Friendly, Smart Book People Wanted!
Nantucket Book Partners seeks organized, energetic book
lovers for key positions on our team.
Manager: Mitchell's Book Corner
Specific duties will include overseeing
myriad aspects of operations a highly seasonal store, including but
not limited to:
Setting sales goals and motivating
the team to achieve them
Creating systems for surprisingly
high levels of customer service
Coordinating staff, including
training and scheduling, to perform at high standards
Overseeing exciting visual
merchandising to engage customers
Supporting marketing and events
efforts to establish MBC as a lively downtown hub
Helping develop creative
opportunities for the 21st century bookstore
The position is full time in the store
May-Dec at minimum. Salary is hourly commensurate with experience.
The successful candidate will possess high technological
and people skills. If you see yourself embracing these responsibilities (along
with island living if you're not here already!) and are interested in
an exciting opportunity to grow a business, please email a resume and
thorough letter of interest, including availability and compensation
requirements, to Wendy Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org
by April 12th.
Bookseller / Events & Marketing
As an aspiring community center, we
seek to build upon our successes of the last year in engaging
customers and supporting authors. Specific duties will include but
are not limited to:
Driving traffic to both MBC and
Bookworks through creative programming for all ages
Work both in and out of the stores
as a bookseller with additional duties
Running off-site book sales for
groups like the Atheneum, Nantucket Book Festival, etc.
Working closely with the team to
implement a forward-thinking PR and marketing plan.
Working with publishers and co-op
to maximize the value of our efforts
The position has inherent flexibility
and is at least 30 hours, May-Dec minimum. Salary is hourly
commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will possess
high technological and people skills. If you see yourself embracing
these responsibilities (along with island living if you're not here
already!) and are interested in an exciting opportunity to grow a
business, please email a resume and thorough letter of interest,
including availability and compensation requirements, to Wendy Hudson
by April 12th.
Standing Employment Information:
Are you interested in working at Mitchell's Book Corner or Nantucket Bookworks? That's great! Thank you. Employment decisions are important, so please read the following information as you decide whether or not you'd like to apply.
We look for employees who love books, love people, and love Nantucket. You need to be passionate about sharing these enthusiasms with the public, knowing that you will be an ambassador for the store.
Bookselling can be more physically demanding than people sometimes realize, involving long hours on your feet and some moderately heavy lifting.
We operate with both part-time and full-time employees. Staff members need to be available to work some evenings and weekends, usually on a regular--but occasionally on a rotating--basis.
All employees work as cashiers, stock shelves, help customers with book and gift purchases, and help with events as needed.
Bringing books and people together is personally rewarding, yet working in a bookstore is not for everyone. Our beginning pay is in keeping with retail rates and dependent upon your previous experience. There are benefits to offset the hard work. Employees become part of our 40+ year-old independent community bookstores. Author visits are frequent. Employees receive advanced copies of books as well as great discounts on books and gifts. If you feel that you can fulfill the requirements above, please apply for a position. Should a position be immediately available that combines your interest and qualifications with our needs, we will contact you. If no positions are initially available, we will keep your application for six months. Please email your resume (if available) and letter of interest to email@example.com deliver it marked "Attention: Wendy/Application".
In your letter, be sure to include your name, address, telephone number, e-mail and answers to the following:
Thanks again for your interest in joining the team.-Wendy Hudson & Staff