Carmichael's Bookstore

Event and Marketing Manager

1295 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY, United States, 40204

Position: Full-Time

Carmichael’s Bookstore, Louisville’s oldest independent bookstore is seeking an Events and Marketing Coordinator. Carmichael’s organizes over 250 events a year both in store and offsite, partnering with local schools, churches, libraries and other community organizations. We are looking for a highly organized, enthusiastic individual who is comfortable in front of audiences large and small. This position requires passion, precision, and personality.

Responsibilities Include:

Representing Carmichael’s in store and at offsite events. Acting as a liaison between venues, authors, and publicists. Responding to their needs in a prompt and professional manner.

Scheduling, organizing, and executing all facets of author events such as ordering, managing and reconciling sales, and returning unsold overstock. This often includes setup/breakdown and
transportation of books.

Quarterly submission of persuasive author event proposals to publishers.

Reviewing Carmichael’s event questionnaire and deciding which events will be successful and which must be delicately declined.

Working closely with publisher representatives and publicists to coordinate logistics and marketing for multiple author events each week.

Creating both print and digital marketing materials. Promoting events on our website and social media. Creating and maintaining a robust media list and issue press releases.

Designing and ordering store marketing materials such as bumper stickers, bookmarks, and gift cards.

Using Mailchimp to send out our monthly newsletter and various email blasts throughout the year and creation of annual print catalog.

Overseeing staffing of offsite events and preparing kits for unstaffed events.

Knowledge of all general bookselling duties; working the counter and/or picking up bookseller shifts during slow event times.

Ideal Candidates will have/be:

Excellent communication skills and confidence representing Carmichael’s Bookstore and Carmichael's Kids within the community and bookselling industry.

Graphic/web design and marketing experience

Ability to juggle and prioritize a large volume of tasks

Self-motivated with good time management skills and a flexible schedule.

This is a salaried, full-time position. Benefits include:

Health care plan, 12 PTO days per year and 6 Holidays, reading allowance and deep discount.

Please email resume with Event Coordinator in the subject line. Please include all relevant experience in the body of the email.

Carmichael's is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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About Carmichael's Bookstore:

Carmichael’s has been in business in Louisville for over 40 years. It was started in spring of 1978.  A second location was opened in 1999 and Carmichael's Kids was opened in 2014.  Carmichael's in Crescent Hill will be expanding into a permanent events space in 2020. 

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