Retail & Rental Sales Supervisor

Job Type

Full Time


Details: $17/hr




1 S 151 Winfield Road
United States



The Retail and Rental Sales Supervisor will manage daily operations of the visitors center’s Cantigny Shop, gallery, theater and Medill Room. This position is also responsible for sales and coordination of all education center, pavilions, and visitors center (non-food and beverage related) rentals. The ideal candidate has experience in sales, events and inventory management, and providing a high level of customer service to visitors.


  • Assist in the operation of the Cantigny Shop
  • Assist in hiring and training staff at the Cantigny Shop
  • Scheduling and supervising Cantigny Shop Assistants
  • Assist in ordering, receiving, and displaying merchandise while maintaining proper inventory control for the Cantigny Shop in conjunction with established budgetary guidelines
  • Maintain proper cash controls in the Cantigny Shop
  • Assist in yearly inventories as needed
  • Assist with membership communications

  • Rental sales
  • Answer all correspondence via phone, email, and mail
  • Provide tours as needed to potential customers
  • Produce contracts, arrange all planning details, and collect payment
  • Check-in with main contact day of event
  • Coordinate all outside vendors and tram if needed
  • Follow up after the event, solicit feedback, gather information for future improvements
  • Maintain website with current information
  • Update Security as needed
  • Assist with scheduling and overseeing group functions associated with the visitors center Medill Room, theater and gallery including lectures, events, and birthday parties

  • Provide a high level of service to visitors, customers, and members representing Cantigny Park in a professional, positive and helpful manner

  • Work with Facility Services to maintain cleanliness and efficient operation

  • Assure that correct and timely information is distributed to visitors

  • Participate in an on-going professional development program, including attendance at conferences/trade shows, with the guidance of supervisor


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing or other related field preferred
  • Minimum two years of retail sales and/or sales experience in a supervisory position
  • Strong computer skills (Versai and EZ Suites preferred)
  • Must be self-directed, creative, energetic, flexible, and organized with excellent communication skills
  • Must find satisfaction in working with the public and possess an outgoing, friendly, courteous, and enthusiastic personality
  • The schedule for this position is Wednesday through Sunday 9:00am – 5:30pm, must also be available to work evenings and select holidays
  • Valid Illinois driver's license
  • Preferred training in First Aid, C.P.R. and Automated External Defibrillator
  • Must attend Cantigny Safety and Child Awareness Training

To apply: submit a resume and cover letter here.

Cantigny Park and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital and housing status.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

2-year degree