Employment Opportunities

Museum Store Manager

The Portsmouth Historical Society, located in the heart of one of New England’s most historic and charming small cities, seeks an experienced Museum Store Manager. The position is part-time, non-exempt, 24 hours/week, year-round. The PHS Museum Shop is open nine months each year, from April/May through December. Pay is commensurate with experience. The position is now open, with the prior Manager prepared to provide training/transition.

The incumbent is responsible for managing all aspects of the museum store located in the Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center adjacent to the Society’s Portsmouth Academy Galleries and its John Paul Jones Historic House Museum. The Manager develops the overall store strategies on purchasing and pricing in order to attain sales goals and updates store policies as needed. This includes planning, budgeting, purchasing, pricing, inventory control, display, systems management, training of staff members (who also serve as visitor services staff), and submitting invoices for payment. With two FTE staff, the Manager handles unpacking, tagging, display, stocking and rotation, any damage or shrinkage, and returns. The Manager will work with sales reps and wholesale accounts, attend trade shows, scout local artisans for consignments, source or produce merchandise that reflects the mission of the organization and current programming, and work with staff to develop exclusive products based on collections. The Manager must work closely and collegially with the Visitor Services department to ensure productivity and a high level of customer service reflecting a reputation for excellence. Candidates should be familiar with QuickBooks POS, including database maintenance, report generation, OTB management, and inventory valuation.

Please send cover letter and CV to: resumes@portsmouthhistory.org