Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
EVENTS AND OUTREACH ASSISTANT , MIT Press-Bookstore , to coordinate the MIT Press Bookstore's community outreach and marketing efforts, including planning, promoting, and executing the authors@mit lecture series. Responsibilities include overseeing fourteen authors@mit events per term and growing attendance, working with bookstore management and other Press departments to identify candidates for the series, and communicating with authors and other community groups to develop the schedule; maintaining a sales presence at additional events; identifying/developing opportunities to co-sponsor events; producing event marketing materials, executing promotional plans, handling logistics, coordinating RSVPs and ticket/book sales, and completing post-event reporting; working with the bookstore management to develop and implement a promotional marketing plan; and with a development associate on an outreach strategy to elevate the profile and build awareness of the bookstore; assisting with the promotion of the bookstore's Espresso Book Machine program; and performing a variety of other duties, e.g., newsletter production, social media and website maintenance, etc.
REQUIRED : high school diploma or its equivalent; three years' related experience; excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills; experience collaborating with a team; attention to detail; initiative; comfort with public speaking; experience with event production, A/V systems, and social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram); and familiarity with WordPress, MailChimp, Eventbrite, InDesign, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. Must be able to juggle multiple projects, remain flexible despite shifting priorities, work independently, build/leverage relationships, and lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs. Retail or bookselling experience preferred. Secondary education and a background in a literary/scholarly/arts/nonprofit setting beneficial. An interest in scholarly or nonfiction publishing and familiarity with MIT and MIT Press publications helpful. Job #17206-5
Must be available for evening and weekend work.
Internal Number: 17206
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