Retail Manager (full-time)

Position Overview
Posted on 1/12/22
Position reports to: Executive Director

3S Artspace seeks a Retail Manager. Reporting to the Executive Director, this exciting new position (Tuesday-Saturday) will oversee an artisan retail initiative in support of our nonprofit's mission and revenue goals. The position is ideal for individuals with a passion for contemporary design and craft, strong retail or gallery experience, and reliable attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to be both a self-starter and a team player.

Located in the current 3S Artspace lobby (with some anticipated changes!), this individual will often be the first point of contact for 3S visitors. We are seeking a warm, confident individual with exceptional interpersonal skills. Must have experience with online sales platforms and shipping operations as well as in-person sales. Strong social media and marketing skills a plus.

This position, like all of our positions, is an ambassador for our multidisciplinary, nonprofit contemporary arts organization.

While this is designed as a full-time position, we would consider part-time for the right candidate. We look forward to building something together.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Merchandise orders
  • Inventory management
  • Visual displays
  • Direct sales
  • Product shipping and fulfillment
  • Sales reports
  • Supervision and training of future retail staff and volunteers

Other Responsibilities:

  • Assist with product selection and development
  • In-person ticket sales, Membership sales, and art sales
  • Attend staff meetings, engage with organizational priorities, and actively communicate lessons learned
  • Other administrative tasks or work as needed/assigned


  • Demonstrated experience
  • Exemplary customer service skills
  • Familiarity with and understanding of the market
  • Experience with Square or other POS systems
  • Experience with CRM databases
  • Proficiency with online sales and marketing platforms
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, allowing for ease and clarity of communication with guests, staff, and artists
  • Ability to assess and anticipate needs and be a flexible problem-solver while maintaining a positive demeanor
  • Proficiency with spreadsheets
  • Flexible, positive attitude
  • Committed to contributing to a supportive workplace culture that values teamwork, diversity, and inclusion
  • Reliable attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Discretion, confidentiality, and sound judgment
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; will substitute with relevant work experience

About 3S Artspace:

3S Artspace opened its doors to the public in 2015 and has evolved from a creative start-up to an essential player in the Seacoast’s arts and entertainment scene.

Everything we do is guided by our vision that by creating a space for the intersection of art and contemporary issues, we can inspire each other to stay curious, foster empathy, and fuel creativity.

As a face-paced, nonprofit contemporary arts organization, we have worked hard to adapt and support visual and performing artists, and their audiences, despite the pandemic. We are ready to respond to lessons learned, to the opportunities presented in our changing neighborhood, and to grow. There are exciting days ahead.

For more information about our mission and programs, visit

How to Apply:

  • Please send cover letter and resume to Beth Falconer at (No phone calls, please.)
  • 3S Artspace is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
  • We highly encourage those traditionally underrepresented in our industry to apply.
  • Prefer full-time candidate, but willing to consider part-time position/restructure for the right candidate.
  • Salary commensurate with experience. Full-time positions offer generous time off and other benefits.
  • Position open until filled. Interviews begin immediately.