Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers

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About the Job

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

It is also Called

  • Apparel Merchandiser
  • Chain Sales Representative
  • Decorator
  • Director of Display
  • Display Artist
  • Display Associate
  • Display Coordinator
  • Display Decorator
  • Display Department Manager
  • Display Designer

What They Do

  • Create or enhance mannequin faces by mixing and applying paint or attaching measured eyelash strips, using artist's brush, airbrush, pins, ruler, or scissors.
  • Install decorations, such as flags, banners, festive lights, or bunting on or in building, street, exhibit hall, or booth.
  • Install booths, exhibits, displays, carpets, or drapes, as guided by floor plan of building or specifications.
  • Cut out designs on cardboard, hardboard, or plywood, according to motif of event.
  • Prepare sketches, floor plans, or models of proposed displays.
  • Store, pack, and maintain records of props and display items.
  • Instruct sales staff in color coordination of clothing racks or counter displays.
  • Attend training sessions or corporate planning meetings to obtain new ideas for product launches.
  • Select themes, lighting, colors, or props to be used.
  • Maintain props and mannequins, inspecting them for imperfections and applying preservative coatings as necessary.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: AER.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Artistic interests, but also prefer Enterprising and Realistic environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Independence and Achievement in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Education Required

These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

LMI Region

Wages

In 2013, the average annual wage in New Jersey was $31,730 with most people making between $18,950 and $45,170

Outlook

During 2008, this occupation employed approximately 3,300 people in New Jersey. It is projected that there will be 3,350 employed in 2018.

This occupation will have approximately 100 job openings annually.