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Historic Charleston Foundation Seeks Director of Retail

Posted: April 5, 2021

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Do you want to work in a team setting, where the results of your hard work directly benefit your community? Do you want to work in one of America’s most beloved cities? If you have a passion for retail, creativity, the know how in managing the bottom line and the ability to produce results, then we want to hear from you!

Director of Retail

Classification:  Full-Time Exempt

Reports to: President & CEO

Position Summary
Responsible for the successful operation of HCF’s four retail locations and e-commerce site, including the retail headquarters at 108 Meeting Street, the Market Shop, the gift stores in the Nathaniel Russell and Aiken-Rhett museum houses and online at The Director must achieve or surpass the revenue goals set forth by the Foundation through the management of all aspects of retail and licensing operations. Additionally, the Director of Retail is responsible for promoting the Foundation’s Mission through product development and appropriate programming.

Essential Job Functions

Position Duties

All members of the staff of Historic Charleston Foundation are called on, from time to time, to support cooperative Foundation programs that are held after normal working hours and on weekends and to assist with projects that may lie outside their primary areas of responsibility.

Education & Experience Requirements 

Time Requirements
The Retail Department operates seven days a week and is closed only on selected holidays. The Director of Retail will generally work a Monday-through-Friday schedule, yet will be required to work selective weekends and nights to accommodate peak business periods.

Selected travel to trade shows is required. These shows may operate during weekends and on holidays. It is likely that each day at a trade show will involve extended hours of work time.

Work Environment
Generally, the position requires extended periods of sitting at and operating the computer, driving between locations and the warehouse, and the ability to work in fluctuating temperature conditions.

The employment relationship with Historic Charleston Foundation is at-will and can be terminated by either you or the foundation at any time, for any reason. Neither this form, or any oral or written policy or procedure, nor any representation by any HCF employee, supervisor or officer can or will change the at-will nature of your employment.

Historic Charleston Foundation is a nonprofit organization that champions the historic authenticity, cultural character and livability of the Charleston region through advocacy, stewardship and community engagement.

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