Buyer and Shop Manager, Atlanta History Center

  • April 24, 2023 5:08 PM
    Message # 13179139

    The Atlanta History Center is looking for an initiative-taking and results-oriented professional to fill the full-time role within the Buyer and Shop Manager organization.

    The Buyer and Shop Manager oversees the Museum Shop retail and inventory operations, including merchandising and buying as outlined in the Museum Shop Strategy. Responsible for training and managing Guest Engagement Ambassadors in the Museum Shop.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

    Collaborate with the Senior Director of Guest Experience and Guest Experience Manager to maintain retail and inventory standard operating procedures.

    Submits Purchase Orders with vendors to order merchandise, receives the merchandise, adds to inventory POS, and works with the Business Office to ensure payment is received by the vendor.

    Identifies new ways to drive sales and achieve goals by initiating and planning marketing and sales strategies.

    Responsible for Inventory Management by keeping best sellers in stock, keeping POS current and accurate, driving physical inventory audits, and minimizing shrinkage. Conducts quarterly inventory following SOP for inventory management; reports and makes adjustments in a timely manner.

    Selects products based on industry trends, historical performance, and sales forecasting in accordance with the Museum Shop Strategy. Ensures that merchandise has diverse price points, appropriate product markup, and diverse and profitable product selection.

    Identifies suppliers that work well for museum store needs including minimum quantity, turnaround time, appropriate price points, and good service.

    Develops and search for new products and initiatives to increase product diversity.

    Reports monthly revenue sales to Business Office and runs sophisticated inventory analysis when Executive staff requests.

    This role will work the Museum Shop floor at least 2 to 3 days a week.

    Responsible for online sales including fulfillment and shipping. Selecting appropriate products to market on the website and uploading products and descriptions.

    Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


    Five years+ years of retail management experience with an emphasis on merchandising, buying, and product development.

    Proven ability to buy, develop, and display high-quality products, and manage inventory using a retail point-of-sale system in a fast-paced, retail environment.

    Interest in History, Museums, and Customer Service.

    Availability to work nights and weekends as necessary.

    Background Check Requirements

    Satisfactory criminal background check.

    Satisfactory financial background check.

    Excellent Benefits, including Medical, Dental, and Vision, Employer provided Life Insurance (1x salary), Employer-provided Long Term Disability, Voluntary Life Insurance, and 403(b) Retirement Plan. Full annual Paid Time Off benefits are awarded following 90 days of employment.

    Salary Range: $45,000 - $50,000

    Apply here:

Georgia Association of Museums is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
P.O. Box 2133, Marietta, GA 30061

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