Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers

Plan and erect commercial displays, such as those in windows and interiors of retail stores and at trade exhibitions.

Median Annual Wage: $26,590

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (39%); Some college, no degree (20%); Bachelor's degree (18%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Visual Merchandiser (VM); Merchandiser; Decorator; Display Associate; Display Specialist; Display Decorator; Visual Manager; Visual Merchandising Specialist; In-Store Marketing Associate; Visual Merchandising Manager

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  • Arrange properties, furniture, merchandise, backdrops, or other accessories, as shown in prepared sketches.
  • Change or rotate window displays, interior display areas, or signage to reflect changes in inventory or promotion.
  • Place prices or descriptive signs on backdrops, fixtures, merchandise, or floor.
  • Consult with store managers, buyers, sales associates, housekeeping staff, or engineering staff to determine appropriate placement of displays or products.
  • Maintain props, products, or mannequins, inspecting them for imperfections, doing touch-ups, cleaning up after customers, or applying preservative coatings as necessary.
  • Develop ideas or plans for merchandise displays or window decorations.
  • Assemble or set up displays, furniture, or products in store space while utilizing colors, lights, pictures, or other accessories to display the product.
  • Select themes, lighting, colors, or props to be used.
  • Install booths, exhibits, displays, carpets, or drapes, as guided by floor plan of building or specifications.
  • Consult with advertising or sales staff to determine type of merchandise to be featured and time and place for each display.
  • Attend training sessions or corporate planning meetings to obtain new ideas for product launches.
  • Collaborate with others to obtain products or other display items.
  • Construct or assemble displays or display components from fabric, glass, paper, or plastic, using hand tools or woodworking power tools, according to specifications.
  • Obtain plans from display designers or display managers and discuss their implementation with clients or supervisors.
  • Take photographs of displays or signage.

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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers.

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