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Available Positions:

Lead Bookseller/Key Holder - Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore (Middletown)

Bookseller - RJ Julia Booksellers (Madison) and Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore (Middletown)

Event Host - RJ Julia Booksellers (Madison) and Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore (Middletown)

RJ Cafe & Bistro - Restaurant Staff (Madison)


Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore 

Position: Lead Bookseller/Key Holder

Location: Middletown, CT

RJ Julia Booksellers accepts applications for booksellers on a rolling basis.

The lead bookseller role is a key holding position within our store. Job responsibilities will include opening and closing the store. A bookseller in this role is expected to lead by example for the rest of our team, exemplifying excellence in customer engagement and service. Our booksellers are the heart and soul of the bookstore. If hired, you'll be joining a very special group of people who are passionate about books and providing top-notch service to our loyal customers.

Our booksellers are dynamic and energetic with a love of books; customer service oriented; have the ability to multi-task; and have great attention to detail and problem solving skills.

Shifts will include nights and weekends. Retail experience ideal.

Email your resume and a cover letter to books@wesleyan.edu or stop by the store for an application.


RJ Julia Booksellers AND Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore 

Position: Bookseller

Location: Madison, CT; Middletown, CT

RJ Julia Booksellers accepts applications for booksellers on a rolling basis.

Our booksellers are the heart and soul of the bookstore. If hired, you'll be joining a very special group of people who are passionate about books and providing top-notch service to our loyal customers. 

Our booksellers are dynamic and energetic with a love of books; customer service oriented; have the ability to multi-task; and have great attention to detail and problem solving skills.

This is an entry level position and shifts will include nights and weekends.

Please stop by the store for an application.


RJ Julia Booksellers AND Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore

Position: Event Host - Per Diem

Location: Madison, CT; Middletown, CT; Virtual/Remote

RJ Julia Booksellers accepts applications for Event Hosts on a rolling basis.

RJ Julia Booksellers 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 for a variety of adult and children’s events.

This position is responsible for individual event management. There are approximately 250+ events executed each year ranging from 15 to 1,000+ participants.

The hours for this position are mostly in the afternoon/evening and some weekends and will vary week to week based on the event schedule.

Responsibilities:

  • Execute events in a style that provides a unique and enjoyable customer experience – to inspire loyalty and return visits from our current customers and attract new visitors to the store;

  • Oversee all event set-up and breakdown (moving furniture, setting up folding chairs).

  • Welcome the author and guests as they arrive; introduce the author at the beginning of the event.

  • Manage the timeline of the event, oversee the book signing portion of the event.

  • Track book sales and attendance. Take photos for use on social media.

Required Qualifications:

  • Previous event management experience preferred.

  • Public speaking experience.

  • Must bring a strong work ethic!

  • An energetic, outgoing candidate will thrive in this position.

  • Must be comfortable standing for extended periods of time, lifting, and moving furniture.

  • Multi-tasking: This position includes a variety of tasks, so being able to multi-task and to prioritize tasks is very 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 is helpful.   

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


RJ Cafe and Bistro

Position: Restaurant Staff

Location: Madison, CT

RJ Cafe & Bistro in Madison is seeking experienced, energetic, customer service driven members to join our team. All positions and hours available. Competitive pay with great tips, free meals, and a fun, fast-paced working environment.

Our ideal candidate should have:

  • Previous experience in customer service, food service, or other related fields
  • Ability to build rapport with guests and team members
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to multi-task and work quickly and efficiently while maintaining company standards
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible schedule including weekends and holidays
  • Ability to work as a team player

Click here to apply.