General Store Manager, MS Ag Museum

This position is primarily the Manager for the General Store at the Ag Museum. The person would perform other administrative duties when needed (our staff members all wear many hats!). This is a full-time benefited position. We are looking for someone who would love to run a retail operation promoting Mississippi products and who would also love to talk to people about what the old time country store meant to our communities.  Fun Fun Fun job!!!

Lise Foy
Director, Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum
Mississippi Department of Agriculture & Commerce
1150 Lakeland Drive
Jackson, MS 39216
Phone: (601)-432-4512
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Main Street Manager Job Description

The successful Main Street Project Manager must:

Be as agile as a monkey because he or she spends so much time out on a limb;

Have a big chin, so he can lead with it;

Have a thick skin to ward off the stings of insult and ingratitude;

Have strong legs so she can stand on her own two feet all day long and still be limber enough to kneel at bedtime;

Have a deaf ear for flattery, a good ear for criticism and judgment to distinguish between the two;

Have a big mouth, so she won’t choke when she puts her foot in it, and a big appetite for swallowing her pride and eating her own words;

Have most of all, a rubber neck in order to:
Turn the other cheek,
Face reality,
Look back at history,
Forward to the future,
Confront the issues, and
Face the music….simultaneously!

He or she will:
Work under more pressure than a deep sea diver;

Get more criticism than a poor man with an ambitious mother-in-law;

Suffer more temptation than a shoplifter in a mint;

Be expected to be everywhere at once like the chaperone at a high school prom.

Moreover, this individual must be able to be gracious at the end of the year when congratulated for a job well done.

Please check back frequently for career opportunities with Main Street!


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