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Supported Events Associate

The Supported Events Associate helps to see all staffed and self-sell offsite non-bookstore-sponsored events from start to finish, including customer request intake, organizing logistics, ordering books, and sales ring-ups. This position reports to the Supported Events Manager.

Particular Duties:

The Supported Events Associate must have the ability to manage simultaneously multiple events at various steps in the planning process.

Tasks include:

  1. Corresponding with clients about event details and logistics
  2. Ringing up event sales in P&P's point of sales system & Square and generating related reports
  3. Preparing proper event management to be communicated with event personnel
  4. Occasional event book ordering through the inventory manager 
  5. Handling event book returns
  6. Other related duties as assigned

Requirements:

The Supported Events Associate must be able to work well in a deadline driven and customer service oriented environment. This position requires excellent customer service skills, a good eye for detail, impeccable verbal and written communication skills, thoroughness, great follow through, and a can-do attitude. The Supported Events Associate must have inventory management experience and a valid driver’s license.

While mostly an office-based job, the Supported Events Associate must be able to assist with organizing and moving boxes of books (usually between 20-35lbs a box), whether lifting them or using hand trucks, and ideally be able to comfortably drive the store vans as needed. This is a full-time (40 hrs/week) position, with a regular schedule of Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM. The Supported Events Associate is also expected to work events as needed which requires an occasional week night or weekend. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Email a resume and a brief introduction to PandPjobs@politics-prose.com

Shipper/Receiver

The Shipping and Receiving Department is responsible for all inventory that comes in and out of the store.  Shippers/Receivers are expected to process all daily shipments with attention to accuracy and quality, as well as to process old merchandise out of inventory and return it back to suppliers.  Duties include unloading daily deliveries from UPS and FedEx into the store, scanning all merchandise into inventory, reconciling paperwork, distributing merchandise to appropriate departments, processing customer shipping, processing returns to distributors, and other small tasks that may arise throughout the day.  An ideal shipper/receiver has excellent attention to detail, the ability to lift 50lbs and to stand for extended periods of time, the ability to solve problems creatively, flexibility in stressful situations, and an interest in teamwork and collaboration.  The ideal candidate approaches every problem with a good attitude, has a sense of humor in difficult situations, is task-oriented and enjoys a mix of physical and mental work.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position.  Receivers work 9-5, Monday to Friday.  Position starts immediately.

How to Apply:

Complete and submit the online application and email a resume and a brief introduction to PandPjobs@politics-prose.com

Fulltime Bookseller at Connecticut Avenue

Politics and Prose bookstore on Connecticut Avenue is always busy with customers browsing, nightly author events, and regular classes and programs.  The booksellers are responsible for making sure it all runs smoothly. It’s a lively work environment that offers a varied workday ranging from moving boxes of books to offering personal book recommendations to--always and above all--providing top-notch customer service.  Every day, booksellers help customers find books, shelve books and maintain displays, operate cash registers, take special orders, and answer phones. 

Bookseller positions are full-time (40hrs/wk). All booksellers work at least one morning, one evening, and one weekend shift each week.  Booksellers must be able to stay calm under pressure, juggle many tasks, retain a lot of information, stand on their feet for 8 hours at a time, and lift boxes of books (usually 25-30lbs each), all while maintaining a polite and professional demeanor with customers.  This is a fast-paced job.  It is mentally and physically taxing.

 

Complete and submit the online application and email a resume and a brief introduction to PandPjobs@politics-prose.com

P&P is a bustling and complex workspace, where jobs tend to require considerable time to master. So regrettably, we cannot consider applications for seasonal employment.

ONLINE APPLICATION

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