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Presidential Library & Museum

Job Announcement: Gift Shoppe Co-Manager

Stark County Historical Society

800 McKinley Monument Drive NW

Canton, Ohio 44708

(330) 455-7043 

January 4, 2021


Job Announcement


Position: Gift Shoppe Co-Manager

Available: Immediately (Apply by Jan. 15, 2021)

Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director

Salary: $12 per hour

Hours: Part-time (10:00 am to 4:00 pm during operational hours on weekdays and/or weekends.)


Mission Statement: The vision of the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum Gift Shoppe is to provide supplemental revenue for our organization. Our mission of the Gift Shoppe is to establish opportunities for a continuation of the museum experience by offering unique and educational merchandise.


Job Overview/Description: The Gift Shoppe Co-Manager will be responsible for organizing and managing the day-to-day operations of our small, non-profit retail shop, which is located inside the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. This person will oversee support personnel, implement effective inventory control policies and procedures, as well as utilize engaging merchandising techniques to generate revenue for our institution. The Gift Shoppe Co-Manager should be an individual with excellent communication skills, and who will be reliable and flexible. This position will be a part-time hourly position, conducted primarily during operational hours for the museum on weekdays and/or weekends.  Occasional participation with special evening or virtual events may occur, and will be essential to support the museum’s educational goals and community out-reach endeavors. 


Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • 1-2 years of supervisory experience related to retail sales, and the foundations of customer service principles and procedures.
  • Proficient with current data processing applications, such as Microsoft or Google Suite software.
  • Able to operate a computerized Point of Sale (POS) cash register or able to learn how to use.
  • Knowledge of effective business and accounting procedures.
  • Able to establish a budget and maintain inventory that will promote the museum’s educational values.
  • Incorporate marketing plans for online, and in-store merchandise, as well as promotional events.
  • Able to multitask while ensuring attention to detail, as well as maintain a high attention to providing excellent customer service
  • Able to maintain moderate physical activity levels for periods of time, and lift boxes up to 25 pounds. 


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Greet and assist visitors in person, over the phone, and online.
  • Answer questions related to the museum and surrounding area. 
  • Communicate to visitors, staff, and the community about current promotional events and advertisements of merchandise.
  • Supervise and guide support personnel on efficient visual merchandising techniques.
  • Identify alternative resources to enhance educational opportunities in order to partner with community members/organizations.
  • Prepare and maintain annual budgets to achieve financial objectives in order to maximize yearly revenue and minimize expenditures.  
  • Develop and implement plans for a yearly capital and replacement campaign. 
  • Maintain accurate sales receipts and revenue reports to be given to the accountant and other museum stakeholders. 
  • Process purchase orders and invoices in a timely manner. 
  • Track sales and analyze variances of inventory and marketing trends.
  • Record daily sales receipts and track monthly income. 
  • Determine marketing strategy.
  • Display merchandise in an engaging manner that is accessible for all visitors. 
  • Formulate price, and mark inventory.
  • Identify current and future product trends.
  • Order/reorder/move products for fresh merchandise. 
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with vendors.
  • Product development: Research new products, create new products
  • Process online and mail order requests. 


To Apply:

Interested candidates may apply by filling in this form at . (Apply by Jan. 15, 2021)

Best regards,

Brandy Smith

Gift Shoppe Manager