Martha's Vineyard Interior Design is now looking for energetic, self starters willing to work in a collaborative environment. To apply, please submit your resume and portfolio below.
Store Manager / Design Associate
Bespoke Abode is a seasonal lifestyle boutique located in the heart of Vineyard Haven. Founded by Martha's Vineyard Interior Design, Bespoke Abode carries furniture, floor coverings, window treatments, lighting, home accessories, gifts & more. Every item in the shop is hand-selected to reflect our client’s lifestyles and bring joy to their homes.
Bespoke Abode and Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design are led by Principals Liz Stiving-Nichols, Allied ASID, and Liane Thomas, Assoc. AIA, who have over 30 years of combined experience in high-end residential design.
We are seeking a creative, organized, and highly motivated candidate to manage Bespoke Abode’s retail operations and assist with interior design projects for MVID. This role is paid hourly with an added commission incentive.
Partner with firm principals to select seasonal inventory in line with Bespoke Abode & MVID aesthetic, design trends, and sales history
Hire, train, schedule, and appropriately delegate work to sales associates
Lead store merchandising strategy and creation of compelling window displays
Manage point of sale system, including training associates on usage and providing both regular and ad hoc reporting on sales trends throughout season
Manage Bespoke Abode social media and assist in growth of Bespoke Abode brand recognition
Promotional planning – recommend timing and strategy of seasonal sales based on customer insights
Become resident expert on custom window treatments and assist clients with highly profitable custom orders
Spearhead efforts to grow Bespoke Abode’s off-season profitability, including ecommerce opportunities
Manage ordering, tracking and receiving of Bespoke Abode inventory
Assist as needed with MVID interior design projects – responsibilities may include client communications, photoshoot styling, product ordering, and more
Proven success in a retail sales environment (references required) – management experience preferred
Experience working with a point of sale system, ideally QuickBooks
The ability to understand, analyze and report on sales trends and respond nimbly to this information
Experience taking annual inventory
Extremely strong communication and interpersonal skills
The ability to problem-solve creatively, identifying problems and assuming responsibility to ensure they are resolved appropriately
A customer focus with dedication to establishing and maintaining effective client relationships, and going above and beyond to anticipate needs and exceed expectations
Driver’s license and access to a car
Ability to work on weekends and occasional evenings
Candidate must be located on island full-time between the months of April and October
Not required but highly desirable:
Knowledge of custom window treatments
Proficiency in CAD, Illustrator, and/or Photoshop
As a growing small business with increased client demand, MVID is seeking to add an experienced interior designer and project manager to the team.
Developing plans and designs for the interior of high-end residential projects based on the needs of each client. Designs must balance function and aesthetic to enhance the living spaces of our discerning clientele. Project scopes range and may include all manner of interior décor and architecture, including color and material selections, wallcovering, fixtures, furnishings, etc.
Creating drawings, presentations, and product proposals and meeting with clients to present these in person.
Fully managing projects, including directing the work of Design Assistants and coordinating the work of contractors.
Balancing multiple projects at once with consistent attention to detail and a focus on client relations.
The Interior Designer will report to the firm’s Principals.
A wide degree of creativity and latitude will be expected in this role. Qualified candidates must be familiar with design and construction concepts, practices, and procedures. The role relies on extensive experience and good judgment to accomplish goals. Candidates must have:
Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Project Management with experience in Residential Interior Design
Bachelor's degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture
Proficiency in CAD, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office
NCIDQ Certification preferred but not necessary. Knowledge of custom window treatments is a plus. Familiarity with interior design software IVY also a plus.
This job is full-time, and the candidate must be willing to relocate to Martha’s Vineyard.
Candidates may apply below or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org