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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 email@example.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.
· 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
To apply, please send a brief cover letter and copy of your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org – no phone calls, please. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
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