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Details for Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers


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


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


  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
  • Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

Education, Training, Experience

  • Education - Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
  • Training - Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
  • Experience - Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.


  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • 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.


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