shop and member issues to appropriate staff
  • Completing shift checklists and End of Shift reports daily
  • Assisting facilities staff in providing shop tours as needed
  • Assisting facilities staff in maintaining a clean and organized shop
The ideal applicant has the following experience and skill set:
  • Fantastic customer service skills and a desire to work with people
  • Successful administrative, health club, salon or food server background
  • Efficient, friendly and genuine manner; ability to make others feel welcome and communicate warmth instantly
  • Ability to listen attentively and make easy conversation
  • Loves to solve problems for people
  • Ability to multi-task; can be interrupted without losing focus and pick back up where you left off
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Finds peace and purpose in making order out of chaos
  • Great verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills including the Internet and email
  • Experience with Google Apps, Microsoft Word and Excel

Starting pay is $8-11/hour, based on experience. Perks include equipment training, full TechShop membership, free classes and the opportunity to work with an amazing group of peers and members.

Get started by filling out an application here.

Applications must be submitted in this manner in order to be considered. Please, no phone calls about this position.