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Museum Shop Manager

Seeking a business-minded, customer-oriented, inspiring leader to manage the Museum Shop at Grounds For Sculpture. If you have a track record of successful buying and merchandising, have skillfully cultivated and motivated customer-centric sales teams, and have the dedication and drive to work in an organization committed to the belief that every person deserves access to the arts, we need you!

The Museum Shop Manager reports directly to the Director of Marketing.  The position is responsible for managing the Museum Shop and associated staff and requires work on many weekends and holidays. The Manager will oversee and conduct all Museum Shop functions including: long-range planning and day to day operations; sales and inventory management and loss prevention strategy; cash and payroll management including scheduling; creating a culture of exemplary customer service; actively participating in  creation of stable sales and profit margins including forecasting, tracking, and analytics; buying and visual merchandising of stock; creating custom product; attending trade and gift shows; positively representing GFS both on and off campus.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overall look and feel of store, including attractive visual merchandising, plentiful array of mission-related merchandise, and general upkeep.
  • Acquisition of new and/or custom merchandise and replenishment of best sellers while being mindful of margins, markup, shipping/freight fees, cost to customer.
  • Personnel responsibilities including hiring, scheduling, training, employee reviews, corrective action, timeclock approval
  • Implements strategies to ensure sales staff is continually providing customer service excellence, driving sales, and realizing profit
  • Monthly sales reporting through POS system (Altru) including trends and forecasts
  • Accounting—including orders, shipments/inventory received, invoice processing, consignment agreements, monthly consignment payouts
  • Inventory management and control, including staying current with loss prevention tactics
  • Marketing and promotion of Museum Shop, coordinated with Marketing Department
  • Organizing special events for Museum Shop including trunk shows, book signings, artisan demos
  • Sales, Customer Service (including shipping orders as necessary), inventory product knowledge
  • Assisting customers as needed, including shipping phone orders, recovery, and customer service
  • Performs all other duties as assigned


  • 2-4 years of management and related retail experience
  • Previous experience in purchasing and strong visual display and merchandising skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, POS systems, scheduling system and Altru preferred
  • Proven experience with cash handling / register
  • Ability to work flexible hours including nights, weekends, mornings to support store operations
  • Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills to manage shop functions.
  • Excellent customer service skills with a strong public relations appeal; Ability to proactively intercept, engage, and demonstrate product to customers in a positive, welcoming and outgoing manner, and able to effectively communicate product features
  • Proven ability to effectively train and oversee others
  • Ability to travel bi-annually to trade shows
  • Ability to lift up to 20lbs as required

Submit Resume, Cover Letter and Salary Requirements to


Visitor Assistant, Guest Services

Grounds For Sculpture is seeking seasonal, part-time Visitor Assistants to work 25 hours per week through the month of November.

Visitor Assistant reports directly to the Manager, Guest Services.  The Visitor Assistant, Guest Services is responsible for the daily GFS operational procedures and assisting visitors. Their primary responsibilities include providing excellent customer service, selling tickets, and distributing information.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Welcome all visitors into Grounds For Sculpture, assist with crowd control, answer all visitor questions with the highest level of customer service at the desk and around the park
  • Collect payment for entry and process memberships
  • Direct visitors & tour/school groups in the park to exhibitions and events
  • Answer phones
  • Replenish park poems, brochures, and supplies on scheduled park walks and around the buildings
  • Assist with the parking and traffic control
  • All other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Proven knowledge of database and POS systems
  • 1 or more years work related experience in a related field
  • Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and be flexible with schedule
  • Valid Driver’s License


Sales Associate, Museum Shop

Our part-time (average of 18 hours per week, maximum of 25 hours per week) Sales Associates are responsible for: providing customer service excellence (and recovery, when required); handling of sales transactions and register; stocking and display upkeep; knowledge of the facility and key products in the store, and other duties as required. As the face of the Museum Shop, they help to ensure that our guests are treated with importance and have a wonderful time during their visit to the sculpture garden. 

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Actively greets all customers who enter the shop while ensuring high quality customer service and overall experience 
  • Responsible for handling sales and register functions
  • Active role in contributing to the overall store goals, while meeting individual set goals 
  • Learns and communicates all inventory “stories” related to merchandise in a mission-oriented manner
  • Learns key facts about GFS to share with guests or answer questions as relevant
  • Promote memberships and special events at Grounds For Sculpture
  • Perform all other duties as requested 
  • High school degree 
  • Ability to provide exceptional customer service 
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite, Altru (a plus)
  • 1 year of retail experience; cash handling experience 
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including; evenings, weekends, holidays and rotating shifts to support the store 

Events Concierge

Part-time position reports directly to the Manager, Corporate Engagement.  The Events Concierge will be responsible to be trained and provide tours to on a wide variety of topics related to Grounds For Sculpture including the history, evolution of self-sufficiency in 2015, membership and sponsorship opportunities, special events and brief overview of a select number of sculptures.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide historic overview and tours of GFS, rental/membership opportunities, sponsorships and orientation of GFS
  • Direct guests as needed and answer GFS related questions.
  • Work with the Development Department to meet outreach goals and objectives.
  • Adjust work schedule to meet the needs of the corporate and private events.
  • Attend staff meetings as needed to keep up to date with operations, discuss calendar events, policy, past issues for resolution and potential needs to assure a smooth event.
  • Attend periodic trainings to keep up to date with GFS exhibitions, policies and offerings.
  • Aide in overseeing private and tour groups to ensure guest, sculpture and building safety.
  • Communicate and work with tour groups to provide concierge services, greet busses, lead groups through GFS, and provide historic overview tours.
  • All other duties as assigned

  • Associate’s Degree
  • Bilingual preferred
  • 1 or more years work related experience in a related field
  • Working knowledge of MS Office
  • Flexible schedule; ability to work nights, weekends, mornings
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Ability to attend off campus meetings and events
  • Excellent written, verbal and communication skills required

Please send your resume and cover letter to

Traffic Assistant, Guest Services

Part-time position reports directly to the Assistant Managers, Guest Services.  The Traffic Assistant, Guest Services is responsible for directing the parking and traffic at GFS during our high season. This team will work independently to ensure the safety of visitors and organization of cars and will report all parking updates through the day to the rest of the Guest Service Staff and Management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with parking and directing visitors cars at GFS
  • Provide accurate information, directions and superior customer service
  • Organize parking in a strategic orderly system
  • Communicate regularly with management
  • Manage directing traffic and the change of parking locations based on availability in all parking lots
  • Oversee safety of artwork and public space outdoors
  • Attend morning meetings and keep up to date on daily events happening at GFS
  • All other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma
  • 1 or more years work related experience in a related field
  • Must be willing to work evenings, weekends, holidays and be flexible with schedule; willing to work in various temperatures
  • Proven exceptional customer service skills, organization and attention to detail
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Basic computer knowledge



Internships are open to college and graduate students interested in pursuing experience in a museum setting in their particular field. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter indicating availability and areas of interest to