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Bookstore Events and Outreach Assistant
  • Job Number: 15967
  • Functional Area: Publishing
  • Department: MIT Press
  • School Area: Libraries, MIT Press, Tech Review
  • Employment Type: Part-Time
  • Employment Category: Non-Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No
  • Schedule: 21 hrs/wk., schedule to be determined


Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.


BOOKSTORE EVENTS AND OUTREACH ASSISTANT, MIT Press Bookstore (part-time, 21 hrs/wk.), to coordinate the bookstore's community outreach and marketing efforts, including the planning, promotion, and execution of the authors@mit lecture series. Responsibilities include working with a team to identify candidates for the lecture series; communicating with authors and community groups to develop the schedule for the event series; identifying and collaborating with event cosponsors; producing marketing materials and executing a promotional plan for the lecture series; working with bookstore staff on event logistics; managing RSVPs and ticket sales; representing the bookstore at events; working with the bookstore manager to design and implement a bookstore promotion plan; collaborating on the coordination of in-store displays/promotions/special offer and on developing an outreach strategy; fostering MIT relationships and community partnerships; promoting the bookstore’s Espresso Book Machine program; providing website and social media content updates; directing the production of a monthly newsletter; maintaining the bookstore’s mailing list; and other duties as needed.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: high school diploma; three years' related experience; strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; experience working as part of a team; initiative; ability to shift priorities, juggle multiple projects, work independently, anticipate needs, and build and leverage internal/external relationships; attention to detail; experience with event production; comfort handling A/V systems; experience with social media including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; familiarity with WordPress, MailChimp, Eventbrite, InDesign, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel; and ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.  Familiarity with Press’ publications and MIT helpful, as is active interest in scholarly or nonfiction publishing.  Secondary education and a background in literary, scholarly, arts, or other nonprofit setting beneficial.  Retail or bookselling experience preferred.  Job #15967-5

Schedule to be determined.  Must be available for weekend work.  


4/20/18

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.