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201 S. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524

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201 S. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
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See below for current job openings.

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Job Title: Visitor Services  + Gift Shop Manager

Job Description and Responsibilities: The Visitor Services/Gift Shop Manager will serve as the public face of the museum by interacting with patrons and promoting museum programs. This position will report to the Executive Director. 

-Assist in greeting visitors and answering their questions

-Inform visitors about current and upcoming exhibitions, programs, Art.Edu.Osity Creative Space for education, gift shop merchandise and artists

-Collect and input all visitor demographic and attendance information

-Answer the phone and direct calls (be the gatekeeper when needed)

-Provide administrative support when needed

-Complete admission, membership and merchandise sales   

-Develop membership base through sales and renewals and database work

– Proficient in basic computer skills: Gmail Suite (google docs, calendar, Drive), MS Office 

(Word and Excel)

  • will be also using Constant Contact, Square POS, Neon software for database

– Must be able to do light physical lifting (sandwich boards, banners)

– Other duties as assigned

Gift Shop Responsibilities

  • Find appropriate merchandise and consigned merchandise  for each exhibition at least six weeks prior to opening
  • Find wholesale outlets for merchandise
  • Confer with Executive Director about merchandise
  • Work with General Manager to secure merchandise
  • Maintain online gift shop with current inventory, professional images and pricing
  • attend monthly downtown retail meetings (Zoom or in person)

Artist interfacing Responsibilities (our consignment agreement is 70/30)

  • Connect with artists about merchandise
  • Have artists sign contract
  • Have artists complete an inventory of the items they bring in
  • Have artists price their work with the inventory number on each piece before bringing into the museum
  • Contact artists to pick up art work or bring in additional art work
  • Keep an accurate inventory of artists’ gift shop merchandise
  • Keep a record of all artists’ names, address, phone numbers and email addresses
  • Keep a record of what consigned merchandise has been in the shop for 2-3 months and then rotate out if not moving/selling

Merchandising Responsibilities

  • Six week s prior to the exhibition opening, collaborate with Executive Director and Registrar about changes in gift shop for each exhibition (i.e. painting of fixtures, adjustment of gift shop area, availability of fixtures)
  • Set up gift shop with merchandise from artists and museum purchases during the installation time between exhibitions and weekly as needed

Marketing Responsibilities

  • Prepare images of merchandise and artists descriptions for marketing and online shop
  • Help out with general museum marketing and social media
  • Update all community calendars with exhibition, programming and event information 

$17 an hour. Between 33.5 – 40 hours a week.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Sunday, June 20
Please email a cover letter, resume and 3 references to [email protected]