Vacancy: Housmans Events Co-ordinator
Vacancy: Housmans Events Co-ordinator. 12hrs/month.
Housmans Bookshop are creating a new role of Evening Events Co-ordinator.
The primary role of the events co-ordinator will be to act as a host at our evening events. This will involve welcoming guests, introducing speakers, moderating Q&A sessions, and helping with other tasks required to run the shop during an event.
Confidence with public speaking and audience interaction is an essential skill for this role, and some experience of this is required. An awareness of, and an interest in, the political profile of the shop and the types of events we host is also essential. Familiarity with the book trade and/or a background in some area of radical campaigning is desirable.
Normal working hours for evening events will be 6pm-9pm.
Housmans operates wage parity, and we are a Living Wage employer. The hourly rate from April 1 2017 will be £10/h.
As part of the interview process, shortlisted candidates will be asked to help out at an evening event and to introduce the speaker and moderate the q&a (if appropriate). You will be paid for this.
This is a part time position for a minimum of 3 evening events each month at 3 hours each (6pm – 9pm), a total of nine hours per month, plus an additional three hours of preparation time each month, to become familiar with the topic being discussed. It would suit someone working part time, studying, or looking for additional evening work, but this is not a short-term post – we would ideally like somebody who would like to make a commitment to the shop.
The majority of the events will be on Wednesday evenings, but some may be on other nights. You will receive the programme at least one month in advance (i.e. by 1st October for November events).
There is scope for additional hours as part of this job, both providing additional cover in the shop during regular hours, and working at book stalls outside of the shop. We would welcome an applicant who would like to participate in arranging and staffing book stalls at conferences, fairs, etc. But these are not guaranteed hours, and there is no obligation for the candidate to commit to any extra activities outside of the 12h/month post: this will not be a factor in consideration of your application.
How to apply
To receive more background about the shop, a full job description, and information on how to apply, please e-mail housmans[at]outlook.com with the subject line “HOUSMANS EVENT JOB”, and we will send the necessary documents through to you. Phone and in-person enquiries cannot be processed.
Deadline for receipt of applications is midnight on Thursday 16th February with a view to interview in early March.