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Hub City Bookshop Manager

  • COMPENSATION INFORMATION: $43,000+ / 35-hr. / Benefits

The award-winning Hub City Bookshop is looking for someone who would like to play a central role in its operations.

This downtown community nonprofit bookstore has twice been named one of the “South’s Best Bookstores” by Southern Living magazine and was named Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance “Bookstore of the Year” in 2019. And if your qualifications line up, you could manage it.

Per the posting located here, among the duties of the bookshop manager are:

  • Oversees all facets of store operations including selecting, merchandising, and managing inventory, creating staff schedules to ensure coverage, hosting events, and maintaining social media presence
  • Acts as primary book buyer for the bookshop, which includes frontlist, backlist, and stationery ordering
  • Assists in interviewing, hiring, training, and evaluating bookshop staff
  • Sets daily staff priorities and ensures that sales and productivity goals are met

Preferred qualifications include, but are not limited to experience in retail management, independent bookstore, and/or in publishing for 3+ years. The manager should have the ability to work independently or as part of a team with interpersonal and customer service skills that display a positive attitude and cultural sensitivity.

Some required skills and experience include:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Familiarity with Slack, Dropbox, social media platforms, and other office and productivity tools
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Sound interesting? Go here to learn more and get application instructions. At the time of publication, the website mentions a deadline of tomorrow, but The Hub (no relation!) knows people, and those people say they will keep the posting live until the right person applies. We hope that’s you!

Ed. note: Hub City Writers Project, an independent 501(c)3 organization, is an SCAC grantee and the SCAC’s partner for the biennial South Carolina Novel Series program. This website, The Hub, is an unaffiliated internet venture of the South Carolina Arts Commission, a state government agency.

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