R.J. 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!


Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore

Position: Gifts Buyer

Location: Middletown, CT

Part-time Position: 20/hr wk

Primary Responsibility: Manage and purchase all non-licensed gifts and journals for the bookstore, including sales-floor merchandising.

Working closely with sales reps, this position will set up a schedule for ordering, reordering, and delivery of gift items for each season, as well as work closely with the books merchandiser, focusing on key holidays and university events.  By maintaining a vibrant and unique selection, this position represents both the RJ Julia and Wesleyan University brands.

Tasks include:

  • Enter SKU data and create purchase orders in bookstore point of sales system.
  • Order items from vendors as needed.
  • Maintain proper inventory levels. Buy products with promotions in mind.  Look for and research new products.
  • Insure inventory accuracy by receiving according to established procedures.
  • Perform in-depth analysis and management of key categories for each season.

Please submit a cover letter/letter of interest to books@wesleyan.edu


RJ Julia Booksellers

Position: Bookseller - Full and Part Time

Location: Madison, 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.


  • 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 long 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.