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San Francisco Design Center (SFDC) is the leading interior design and fine home furnishings destination in the West located in SOMA district. An acknowledged industry leader, SFDC is home to 100 showrooms featuring more than 2,000 manufacturers of interior design resources.  Work around beauty and inspiring settings every day.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position: Luxury Showroom Design Consultant
Position Reports to: VP of Showrooms

ABOUT THE SHADE STORE®

With over 70 years as a family owned business, we pride ourselves on delivering a world class customer experience and product. We have revolutionized the custom window treatment industry by simplifying and stylizing a traditionally complicated and expensive purchase.  We are growing quickly and expanding aggressively: 55+ showrooms and growing across the country, a state of the art e-commerce website and a beautiful yearly design inspiration book. But with all this exciting growth, our core values and principles have not changed.  We still handcraft every product right here in the USA and we still treat each and every customer with the greatest appreciation and professionalism.  These are our guiding principles and the backbone of our company – they will always remain true.

 

WHY WORK AT THE SHADE STORE®

We set out to create a company culture that is enjoyable, rewarding, and where there is continuous upward mobility and growth opportunity.  If you work hard, give the company your all, use good judgment, and have a positive attitude – then the sky is the limit.  In return, there are numerous perks and benefits including:

  • Full time highly competitive salary
  • Monthly monetary incentive programs based on performance
  • Medical Benefits
  • 401k Available and we match up to 4% of your contributions
  • $100k Life Insurance & Short Term Disability Coverage provided at no charge
  • Partake in many charities and local events
  • And many more…..

 

THE POSITION: Luxury Showroom Design Consultant

  • Help us carry on a third generation family run company, built on customer service
  • Bring your 3 to 5 year professional experience to a brand that’s expanding nationally
  • Combine your love of home décor and selling skills to an inclusive team environment
  • Be proud to work for a company that manufactures it’s products right here in the USA
  • Communicate differentiating qualities for custom products
  • Enjoy the autonomy and accountability of being an entrepreneur
  • Embrace change as well as facilitate it
  • Go the extra mile every time to surprise and delight customers
  • Flexible and can work a schedule that includes weekend hours
  • Appreciate the investment you are making in this company and in return, our investment in you

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Offer design wisdom and inspiration while helping customers select the perfect window treatments for their home
  • Speak comfortably on the functional and stylistic benefits of each of our custom products
  • Run the day-to-day operations of their showroom
  • Identify outreach opportunities, including marketing to local interior designers
  • Host and attend local design events with support from The Shade Store HQ
  • Cultivate and promote The Shade Store tradition of a positive family atmosphere
  • Participate in ongoing product/technology training, as well as monthly business meetings

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • Positive and friendly demeanor toward every customer and colleague
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Awareness and interest of the design industry
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Self-starter, quick learner, team player
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in either retail, design, sales or customer service

 If you are looking to be part of a growing family of enthusiastic and hard-working individuals, we would love to hear from you!

 ABOUT US: We invite you to visit our website and apply at http://www.theshadestore.com/careers


 

Art Consultant

 

Join a team of designers creating stunning art for hotels & premium properties nationwide. 

If you have an interior design background and love art, this might be your dream job.  Our Company is one of the pre-eminent art consulting firms in North America.  You’ll work in a gorgeous gallery with a team that designs, sources and supplies artwork that fits a design brief from our clients.

We have three locations, all expanding.  San Francisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Our clients are all over the USA, and we bring our art and services to them.

We are searching for two slightly different positions.  We need Associate Art Consultants who work in our gallery, sourcing art and managing our many projects.  They must have a good aesthetic, be detail oriented and push to get the right art to the right location at the right time.  They support Art Consultants (the other position we need), who must sell our services and manage the associates, in addition to having a great aesthetic. Associates have the opportunity for promotion (if they want it) to become an Art Consultant.  Art Consultants can be promoted to VP.  We have a clear career path in art consulting.

 

Which position are you best fit for?

