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Manager, Museum Shop

Grounds For Sculpture is currently hiring for the following full-time position: Manager, Museum Shop.
 
The person in this position reports directly to the Director of Operations. The Manager, Museum Shop will be responsible for managing the Assistant Manager, museum shop and staff. The person will be responsible for overseeing the beginning to end operations of the shop to enhance customer experience while in the museum shop as well as assuring the upkeep of the overall appearance of the shop. 
 
Duties and Responsibilities 
 
  • Implements strategies to improve customer service drive store sales and increase profitability
  • Personnel responsibilities including hiring, training, reviews, corrective action, scheduling, etc.
  • Provide finance with monthly sales report
  • Oversees all store(s) functions in an effort to reduce loss prevention and handle cash management
  • Handles monthly consignment payouts for vendors and artists
  • Purchase merchandise for museum shop including re-orders
  • Work closely with marketing department on advertisement / promotion for museum shop
  • Organize special events for museum shop; including but not limited to jewelry expositions and book signings
  • Sales and shipping of phone orders
  • Performs other duties as assigned
     

Requirements

  • 2-4 years of management and related retail experience
  • Previous experience in purchasing and strong merchandising skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, POS systems, scheduling system and Altru preferred
  • 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
 
Deadline for Applicants: Friday, September 4, 2015.

Submit Resume, Cover Letter and Salary Requirements to careers@groundsforsculpture.org 
 


Café Attendant
 

On the grounds, our restaurant, Rat’s, is a Stephen STARR managed, Zagat-rated dining establishment.  In affiliation with Rat’s, we offer park guests a unique Cafe experience through our Peacock and Van Gogh Cafés.

We are currently seeking qualified Café Attendants who will report directly to the Manager, Café. The Café Attendant is responsible for providing top-notch customer service and maintaining the quality and cleanliness of the cafe.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Process all food and beverage orders
  • Handle all transactions
  • Ensure that all necessary areas are stocked
  • Maintain cleanliness of cafes  
  • Provide exceptional customer service
  • Assist in special events; Light food preparation

Requirements:

  • Flexible Schedule required
  • Weekends are a must
  • Prior experience as a cashier
  • Must be 18 years old
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Knowledge of proper food handling skills and food safety guidelines

Resumes should be sent to careers@groundsforsculpture.org.
 


Café Line Cook
 

On the grounds, our restaurant, Rat’s, is a Stephen STARR managed, Zagat-rated dining establishment.  In affiliation with Rat’s, we offer park guests a unique Cafe experience through our Peacock and Van Gogh Cafés.

We are currently seeking qualified Line Cooks who will report directly to the Manager, Kitchen. The Line Cook is responsible for the preparation and delivery of the café food orders while maintaining the highest standards of food handling and safety skills. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of all food orders
  • Daily line set up
  • Clean up and breakdown
  • Provide exceptional customer service
  • Assist in special events 

Requirements:

  • Flexible Schedule required
  • Weekends are a must
  • Experience; working in a kitchen with quick order service
  • Must be 18 years old
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • All other duties as assigned 

Resumes should be sent to careers@groundsforsculpture.org.
 


Events Concierge

Part-time position reports directly to the Corporate Engagement Associate.  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.  Event Concierge positions become available periodically thoughout the season.  Resumes should be sent to careers@groundsforsculpture.org.

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 related to private and corporate events.

Requirements

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

Download the GFS Employment Application PDF below, fill out using Acrobat Reader and email to careers@groundsforsculpture.org.

Download GFS Employment Application

 



Internships

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 info@groundsforsculpture.org.