A Street Frames

755 Concord Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
astreetframes.com
jobs@astreetframes.com

Date Posted:
August 19, 2019

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Retail/Sales/Waitstaff

Type:
Full-Time

Custom Picture Frame Manager/Salesperson wanted for busy South End Retail Shop

Description:

We are currently seeking a custom picture framing designer/salesperson to work in and manage our showroom in the SoWa arts district on a full-time basis. You will be solely responsible for running our location at 460 Harrison Ave in the same building as many other galleries and art studios.

Duties will include (but aren't limited to):

Custom framing sales and design, working with our clients to help them find the custom framing solutions that best fit their art and style, while presenting artwork in the most appropriate archival manner necessary.

Working with various local Boston galleries and as well as art consultants, designers and artists helping to frame gallery shows, exhibitions and installations.

Project management

Art handling, wrapping and storage

Management and running of the showroom on a day to day basis

Qualifications:

Working schedule is set at 10-6p, Tues-Saturday. Some Sundays during the SoWa Open Market season are required, over time will be paid

Must have custom framing experience with a focus in design and sales: 3+ years’ experience required

Demonstrated customer services skills/abilities

High attention to fine detail, strong organizational skills, problem solving and critical thinking skills

Eager to learn new skills, self-starter, self-motivated worker

Strong communication and team work abilities

Adaptable, quick to think on your feet

Strong sense of urgency, willingness to work hard in a fast-paced environment

Must have basic computer skills, as well as strong and personable phone skills

Ability to plan and coordinate events as they may arise

Art handling, fine art knowledge/background or equivalent experience/knowledge required

Strong interpersonal skills, outgoing and willing to make and keep new business contacts

How To Apply:

Preference will be given to those candidates with some previous frame shop management or multiple years’ experience and who are eager to take on new challenges. Custom framing experience is a must, and candidates without it will not be considered. We are looking to hire ASAP and to start you will be trained at our Cambridge Headquarters before taking over at the SoWa showroom.

We offer competitive pay, health insurance, major holidays off and vacation/sick time.

Please submit a cover letter introducing yourself and why you'd be the right fit for the position along with a resume with relevant work experience to jobs@astreetframes.com. No phone calls please, email only. Applications without a cover letter or resume will not be considered.

Apply by:
September 25, 2019
Salary:
Commensurate with experience
About this Organization:
Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, we are a Boston picture framer that has been in the art framing business - producing handcrafted picture frames of the highest quality - since 1981. We fabricate welded steel frames, gold leaf-accented frames, and solid hardwood frames, transforming a wide variety of raw materials into unique creations for our clients who include individuals, artists, galleries, museums, and other custom framing companies across the country.

We provide museum quality custom framing and expert frame design. We maintain a close relationship with the fine art world, and provide all manner of art-related services for our clients, including professional design consultation, access to installation services, and conservators, as well as delivery throughout the metro Boston area.