“The product is fun and lets me flex my creative muscles every season, but the best part of working here honestly, is the team. The people I work with are amazing, and that counts for a lot in the design industry!”

Sean, Designer

Visual Merchandising Internship
in CA - San Francisco

Job Description

Gymboree Group, Inc. is a portfolio of children's brands operating specialty retail stores with high-quality clothes and accessories. Our family of brands includes: Gymboree, Janie and Jack, and Crazy 8. Since our start in 1976, we have grown from offering mom-and-baby classes in the San Francisco Bay Area to currently operating hundreds of retail stores throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, along with franchises around the world. We believe that respect for the customer, respect for the brand, and respect for each other are at the core of everything we do.

Gymboree Group, Inc. is looking for a qualified interns to join our diverse team in the San Francisco corporate offices. The intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of Visual Merchandising. This will be a paid full-time summer internship, with an expected start date of 06/04/2018 and an expected end date of 08/03/2018.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Visual Merchandising Intern’s specific duties include, but may not be limited to:

  • Assist in creation of seasonal floor sets and window presentations to ensure we are relevant in the competitive landscape while continuing to push the brand(s) forward

  • Perform analysis of selling of items by placement with data from merchant/ planning teams

  • Prepare presentations of the competitive landscape in visual merchandising through comp shopping or pulling swipe to drive more innovation in floor sets and window presentations.

  • Research trend and store experience in relation to the next season’s floor set.

  • Perform basic photo shop work for brand presentation books.

  • Work closely with mentor to build skill sets to encompass a mix of creative and operational skills.

  • Maintain and organize samples prior to floor set prep and post book production.

  • Maintain tracking of current trends in the market place.

  • Participate in team meetings and store working sessions.

Job Requirements

  • Currently enrolled and pursuing or recently completed Bachelors or Master’s degree at an accredited university, preferably in a visual merchandising and/or merchandising major.

  • Strong computer skills, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Creative Suites (In Design, Photoshop) are a must-have.

  • Possess excellent communication skills, both written & verbal and must have the ability to communicate effectively.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills and be able to manage multiple tasks, prioritize urgent needs and meet deadlines.

  • Proactive, work independently as well as with a team.
  • Be flexible and enjoy a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment, and have an interest in a career in the Retail industry.
  • Team player who can flex in other brands as support if necessary.

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71 Stevenson Street
San Francisco, CA  94105

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