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RETAIL MANAGER, GARDEN CHAIN: Creating Art In Green Spaces

About this video 

Michael oversees a number of stores that specialize in garden supplies and products. It's a fun and really creative job, planning and executing the look and layout of each store. There are many aspects of retail related to art, and it's been an excellent application of his degree in and passion for Graphic Design.

Degree: Graphic Design
Job Title: Retail Manager, Garden Chain

Job Summary: Retail Store Manager

Job Description

Store managers supervise a retail organization's staff, meet customer needs and plan and coordinate sales, merchandising and budgeting. In order to effectively perform the multitude of tasks required, managers should work well under pressure and with deadlines, and have significant experience in retail business and human resources. They also need strong leadership, interpersonal and multitasking skills.

On-the-Job Training

Limited on-the-job training. Most managers will have worked in retail previously as salespeople.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$20,000 - $60,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
6 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Flexible
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, Teamwork, People skills

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m='13025'>the</span> <span m='13300'>retail</span> <span m='13590'>that</span> <span m='13700'>we</span> <span m='13820'>do</span> <span m='14310'>right</span> <span m='14550'>now</span> <span m='15010'>is</span> <span m='15820'>along</span> <span m='16070'>the</span> <span m='16140'>lines</span> <span m='16470'>of</span> <span m='17120'>garden</span> <span m='17480'>stores.</span> </p><p><span m='17910'>So</span> <span m='18090'>we</span> <span m='18220'>do</span> <span m='18370'>a</span> <span m='18410'>lot</span> <span m='18670'>with</span> <span m='19500'>plants,</span> <span m='20270'>wind</span> <span m='20560'>chimes,</span> <span m='22730'>a</span> <span m='22800'>lot</span> <span m='22990'>of</span> <span m='23060'>gardening</span> <span m='23630'>tools,</span> <span m='24750'>anything</span> <span m='25030'>you</span> <span m='25120'>can</span> <span m='25240'>think</span> <span m='25410'>about</span> <span m='25690'>that</span> <span m='25770'>would</span> <span m='25890'>go</span> <span m='26050'>in</span> <span m='26100'>the</span> <span m='26180'>yard and</span> <span m='26600'>that</span> <span m='26730'>kind</span> <span m='26860'>of</span> <span m='26910'>stuff.</span> <span m='27180'>So it's</span> <span m='27290'>really</span> <span m='27520'>fun,</span> <span m='28000'>really</span> <span m='28430'>creative</span> <span m='29060'>stuff,</span> <span m='29450'>flowers,</span> <span m='29940'>plants,</span> <span m='30350'>a</span> <span m='30760'>lot</span> <span m='31020'>of</span> <span m='31110'>artistic</span> <span m='32680'>input</span> <span m='33050'>into</span> <span m='33290'>it</span> <span m='33590'>as</span> <span m='33770'>well.</span> </p><p><span m='34500'>Basically</span> <span m='35430'>I</span> <span m='35790'>went</span> <span m='35990'>to</span> <span m='36100'>college</span> <span m='37140'>for</span> <span m='37340'>graphic</span> <span m='37650'>design</span> <span m='38050'>illustration.</span> <span m='39150'>And</span> <span m='40550'>I</span> <span m='40750'>got</span> <span m='41010'>into</span> <span m='41290'>retail</span> <span m='42620'>at</span> <span m='42750'>an</span> <span m='42850'>early</span> <span m='43220'>age</span> <span m='44750'>anticipating</span> <span m='45630'>that</span> <span m='45760'>I</span> <span m='45790'>would</span> <span m='45960'>ultimately</span> <span m='46630'>end</span> <span m='46800'>up</span> <span m='46940'>in</span> <span m='47040'>a</span> <span m='47090'>graphic</span> <span m='47530'>design</span> <span m='48510'>type</span> <span m='48780'>position.</span> <span m='49290'>But</span> <span m='49440'>I</span> <span m='49510'>felt</span> <span m='49790'>in</span> <span m='49830'>love</span> <span m='49950'>with</span> <span m='50060'>retail</span> <span m='50530'>at</span> <span m='50600'>an</span> <span m='50710'>early</span> <span m='50970'>age.</span> <span m='51980'>I</span> <span m='52260'>really</span> <span m='52550'>liked</span> <span m='52890'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='53070'>And</span> <span m='53980'>there</span> <span m='55070'>are</span> <span m='55230'>so</span> <span m='55390'>many</span> <span m='55570'>aspects</span> <span m='56050'>of</span> <span m='56160'>retail</span> <span m='56730'>that are</span> <span m='57360'>directly</span> <span m='57830'>related</span> <span m='58320'>to</span> <span m='58570'>art,</span> <span m='59712'>and</span> <span m='60120'>shape,</span> <span m='60570'>and</span> <span m='60680'>merchandising,</span> <span m='61400'>and</span> <span m='61480'>pulling</span> <span m='61770'>things</span> <span m='62010'>together,</span> <span m='62390'>and</span> <span m='62480'>telling</span> <span m='62750'>stories,</span> <span m='63310'>and</span> <span m='63570'>theme,</span> <span m='64700'>and</span> <span m='64870'>all</span> <span m='65000'>that</span> <span m='65190'>kind</span> <span m='65330'>of</span> <span m='65390'>stuff.