Taliesin Preservation
  • Madison, WI, USA
  • 35,600 - 42,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Taliesin Preservation of Spring Green, WI is looking to hire a full-time Gift Shop Manager to manage our Gift Shop. Are you a creative, highly organized retail professional with a passion for ensuring an excellent guest experience? Would you like an opportunity to work at the home, studio, and school of Frank Lloyd Wright, a National Historic Landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage Site? If so, please read on!

This position pays an annual salary with a range from $35,600.00 to 42,000.00. We offer a competitive benefits package including group health, dental, vision, paid time off and (coming July 1, 2020) a 401(k) with an employer match. If this opportunity to get in on the future of an innovative organization sounds right for you, apply now!


As stewards of the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, our dual mission is to preserve the cultural, built, and natural environments that comprise the Taliesin property and to conduct educational and cultural programs that provide a greater understanding of his architecture and ideas. We are different from other historic sites because we are not satisfied with just being a museum. We want the estate to stay filled with life.

There is an energy here that captures and engages people. And the staff, without exception, are creative people who care passionately about their work and are full of ideas. We are a small organization and, as such, we offer a lot of flexibility and opportunity for people to develop within their areas of interest--and we are invested in their success!


As a Gift Shop Manager, you conduct the management of our exceptional gift shop. The gift shop contributes to the financial stability of the organization and a consistent source of revenue to drive our ongoing preservation work and programming. You get to help develop exclusive shop items that reflect the principles of Wright's vision through the IDEA transposed from history to discover culture in its dialogue with art, nature, buildings, food, and the environment, all central to human flourishing.

In season, you also manage the day-to-day gift shop operations, structuring the work so that it supports the organization's mission. You ensure an exceptional guest experience and work with colleagues to create special experiences for all guests.

During the off-season, you have an opportunity to focus on strategic development. You assess gift shop offerings and assess industry trends to keep the gift shop fresh and relevant. You work with colleagues to integrate the gift shop into other areas of the organization.


  • 3-5 years of retail management experience
  • Knowledge of computer inventory & POS systems
  • Cash Control experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • An independent spirit

Are you creative? Enjoy seeing a guest find something that inspires them on your retail floor? Have strong communication skills? Have good interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with diverse groups of employees and customers? Able to prioritize tasks while maintaining flexibility? If so, you might just be perfect for this Gift Shop Manager position!


The tour program operates from April 1 - November 30th. In season, we are a seven-day-a-week operation. Out of season, we have very flexible office hours.


Please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

**Please be aware that the current COVID-19 restrictions will delay our seasonal opening and may delay the staffing of this position. We appreciate your patience.


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