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 MANAGER, MIT Press Bookstore, to function as the senior member of the bookstore, with responsibility for leading a small, dynamic team of booksellers; providing exemplary customer service; sales and merchandising; overseeing all buying, accounting, and operations; and growing the business to specified targets in a fast-paced retail environment. Responsibilities include hiring, scheduling, supervising, and training staff; maintaining the sales floor; directly assisting customers; guiding the store’s marketing, social media efforts, and in-store merchandising; supervising events staff in coordinating an active events schedule; inventory curation and control; accounting and budgeting functions; monitoring/analyzing and reporting on sales data; maintaining and operating the Espresso Book Machine program; maintaining point-of-sale system, IT software updates, and operational functioning of the store; acting facility manager; and liaising with the MIT Press leadership and staff.
The MIT Press Bookstore is a full-service bookstore offering trade and scholarly/academic titles across a range of fields and serves as a showroom to the publications of the MIT Press (MITP).
REQUIRED: college degree; three years of bookstore or clearly relevant retail management experience; strong organizational, problem-solving, interpersonal, leadership, and customer service skills; ease with telephone, email, and in-person communication; and attention to detail. Must be able to juggle multiple priorities despite frequent interruptions, work both independently and as a team player, handle confidential financial information and interpret store policies using discretion and judgment, and lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs. Familiarity with MIT and the Press’s publications and scholarly disciplines (e.g., computer science, neuroscience, linguistics, etc.) desirable, as is an active interest in scholarly/nonfiction publishing. Proficiency with Excel, Word, InDesign, MailChimp, and Eventbrite preferred. Job #17438-7
Frequent weekend and evening work will be required.
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.