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Palm House Gift Shop Director

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The Palm House Gift Shop is seeking a new Gift Shop Director, responsible for merchandise and retail purchasing; inventory preparation, pricing, and stocking; and volunteer scheduling and coordinating. The Palm House Gift Shop is located inside the historic Volunteer Park Conservatory. In this position, you’ll work in a beautiful oasis surrounded by plants as you help fund the Friends of the Conservatory (FOC), which is Seattle Parks and Recreation's nonprofit partner for the Volunteer Park Conservatory. The Palm House Gift Shop is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00am - 4:00pm.

The Gift Shop Director is an hourly position for 32 hours per week. The starting hourly pay rate for this position is $22.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Buying & Merchandising: Purchase Gift Shop merchandise and design retail displays.
  • Volunteer Management: Recruit, train, and manage Gift Shop volunteers.
  • Managing Gift Shop Budget: Provide and improve ongoing financial management planning and oversight of all Gift Shop operations.
  • Managing Online Shop: Update online Gift Shop inventory and coordinate shipping or pick up of online orders.
  • Customer Service: Provide product and service information to customers and resolve product or service issues.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Must have gift shop, or relevant, retail experience
  • Familiarity with retail software such as Square highly desirable
  • Experience managing and utilizing volunteer resources
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Strong communication skills: oral, written, and electronic
  • Social media marketing experience
  • Self-motivated with experience working in a limited supervision environment and effectively meeting expectations
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • Knowledge of house plants


The FOC is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and encourage individuals who are queer, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, people of color, parents, are/have been system-impacted, have different abilities, and/or are immigrants to apply.

Priority application deadline is August 2, 2021

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@volunteerparkconservatory.org

For Questions: Please email alexa@volunteerparkconservatory.org 

The Palm House Gift Shop is seeking a new Gift Shop Director, responsible for merchandise and retail purchasing; inventory preparation, pricing, and stocking; and volunteer scheduling and coordinating. The Palm House Gift Shop is located…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 23, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 2, 2021

Salary

At least $22The Gift Shop Director is an hourly position for 32 hours per week. The starting hourly pay rate for this position is $22.

Location

On-site
1400 E Galer St, Seattle, WA 98112, USA

How to Apply

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@volunteerparkconservatory.org 


To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@volunteerparkconservatory.org 


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