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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:

Bookkeeper - RJ Julia Booksellers (Madison) AND 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)

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


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

Position: Bookkeeper- Full Time

Location: Madison, CT; Middletown, CT

Required Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this position is a skilled multi-tasker, reliable, communicates clearly and is committed to consistently meeting deadlines. The qualified candidate will have excellent data entry skills, be comfortable creating and analyzing data, deal well with complexity, pay close attention to detail, respect confidentiality, and demonstrate thoroughness in all aspects of the bookkeeping role. The bookkeeper must maintain positive relationships to collaborate and communicate with management, employees, vendors, and customers.

The qualified candidate will be proficient with QuickBooks (desktop or online), Excel, Word, Google sheets, Google docs, and Microsoft Outlook. Consideration will be given to a candidate who is familiar with similar products.

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Use QuickBooks desktop system to account for financial transactions for two companies by verifying, allocating, and posting transactions to accurate accounts; following bookkeeping policies and procedures
  • Generate cash flow forecasts and reconciling on a timely basis
  • Communicate on a timely basis with all accounts payable contacts, maintaining positive relationships
  • Reconcile various asset and liability accounts each month.
  • Reconcile statements from vendors, addressing all variances
  • Pay invoices in a timely manner
  • Bill and ensure collection of income accounts
  • Monitor office supply levels and reorder as necessary
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
  • Maintain and reconcile the petty cash fund
  • Reconcile daily bank deposits as needed

If you would enjoy a fast-paced bookkeeping opportunity, please apply to books@rjjulia.com with your qualifications and contact information.


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 (Madison) AND Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore (Middletown)

Position: Event Host - Per Diem

Location: Madison, CT; Middletown, 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.


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

Position: Internship

Location: Madison, CT; Middletown, CT

The RJ Julia Booksellers intern will be involved in a wide variety of marketing and promotions tasks, which include assisting with:

  • author events
  • in-store displays
  • promotional mailings
  • flyer distribution
  • press releases
  • social media networking
  • website maintenance

Though the position will include a number of administrative tasks, we welcome our interns to shape their experience here according to their specific interests and talents. In addition to general assignments, we also encourage each intern to design a long-term project based on their unique skills and passions.

Interns work approximately 10 hours/week (flexible hours, Monday-Friday).

Qualifications:
• Computer Skills: Applicants must be competent in Microsoft Word and Excel, Facebook and Twitter, and would ideally be familiar with Pinterest, Microsoft Publisher and Photoshop.
• Writing Skills: Interns may be asked to write press releases, draft letters to area organizations, create flyers, etc.
• Multi-tasking: This position includes a variety of tasks, so being able to multi-task is important. 
• Book Lover: Since we're in the business of books, ideal applicants will share our enthusiasm for the business.
• High school and college students only, please.

Perks:
This internship is unpaid. There are a number of great perks, including loads of free books, flexible hours, employee discount, fun loving coworkers, free coffee, and more. Most importantly, you will learn the ins and outs of working at both a bookstore, and a locally owned, independent business. Plus, it looks great on a resume!

Please send a letter of interest (or a resume and cover letter, if applicable) to events@rjjulia.com.