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

 

R.J. Julia Booksellers Gifts Buyer

R.J. Julia Booksellers is currently looking for an experienced, energetic and detail-oriented Gifts Buyer to buy and merchandise sidelines and gift items for the store. This is a part-time position (20-25 hours per week). The successful candidate will have 3 years of buying experience in a busy retail environment, with the proven ability to manage budgets, and inventory mix and levels. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize and follow-through are also required.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter, resume and salary requirements by e-mail to books@rjjulia.com. Submissions sent via snail mail to R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT  06443 (Attn: Store Manager) are also accepted.

 

R.J. Julia Booksellers 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.

Description: This position is responsible for event management.  There are approximately 200+ 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

Hours: Per Diem; days, nights and weekends, no more than 7 hours/week

Compensation: $8.70/hour

To apply, please send a brief cover letter and copy of your resume to events@rjjulia.com – no phone calls, please. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

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