The CCBC Social Enterprise Visual Merchandiser is responsible for maintaining the shop floor, developing window displays and assisting with stock room management. They must have a keen eye for space and placement of work and create artist displays that are accessible and engaging.
This part-time position is an integral part of our 3 person shop team. Working weekly on Sunday & Monday, this part-time position ensures that our shop maintains a clean and contemporary look & feel.
Admin, Planning and Communications
Communication between staff and volunteers is a vital component in the Shop and Gallery; the Merchandiser must be attentive to office duties, changes in inventory, and fulfilling requests that other staff may have. Consistently updating the team on daily events and issues allows the organization to function smoothly.
The Shop Merchandiser will handle daily office administration, including processing memberships packing and shipping work, and attended to gallery maintenance. They will also oversee the Condition Reports for artists and customers, as well as photograph and prep weekly posts for social media. They must be able to lift 20 pounds and be comfortable with physical labour, including climbing ladders, painting and patching, and installing fixtures. They must take the initiative to assess the condition of works on displayed and in back stock, whether items require polishing or cleaning, and develop scheduling for overall shop cleanliness.
The Shop Merchandiser is to initiate the development of monthly window displays, which will activate the storefront through creative themes and storytelling. They will establish a display proposal and budget for the Executive Director and coordinating with staff and volunteers to bring the display to fruition.
The ideal candidate will be visually creative, able to multitask, monitor and assess product placement and sales patterns based on inventory flow and seasonal changes, they should provide exemplary customer service and an eagerness to engage with customers and provide information on craft practices. We will provide onsite training of the current systems for the first weeks of work.
Part-time: Sunday & Monday 10:15-5:45pm
Apply by sending your resume and cover letter to rainejmckay[at]craftcouncilbc.ca by November 8th.