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Visual merchandisers

OaSIS code 64100.02

Visual merchandisers plan, create and implement windows and in-store displays.

Overview

Also known as

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Design and implement window and interior displays
  • Assemble visual retail displays to promote products, promotional events and seasonal change overs
  • Ensure visual displays comply with brand guidelines and standards, including organization's culture, image and target market
  • Set up lighting systems to create a visual atmosphere

Additional information

  • Technical or sales training programs may be provided by employers.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Cashiers (65100)
  • Stock clerk - retail (in 65102.00 Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

6 – Sales and service occupations

TEER

4 – Occupations usually require a secondary school diploma; or several weeks of on-the-job training

Major group

64 – Sales and service representatives and other customer and personal services occupations

Sub-major group

641 – Retail salespersons and non-technical wholesale trade sales and account representatives

Minor group

6410 – Retail salespersons and non-technical wholesale trade sales and account representatives

Unit group

64100 – Retail salespersons and visual merchandisers

Occupational profile

64100.02 – Visual merchandisers

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Communicating with Coworkers
2 - Low Level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
2 - Low Level
Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics
2 - Low Level
Handling and Moving Objects
2 - Low Level
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
2 - Low Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
1 - Very little time
Standing
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
3 - About half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
3 - About half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
2 - Somewhat important
Frequency
3 - Once a week or more but not every day

Workplaces/employers

  • Retail stores
  • Wholesale businesses

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Colour Perception
3 - Moderate Level
Far Vision
3 - Moderate Level
Arm-Hand Steadiness
2 - Low Level
Auditory Attention
2 - Low Level
Body Flexibility
2 - Low Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Negotiating
3 - Moderate Level
Oral Communication: Active Listening
3 - Moderate Level
Coordinating
2 - Low Level
Critical Thinking
2 - Low Level
Decision Making
2 - Low Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important
Creativity
4 - Highly important
Active Learning
3 - Important