Your Strategic Partner
STARTING A NEW MUSEUM STORE
Steps for success
Fixture Design, custom or pre fabricated
Lighting Design and advice
Point of Sale and help deciding what is a good fit for your reporting needs
Product mix and categorization
Decide on how UBIT taxes will affect your institution
Sales permits, policies & procedures
Buying plans and establishing who your target audience is
CUSTOM PRODUCTS FOR YOUR STORE
Make your merchandise unique to your institution
What makes your institution stand out? Let's focus on that and come up with products that can only be purchased at your museum. I have taken numerous courses on copyright and served on the copyright committee for the University of Oklahoma for more than 7 years. I have also taken many courses on UBIT tax law from Paula Goedert as well as sharing what works with my museum store peers.
VISITOR SERVICES AND WAYFINDING
Which way do I go?
I have experience in training the point person who greets your patrons and sets the stage for their visit. I can consult on signage around your building and mapping. I can also help your organization construct a visitor services team that can train docents and guards on what to say when visitors ask unusual questions. I can help with discussion of emergencies and explore and train staff what the action plans should be in all types of circumstances.
EXISTING STORE RENOVATION
Have an existing store that has lost it's shine?I can revitalize it with:
BRANDING OR REBRANDING
My services are customized to meet the specific needs of each client. I work collaboratively throughout the entire process and guarantee measurable results. Contact me to find out how I can help today.
BUYING AND STAYING ON TREND
Take the worry out of what will be purchased for sale in your store and let me do your buying! I can formulate PO's for a director to approve and do the legwork of attending markets for your institution. I am also well versed in finding local artists and approaching them to make items for sale in your store.
TRAINING YOUR EXISTING STAFF
Maybe there are some questionable hires or shrinkage in your store. I can help with that. Do you need to hire some go getters? I can make the job fun again! Does your manager need some new ideas on merchandising for an upcoming exhibition? I can do that too!