Retail Manager – Seasonal – Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville (Chicago)

Danforth Pewter - Chicago, IL4.0

Temporary | Contract | CommissionEstimated: $32,000 - $43,000 a year

What are you doing forthe holidays?! We’re in at Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville in Chicago … and we’re so excited! We seek an experienced retailmanager to set up and run our holiday pop-up shop at ChristkindlmarketWrigleyville for 40 days in Chicago (11/15-12/31).

Job functions:

  • Setting up, organizing and breaking down all temporary store operations in this remote location and allocating responsibilities to staff effectively
  • Hiring 2-3 part time retail associates to effectivelystaff the retail presence
  • Scheduling associates to meet the needs of the event andmaximize productivity and profit for the duration of the event
  • Adapting professionally and effectively and with a greatdeal of independence to changing circumstances with regard to staffing,scheduling, weather and the needs of the event and the customers
  • Supervising and guiding staff toward maximum performanceduring the duration of their employ
  • Merchandising effectively to maximize sales
  • Effectively maintaining inventory and insightfullyplacing additional orders for shipment to site as needed
  • Providing daily marketing updates to communicatepresence via social media through the marketing department
  • Using varied POS systems and applying basic knowledge ofthe technology used to support electronic sales functions
  • Building and maintaining a positive work environment tomaximize morale and enthusiasm among the Chicago team for the duration of theevent
  • Building and maintaining strong working relationshipswith the on-site team and associated vendors and facility management staff


  • Previous retail management experience (3-5 years)
  • Event and trade show coordination experience preferred,but not required
  • Track record of over-achieving sales quota
  • Strong demonstrated ability to manage human resources
  • Familiar with POS systems and retail purchase practices
  • Customer orientation and ability to adapt/respond todifferent types of characters
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage timeeffectively
  • Ability to stand and lift and bend for an 8 hour shift asneeded
  • High school diploma or equivalent; collegedegree preferred

Job Types: Temporary, Contract, Commission


  • Retail Management: 3 years (Required)


  • Associate (Preferred)

Contract Length:

  • 2 months or less

Contract Renewal:

  • Possible

Full Time Opportunity:

  • Yes

Additional Compensation:

  • Store Discounts
  • Bonuses
  • Commission

Work Location:

  • One location

Employment Length:

  • 1 - 3 months

Pay frequency:

  • Every other week

Work needed:

  • Evenings
  • Weekends
  • Holidays

Paid Training:

  • Yes

Physical Requirements:

  • Standing
  • Stooping
  • Kneeling
  • Pushing
  • Pulling
  • Repetitive lifting
  • Walking


  • Ops Manager

Shifts announced:

  • N/A - fixed schedules


  • Day

Employees working per shift:

  • 5 or fewer

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative
  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma


  • Weekends required
  • Holidays required
  • Day shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday