Mannequin Decorator Career

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

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Mannequin Decorator Career

What Mannequin Decorators do:

  • Change or rotate window displays, interior display areas, or signage to reflect changes in inventory or promotion.
  • Arrange properties, furniture, merchandise, backdrops, or other accessories, as shown in prepared sketches.
  • Plan commercial displays to entice and appeal to customers.
  • Develop ideas or plans for merchandise displays or window decorations.
  • Consult with advertising or sales staff to determine type of merchandise to be featured and time and place for each display.
  • Place prices or descriptive signs on backdrops, fixtures, merchandise, or floor.
  • Construct or assemble displays or display components from fabric, glass, paper, or plastic, using hand tools or woodworking power tools, according to specifications.
  • Collaborate with others to obtain products or other display items.
  • Obtain plans from display designers or display managers and discuss their implementation with clients or supervisors.
  • Take photographs of displays or signage.
  • Use computers to produce signage.
  • Install decorations, such as flags, banners, festive lights, or bunting on or in building, street, exhibit hall, or booth.
  • Cut out designs on cardboard, hardboard, or plywood, according to motif of event.
  • Select themes, lighting, colors, or props to be used.
  • Attend training sessions or corporate planning meetings to obtain new ideas for product launches.
  • Prepare sketches, floor plans, or models of proposed displays.
  • Store, pack, and maintain records of props and display items.
  • Dress mannequins for displays.
  • Instruct sales staff in color coordination of clothing racks or counter displays.
  • Maintain props and mannequins, inspecting them for imperfections and applying preservative coatings as necessary.
  • 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 booths, exhibits, displays, carpets, or drapes, as guided by floor plan of building or specifications.

What work activities are most important?

Importance Activities

Handling and Moving Objects - Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.

Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

Performing General Physical Activities - Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

Thinking Creatively - Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

Communicating with Persons Outside Organization - Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.

Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public - Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.

Processing Information - Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.

Scheduling Work and Activities - Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

Analyzing Data or Information - Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

Developing Objectives and Strategies - Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.

Selling or Influencing Others - Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.

Holland Code Chart for a Mannequin Decorator