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Gift Shop Manager and Membership Support

Taller Puertorriqueño, Inc.

Position:  Gift Shop Manager & Membership Support
Available: Immediately
Reporting: Reports to Executive Director

DUTIES:  Coordinates all operations of Taller Puertorriqueño’s (Taller) Julia de Burgos Gift Shop (bookstore) including merchandise marketing and promotion, development of store inventory, ordering and sales of stocked and new items, and the handling of all cash receipts. With the Executive Director s/he coordinates the Meet the Author Series and other bookstore program initiatives. With Operations Specialist supports membership operations and procedures.

  • Manages day to day operations of Taller’s Gift Shop in a profitable manner to include sales, marketing, customer service, ordering and inventorying, and all related financial transactions, record keeping and reporting.
  • With the Executive Director, assists in developing annual work plans with specific sale targets.
  • Develops, organizes, and coordinates bookstore events (i.e. book signings, readings, etc.), develops promotional material about new items, store events, etc. 
  • When budget and time allows, attends book and or craft fairs and related events that provide opportunities to sell and visit vendors. 
  • Maintains consignment finances on a monthly basis. Seeks new artists and promotes sales of these products.
  • Works with Taller’s Operations Specialist supporting membership procedures including mailing lists, database, and membership procedures. 
  • Staffs the Board of Directors Membership Committee to generate promotional ideas, and provide support.     


  • College degree or equivalent experience required.
  • 2-3 years experience in successful retail sales.
  • Bilingual fluency English & Spanish both verbal and writing.
  • Proficient in keyboard skills and MS office software including Word, and Excel. Desktop publishing desirable. 
  • Adobe and design software skills preferred. 
  • Ability to operate and maintain cash-register, and related retail equipment.
  • Proficient in Puerto Rican and knowledgeable in Latin American art and culture.
  • Demonstrated skills in effective customer service, communication, and organizational skills.  
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as member of a team.
  • Commitment to Taller’s mission and role in the community. 
Education Level: 
To Apply

Send Letter of Interest, Letter of Recommendation and Resume by June 20th, 2018 to:

Carmen Febo San Miguel, M.D., Executive Director
Taller Puertorriqueño, Inc.
2600 North 5th Street Philadelphia, PA 19133 
or email