Shop Maine Craft is seeking a full-time gallery manager of the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner, Maine. The gallery manager serves as the face and voice of the Center for Maine Craft, the most significant income generating program area of Shop Maine Craft. The manager is the primary contact for vendors, customers, staff and other stakeholders. The manager is responsible for meeting retail sales goals, meeting the needs of various stakeholders and is most guided by serving Maine’s craft artists through the sales of their work in this high traffic location visited by over 140,000 Mainers and tourists each year.
REPORTS TO: Shop Maine Craft Manager
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled
BENEFITS: Health, dental & vision insurance (partially paid), gallery discount, travel reimbursement, vacation, holiday and sick paid time off package & paid parental leave.
SCHEDULE: This is a full-time position and requires some weekend work
LOCATION: This is a 100% onsite position at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner, Maine
The manager leads their dedicated, professional, trained, sales-focused and friendly staff by example. The manager represents both Shop Maine Craft (SMC) and Maine Crafts Association (MCA) and is responsible for communicating the vision, initiatives and opportunities of each organization to our constituencies.
A successful candidate will have experience with the following broad topics. The search committee welcomes applicants who are not currently well versed in all areas and have other valuable proficiencies and transferable skill sets as well as an interest in learning.
Shop Maine Craft (SMC) is a c-corporation created through the restructuring of Maine Crafts Association as of January 1, 2022. SMC manages the programs previously developed and managed by the Maine Crafts Association, which directly focus on shopping: galleries in Portland and Gardiner, several shows, markets, and e-commerce. The craft artist resources, retail sales, fine craft shows, and special events are designed to support Maine’s creative economy by creating income opportunities for craft artists. SMC profits directly support individual craft artists, as well as, MCA.
Please note: Shop Maine Craft, a c-corporation serves as the employer to all staff. Most staff, including the Center for Maine Craft Manager, assume some responsibilities for the Maine Crafts Association, a non-profit.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should write a short letter of interest to Whitney Gill at and include a resume with references. No phone calls, please.
Email subject: Center for Maine Craft Manager