Children's Department Manager
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd., Raleigh, NC, United States, 27609
Quail Ridge Books is an equal opportunity employer seeking a creative, highly-motivated book lover to lead the award-winning children's department of our 9000 square foot independent bookstore. This position requires someone with a strong background in children's and YA literature, with excellent customer service and hand-selling skills, who is able to manage, delegate, and prioritize tasks in a dynamic store with many high-profile events.
Specific duties and goals:
-Manage a team of booksellers including training, scheduling, staff meetings, and staff evaluations. Also liaising with other departments including events coordinators, publicity department, buyers, and other store managers.
-Manage buying and returns for the children's and teen department. Oversee displays and maintain an attractive department that generates sales.
-Manage all children and teen events, including story times, book clubs, field trips, in-store book fairs, and author events. This includes submitting event proposals, liaising with publicists and/or authors on event details, coordinating with the QRB publicity team, overseeing email newsletters, and overseeing events.
-Model and train on excellent customer service, warm hospitality and hand-selling.
Some nights and weekends required; hours and daily schedule will vary.
Benefits include health insurance (60/40), life insurance, vacation, sick days. Salary will be negotiable based on qualifications and experience.
Email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Quail Ridge Books:
QRB is an award-winning, nationally-recognized independent bookstore serving Raleigh, North Carolina for 34 years. Our mission is to sustain a profitable business dedicated to promoting literacy and encouraging the lifelong enjoyment of reading while conducting our business in a way that nourishes readers, writers, our fellow staff members and our community.