Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, 2022. Full time, 5 days a week and a variable weekend day. Must be willing to work occasional evenings. Reports to Executive Director of the Swedish American Museum.
The Nordic House Manager interacts with the Nordic stakeholders. Manages the operations at Nordic House and supervises the associates, interns and volunteers with various assignments. The Nordic House Manager and Associate represents the Nordic community, creates a positive experience for visitors and volunteers alike, builds a reputation for excellence for the Swedish American Museum and Nordic Consulates.
Develop strategy for the retail operations and maximize sales. Ensure that both traditional favorites and fresh additions to inventory are always on hand. Introduce products that will be attractive to visitors and shoppers and that represent the Nordic countries. Invite and entice visitors with window and merchandise displays. Manage inventory storage areas efficiently and collaborate with the Museum Store Manager in Andersonville and the Nordic stakeholders. Manage all retail record keeping, and prepare weekly reports and bank deposits of cash proceeds.
Support the Manager with the daily activities.
Serve as the primary contact for visitors to the Nordic House. Be representatives for all Nordic Countries and the Museum and become familiar with the history of the Nordic community. Assist customers with their merchandise selections. Manage phone and website inquiries. Develop schedules and update window displays. Update store information with featured sale items. Interact with other members of the Nordic House staff to share information and to collaborate to achieve the strategic objectives. Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or university or comparable work experience
Minimum of 1-3 years related experience in retail management. Strong organizational skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must have strong computer skills, including MS Office Suite, Previous experience in not-for-profit a plus.
Previous retail experience.
Ability to work well with others, multitask, and handle a verity of projects gracefully is essential. Customer service orientation and intentional skills, treating all others with respect and courtesy. Curiosity to team new things and meet new people. Self-motivated, takes initiative, follows through, shares credit and takes responsibility for actions.
Salary will be based on applicant’s experience and qualifications nous. Some evening and weekend work required. EOE
Submit letter of interest and note which position you are applying for, comprehensive resume, writing sample, and salary requirements to Karin Moen Abercrombie, Executive Director of Swedish American Museum, firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.