Shop Manager

Shop Manager

Organisation role · 7–10 hrs/month
4 Clarence Rd, Cheltenham GL52 2AY, UK
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Work within a volunteer team to manage the gift shop at our Museum.

Detailed description

About the role:

You will work as part of the Volunteer team at Holst Victorian House managing the small onsite shop.

Anticipated Time Contribution:

(3 ½ hours) each fortnight when the Museum is open.


- Work with the Curator to source new stock

- Decide on the sale price – enough to cover the cost of each item and give you a profit.

- Unpacking, pricing and shelving (or storing) items when they arrive.

- Input new stock onto the till.

- Maintain stock levels, keeping an eye on what does & doesn’t sell and adjusting your

ordering accordingly.

- Carry out an annual stocktake (by end of March)


✔ Enthusiasm and an eye for visual merchandising

✔ IT skills, training can be provided.

✔ A willingness to work as part of a team and be adaptable and flexible.

✔ A tidy appearance and a reasonable level of fitness (e.g. able to climb stairs).

✔ A willingness to develop new skills and meet new people.


✔ Become a Member of the Holst Birthplace Trust (as a Volunteer Member) enjoying all

the benefits this membership brings.

✔ Have the chance to learn new skills and make new friends.

Training and Support:

✔ Receive a full induction to volunteering at the Museum, including access to the Volunteers' Handbook and Museum policies and procedures.

✔ Receive training in all aspects of the role including using Zettle, our till system.

✔ Have the opportunity of attending 'refresher' training and training related to new procedures or equipment.

✔ Have the opportunity to attend briefings and group discussions relating to their role as a Volunteer.

✔ Receive support from the Operations Manager and Curator with solving any problems they may experience in their volunteering at the Museum.

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About Holst Victorian House

Holst Victorian House is an independent Arts Council Accredited Museum staffed mostly by Volunteers and governed by The Holst Birthplace Trust. Situated in the house where he was born in 1874, the Museum was founded by Gustav Holst’s daughter Imogen in 1974. See Holst’s piano and the room where he was born and uncover rooms as they would have been during his Victorian Childhood complete with period furniture and family art work.