RJ Julia Bookseller Job Offerings

Thank you for your interest in joining the RJ Julia Booksellers team! 

RJ Julia Booksellers accepts applications for booksellers on a rolling basis - stop in for your application today!

Open Positions:

Marketing Coordinator - Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore (Middletown)

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

Event Host - RJ Julia Booksellers


Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore (Middletown)

Position: Marketing Coordinator - Part Time

Location: Middletown, CT

Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore is looking for an individual to act as liaison between the bookstore, Wesleyan University, and local community, as well as be an integral part of strategic marketing plans. This position is 15-20 hours weekly. 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain relationships with university students and faculty, as well as assess and respond to their needs

  • Strategize with Events Manager to create and execute non-author and faculty-authored events

  • Maximize opportunities for author events held at Wesleyan University and for Wesleyan visiting authors

  • Drive traffic to the store through community engagement and finding opportunities to create stories that resonate

  • Create marketing efforts for licensed products in response to seasonal needs in coordination with Store Manager and Marketing Manager

  • Provide weekly reports and marketing intelligence (including customer feedback and competitor information) to Marketing Manager

Requirements

  • A minimum of 3-5 years experience in marketing

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or communications

  • Detail-oriented team builder with excellent communication, organizational, and project management skills

  • Experience in executing effective, targeted outreach; creating and maintaining new partnerships; and juggling multiple different stakeholders

  • Familiarity with the book publishing industry is a plus

  • Knowledge of Drupal website softward, Wordstock point-of-sale system, and local media is a plus

To apply, please send a brief cover letter which describes your relevant experience and copy of your resume to books@wesleyan.edu


RJ Julia Booksellers (Madison) AND Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore (Middletown)

Position: Bookseller - Full and Part Time

Location: Madison, CT; Middletown, CT

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 passion for 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

Position: Event Host - Per Diem

Location: Madison, CT

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 signing 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 15-1,000+ participants.

The hours for this position are mostly in the afternoon/evening and some weekends and may 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.