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Event Coordinator

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Shelf Life Books seeks an experienced and engaged individual to fill a part-time position of events coordinator. The events coordinator works in tandem with a second coordinator, planning and organizing events in relation to the local literary community, both in-store and off-site.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Point of contact for authors, speakers or publicists looking to host events with Shelf Life Books.
  • Organizing events from start to finish.
  • Act as event host.
  • Event book stock ordering.
  • Transportation of books/materials to/from events outside of the store:
    • Ability to drive is a necessity.
    • Car is an asset.
  • Standard bookstore clerk duties, such as point of sale, receiving and shelving.

Desired skills and qualifications include:

  • Experience in events planning or other project coordination experience.
  • Communications or English degree is an asset.
  • Interest in, knowledge of or ties to the local literary community.
  • Organized and efficient.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Excel and/or Numbers, Microsoft Publisher and/or Pages, OneNote (or ability to quickly learn new computer skills).
  • Must have a friendly manner and a love of literature.

This is a part-time position with varying shifts; some evening, daytime and weekend availability may be required.

To apply, it is best to bring your resume and cover letter in person to Shelf life Books (1302 4th St. SW) or email

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