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November 8, 2021

We’re Hiring a Full-Time Retail Associate – Boston, MA

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 person 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. We are a diverse and welcoming group who take our work, workplace safety and culture seriously. Take a peek below at the position and apply by emailing us your resume, cover letter telling us why you’d be a great fit. We will be conducting interviews over the next few weeks and hope to have the position filled quickly.

RETAIL ASSOCIATE
The position in a nutshell:
In this role, you will be responsible for daily operations in the retail store including (but not limited to): greeting and helping customers find the perfect item; making sales/checking out customers; receiving, unpacking and merchandising new products; tidying/cleaning the store and creating purchase orders for product. You’ll report directly to the Store Manager. This is a full-time, salaried position with room to grow. Weekend, weekday and holiday availability is a must.

About You:
– You have retail experience and are happy helping customers and manning a register.
– You are outgoing, personable, have exceptional customer service skills and are able to establish and foster strong relationships with customers.
– You are self motivated and a quick learner.
– You are comfortable working alone and within a team and are a clear, effective communicator.
– You have a good sense of humor.

Do you want this job?! We hope so! Email your resumé, availability, and cover letter telling us why you want to join our team to Ali at boston@gusandruby.com!

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November 8, 2021

We’re Hiring a Store Manager – Boston, MA

STORE MANAGER – BOSTON, MA

In this role, you will be responsible for managing the retail side of the Gus & Ruby Letterpress Boston store. You will be the daily face for the paper boutique, establishing and building long lasting customer relationships within the city, as well as being an ambassador of Boston by keeping your finger on the pulse of events and happening around the town/neighborhood. Responsibilities included, but are not limited to:

• Managing the retail side of the Gus & Ruby Letterpress Boston store.

• Being the daily face for the paper boutique by helping customers & making sales

• Hiring, training and managing part-time employees and employee schedules

• Dreaming-up and executing exceptional, creative merchandise displays within the store

• Managing inventory (keeping track of current stock and working closely with the Director of Operations and Portsmouth & Portland store managers on ordering/buying/transferring products)

• Leading sales initiatives

• Maintaining daily upkeep of the store (cleaning, stocking, etc.). 

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 major plus!) and are happy helping customers and manning a register.

– You have proven leadership skills and are comfortable training and managing staff. 

– You are outgoing, personable, have exceptional customer service skills and are able to establish and foster strong relationships with customers.

– You are passionate about merchandising, store design/display and retail sales.

– 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.

Do you want this job?! We hope so! Email your cover letter & resumé to hello@gusandruby.com! We can’t wait to hear from you! We are hoping to fill the position immediately but would consider a delayed start time within the next two months for the perfect candidate.

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October 5, 2021

We’re hiring an Invitation Designer!

We are looking for an experienced wedding invitation designer to join our growing team in a part-time capacity! While this role can be done from anywhere, we would be excited to find someone in the New England area. In this role you will be working alongside our creative team to brainstorm, design and produce beautiful wedding invitations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Brainstorming and sketching ideas 
• Designing invitations
• Creating PDF proofs for clients to view
• Managing edits from clients
• Preparing print-ready files to be released to our production team


About you:
• You are skilled in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
• You have experience in wedding invitation design
• You are knowledgeable about the printing processes, specifically letterpress, foil and digital
• You work well within a team, but also independently 
• Illustration or watercolor skills a bonus but not required


This is a permanent, part-time position with the potential to grow into a full-time position within the next 1-2 years. Days and hours can be flexible, but our ideal candidate is available approx. 4 hours a day, between 7am and 7pm, Monday – Friday. Interested in joining our team? Please send your resume, cover letter and 4-5 examples of your work (PDFs of designs or photos of printed pieces) to whitney@gusandruby.com. We will be in touch if we think you might be a good fit.

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September 22, 2021

Our Complete Guide to the Best Candles For Fall


Nothing gets us in the fall spirit quite like a new candle. We’ve been guilty of burning our Nordic Pine candles in August and a fresh scent is the perfect way to welcome the new season. Read on for the candles we can’t stop burning—from our budget-friendly faves to splurge-worthy scent masterpieces. These diverse scents are great for when seasons change, or any time of year.