 

Associate Art Consultant Position

The ideal Associate Art Consultant has a design background and/or a design education and will work more inside our gallery than out in the field with clients.  When the Art Consultant brings in a job, the Associate is the person who makes it come to life.  Their Art Consultant brings in a client brief, and they find the art/ideas that perfectly fill that brief.  The Associate has client contact (by phone) and manages the project with the full support of the Art Consultant, who is their team leader.  They work with vendors and artists to get the project built, watching every detail and the calendar so that they deliver a high-quality product right on time and on budget.  Their focus is on getting the work out to the complete satisfaction of the client, as well as improving their aesthetic sensibilities from good to great. Over time, they can be promoted to Art Consultant if they want to, provided they prove to be good as an associate, good at sales and good at managing people. Ideal candidates have worked in the design world and have experience which proves they are good at managing details and multi-tasking.  Is this you?

 

Art Consultant Position

The ideal Art Consultant has at least 3-5 years’ experience in an interior design related industry, has some experience managing people and has sales experience.  They love to get on planes to build relationships with prospects and customers and love to win the sale so we can supply beautiful art/design.  They regularly use their art & design sensibilities to come up with creative and stunning art that makes rooms come alive.  Their focus is to bring in the business, but also to manage their team of associates and deliver awesome art on time and on budget. They develop relationships with clients that span years.  Is this you?

 

We would like to see resumes and cover letters from anyone who feels they fit in either of these positions (or in between them), who wants to work in any of our locations (Vegas, San Francisco or Santa Monica).  We expect to be hiring at all locations this year.

 

Submit your resume along with a cover letter that explains why you think you’re a fit, and what location you are interested in, and your thoughts on which position you are most qualified for.  The cover letter is important, and we do read them.

 

About the work:

This is quite different from a retail gallery.  For example, a common hospitality job might include 25 original art pieces for public spaces and 250 sets of wall décor for all the rooms. The work we do has many moving parts. We have complicated bids/estimates, and when we win the work, we must closely manage the delivery process insuring we are timely and high quality.  The sales process is relationship based, and we befriend our clients, who are often interior designers or property owners.  We make them look great since we are art experts and bring their vision to life with wall décor and sculpture.  There is plenty of business to win, and the more art consultants we have, the more we can create the relationships that help us grow.

 

Job Duties-Associate Art Consultant include:

  • Pull visuals of artwork for packages based on design intent by finding and identifying artwork in our library and beyond that will fit the style and price point for the project.
  • Create a specification document which includes artwork visuals, framing specification, pricing, shipping and cartoning details.
  • Meet with interior designers to understand art project needs and provide solutions, some travel required.
  • Awareness of ongoing design & market trends.
  • Ability to balance budget restraint with vendors to provide maximum value.
  • Strong project awareness and follow through.
  • Negotiate pricing with vendors.
  • Manage artist timelines and deadlines.
  • Manage client approvals & sign-offs of prototypes and final job.
  • QC of all samples, prototypes and finished product.
  • Creation of purchase orders and sales orders on client projects.
  • Attend some industry shows.
  • Maintain a good understanding of all influencers affecting each project.
  • Staying aware of deadlines and managing to a timeline.

 

Job Duties-Art Consultant include:

  • Speak with interior designers to understand art project needs and provide solutions, some travel required. Present artistic concepts.
  • Find leads, connect with prospects, bid on work and close sales.
  • Maintain a good understanding of all influencers affecting each project
  • Maintain internal efficiency of the team; time management of team members.
  • Conceptualize stunning artwork that delights the client, and communicate it to an artist.
  • Awareness of ongoing design & market trends.
  • Ability to balance budget restraint with vendors to provide maximum value.
  • Strong project awareness and follow through.
  • Negotiate pricing with vendors.
  • Manage artist timelines and deadlines.
  • Confirm approvals by clients.
  • QC of all samples, prototypes and finished product.
  • Review POs and SO’s for accuracy.
  • Support and manage other art associates as needed
  • Attend some industry shows

 

How to Apply:

  1. After reviewing this job posting, write us a customized cover letter explaining why you’re a great fit. Indicate which location works best for you, and which position you feel you are most qualified for.
  2. Send in your resume.

To Apply Please Contact:

Tres (Chester) Willets 

Executive Recruiter

879 NE Main Street, Unit B | Simpsonville, SC 29681

Mobile:  864.631.3660           recruitertres@msn.com

 

 

 


 

Sales Associate – McGuire

 

San Francisco, CA
Full-time

Opportunity

 

In 1948, John and Elinor McGuire founded McGuire Furniture, a company rich with designs that have found their way into many of the world’s finest residences, including the White House. Our mission at McGuire is to elevate craft to an art form that reflects today’s new definition of luxury, comfort and design.

