Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Assistant Manager - Fergusion Library Friends Book Shop

Assistant Manager - Fergusion Library Friends Book Shop. The Friends of The Ferguson Library, a nonprofit corporation located in Stamford, CT, is looking for a part-time, experienced professional who will manage our book shop at the Harry Bennett Branch of the Ferguson Library, which is one of two retail shops maintained by the Friends to sell used books. The Assistant Manager will work in coordination with, and under the supervision of, the Friends Book Shop Manager. The Assistant Manager is charged with providing the best possible inventory, service, and shopping experience to customers, consistent with the Book Shop's mission to raise revenue to support the Library. He or she will work to institute policies, procedures and pricing that conform to overall operational standards for the Book Shop. This is a 20 hour per week position. This position requires: Experience managing and training people, especially a volunteer workforce. Solid knowledge of all aspects of retail operations, preferably in a managerial position. Knowledge and appreciation of books, extending to how to maximize display and pricing potential. Proficiency in computer use, including use of internet, email programs, and Microsoft Office. Excellent communication skills. Ability to assess situations, customize solutions, and communicate goals to volunteer workforce. Ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects simultaneously. The physical ability to lift and move boxes or bags of books, and push a loaded book cart. A flexible schedule. The book shop is open 4 days a week; morning and afternoon, and some evening and weekend availability is required. College degree preferred, retail experience desirable. Interested candidates please forward your resume, a cover letter describing your management experience, and salary requirements to: