Baker - Retail Assistant - Auckland, New Zealand

Karen Baker

Auckland, New Zealand


Retail Assistant

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


I have over 20 years experience in Fashion Retail,primarily Footwear.Six years as a commercial Artist in advertising and four years as a caterer in the Funeral Industry.I always strive for excellence in customer service and sales.

Work History

Retail Assistant


Business Owner



• 'Hevenlee Gifts' for Lee Kelleher working part time in her 'pop-up stores' in,
Epsom and in Parnell.
• I also work for myself. My business is an online bookstore called 'BookBliss'
selling second-hand books on 'Trademe' and 'Fishpond' websites.
• I started the business in July 2009. I have sold over 1000 books.

Retail Manager


Boutique bookstore, specialising in motivational, self help, health, spiritual
books, and gifts. It also had rooms that were used by health practitioners and life coaches.
• Sole charge position, my responsibilities were:
key holder, customer service, selling, window and stock display, answering the telephone and talking to customers. Ordering stock, processing stock on the computer, booking in customers for appointments with the practitioners,
Online sales, wrapping and posting out books.


My job responsibilities at Gattings were the preparation of gourmet cuisine, for events. Primarily funerals, weddings, cocktail parties, and corporate
functions. As well as setting up, serving and waitressing at these events.
• I worked with over fifty staff, being a good team player, working well with everyone.
• As one of the original staff members I also had the responsibility of training new staff.
• A very fast paced job, I took pride in achieving excellence in presentation and customer service.

customer service, fitting of shoes

Parnell store

, sole charge, key holder.
• My responsibilities being the display work, window dressing, selling,
customer service, fitting of shoes. I worked in the Newmarket store,
part-time, after I had my three children.

Retail Sales Assistant

Andrea Biani Ltd

My responsibilities were fitting and selling shoes, for men and women.
• Displaying shoes and doing window dressing for three of the

Retail Manager


Retail Assistant Manager


• Working as the Assistant Manager, for the women's division.
• My responsibilities were to Key holder, managing staff, selecting stock,
window and stock display, selling, customer service, training staff, banking.

Retail Sales Assistant


Finished Artist (Desk Top Publisher)

Queen Street stores

Artist in Advertising

, for my first six years of employment, after leaving high school.
• My responsibilities were Graphic design, layout and composition,
photographic work.
Working for:
• Rowe & Co Graphic Design (1 year)
• Atelier Advertising (2 years)
• Charles Haines Advertising (2 years)
• Rialto Advertising (1 year)

Qualifications & Certifications

Rangitoto College

Rangitoto College

Art History' for Rangitoto College

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