Display Coordinator Job Profile and Description

Display Coordinators are responsible for successfully designing and implementing the display elements in department, mall or boutique store windows, front signages, platforms, and merchandise shelf spaces.   These artist/implementers go through the planning and development rigors to define the design elements and structural requirements to set them up properly.

Display Coordinator Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with the store owners, managers and technicians to develop the window display elements, incorporating static materials, technical wizardry and  lighting as well as animatronics to spice up the diaspora.
  • Supervise the work of craftsmen, carpenters, graphics designers, lighting and animatronic technicians in building the window display.
  • Create window display designs within approved budgets and technical capabilities of the store.
  • Supervise in the installation of prefabricated window display elements as designed.

Display Coordinator Skills and Specifications

  • Excellent supervisory and organizing as well as project management skills.
  • Excellent written communication skills in English
  • Must be highly creative, with an understanding of marketing and promotional aspects of product displays
  • Must be constantly abreast with popular trends in fashion and home furnishings

Display Coordinator Education and Qualifications

  • While a high school diploma is adequate for entry level positions, more employers prefer candidates with a college degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Arts or Applied Industrial Arts.
  • But a degree cant’ replace an artistic eye and a portfolio of implemented window displays is a must. A few years of experience in the design department for commercial application is an advantage
  • Must have knowledge of various textiles and materials as well as familiarity with power tools, basic construction techniques, and installation is preferred.

Display Coordinator Designer Salary

Salary median for most graphic display designers and coordinators is around $43,000 as reckoned in 2008.  The middle 50% earned between $32,600 and $56,600 with the lowest 10% getting $26,000 and the highest 10% earning up to $75,000.  Different stores will pay differently based on the location and prestige of the store.