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The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is a regional center for the arts located in Woodstock, New York. From its 250-acre mountainside campus and its arts and performance center in the village of Woodstock, Byrdcliffe offers an integrated program of exhibitions, performances, classes, workshops, symposia, and artists’ residencies. Byrdcliffe was founded in 1902 and has operated as a nonprofit organization since 1938.

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is an equal opportunity employer and we celebrate creativity and diversity. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

 

Job Title: Shop Manager

Department: Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild Shop

Reports to: Executive Director

Status: Part Time, Hourly, Non- Exempt

Schedule: Weekends (Friday through Sunday) some evenings/additional days

Location: Shop, Tinker St.

The Byrdcliffe Shop features both established and emerging work from local artists, some of whom are either instructors or students of the many great classes at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony.

Job Summary:

The Shop Manager is vital to welcoming visitors and representing this historic organization and art community. This position works with the Shop Assistant/Clerk and other staff to promote the organization and its events, sell or ship items in the shop, and contribute to the success of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild.  The successful candidate is someone that can work independently, has experience in  retail and customer service, communicates effectively with both guests and staff, is consistently available for scheduled weekend hours, and provides a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for all that visit the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild Shop.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Management of Byrdcliffe Shop;
    • coordination and interaction with consignment artists,
    • compilation of reports and spreadsheets,
    • promotion through social media
    • website content for virtual shop
  • Oversee day to day maintenance and upkeep of the shop, including maintaining a clean professional looking exterior.
  • Greet and engage with visitors to the Kleinert James Center for the arts, including visitors to the shop with a friendly and calm demeanor.
  • Process sales and orders in the shop and from exhibitions. This includes handling/processing electronic transactions, cash, and checks and completing the daily reporting.
  • Shipping/tracking orders via the post office from online sales.
  • Staff artist’s spotlights, assist artist in the preparation and set up of artist’s spotlights and promotion
  • Set up and staff some evening events at the Kleinert James Center for the arts, including basic audio visual set up.
  • Assist with administrative duties such as light clerical work, data entry, budgeting and expense reporting
  •  Develop content for social media, organization electronic communications, website, and correspondence.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Minimum 3-years’ experience in customer service and retail.
  • Competence in closeout of registers and reconciliation of receipts, cash, sales reports.
  • High level of organization and attention to detail.
  • Computer literacy; competence with Microsoft Office, point-of-sale software. Data Entry.
  • Professionalism and the ability to work independently. Effective and persuasive communications skills; able to write and speak clearly and present information to a wide variety of audiences

Additional Requirements:

  • 1-3 years’ experience Customer Service/ Retail
  • 1-3-year experience office software such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word. Point-of-Sales Software.
  • Data entry and database entry a plus.
  • Knowledge of the area and region a plus.
  • Knowledge oflocal ceramic artists, jewelry designers, woodworkers, metalworkers, textile designers, glass blowers, and visual artists a plus.

Work is performed while standing, sitting, or walking with occasional bending, reaching, and the lifting and occasional carrying of boxes weighing up to 25lbs. Work is performed in an adequately ventilated and lighted gift shop public area and/or in office and administrative support area.

$16 hourly.

Qualified Candidates should submit their resume and a minimum of three references via email to: info@woodstockguild.org Subject: Shop Manager Application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is an equal opportunity employer and we celebrate creativity and diversity. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.