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President, The Art Emporium

Job Title and Job Description

President, The Art Emporium

Order art materials--both regular stock and special orders,maintain inventory, oversee staff, wait on custom framing and art supply customers, deal with complaints.

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

Although this is a retail store, many customers are looking for artists for commercial and fine art purposes, i.e., advertising, calligraphy, caricatures and portraits. Our staff are all trained artists and often respond personally to these requests.

What new technology will be important?

Web design, computer art

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

Love of artwork, various art courses after high school, desire to be in art-related field and deal with artists on a daily basis.

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

Knowledge of various art mediums including computer applications. To succeed one needs energy, a desire to learn, and good selling techniques.

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

No, I was always interested in a career in art, but owning an art supply store never entered my mind.

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Athletic / Physical 1-Not Important 
Bilingual 1-Not Important  
Computer Technology 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Creative Thinking 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Interpersonal 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Investigative / Fact Finding 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
leadership and Supervising 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Logical Thinking 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Math 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Mechanical Understanding 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Sales and Negotiation 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Scientific and Experimental 1-Not Important 
Social Service / Helping Skills 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Teaching / Instructing 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Verbal Communication 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 1-Not Important 
Understanding Yourself 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Writing 1-Not Important 
 

Interview By: Bonnie