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Gift Shop Manager Duties

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This is responsible supervisory and administrative work in a gift shop.
An employee in this class is responsible for the efficient operation of a quality retail sales operation. Responsibilities are performed with considerable independence and reviewed only periodically. Forecasts of volume are prepared and criteria for operating results are established. Plans for the sales promotion and market development are formulated and implemented after general review. Inventory controls are managed and merchandise is purchased under the general concept of markets served and sales potential.


Supervises daily operation of a gift shop; meets, greets and assists public in selecting gifts and other merchandise; supervises staff also engaged in service to the public, selling, and assisting buyers.

Organizes plan for the display and presentation of merchandise with consideration to established marketing plan and for effective support of sales; changes displays regularly with a consideration to buying audience and season; supervises and works with staff stocking and displaying merchandise.

Produces a group sales program for expanded volume, providing quantity hospitality gifts for conference groups; publishes catalogues for both group sales selections and direct mail promotions.

Supervises cashiering and receipting the sale of merchandise by cash and charge transactions and performs such duties as required; maintains sales records and makes daily reports.

Supervises and participates in the monthly inventory of merchandise and stock, extends and prices inventory for use in preparation of the monthly operating statement.

Serves as buyer, meeting with vendors and product representatives to select marketable goods and gifts appropriate to the potential buying audience, season of the year and recognized customer demand.

Maintains product quality levels in conformity with the institutional image and audience served.

Recruits, interviews and selects sales personnel; provides an organized on-the-job staff training program; keeps records and makes administrative and personnel reports as necessary.

Supervises and coordinates the work of assigned staff; plans staff work schedules according to projected business levels.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from high school, supplemented by courses in merchandising and business administration; considerable experience in supervisor work and in sales and buying for retail; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Extensive knowledge of merchandising techniques, store display and selling methods.

Considerable knowledge of retail management, promotion and marketing methods.

Good knowledge of merchandise buying procedures and product market values.

Knowledge of administrative procedures, personnel management and supervisory techniques.

Superior ability to supervise the work of others.

Considerable ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in w



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