Position Opening

Store Manager

6/14/24

Summary: 

The Store Manager will oversee the development, marketing, and sale of art in the Gateway store and gallery. The Store Manager will also be responsible for the sale and marketing of art produced by Gateway Artists through Gateway’s website and through other partner venues. This is a full time position.

 Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Works closely with artists and staff to identify their retail potential, goals, and expectations. 
  • Works closely with Gateway Marketing Team to align store and gallery programs to drive engagement in person and online.  
  • Manages daily sales. 
  • Maintains inventory, which includes paintings, drawings, ceramics, woven items, clothing, jewelry, cards and more.  
  • Supervises and trains volunteers.  
  • Provides excellent customer service.  
  • Creates and maintains a welcoming, aesthetically vibrant, environment for all visitors and guests.  
  • Prepares cash reports and merchandise orders.  
  • Drives online sales.  
  • Researches and develops new products.  
  • Attends staff and marketing meetings.  
  • Identifies and facilitates community partnerships and offsite sales opportunities.  
  • Utilizes various social media platforms to promote Gateway Arts and communicate with our audience.   
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

 Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Experience with one or more: retail sales, advertising, marketing.  
  • Facility with digital marketing and social media  
  • Capacity to cultivate and maintain commercial relationships.  
  • Willingness to train in behavioral care protocols for persons with disabilities, meet state requirements, and participate in program duties. 

 Typical Requirements: 

  • Strong technical skills required; proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign strongly preferred. 
  • Strong attention to detail skills and the ability to multi-task are required.  
  • Prior retail experience along with prior human services experience strongly preferred.  
  • Demonstrated ability as both a self-starter and strong team player. 

 Preferred /Required Education: 

High school diploma or equivalent required. Experience may be substituted for academic training.  

 Driving Requirements: 

May be called on to drive for Vinfen using either a Vinfen van or personal vehicle. A valid driver’s license must be presented at the time of employment. Incumbents must be at least 21 years of age, have maintained a valid US driver’s license for at least one year, and must be able to pass a driver’s screening background check. If driving, must maintain a safe driving record, which is subject to annual checks. If using a personal vehicle, must possess and maintain adequate insurance. 

 Physical Effort: 

Ability to lift at least 25 pounds using proper lifting techniques. Ability to operate a computer and other office equipment such as a calculator, copier, and printer. Ability to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time as needed. Ability to bend, reach, file, sit, stand, and move around the facility. Ability to speak, hear and communicate with clients, staff, and external representatives. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 

 Required Certifications/Trainings: 

  • CPR required within two weeks of hire. 
  • First Aid required within two weeks of hire. 
  • NET required. 

Salary:
$45,000 / Per year

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]
No phone calls, please.

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