Books of Wonder Seeks Events Buyer & Website Assistant

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Events Buyer & Website Assistant

Books of Wonder, NYC’s oldest independent children’s bookstore, is seeking a creative, tech-savvy, and friendly individual to handle all buying for our active schedule of events plus school, library, and corporate orders — and, also, as time allows, helping maintain our website.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Staying up to date on our schedule of events, including any updates and changes.
  • Placing orders (in consultation with the store buyer) for books being featured in our virtual and in-store events, as well as backlist titles by the authors being featured at those events
  • Following up with publishers and distributors to make sure books have been shipped in time to arrive at the store when needed for events.
  • Promptly advising website manager, store buyer, and event planner when titles are not available
  • Working with schools, libraries, and other organizations to facilitate their ordering and receiving books they need for author and corporate events, meetings, and classroom and library use
  • Posting new events and new products to our website as needed

Qualifications:

  • Strong verbal, writing, and organizational skills (including active use of emails and spreadsheets) and the ability to troubleshoot problems is a must
  • 1-2 years work experience in bookstores or e-commerce preferred
  • Interest in and knowledge of children’s books extremely helpful

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.

We strongly encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply — including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals.

Books of Wonder is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a work environment based in mutual respect and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. Applicants from underrepresented backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

For consideration, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to job@booksofwonder.com

Compensation: $16+, depending on experience


 

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