The Studio Intern will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of sales operations within the retail studio providing support to the Studio Proprietor and Studio Account Executives. The intern will assist with various projects that will help generate sales and provide exceptional customer service to all customers consistent with the Design Within Reach mission.
Meeting and greeting all customers as they enter the studio welcoming them to Design Within Reach. This will include offering water as well as the latest DWR catalog for their perusal.
Assist with back office Studio operations such as organizing all fabric swatch samples, keeping accurate inventory of swatches on hand and placing timely replenishment orders.
Maintain inventory of all Studio marketing collateral such as catalogs, sale signage, seasonal promotional items and all office supplies
Tagging all furniture on the sales floor ensuring accurate vendor information and pricing
Expand the customer's connection to the brand by increasing email sign-up in the studio
Assist with customer My Deco presentations for customers who are interested in seeing how the products would look in their own space
Assist in the coordination of hosting in-house Studio design related events extending DWR's reach and involvement in the local design community
Assist in building and maintaining current relationships with Trade contacts in the local area. This would include dropping off recent catalogs, promotional items and various treats seasonally
Assist the Studio team with building strong working relationships with customers, fellow associates and corporate contacts.
Cooperate with fellow associates and promote a positive team spirit
Attend studio meetings, share information amongst peers and utilize the web and catalog
Demonstrate enthusiasm for modern design, interested in expanding current knowledge base of designers and products while keeping up on latest trends within the design industry.
Working towards a degree within Interior Design, Architecture, or related fields
Strong organizational and time management skills
Detail and process oriented - always willing to "go the extra mile"?
Posses outstanding problem-solving skills; follow through skills and is resourceful and creative.
Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written; conveys information in a clear and concise manner; asks appropriate probing questions.
Exceptional customer service skills with a "go the extra mile"? mentality
Team player. Cooperative, easily gains trust and support of peers and encourages collaboration.
Interested in self-development and is committed to continuous self improvement
Able to work evenings and weekends as needed.
PC proficiency, MS Word, Excel, PP, Outlook and Internet
Design Within Reach is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabilities).