We’re Hiring!

We’re opening a new store in Portland, Maine and the Gus & Ruby Letterpress team is expanding!
Do you love pretty paper, hand-made objects of beauty, dreamy wedding stationery and gut-bustingly-hilarious greeting cards? If so, you might be just the gal or guy we are looking for!

We like to think we’re a pretty fun group of people to work with and we are certain that our customers are just about the best people around. Take a peek below at the positions open and apply by emailing us your resume, cover letter telling us why you’d be a great fit and a note about which position you are applying for. We will be conducting interviews over the next few weeks in our Portsmouth store and hope to have all positions filled quickly.

 

ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER – PORTLAND, ME
The position in a nutshell:
In this role, you will be responsible for managing the retail side of the Gus & Ruby Letterpress Portland store. You will be the daily face for the paper boutique – managing inventory (keeping track of current stock and working closely with the store manager/Director of Operations and Portsmouth assistant store manager on ordering/buying/transferring products), leading sales initiatives, maintaining daily upkeep of the store (cleaning, stocking, etc.), managing part-time employees and employee schedules, and dreaming-up and executing exceptional, creative merchandise displays within the store. This is a full-time, salaried position with room for growth within the company.

About You:
– You have extensive retail experience (management is not required but is a plus!) and are happy helping customers and manning a register.
– You are passionate about merchandising, store design/display and retail sales.
– You are outgoing, personable, have exceptional customer service skills and are able to establish and foster strong relationships with customers.
– You are extremely detail oriented, organized and good at juggling many things at once.
– You are self motivated and a quick learner.
– You are comfortable working alone and within a team and are a clear, effective communicator.
– You love dogs, babies, donuts and champagne. Or some combination of those at the very least.

 

ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER – PORTSMOUTH, NH
The position in a nutshell:
In this role, you will be responsible for managing the retail side of the Gus & Ruby Letterpress Portsmouth store. You will be the daily face for the paper boutique – managing inventory (keeping track of current stock and working closely with the store manager/Director of Operations and Portland assistant store manager on ordering/buying/transferring products), leading sales initiatives, maintaining daily upkeep of the store (cleaning, stocking, etc.), managing part-time employees and employee schedules, and dreaming-up and executing exceptional, creative merchandise displays within the store. This is a full-time, salaried position with room for growth within the company.

About You:
– You have extensive retail experience (management is not required but is a plus!) and are happy helping customers and manning a register.
– You are passionate about merchandising, store design/display and retail sales.
– You are outgoing, personable, have exceptional customer service skills and are able to establish and foster strong relationships with customers.
– You are extremely detail oriented, organized and good at juggling many things at once.
– You are self motivated and a quick learner.
– You are comfortable working alone and within a team and are a clear, effective communicator.
– You love dogs, babies, donuts and champagne. Or some combination of those at the very least.

 

RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE – PORTLAND, ME
The position in a nutshell:
In this role, you’ll be helping our amazing customers fulfill their every stationery wish in our Portland retail boutique. You’ll be responsible for greeting customers, answering questions (and the phone!), completing sales, helping with merchandising/display and general storefront upkeep. This is a part-time position (approximately 25 hours per week) with room for growth.

About You:
– You have retail experience.
– You are passionate about customer service and providing an exceptional experience.
– You are outgoing, personable, and comfortable thinking quickly on your feet.
– You are self motivated and a quick learner.
– You are comfortable working alone and within a team.
– You love dogs, babies, donuts and champagne. Or some combination of those at the very least.


RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE – PORTSMOUTH, NH

The position in a nutshell:
In this role, you’ll be helping our amazing customers fulfill their every stationery wish in our Portsmouth retail boutique. You’ll be responsible for greeting customers, answering questions (and the phone!), completing sales, helping with merchandising/display and general storefront upkeep. This is a part-time position (approximately 25 hours per week) with room for growth.

About You:
– You have retail experience.
– You are passionate about customer service and providing an exceptional experience.
– You are outgoing, personable, and comfortable thinking quickly on your feet.
– You are self motivated and a quick learner.
– You are comfortable working alone and within a team.
– You love dogs, babies, donuts and champagne. Or some combination of those at the very least.

Personal stationery for new grads

Tasseled caps will be tossed through the air at schools across the country in just a few short weeks. What better way to congratulate your favorite scholar than gifting them with a set of custom personal stationery. From crisp and classic to bold and graphic designs, a set of custom cards is a great gift for any new grad. Create a design that your brainiac can use as thank you notes following job interviews or to pen notes from across the globe as they backpack across the Andes.

Sets of 50 cards start at $75* for flat-printed notecards and blank envelopes or $100 for letterpress-printed notecards and blank envelopes. Call or email to set up an appointment or let us create a gift certificate so your grad can be a part of the design process.

First three photos courtesy of Haute Papier; second three photos courtesy of Smock Paper.

 

*Cost does not include embellishments (ex: envelope liners, second colors, return address printing) or shipping to the store.

Join our team!

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Do you love hilarious greeting cards, gorgeous wrapping paper, delicate ceramics and to be surrounded by beautiful things? Do you love helping people find the perfect gift? Do you love working alongside fun, outgoing people who are passionate about the same things you are? If the answer is YES, then you need to join the Gus & Ruby family!

We are hiring a permanent, part-time retail associate. In this role, you’ll be helping our amazing customers fulfill their every stationery wish in our retail boutique in downtown Portsmouth, NH. You’ll be responsible for greeting customers, answering questions (and the phone!), completing sales, helping with merchandising / display and general storefront upkeep.

Details:
• The is a permanent, part-time position (18 hours per week with room to grow)

• Hours will be on Fridays, Sundays & Mondays (Sundays are firm, but the other days can be negotiated)

• Retail experience required
About you:
• You are self motivated

• You love stationery, design and celebrations

• You are outgoing and friendly

• You provide exceptional customer service

• You are a quick learner, detail oriented and a multi-tasker

• You think quickly on your feet

• You have a good sense of humor

• You love dogs and/or cats, coffee and/or tea and donuts (we can’t budge on this one)
Do you want this job?! We hope so! Email us your resumé and a few lines about why you think you’d be the perfect fit! We hope to have the position filled by early May.
We can’t wait to hear from you!
Samantha, Whitney and the rest of our Gus & Ruby family
hello@gusandruby.com // 603-319-1717

Posted by Gus & Ruby Letterpress at 10:38 pm

Pop-up Floral Shop at Gus & Ruby!

Valentine’s Day is almost here and we are making it easy to shop for your sweetheart (or bestie:)! Stop by the store next Saturday, February 13th (the day BEFORE Valentine’s Day) and pick up a gorgeous bouquet by Sweet Annie Floral + Design, at our pop-up floral shop. Not only will Katie have beautiful arrangements, she will also be selling some single blooms which you can pair with our best-selling ceramic bud vases. And while you’re here, plan on grabbing a few cards for the loves in your life! See? We told you we were making it easy:)

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2015 Gift Guides are here!

The holiday countdown is on so if you still have a long list of people to shop for, fret no more! We’ve put together 5 gift guides highlighting some of our favorite and best-selling products. And this year you can shop them all ONLINE! Hooray! All orders over $50 ship for free, no code required.

 

Click on the image above to see all of the products or shop them individually: 1. Trio of Raft Syrups, $40  2. Herbs Tea Towel, $18  3. Food Gift Love by Boston author, Maggie Battista, $25  4. Cocktails Calendar – letterpress printed and foil stamped, $32  5. Carry On Cocktail Kit, $24  6. Gold Pineapple Tumbler, $31   7. Gourmet Sea Salt, $14 8. My New Roots Cookbook, $29.99

 

 

GiftGuide-Pamper

Click on the image above to see all of the products or shop them individually: 1. 8×10″ Crane Print, $26  2. Tocca Hand Cream, $20  3. Blue Clay All-Natural Soap, $10  4. Clover + Vanilla Perfume Roller, $20  5. Rain Ceramic Mug, $28  6. One Rainy Wish Soy Candle, $15  7. The 52 Lists Project Book, $16.95  8. Locally-Made Artisan Tea, $15 each  9. Lilac Soy Candle, $22

 

 

GiftGuide-Trendsetter

Click on the image above to see all of the products or shop them individually: 1. Hand-Painted Ceramic Polar Bear, $32  2. Dip-Dyed Note Cards, $23  3. Monarch Writing Pad, $18  4. Bisous Bkr Glass Waterbottle, $35  5. Modern Ceramic Ring Holder, $18  6. Escape Canvas Bag, $99  7. Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland, $30  8. Rotary Telephone Enamel Pin, $10  9. Rifle Paper Co. Folk Calendar, $22  10. Voluspa Huckleberry Candle, $26

 

 

GiftGuide-theLittleOne

Click on the image above to see all of the products or shop them individually: 1. Romeo Mini Bkr Glass Waterbottle, $28  2. Ladybug Print, $26  3. Handmade Giraffe Stuffed Animal, $48  4. Pretzel Rattle, $18  5. Carve-A-Stamp Kit, $30  6. The 50 States Illustrated Book, $30  7. Apple Knit Pillow, $60  8.  Sharing Society Sew-On Patch, $6  9. Alphabet Storage Hamper, $68 

 

 

GiftGuide-Stockings

Click on the image above to see all of the products or shop them individually: 1. Cobalt Cat Reusable Bag, $9  2. Junk Food Nail Tattoos, $6  3. The Tobias Fünke Magnet Set, $10  4. Rosa Pocket Notebook Set, $10  5. Pizza Slice Temporary Tattoos, $6  6. Heart Sunnies Enamel Pin, $10  7. Prosecco Rose Mini Tin, $10  8. Herbivore Botanical Lip Butter, $12  9. The Overlook Hotel Key Chain, $8  10. Rifle Paper Co. Set of 12 Pencils, $12  11. Wondermade Sugar Cookie Marshmallows, $10  12. BFF Enamel Pin, $10 

 

 

Posted by Gus & Ruby Letterpress at 1:16 pm