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R.J. Julia Bookseller Job Offerings

R.J. Julia Booksellers is currently looking to fulfill the following positions:  Event CoordinatorEvent Host

Event Coordinator

R.J. Julia Booksellers

Part-time Position – 20/hr wk.

The primary objective of this position is to effectively coordinate and complete a variety of tasks related to R.J. Julia events programming.

Position: Events Coordinator

The R.J. Julia Booksellers Events Coordinator will assist with management of R. J. Julia's calendar of 300+ annual events; including promoting events and on-site supervision and execution of events both in the store and at off-site venues. 

Excellent interpersonal, communication, and computer skills are required with an emphasis on highly effective communications with publishers, authors and the media, as well as effective telephone and writing skills. 

Responsibilities:

  • Present/host events as needed in a style that provide a unique customer experience – to inspire loyalty and return visits from our current customers and attract new visitors to the store. 
  • Develop and execute all pre-event activities;
  • oversee related in-store event merchandising;
  • provide support for the production of the events calendar;
  • train, schedule and oversee event staff coverage, including appropriate hosts for the venue/event.

Required Qualifications:

  • Computer Skills: Applicants must be competent in Microsoft Word and Excel, Facebook and Twitter, and would ideally be familiar with Pinterest, Microsoft Publisher and Photoshop/Photo Editing.
  • Writing Skills:  Composing press releases, draft letters to area organizations, create flyers, etc.
  • Multi-tasking: This position includes a variety of tasks, so being able to multi-task is important.
  • Book Lover: Since we're in the business of books, ideal applicants will share our enthusiasm for the business. Knowledge of publishing, industry and media trends; competitors' practices and community related news and issues.   

To apply, please send a brief cover letter and copy of your resume to events@rjjulia.com.

 

Event Host

R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT is looking for an organized, responsible, creative and dynamic problem-solver to join our talented team of Event Hosts.

Event Hosts set up and host author readings, book signings and/or a variety of adult and children’s events.

DescriptionThis position is responsible for individual event management.  There are approximately 300+ events executed each year ranging from 15-300+ participants.

Responsibilities:

·         Event set-up and breakdown:

o   Set up folding chairs and moving furniture as necessary

o   Set up AV equipment if necessary

·         Author Services:

o   Greet author upon their arrival

o   Provide the author with an overview of the event

o   Show them the area where the event will take place

o   Offer them coffee/tea/refreshments, show them where the restroom is

o   Introduce the author with a brief biography and thanking guests for coming

o   Manage the signing line, photographs, etc

·         Audience Services:

o   Greet customers as they arrive and collect tickets, if necessary

o   Make sure prepaid books are picked up

o   Direct customers to the event space

·         Administrative Duties:

o   Take photos during event

o   Have author sign copies for stock

o   Have author sign pre-orders for customers not in attendance

o   Track book sales

o   Track attendance

o   Provide the author with a gift book

o   Compose a thank you note to the author

HoursPer Diem; days, nights and weekends, no more than 7 hours/week

To apply, please send a brief cover letter and copy of your resume to events@rjjulia.com.