Events Manager Snug Books

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Snug Books, LLC

Events Manager & Bookseller, Part Time, Min 20 HR/ Week


Snug Books is hiring for an Events Manager and Bookseller who will work at both store locations. We are looking for someone who loves event management, working with lots of different people, loves reading, culture, Baltimore City, and giving customers a great experience. The job will mostly be at our Lauraville location with some time at our Port Discovery Location. Our Lauraville location was our first, we opened in fall of 2021 and offer books and gifts for all ages. Our Port Discovery location opened in spring of 2023 and is a combination bookstore and gift shop that serves the downtown area as well as PD visitors. Snug Books aims to celebrate a variety of reading tastes and genres and welcomes readers of all ages and backgrounds.

Job Outline:
This part-time position is an Events Manager first and a frontline sales floor position second. The Events Manager will be responsible for planning and executing Snug Books events programming, including author events, store events, and offsite events. They will work directly with publishers and authors to coordinate events and they will also be responsible for training other staff members to assist and/or run events in their absence. This part time position will work a minimum of 20 hours per week (3-4 days a week), the position is an hourly, non-exempt position that reports to the Store Manager. This position requires weekend and evening work, and travel to and from our second location, special events like book fairs, outdoor markets, or other bookstore events/locations. All staff are expected to participate in social media and assist in event hosting. Two monthly staff picks, learning about the books we carry, being able to make recommendations, and staying engaged and informed of Snug Books programming is expected. Booksellers should be self starting, active, organized, and have the ability to multitask. We ask that everyone acquaint themselves with the trends of the book world, including bestsellers and popular books, and learn how the book industry works.

Currently, Snug Books in North East Baltimore is open Sunday through Thursday 10am-6pm and Friday & Saturday 9 am to 7pm. Snug Books at Port Discovery hours currently follow the museum's schedule which changes slightly with the season or special events. Hours are not likely to change significantly, but changes will be made seasonally, for Holidays, or for special events.

Holidays: Both locations are always closed on July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Requirements: If an offer of employment is made, the candidate must take and pass a background check that allows them to work with children.

The Events Manager and Bookseller position is a part-time position and starting pay is $17/hr. Work week is typically Wednesday - Saturday. Shifts will include evenings and weekend shifts. Salary/ hourly wage is commensurate with experience, longevity, and additional assignments at the store. This position is being created to create new revenue streams and increase existing ones.

Events Manager Main Job Duties:
- Plan, manage, market, and execute author events, store events, partnered events, online events, etc.
- Liaison with authors, publishers, partners, and other staff to coordinate events
- Work with staff as a team, train staff on their roles and responsibilities during events
- Collaborate and coordinate with other organizations and businesses
- Use tools provided to keep detailed plans, keep documentation, and track data
- Create marketing materials and a run of show for events
- Manage technology, materials, catering, and equipment needs for events
- Manage marketing emails, event registrations, and social media
- Travel to offsite events
- Work within an approved budget
- Evaluate attendance and performance of events

- Experience with event planning, set up, and execution
- Experience with event marketing and creation of marketing materials
- Experience with email and online marketing tools (Something like; Constant Contact, Mail Chimp, Canva, Adobe etc.)
- A love for reading and books and ability to speak about literature and popular titles (both classic and contemporary)
- High School diploma or equivalent - higher education beyond this is preferred but not required
- Ability to establish and maintain an organized workspace and follow store processes
- Ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and has strong attention to detail
- A positive, helpful, and kind demeanor when helping customers
- Experience working with computers and database systems
- Customer service experience and strong written and verbal communication skills
- Experience with a cash register
- Has reliable transportation to and from work
- Has and will maintain a valid driver's license in good standing
- Able to speak, read, and write fluently in English
- Compassionate and respectful management/conflict resolution skills
- Enjoys working within a team but is self-motivated and able to work independently
- Good with email and phone correspondence

Bookseller Main Job Duties:
- Answering phone calls and making customer phone calls
- Answering customer emails
- Providing friendly, knowledgeable assistance to customers with finding books, making book recommendations (hand selling), and placing special orders
- Accurately check out customers out at the register, online orders, curbside pickup, and offsite events
- Counting cash drawer at beginning and end of shift
- Shelving, alphabetizing, organizing books and merchandise
- Writing at least two monthly staff pick book recommendations
- Cleaning of the store, dusting, vacuuming, taking out trash & recycling etc.
- Opening and closing the store
- Working as part of a team to complete projects and host events
- Completing other tasks, such as art for the store, book repair and maintenance, shipping of merchandise etc.
- Other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements:
- Ability to lift 50 pounds and stand for long periods of time
- Ability to sit, stand, walk, bend, and lift items as part of job duties
- Ability to drive to off site events
- Can and will wear a mask properly for an extended period of time while working if needed

Helpful experience but not required:
- Worked in a bookstore, library, or retail previously
- Social media content creation experience
- Inventory management experience
- Merchandising experience
- Community outreach experience
- Speaks Spanish

- Paid Leave Time after 90 days of employment
- Paid Sick Time upon employment
- Employee Discount upon hiring
- Simple IRA with employer match upon hiring
- Professional development opportunities upon hiring

How to Apply: We encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.

1. Submit your resume as an email attachment
2. Respond to the following questions in the body of the email
     a. Why do you want to work here?
     b. Why do you want to do Events Management?
     c. In the workplace, what does commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion mean to you?
     d. What is a favorite book of yours? Tell me a little bit about the book as though I am a customer and you are trying to sell it to me.
3. Include 3 professional references as an attachment or in the body of your email
4. Email items 1 thru 3 to In the subject line please include your name, the position you are applying for, and the word “application”.
5. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please no phone calls.

Note: If you are asked for an interview, please bring samples of your work.