The Frankenmuth Historical Association is seeking a dedicated Gift Shop Manager! 

This position is a part time/hourly position with work on some weekends and evenings included. 

The Gift Shop Manager is responsible for a variety of tasks, including, but not limited to:

  • Supervising daily operation of a gift shop; meets, greets, and assists public in selecting gifts and other merchandise; supervising staff also engaged in service of public. 

  • Organizing a plan for the display and presentation of merchandise with consideration to an established marketing plan and for effective support of sales; changing displays regularly with a consideration to buying audience and season.

  • Serving as a buyer with consideration to working with a budget, meeting with vendors and product representatives to select marketable goods and gifts appropriate to the potential buying audience, seasons, and customer demand.

  • Recruiting, interviewing, and selecting sales personnel; providing an organized on-the-job staff training program; keeping records and making administrative and personnel reports as needed. 

  • Supervising and coordinating the work of assigned staff, planning staff work schedules according to the projected business levels.

  • Monitoring sales through the cash register, resolving discrepancies, preparing, reconciling, and recording cash receipts for deposit and prepares sales reports. 

  • Monitoring general housekeeping cleanliness within the area; ensuring that equipment and facilities remain in good standing and that employee and customer safety standards are maintained. 

  • Performing miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Include:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Management or related field or at least four years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

  • Excellent work ethic and time management skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong verbal and communication skills.

Applicant Must Have a Knowledge Of:

  • Merchandising techniques, store display, and selling methods.

  • Retail management, promotion, and marketing methods.

  • Merchandise buying procedures and market values.

  • Administrative procedures, personnel management, and supervisory techniques.

  • Cash management principles and/or procedures.

  • Operation of a computerized cash register.

Reporting Relationship:

  • The Gift Shop Manager will work under the general direction of the Executive Director of the Frankenmuth Historical Association.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Most work is performed in a normal gift shop environment and some community settings.

  • Able to stand hours at a time.

  • Able to lift and carry materials weighing up to 30 pounds. 

  • Able to reach, bend, stoop, lift, and move arms above shoulder level.

  • Concentrate and complete tasks in the presence of distractions.

  • Operate a variety of standard office equipment including a computer, laptop and/or tablet, telephone, Point of Sale system, calculator, cash register, printer, copier, anything requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand, and eye movement.

  • Able to work at varied times, including weekends and evenings.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the Frankenmuth Historical Association to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs and requirement of the position change.

If interested, please send a resume to fhadirector1963@gmail.com

Support for the Frankenmuth Historical Association is provided in part by grants from:

(989) 652-9701

Frankenmuth Historical Museum  

613 S. Main St. Frankenmuth, MI 48734