</span> <span m='65700'>So</span> <span m='66540'>it</span> <span m='66600'>was</span> <span m='66700'>one</span> <span m='66820'>of</span> <span m='66860'>those</span> <span m='67050'>things</span> <span m='67320'>where</span> <span m='67500'>I</span> <span m='68570'>got</span> <span m='68790'>into</span> <span m='69080'>it</span> <span m='69160'>not</span> <span m='69400'>thinking</span> <span m='69820'>that</span> <span m='69980'>I</span> <span m='70040'>would</span> <span m='70270'>say,</span> <span m='70770'>but</span> <span m='71510'>here</span> <span m='71730'>I</span> <span m='71790'>am</span> <span m='71910'>27</span> <span m='72430'>years</span> <span m='72640'>later,</span> <span m='72960'>and</span> <span m='73060'>I</span> <span m='73120'>love</span> <span m='73340'>it.</span> <span m='73570'>It's</span> <span m='74030'>great.</span> </p><p><span m='74450'>If</span> <span m='74790'>I</span> <span m='74850'>could</span> <span m='75000'>go</span> <span m='75160'>back</span> <span m='75610'>and</span> <span m='75740'>give</span> <span m='75900'>myself</span> <span m='76340'>advice,</span> <span m='76900'>it</span> <span m='76970'>would</span> <span m='77080'>be</span> <span m='77240'>this.</span> <span m='77970'>Don't</span> <span m='78250'>worry</span> <span m='78700'>so</span> <span m='78930'>much.</span> <span m='79540'>Go</span> <span m='79810'>have</span> <span m='80100'>fun.</span> <span m='80630'>Think</span> <span m='80840'>about</span> <span m='81050'>the</span> <span m='81130'>things</span> <span m='81400'>that you</span> <span m='81690'>really</span> <span m='81950'>like</span> <span m='82210'>to</span> <span m='82330'>do</span> <span m='82730'>that</span> <span m='82910'>really</span> <span m='83190'>appeal</span> <span m='83530'>to</span> <span m='83630'>you.</span> <span m='85120'>Sure,</span> <span m='85360'>you</span> <span m='85470'>need</span> <span m='85620'>to</span> <span m='85670'>go</span> <span m='85820'>to</span> <span m='85890'>college,</span> <span m='86310'>and</span> <span m='86930'>that's</span> <span m='87140'>a</span> <span m='87170'>good</span> <span m='87330'>thing.</span> <span m='87970'>I'm</span> <span m='88170'>not saying</span> <span m='88400'>everybody</span> <span m='88730'>has</span> <span m='88990'>to,</span> <span m='89110'>but</span> <span m='89220'>it's</span> <span m='89330'>a</span> <span m='89390'>really</span> <span m='89650'>good</span> <span m='89810'>idea.</span> </p><p><span m='90420'>It's</span> <span m='90610'>really</span> <span m='90910'>good</span> <span m='91220'>to</span> <span m='92550'>really</span> <span m='92820'>push and</span> <span m='93280'>further</span> <span m='93500'>your</span> <span m='93680'>education.</span> <span m='94200'>That's</span> <span m='94330'>important.</span> <span m='95390'>But</span> <span m='95780'>have</span> <span m='96000'>fun.</span> <span m='96270'>Look</span> <span m='96550'>for</span> <span m='96630'>the</span> <span m='96730'>things</span> <span m='97190'>that</span> <span m='97510'>appeal</span> <span m='98100'>to</span> <span m='98180'>you.</span> <span m='98370'>Don't</span> <span m='98580'>worry</span> <span m='98800'>about</span> <span m='99060'>so</span> <span m='99140'>much</span> <span m='99310'>what</span> <span m='99470'>about</span> <span m='99630'>other</span> <span m='99810'>people</span> <span m='100110'>think.</span> <span m='100790'>Unfortunately,</span> <span m='101270'>in</span> <span m='101330'>this</span> <span m='101510'>country,</span> <span m='102010'>we</span> <span m='102640'>tend</span> <span m='102940'>to</span> <span m='103010'>be</span> <span m='103800'>much</span> <span m='104010'>more</span> <span m='104200'>material</span> <span m='105030'>and</span> <span m='105120'>much</span> <span m='105310'>more</span> <span m='105460'>concerned</span> <span m='105910'>about</span> <span m='106110'>money</span> <span m='106620'>and</span> <span m='107010'>material</span> <span m='107570'>things.</span> </p><p><span m='108960'>But</span> <span m='109260'>the</span> <span m='109380'>cool</span> <span m='109620'>thing</span> <span m='109780'>about</span> <span m='109950'>this</span> <span m='110120'>country</span> <span m='110630'>is</span> <span m='110810'>that</span> <span m='111160'>it</span> <span m='111530'>is</span> <span m='111950'>such</span> <span m='112300'>a</span> <span m='112360'>great</span> <span m='112630'>place.</span> <span m='113180'>If</span> <span m='113450'>you</span> <span m='113580'>find</span> <span m='113820'>what</span> <span m='113950'>you</span> <span m='114070'>like</span> <span m='114270'>to</span> <span m='114380'>do</span> <span m='115030'>and</span> <span m='115240'>have</span> <span m='115440'>a</span> <span m='115490'>passion</span> <span m='115930'>for</span> <span m='116010'>what</span> <span m='116170'>you</span> <span m='116270'>want</span> <span m='116400'>to</span> <span m='116450'>do</span> <span m='116750'>and</span> 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