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Shop Manager at Christopher Butterworth


We are looking for a confident and friendly shop manager, with a keen interest in the decorative arts of the 18th - 20th centuries, to work in our shop on Pimlico Road. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone who is genuinely interested to learn, take on responsibility and progress within the business. Christopher is extremely knowledgeable and happy to share that connoisseurship.



Christopher Butterworth Antiques sells fine, rare, witty and eye-catching antique lighting: lamps, lanterns,

wall lights and chandeliers in a mix of styles and eras from the 17th century to the 1970s. We source the most beautiful pottery and porcelain vases, many of which are subtly repurposed as exquisite table lamps, along with a multitude of pieces that were originally made to light elegant, arty and grand homes.



  • Responsible, reliable and trustworthy.

  • Friendly, confident & charming, able to put customers at ease in person, on the phone & via email.

  • Someone who is keen to learn more in this field and understand the trade, someone who appreciates craftsmanship and enjoys the history.

  • An eye for colour, form and interior design.

  • Able to write confidently in English.

  • Organised, staying on top of processes, and running the day to day business.

  • Happy to muck in at antiques fairs, cleaning & dusting antiques, arranging shop windows and maintaining the shop.

  • Someone proactive, with ideas to improve the running of the business.

  • There is some physicality in the antique trade, as items can be both heavy and fragile. A willingness and confidence to lift, carry and reach, along with physical awareness is helpful.



  • Art & antiques retail experience

  • Experience running a shop and/or with visual merchandising

  • Social Media

  • Photography and editing software

  • Client management

  • Art & antiques knowledge, (ie: of art movements, historic lighting types etc)

  • Driving licence (to be able to help ad hoc with some collections and deliveries).

  • Languages

  • Some basic accounts knowledge



  • You will be running the shop 5 days a week, making sales, dealing with private clients and interior designers.

  • Managing client relationships and providing details for requested items.

  • Managing relationships and timetables with restorers, electricians and ultimately the clients.

  • Organising the shop, keeping it clean and tidy.

  • Taking payments, writing invoices and organising collections. 

  • Taking photographs of stock and uploading with details to the website.

  • Running our social media account and other marketing.



  • Salary 25 - 35K (dependent on experience and ability, and progressing with increased responsibility)

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays

  • Pension

  • Potential for travel on sourcing trips to France & Italy.


Please send your CV and cover letter to

Interviews ASAP to start in September. Closing date 22 August. We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet all the criteria.

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