• 31 Aug 2017 3:35 PM
    Message # 5058241

    The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience (The MAX) is seeking an experienced, reliable and task-oriented Store Manager.  Slated to open in April 2018 in downtown Meridian, Mississippi, The MAX will be a statewide asset with a mission to recognize and honor legendary artists through hands-on exhibits that visually, auditory, and kinesthetically educate, inform, and entertain visitors. The Museum Store Manager will be responsible for inventory purchasing and control, store layout, retail sales, and supervision of part-time sales associates and store volunteers. The position requires a resourceful and experienced professional who can provide a welcoming environment and excellent experience for all of The MAX visitors who shop and make purchases in the store. The starting date for this position is January 2018.

    Essential Functions

    • ·         Recruit and hire sales associates and train in areas of product knowledge, customer service, promotions, merchandising, secure cash handling and daily reconciliation
    • ·         Manage product inventory, damaged and overstocked merchandise
    • ·         Manage sales targets for the store
    • ·         Manage store procurement budgeting and ordering
    • ·         Manage in-store and on-line promotional activities
    • ·         Respond immediately to customer complaints and concerns
    • ·         Manage the collection and processing of daily receipts, accounting, posting and reconciliation of cash and charges
    • ·         Identify sales trends and create regular and periodic reports
    • ·         Provide staffing and support for special events and programs
    • ·         Work a flexible schedule including some weekends, evenings and holidays

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Retail, Hospitality, Management, Marketing or equivalent combination of education and experience. A minimum of three (3) years of experience in retail store management and leadership, preferably in museums/attractions. Experience working in a fast-paced retail environment.  Experience with e-commerce sales a plus.


    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume’ via email to or deliver to:

    Ida B. Tomlin, Director of Operations

    Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience

    2118 Front Street

    Meridian, MS 39301

    Mailing Address: PO Box 148, Meridian, MS 39302