Director of Retail Operations, Textile Museum

United States, North America
Aug 02, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors

Job Description Summary:

This position is within The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum.

The galleries will showcase The Textile Museum’s highly regarded textile collections and the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection, a treasure trove of objects that tell the story of the founding and evolution of our nation’s capital.

Job Location DC Textile Museum - 701 21st ST NW - FB0153
Campus Location: Ashburn
Division/Vice President: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (AA)
College/School/Department: Not Applicable

Internal Applicants Only? No
Position Type: Administrative/Professional
Posting Number: Staff - 003656
Working Title: Director of Retail Operations, Textile Museum
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:30, some nights and weekends
Total Hours Per Week: 40+
Pay Grade: 19
Recruitment Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and education
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, Sex Offender Registry Search, and Prior Employment Verification, Credit
If other was selected above, or there are special requirements, please explain.
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Telework: No
Job Open Date: 08/01/2014
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Applicant Review Will Commence On:

Ad Statement:

Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication,respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's in Business management and 5-8 years of appropriate experience. Degree requirements may be substituted for an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience in retail management, preferably in a museum setting;
Financial skills sufficient to calculate ratios and rates, to determine cost, to provide sales, projections and to prepare reports and analyses;
Ability to articulate on a one-to-one basis using appropriate vocabulary and grammar to impart and obtain information;
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with administrators, faculty, students, volunteers, staff and vendors;
Skill in interacting with persons of various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds;
Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal instruction;
Ability to communicate effectively with multiple levels of management and staff;
Work with faculty, staff and students to promote education mission of GWU;
Knowledge of or ability to learn university purchasing procedures;
Experience supervising volunteer and student staff; and
Knowledge of textiles or art.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Job Duties
  • Policies, Procedures, & Training:
    Develops and implements efficient policies and procedures in accordance with the museum and the university. Develops training for staff to extend to continued education for visitors in collaboration with Museum staff.

  • Function:
  • Inventory Systems & Management:
    Develops an annual sales forecast, operating budget and review results with management. Facilitates the migration of the current museum inventory to adopt a new POS system at the university and its continued maintenance. Responsible for receiving and posting of merchandise into inventory system. Purchase and establish prices of merchandise. Responsible for determining proper display of merchandise based on the product and exhibitions. Monitor inventory levels and overseeing annual physical inventory.

  • Function:
  • Operations Management:
    Completes staff schedule as related to the museum operating hours, store and museum events. Manages the daily operation of The Textile Museum Store. Hires and trains staff extending to continued education for visitors. Produce and participate in-store and off-site events. Oversee editorial content of museum store website.

  • Function:
  • Other duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning additional responsibilities that are logically related to the position.

  • Posting Specific Questions

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    Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    Optional Documents

    The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.