Visual Merchandiser (PART-TIME)

Washington DC
Dec 18, 2018
Mar 04, 2019
Entertainment, Retail
Part Time

Retail Operations generates revenue to support the mission and programs of the KC; educates the guest about the performing arts; builds brand equity for the KC; offers exclusive member discounts; and engages with volunteers who are ambassadors in the community.

The Visual Merchandiser is responsible for helping retail operations exceed sales plan and profitability targets by creating and maintaining retail displays, analyzing and monitoring sales data, and interacting with customers on the sales floor. This position will work closely with the senior buyer, as well as store managers, warehouse personnel, and sales associates.

The incumbent reports to the Senior Buyer and coordinates with the Shop Operations Manager and Director of Retail.

Duties and Responsibilities:

100% Create, maintain, and/or execute retail displays that customers find appealing, thereby increasing sales, using proper merchandising techniques. Monitor and analyze sales patterns/data collection, and communicate findings to senior buyer. Maintain photo documentation and binders for sales associate reference for restocking. Interact with customers while on the sales floor gaining valuable visual data, exhibiting excellent customer service skills. Partner and communicate with the senior buyer to ensure expectations and deadlines are understood and met.


  • Minimum 2 years' visual display experience.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications and inventory control software.

  • Experience with Point of Sale software and inventory management.

Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required

  • Familiarity with museum store merchandise and retail store operations.

  • Excellent organizational, merchandising, communication, and customer service skills.

  • Ability to analyze data and see trends.

  • Ability to remain focused and be self-motivated.

  • Ability to mentor and train staff on display and merchandising standards.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a world premier performing arts organization and our nation's cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion.

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