Barnes & Noble Education, Inc.

Athletic Venue Supervisor (Part-time)

Retail Sales Associate
Position Type
Regular PT


Barnes & Noble College is a retail partner for nearly 800 colleges and universities nationwide.  We offer a retail environment like no other – uniquely focused on delivering essential educational content, tools, and merchandise within a dynamic retail environment on campuses of higher education.  Our teams interact directly with our customers including students, faculty, administration, alumni, and the general public to provide outstanding customer service to sell or rent books, general merchandise, and an array of products and services for an academic community.


Barnes & Noble College is seeking dynamic, friendly, and customer-focused team members who have a passion for athletics to work as a part-time Athletic Venue Supervisor. As a part-time Supervisor for our Athletic Venues you will provide assistance to and have oversight of associates to service fans, students, and a variety of customers to create an exciting retail and game day experience. Your leadership and customer service skills will be put to the test in a fast paced environment supporting product sales for over 100 athletic events for basketball, soccer, volleyball, and baseball at our Team Store.


We’re looking for supervisors who are passionate about sports and who are ready and eager to support game day events and retail sales at our Team Store. As a part-time Supervisor you will work varying or set schedules on a weekly basis year round, have oversight of a team of associates, and interact directly with fans, visitors, students, and a variety of other customers on a day-to-day basis to create an exciting retail and game day experience.  In this role you will support over 100 athletic event sales for basketball, soccer, volleyball, and baseball.



  • Spend the majority of your time delivering, promoting, and modeling exceptional customer service by greeting customers, answering questions, and assisting with the purchase of merchandise or services.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all venue operations to provide assistance with all areas of the business.
  • Assist with assigning work and providing focused direction to associates to ensure the set up and restocking of displays is executed daily.
  • Help resolve customer issues and complaints and escalate concerns to upper management when necessary.
  • Shelve, arrange, clean, and organize product or space within the store to maintain an appealing sales floor.
  • Assist with processing sales transactions involving cash, credit, or financial aid payments.
  • Part-time positions require availability to work on a weekly basis year round.  Schedules may be set or vary to meet the needs of the store.

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent movement within the store to access various departments, areas, and/or products.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods.
  • Frequent lifting.
  • Occasional reaching, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and climbing ladders.

COVID-19 Considerations:

Our stores comply with all applicable federal, state and local requirements and/or recommendations regarding social distancing and sanitizing. In accordance with individual campus requirements, positions may require confirmation of vaccination. The use of face masks throughout the day and while on campus may also be expected or required.


  • 2+ years’ experience in a retail setting preferred.
  • Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age to be considered for employment.
  • High-energy, friendly personality, with strong communication skills to interact with a variety of people.
  • Outstanding customer service skills to match customers to products that meet their needs.
  • Ability to multi-task and comfort utilizing computers.
  • Flexibility in scheduling is necessary.

EEO Statement

Barnes & Noble College is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


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