AMERICAN FOLK ART & FRAMING is seeking a Retail Art Gallery Sales Assistant to provide personal customer service and meet sales goals for our business. Candidates currently living within commuting distance of Asheville, with strong communication skills who can recognize returning clients & make new customers feel welcome in our store will succeed. You will need to learn and answer questions pertaining to our artists & their techniques. A positive attitude, stamina, and the strength to lift & hang large paintings is a must. We are a fast-paced gallery, handling phone and internet sales as well as all day-to-day operations associated with a brick and mortar location. Custom picture framing experience or knowledge is a plus, but not a necessity.
Tasks include, but are not limited to:
Greeting clients and providing excellent customer service
Posting artwork to our website & removing sold items
Maintaining our inventory database
Participating in our social media presence
Communicating with our artists
Boxing and shipping artwork
Cleaning & tidying the gallery, as well as other general duties
As per Covid, we monitor regional numbers every day and act accordingly. Gallery staff are required to be vaccinated and boosted & continue to be masked at all times when in the gallery. Clients are encouraged to mask, but currently case numbers are low enough to let them decide.
Should case numbers rise, we will require masks again without hesitation.
This position is currently open, requires a 20 hour per week commitment, with the possibility of expanded hours as your training & comfort progresses. Compensation begins at $14-16/hour with a monthly sales commission added once training is complete.
We look forward to having a chance to share more about the position with you, please email your resume, personal statement, and qualifications to email@example.com