Employment Opportunities

Join the Lightner Museum Team!


The job of the Museum Store Manager & Buyer is to oversee all aspects pertaining to the operations of the Museum Store and to be a part of the Museum staff team for special events and marketing initiatives. The job shall encompass the following tasks:

General Responsibilities:
  • The day-to-day Store operations: overseeing store opening, closing, filling vacant shifts, inventory purchasing, sales analysis and reporting, customer service, visual displays, decorating and restocking and rotating inventory
  • Writing a Store report for annual Board of Directors Accounting/Bookkeeping Management:
  • Establishing the yearly store budget and operating the museum store within the budget and policies set forth by the Board of Directors
  • Providing a monthly Profit and Loss report as well as an Income/Expense Report to the Executive Director when asked
  • Creating forecasts and sales reports in conjunction with seasonal buying
  • Following up with vendors for credit for any damaged goods
Inventory Management:
  • Placing fill-in orders as necessary throughout the season
  • Supervising all inventory receipt, tagging, stocking and display
  • Purchasing of displays
  • Planning and executing annual physical inventory every season
Employee Management:
  • Hiring, training, managing, reviewing, and evaluating all store staff
  • Establishing and maintaining appropriate records, forms, procedures and practices relating to store personnel
  • Evaluating employees to Executive Director annually as part of the review process
  • Office/Retail Management:
  • Overseeing the cleaning of the Store portion of the Museum
  • Cleaning out files seasonally both financial & inventory related
  • Attending Events & Marketing meetings
  • Organizing and advertising special events related to the Store
  • Including Store events and promotions in various Museum advertising platforms such as Facebook and the website
  • Decorating Museum Store for Holidays
  • Managing Store Hours seasonally
  • Bringing new and creative ideas to the Museum Store
  • Minimum 3 years retail experience
  • Excellent negotiation and sales skills
  • Ability to analyze and forecast sales, revenue, expenses and return on investments
  • Demonstrated use of inventory control and merchandising skills
  • Knowledge of computerized systems for retail operations.
  • Experience in cashiering
  • Prior experience supervising sales staff or buyers

A cover letter and resume should be sent to [email protected] for consideration. Please also include salary requirements and reference the position title in the subject line of the email.