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Retail Visual Merchandiser - Grand Canyon South Rim


Posted by Xanterra Travel Collection on 06/11/2024

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Design & Development - Product, Retail - Sales

Company Type: TravelandTourism

State: AZ

City: Grand Canyon

Country: United States

Required Experience:

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $17.30/Hour

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel:

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within:

Job Description & Requirements

Live. Work. Explore. as a part of our Retail team in Grand Canyon National Park!

Grand Canyon National Park Lodges operates 6 hotels, 7 retail shops, and various restaurants and dining facilities in the historic Grand Canyon Village. No matter what your job is, you will be a proud steward of the park and play an essential role in providing warm and friendly hospitality to our guests! As one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Grand Canyon National Park is a place of remarkable beauty, peace, scenic grandeur and top-notch hospitality.

We’re hiring a Retail Visual Merchandising Coordinator to Live. Work. Explore. at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon!

Job Summary:
Responsible for the creation, planning, implementation, installation and maintenance of attractive merchandise displays, signage, graphics, online store photography, and retail department communication to promote product sales, NPS mission, and store image.

The Details:
Position Type: Full-Time, Year-Round
Pay: $17.30 per hour
Schedule: Typical schedule is 40 hours, 5 days/per week (may include weekends, evenings, and holidays)

Why Grand Canyon South Rim?
We are a welcoming community who work hard, share a real passion for the environment, and enjoy crafting memorable experiences for our guests. As part of the Xanterra Travel Collection®, we are the primary authorized concessionaire at the Grand Canyon South Rim, and proud stewards of the park.

Life at the South Rim:

  • Low-cost employee housing (dormitory-style) and on-site employee meals (cafeteria-style)
  • Free on-site laundry facility, free shuttle service, and Wi-Fi (limited bandwidth)
  • A fast-paced, exciting work environment with plenty of upward mobility and growth opportunities
  • Meet people of all ages from all over the country and world!

Benefits and Perks:

  • Rec Center – Fitness Equipment, Computers, and Free WiFi
  • Paid Day off on your birthday with restaurant & retail discounts
  • Discounted mule rides
  • Free Grand Canyon Railway Train Rides
  • Exclusive retail, lodging, and dining discounts at other Xanterra properties
  • Generous benefit program for eligible employees
  • 15% Verizon service/products discount
  • $350 Referral Bonus Program
  • The adventure of a lifetime!


  • Coordinates store displays, product placement, promotions, and all floor plan changes.
  • Responsible for the creation, planning, implementation, installation and maintenance of attractive merchandise displays, signage, graphics, online store photography, and retail department communication to promote product sales, NPS mission, store image and maintain visual merchandising standards per corporate directives.
  • Works closely with store managers and associates to incorporate merchandising programs and uphold company standards to maximize multi-item purchases and enhance guest experience.
  • Designs and coordinates signage for all South Rim retail locations. Creates signage to communicate promotional strategies for Grand Canyon retail stores including marketing coupons, banners, brochures, flyers, table tents, and promotional buttons.
  • Conducts standards review inspections in retail locations.
  • Works with on-site and corporate retail teams to plan and coordinate remodels including budgeting and ordering fixtures and hardware. Coordinates and documents all remodels with photographs.
  • Support associate training in merchandising concepts and standards.
  • Upholding safety and maintenance standards of retail areas.
  • Coordinates merchandise photography and descriptions for the online store. Assists with the layout and design of the online store.
  • Maintains photographic and reference records on all displays.
  • Complies with Xanterra’s environmental management system and conceives ways to improve environmental impact.
  • Work closely with Corporate Retail Director and South Rim Retail Director, analyzing sales reports and store priorities.
  • Work with buyers on merchandising changes, product development, and promotions.
  • Work with Retail Director and General Manager for store remodels.
  • Work with the Director of Store Design and Visual Merchandising on new fixtures, product placement, promotions, graphics, signage, and other store changes.
  • Work with NPS on interpretive signage and thematic merchandising.
  • Collaborate with vendors regarding the coordination of vendor-supplied fixtures.
  • Participate in property walk-throughs with VP and buyers at retail outlets.
  • Travel to other properties as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Previous retail experience, preferably in a tourist and souvenir-driven retail setting.
  • Experience as visual merchandiser in multi-store retail company preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Art, Graphic Design, Business, and/or Journalism preferred
  • Portfolio of merchandising displays, fixtures, visual concepts etc.
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Publisher, Outlook, Excel, and digital photography.
  • Organizational skills, drawing ability, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to accomplish physical aspects of the position including moderate to heavy lifting, long periods of standing and bending, and the ascent/descent of ladders.
  • Possess or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license and comply with Xanterra’s Company Vehicle Policy.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

About Xanterra Travel Collection

Xanterra Travel Collection® is the largest operator of lodges, restaurants, and concessions in the most renowned US national parks and the proud owner of tour companies, a cruise line, and a historic train.

Our story began in 1876 when Fred Harvey partnered with the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, pioneering hospitality for travelers journeying westward. Today, we continue this legacy of exceptional service and environmental stewardship.

Join our team and be part of our mission to provide Legendary Hospitality with a Softer Footprint. Whether for a season or a career, we have the perfect fit for you – explore job opportunities with us today!