The Fabric Workshop and Museum is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Museum Shop Assistant / Gallery Guide. Reporting to the Founder & Artistic Director and the Museum Shop Manager, the Museum Shop Assistant is responsible for daily operations of all Museum Shop activities. The Museum Shop Assistant will open/close shop, perform end-of-day procedures and oversee daily retail operations that includes customer service, visual presentation, merchandising, and inventory control. Required to perform special projects and other duties as assigned.

The candidate will also share responsibilities for serving as a Gallery Guide. The Gallery Guide provides an important service to FWM by greeting visitors and providing general information about the museum and its programs as well as leading visitors through temporary exhibitions in the museum galleries and insuring the safety of the works of art. The position also requires that candidates assist with front desk administrative duties as needed.

Minimum qualifications:
Experience in a museum or high-end design shop setting, with extensive knowledge of modern and contemporary art strongly preferred. He/She must have superb customer service and sales skills, problem-solving skills, professionalism, and flexibility. Experience in retail and POS systems. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and preferably Quickbooks Point of Sale. This is a part-time position and includes evenings and weekends.
Salary based on qualifications and experience. EOE.


To Apply:

Cover letter, résumé, and three references to: Museum Shop Assistant / Gallery Guide Search, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, 1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107;

Posted: 10/19/2012   Expires: 11/18/2012