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Gift Shop/Photos Manager
Department
Gift Shop Attractions
Notes
JOB SUMMARY:
The Gift Shop Photos Manager is responsible for the successful and profitable management of the Attractions Gift Shops including overseeing photo sales and photographers, managing photo locations, and maintaining necessary inventory.
POSITION AUTHORITY:
The incumbent is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out assigned duties and responsibilities, provided such action is consistent with position guidelines as outlined below.
POSITION GUIDELINES:
Position guidelines include but are not limited to, established company and department policies and procedures and all supervisory directives. The incumbent is expected to exercise sound, reasonable judgment and initiative, and give high priority to accuracy and details in the performance of job responsibilities. 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
•Maintain warm, hospitable guest relations    
•Operate within budgeted guidelines, maintaining merchandise cost percentages 
•Responsible for achieving the budgeted sales and profitability of the Gift Shops
•Maintain necessary products for a profitable sale
•Maximize sales potential through appealing and creative display and promotion of Gift Shop merchandise
•Responsible for inventory control
•Responsible for coordinating effective sales programs with the Sales Department
•Hire, induct, orient, train, and schedule gift shop and photo personnel
•Seek out appropriate photographic scenes and opportunities
•Carry out research and preparation for photo shooting locations
•Work in different locations and circumstances to get the right image
•Use an extensive range of technical equipment, including cameras, lenses, lighting, and specialist software
•Arrange scenes, props, and backgrounds
•Manage the processing and use of images, technical problems, quality, and guests' concerns
•Prepare proofs for approval of locations and background, and compile finished products for sale
•Understand digital photography and keep up to date with trends, developments, and new techniques
•Develop expertise with software to digitally enhance images by, changing emphasis, 
•Any other duties as assigned; duties are subject to change as management deems necessary to best serve the needs of Moody Gardens
EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
•College degree preferred
•Prior Managerial experience required
•Prior Retail experience required
•Prior Photography experience preferred
•Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and evenings
REQUIRED SKILLS:
•Ability to read, listen, and communicate in English both verbally and in writing
•Ability to exhibit maturity in the workplace and have a cooperative attitude
•Ability to effectively deal with internal and external customers and staff, some of whom require a high level of patience, tact, and diplomacy to defuse anger and, collect accurate information, and resolve conflict
•Must be reliable, detail-oriented, organized, and responsible
•Must have strong communication and problem-solving skills
•Good mathematic skills
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
•Ability to stand for long periods
•Ability to perform tasks that require stooping, squatting, bending, and twisting
•Ability to safely lift 50+ pounds
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