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Museum Shop Manager


Museum Shop Manager


Job Description:

The Museum Shop Manager manages the day-to-day affairs of the Elizabeth Conklin Museum Shop. S/he’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, recruiting artists, merchandising, stocking & managing inventory, consignment check requisition, staffing Museum Shop and training volunteers on Square Point-of-Sale System. S/he will work with the Finance Department to ensure cash flow and deposits align with Square records and ensure sale permits are up-to-date. The Museum Shop Manager will assist with Museum special events and programs as necessary.



  • Process check requisitions for items sold on consignment on a monthly basis, working with the Finance Department to reconcile all sales and tax information
  • Manage and update inventory, requesting and/or returning work as needed
  • Reach out to artists to curate and secure inventory, including upcoming exhibiting artists (Curatorial), workshops & classes (Education) and events (Development, Community Engagement)
  • Assist the Director of Marketing with advertising and promotional discounts via social media, e-blasts, etc.
  • Merchandise and update the shop as needed, highlighting holidays and special events in Newport and/or at the Museum
  • Manage and update Square POS inventory app assigning items with alpha-numeric codes correlated with Square system
  • Working with the Director of Community Engagement, hire and train volunteers on Square POS and retail basics
  • E-Commerce and online retail possibility



  • Proficiency with Apple iPad interface
  • Understanding of Retail & Point-of-Sale (Square)
  • Outstanding organizational, interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office; word, excel
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly and adapt to new challenges
  • Finance/accounting experience a plus


The Museum Shop Manager should be extremely competent in working with the public, artists/consignors and interdepartmentally. S/he must be adept at organizational management as the items in the Elizabeth Conklin Museum Shop are on consignment. S/he must have an appreciation for Newport and it’s communities as well as an interest in art, retail, and increasing exposure of artists.

Please include a cover letter, current résumé, and three references. No phone calls please. All requests should be emailed to:, with “Museum Shop Manager” in the subject line. This is a part-time, hourly position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Newport Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.