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May 05, 2017
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Job Opportunities

Fun, energetic hire needed at local contemporary art museum! The Holter Museum of Art is looking for a Museum Store Manager to join our team. The Museum Store Manager is in charge of the Holter Museum Store, which features over 50 Montana and local artists. The Museum Store Manager will work closely with artists, patrons, and Museum donors in addition: tend to the front desk, greet and interact with patrons of the Museum, field phone calls and requests for information, work with artists in the store and the store galleries, schedule the Museum Store Assistants and volunteers, and provide administrative help to team and Board Members. The Museum Store Manager answers directly to the Interim Executive Director and works closely with all members of the staff.

In addition to Museum Store job duties, the Museum Store Manager will answer questions and take payments for the Museum’s membership and donations, as well as scheduling Event Rentals with the Assistant Curator. The Museum Store Manager is also in charge of the annual holiday show, the HoHoHolter and manages and organizes the event in full.

The Museum Store Manager must have the following required qualifications and experience:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the Arts, Marketing, or Development
  • 2-3 years’ experience in retail management with wholesale and supervisory experience, including handling cash and making sales
  • Clear understanding of budgeting, cash flow, and creating and maintaining financial records
  • Familiarity with Holter Museum’s mission and values and ability to maintain a culture of commitment to the Holter and to the community
  • Flexibility to attend to multiple tasks at once, with attention on deadlines, priority tasks, and strong attention to detail
  • The ability to adhere to strict deadlines, including marketing, press releases, website and Facebook updates, and complete projects in a timely, efficient manner
  • Demonstrates professionality and enthusiasm for patrons, team and Board members, and the general public
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite
  • Able to lift 40 lbs., climb ladders, operate hand tools, and must be able to pass Montana Safe Serve test and acquire a server’s license

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with Fund Development, Membership, and Marketing practices and cultivate new and prospective donors, as well as maintaining strong relationships with current members
  • 2+ years of Administrative experience
  • Knowledge of website building and editing, Abode, Photoshop, Bloomerang, Firespring, and social media best practices
  • Experience working with and handling fine art, including safe shipping and handling practices

Museum Store Manager Duties:

The Museum Store Manager will be expected to perform the following daily duties, and other duties as assigned:

  • Greet and interact with museum patrons, donors, and artists
  • Act as receptionist for the Executive Director and team members, including fielding calls and emails and transferring patrons to the correct departments through the Museum
  • Provide excellent customer service to Museum patrons and assist with sales
  • Carefully arrange, wrap, and ship items in the Museum Store
  • Manage inventory for the store, including reorders and returning unsold inventory
  • Assisting patrons with purchasing and renewing memberships over the phone and in person
  • Provide basic information on all the departments in the Museum
  • Schedule artists and activities for annual Downtown Helena events, including the Spring and Fall Art Walks, the Downtown Helena Wedding Stroll, Kids’ Fall Fest, and more
  • Seek out and schedule new artists for the Museum Store galleries and Aquarium gallery
  • Update website and Facebook with new, accurate information
  • Craft online e-newsletters and emails, as well as text and information for the quarterly print newsletter
  • Update artist, sponsor, and donor information in the database
  • Schedule and manage store sales, event rentals, and staff and volunteer events held at the Museum
  • Solicit new artists to join the Museum Store
  • Photograph new pieces and put them up on Facebook, the website, and the Museum Online Store
  • Tracks online store purchases
  • Work with Museum Store assistants and volunteers and manage schedules, tasks, and duties for them
  • Prepare annual budget and maintain spending and income
  • Purchases from wholesale vendors
  • Cultivates relationships with museum patrons and donors and demonstrate a culture of commitment to the Holter, the community, and the arts


Annual Holiday show, HoHoHolter Grand Bazaar and Juried Show:

The Museum Store Manager is also in charge of the annual holiday show, the HoHoHolter Bazaar. This is a three-day event held the first week in November in accordance with the annual Downtown Helena Fall Art Walk.

The Museum Store Manager works with the Assistant Curator and other team members to do the following:

  • Solicit artists to participate in the event
  • Manage artist applications, fees, and inventory sheets
  • Input and manage inventory for the event
  • Find sponsors to assist with costs
  • Schedule volunteers
  • Set up show in galleries across the Museum
  • Filter artists for the Juried Show portion of the HoHoHolter, which runs the rest of November through the end of December
  • Coordinate with artists to arrange set-up times and pick-up times for unsold work
  • Marketing for show, including Facebook, social media, press releases, newsletter, and IR and Lively Times ads

Please drop off resume, cover letter, and three references to Paige at the Front Desk.