Unpaid Internship with Jayson Home and Garden

Jayson Home and Garden Internship

The Program: Jayson Home and Garden gives students hands-on training in their field of interest. Interns learn about day-to-day operations in running a successful high-end home furnishings and accessories retail store. Interns must commit to working a minimum of 10 hours per week. It is an unpaid internship, and a successful internship will not necessarily translate into permanent employment; however, interns are

given at least the same consideration as other candidates when job opportunities arise.

Learning Objectives include the following.

§ Gain knowledge of how to enter purchase orders into JHG database

§ Opportunity to create storyboards to rapidly develop brand concepts based on trends and get optimal products in showroom

§ Become skilled at writing and/or changing descriptions of merchandise on the Jayson Home and Garden website

§ Use personal creativity in creating and implementing window and store displays and/or rotate and breakdown displays while keeping the integrity of the Jayson Home and Garden brand.

§ Opportunity to strategically place merchandise according to season, trend, store layout, etc.

§ Assist in developing and implementing Jayson Home and Garden’s annual Flea Market

§ Research antiques and unique merchandise for use in Flea Market

§ Gain an understanding of the goals and challenges specifically related to high-end retail

Additional Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

§ Obtain merchandise requested by customer or receive merchandise selected by customer

§ Answer customer’s questions concerning location, price, and use of merchandise

§ Keep the showroom clean and orderly

Qualifications/Requirements:

§ Previous retail or customer service experience.

§ Ability to speak effectively with customers.

§ Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

§ Must be able to work with minimum amount of supervision during peak season hours.

§ Must be proactive in learning and willing to bring new ideas to colleagues.

Education/Training/Experience

§ Work and learning objectives will be reviewed on a monthly basis

§ College credit and professor contacts should be discussed, it is the student’s responsibility to make sure their supervisor has all necessary contacts and information.

Please forward your resume along with hours you are available to hiring@goltzgroup.com

This position is located at Jayson Home and Garden, 1885 N. Clybourn, Chicago, IL 60614

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