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An Unlikely Story in Plainville, MA, is looking for a full time bookseller. This position includes benefits.
Job Summary: Bookseller assists customers in a friendly and helpful way and creates a positive customer experience. He or she should remain upbeat and positive when in the store. Booksellers are responsible for accurately taking customer orders and processing sales, as well as restocking and shelving books. The schedule will be Sunday-Thursday with a regular closing shift on Mondays. Sometimes the work of receiving and shelving books can be physically demanding requiring long hours standing and frequently bending and twisting. Booksellers must be able to adapt to many situations including cleaning up spills, emptying trash, dusting and straightening.

Position Responsibilities:
•Assists customers in a friendly and helpful way and creates a positive customer experience
•Be informed about new titles and maintain displays to promote the store’s favorite titles and new releases
•Places customer special orders, researches and trouble-shoots special orders as needed
•Assists with inventory management tasks and annual physical inventory
•Assists the Marketing and Events manager during events to setup, breakdown or manage line flow.
•All other related bookselling or bookstore tasks as requested by the managers.

Qualifications:
•Proficient on a computer; familiar with software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
•Previous experience as a bookseller is strongly preferred.
•Well-organized, detail-oriented and able to multi-task.
•Must have effective problem solving/decision making abilities.
•Able to lift up to 30lbs, frequently bend and twist from the waist, and stand for long periods of time.
• Must have excellent verbal and written English communication skills.

NOTE: This position description is intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. It is not intended to be inclusive of all duties and responsibilities and is subject to change.

Please send cover letter and resume to Emily@AnUnlikelyStory.com and Leo@AnUnlikelyStory.com.


An Unlikely Story in Plainville, MA, is looking for a part time bookseller/marketing coordinator. 24-29 hours/week. This position is part of the events team, focusing specifically on: marketing our store events both on social media, and via press releases to local media; implementing outreach plans for specific types of events; and ensuring that our events are marketed to the appropriate audience. Schedule will include evening and/or weekend shifts on a regular basis.

Requirements:n Unlikely Story in Plainville, MA, is looking for a part time bookseller/marketing coordinator. 24-29 hours/week. This position is part of the events team, focusing specifically on: marketing our store events both on social media, and via press releases to local media; implementing outreach plans for specific types of events; and ensuring that our events are marketed to the appropriate audience. Schedule will include evening and/or weekend shifts on a regular basis.

Requirements:
A degree in marketing, English or communications, or equivalent experience is required.
Previous experience as a bookseller is required.
Previous experience marketing products or services on social media and in print is required
Proficient on a computer; familiar with software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
Well-organized, detail-oriented and able to multi-task.
Must have effective problem solving/decision making abilities.
Must be able to lift up to 30lbs, frequently bend and twist from the waist, and stand for long periods of time.
Must have excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
For a more complete job description, please see our website: https://www.anunlikelystory.com/job-opportunities

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, social media handles, and writing samples to: kym@anunlikelystory.com, leo@anunlikelystory.com and emily@anunlikelystory.com.

posted 10/4/18


Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith, NH is currently hiring year-round full or part time booksellers. The flexibility to work evenings and weekends on a regular, not rotating, basis is required. If you’d like to know more about what it takes to become a member of the staff at Innisfree please call or visit the shop for more information. We can be found at 312 Daniel Webster Highway in Mill Falls Marketplace, Meredith NH or contacted at (603)-279-3905.

posted 8/27/18


Come join HugoBookstores band of booksellers on the North Shore – Spirit of ’76 Bookstore is looking for a new manager to take over the reigns and add new life and pizazz to a great Indie that has been going strong since 1965. Must have transportation and the desire and enthusiasm to work on your own and manage a small staff of 3 with an emphasis on customer service and SALES! Please email John Hugo: john@hugobooksinc.com

posted 8/20/18


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