Open Position: Manager of Monastery Books and Gifts

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Open Position: Manager of Monastery Books and Gifts

Monastery Books and Gifts

The manager is responsible for the successful operation of the onsite book and gift shop of St. Scholastica Monastery. The manager develops a business plan, purchases items to be sold, schedules and trains volunteers, keeps accurate records of inventory, monitors cash register and credit card purchases, and maintains the store environment. The Book and Giftshop Manager insures customer satisfaction and good public relations through the safe and efficient uses of resources. This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week.


  1. Minimum of two years retail management, supervisory experience, and/or three to five years retail store experience is preferred.
  2. Good knowledge of retail and merchandizing trends with a focus on quality, marketing, and presentation.
  3. High school diploma or equivalent required.
  4. Candidate should understand and honor the values of the Sisters of the St. Scholastica Monastery.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.

The Monastery is an equal opportunity employer.

Send cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference by email to [email protected] or mail to:

St. Scholastica Monastery
1001 Kenwood Ave
Duluth, MN 55811-2300
ATTN: Sister Helen Giesen

Applications accepted until position is filled.  

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