Today is Talk like a Pirate Day.
No seriously.
So avast ye mateys – ye scurvey dogs.
If ye be unemployed and shite, than consider ye a posting with ye Pirate Store.
*****Posted to most loveable Craigslist*******
store manager (purveyer of pirate supplies and events planner)
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Date: 2004-09-16, 11:31AM PDT
826 Valencia’s pirate supply store is looking for a store manager. It is a small store with a very fast paced atmosphere. We offer many treasures for sale including eye patches, antique nautical supplies, pirate flags, and student publications. Proceeds from the pirate supply store support the 826 Valencia Writing Center. We help students, ages 8 to 18, develop their writing skills in the areas of fiction, nonfiction, and English as a second language. We offer free drop-in tutoring, workshops, and school field trips. Additionally, we provide space and guidance for students who wish to create their own story collections, zines, and other publications
We are searching for a Store Manager to expand this business. This position will be located at 826 Valencia in San Francisco, California. It offers an excellent opportunity to be a part of a creative environment. This position requires an outgoing personality, attention to detail, and resourcefulness. Retail and administrative experience is a must. An art background is a plus! Please send all inquiries and resumes to: Nínive Calegari at
* Generates sales
* Manage the Sales Department and all sales related activities to ensure company growth objectives are met
* Hire, train, and motivate sales personnel
* Manage and develop key accounts and inventory
* Purchasing, merchandising, shipping and receiving inventory
* Develop market specific sales strategies
* Develop and manage the operational budgets for the sales and marketing departments
* Direct the production of all print and electronic advertising including print ads, product catalog, product data sheets, newsletters, press releases, and price lists
* Manage the company web site
* Direct the development of new product labels and packaging as required
* Supports efforts in scheduling activities (e.g., annual events and fundraisers, maintaining calendars, developing community relationships with local businesses, etc.)
* Maintains executive files and filing systems for vendors
* Handles personal contacts, including extensive contact with key business partners; ensuring all contacts and communication are handled with finesse, diplomacy, and a high level of professionalism
* Supports overall day-to-day functions of the office including the fish tank
* Provides administrative/marketing support for the 826 Valencia Writing Project
* At least 2+ years’ previous experience/responsibilities in retail
*Experience in non-profits is a plus
*Bachelor Degree in Business or related field is also a plus
* 2 years general administrative experience
* Proven computer abilities, Windows (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Internet and email required
* Outstanding verbal and written communication
* Strong orientation for customer-service
* Outstanding attention to detail
* Outstanding organization and time management skills
* Proven ability to manage multiple projects and work well under time and other constraints
* Strong analytical and decision-making skills
* Strong presentation skills
* Ability to work on multiple projects with minimal direction
* Creativity and resourcefulness
826 Valencia
826 Valencia Street btw 19th and 20th
San Francisco, California 94110
phone (415) 642-5905 ext 207
fax (415) 642-5858

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