As a luxury furniture Sales Associate in our flagship San Francisco McGuire Showroom, this would be your unique opportunity to set your mark within our industry and live on the leading edge. The luxury furniture Sales Associate has the primary responsibility of maximizing sales volume by growing existing business, developing new business, and offering the highest quality and service standards in the industry.

Responsibilities

 

  • Assist all customers as called in rotation.
  • Create and maintain quotations for customers who come into the showroom or who call for information.
  • Follow up on all quotations within one week and on a weekly basis.
  • Provide customers with product information.
  • Assist the designer’s client when the designer is unavailable.
  • Assist end users when available or when requested by the manager.
  • Maintain professional courtesy with associates and customers at all times.
  • Monitor all open orders from placement to delivery.
  • Once the product is shipped contact customers to ensure the product and the service are acceptable.
  • Maintain updated customer information including contact data special interests etc.
  • Maintain knowledge of all vendor products pricing options finishes details, etc.
  • Maintain thorough up-to-date knowledge of all products pricing and local competition.

Education & Experience

 

  • 3-5 years’ experience with luxury retail or furniture sales.
  • Proven success with driving sales goals and growing your business is required.
  • Degree in Interior Design or Sales/Business Management is a plus.

Inquiries?
Jamie Martin , Showroom Manager
jmartin@bakerinteriorsgroup.com

 

 

 

 


 

 

Art Consulting Internship at Kevin Barry Fine Art Associates

Kevin Barry Fine Art Associates is a full-service art consulting company that offers a wide range of services. Our projects vary from large quantity hospitality packages to custom residential artwork. Outside of these ongoing projects, we are also a fully functioning fine art gallery.

Job Description: Our internship opportunity offers the right candidate experience in art consulting and gallery management. Due to our collaborative environment, you would be working with both our creative and administrative team and would report to the VP of Sales and the Director of Sales.

Duties would include:

  • Assisting art consultants with building art packages such as pulling concept imagery and
    coordinating with vendors
  • Aiding the administrative team with maintaining our art and office inventory
  • Excelling at customer service from attending to phone calls to greeting and assisting walk-in
    clients
  • Helping maintain the appearance and organization of the gallery
  • Organizing in-house shipments via FedEx and UPS
  • Assisting the KBFAA team on an as-needed basis

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in Microsoft Office is a must; any additional Photoshop or QuickBooks experience is a
    plus but not required
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to remain collected in a fast-paced environment;
    attention to detail and thoroughness is a must
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and comfortable handling fine art delicately
  • Self-direction and motivation so that you can work efficiently on your own with moderate
    guidance

Location and Schedule: We are located in San Francisco’s SOMA district and we are willing to negotiate
your schedule based upon your availability.

How to Apply: Please e-mail a copy of your resume and any additional information you would like to nathaniel@kevinbarryfineart.com. Please no phone calls about the position.

 


 

 

Admin Assistant for Michael Merrill Design Studio, Inc.

San Francisco, Ca

A San Francisco based high end interior design firm is looking for a motivated Admin Assistant. The firm specializes in designing detail-oriented residential projects in the Bay Area, and has earned a reputation for excellence in creating some of the most prestigious and exquisite spaces. They are looking for someone with strong organizational and communication skills. Their ideal candidate should be professional in appearance and manner, as they will be meeting with various potential clients on a regular basis.

Duties:

  •  Assists principal with preparation of materials needed for correspondence, appointments, meetings, etc.
  • Assist principal with entry of his time worked for billing purposes.
  • Ensure priorities are accomplished and unplanned items are addressed appropriately, proactively follow up on action items and correspondence
  • Run our pre-existing charitable giving marketing and business development program. Keep track of extremely detailed records
  • Put together marketing materials for mailing
  • Complete normal office admin duties such as answering phones, ordering supplies, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Well organized
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Energetic and Strong interpersonal and networking skills
  • Ability to assemble, organize and maintain detailed records
  • Exceptional follow up skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to independently juggle a variety of tasks
  • Computer skills (MS Office). Graphic design is a plus but not required
  • Solid grasp on all social media channels

To Apply

Please send your resume and a cover letter highlighting your specific experience and qualifications to mmm@michaelmerrill.com Local candidates only