1. Best for the minimalist. Made in Brooklyn, New York with 100% soy wax for an Eco-friendly clean burn, Brooklyn Candle’s clean and simple packaging pairs with any home decor.
2. Best little gift. These 12 oz. matte, ceramic bowls are food safe! They make great rice or dipping bowls once fully burned.
3. Best Gus & Ruby exclusive. You won’t find this anyplace else! Notes of fresh cut pine and wintergreen merge with subtle notes of blackberry and tangerine in this candle.
4. Best premium candle. Night Space candles have a burn time of 90 hours and their vessels are hand-crafted in Portugal and beautiful enough to reuse.
5. Best for the green thumb. This candle features a 100% recycled glass candle holder and plant-able seed paper packaging.
6. Best for the Rifle Paper Co fanatic. Packaged in a decorative box, this candle has notes of black vanilla, amber, and incense.
7. Best fall Botanica scent. A complex blend of earthy notes, this fragrance tones the freshness of herbal Clary Sage and Prairie Grasses and Sandalwood.
8. Best for a small pick-me-up. Coming in at just $10, this soy wax candle won’t break the bank.
9. Best vessel. This terracotta ceramic candle is inspired by Earth and elements, parks and sunsets.
10. Best candle with a cause. Artfully hand-poured by the young moms in their paid job training program, each Bright Endeavors candle lights the way toward strong families and bright futures.
11. Best alternative scent. This pleasantly complex candle features notes of Amber, Coco, Vanilla, Cedar, Spices, Musk, Sandalwood.

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September 21, 2021

We’re hiring Retail Associates in all 3 locations!

With the busy holiday shopping season on the way, we’re looking for some retail gurus to join our team. Our Portsmouth, NH, Boston, MA, and Portland, ME stores are hiring year-round and seasonal Retail Associates!

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 person we are looking for!

We like to think we’re a pretty fun group of people to work with but we are very serious about the safety and health of our employees and customers adding extra safety protocol in all locations. Take a peek below at the position and apply by emailing us your resume, cover letter telling us why you’d be a great fit.

RETAIL ASSOCIATE
The position in a nutshell:
In this role, you will be responsible for daily operations in the retail store including (but not limited to): greeting and helping customers find the perfect item; making sales/checking out customers; receiving, unpacking and merchandising new products; tidying/cleaning the store. You’ll report directly to the Store Manager. This is a part-time, hourly position consisting of approximately 15-25 hours per week (with possible room to grow). Weekend, weekday and holiday availability is a must.

About You:
– You have retail experience and are happy helping customers and manning a register.
– You are outgoing, personable, have exceptional customer service skills and are able to establish and foster strong relationships with customers.
– You are self motivated and a quick learner.
– You are comfortable working alone and within a team and are a clear, effective communicator.
– You have a good sense of humor.

Do you want this job?! We hope so! Email your resumé, availability, and cover letter telling us why you want to join our team to:

Ali at boston@gusandruby.com

Emily at portsmouth@gusandruby.com

Ellie at portland@gusandruby.com

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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August 23, 2021

We’re hiring Retail Associates in Portsmouth!

With our busy holiday shopping season on the way, we’re looking for a few retail gurus to join our team. Our flagship Portsmouth, NH store is for hiring year-round, permanent Retail Associates positions!

Do you love pretty paper, hand-made objects of beauty, dreamy wedding stationery and gut-bustingly-hilarious greeting cards? Do you enjoy being around people and are willing to help with any task? If so, you might be just the person we are looking for!

We like to think we’re a pretty fun group of people to work with but we are very serious when it comes to the safety and health of our employees and customers. Take a peek below at the position and apply by emailing us your resume and a cover letter telling us why you’d be a great fit.

RETAIL ASSOCIATE
The position in a nutshell:
In this role, you will be responsible for daily operations in the retail store including (but not limited to): greeting and helping customers find the perfect item; making sales/checking out customers; receiving, unpacking and merchandising new products; tidying/cleaning the store. You’ll report directly to the Store Manager. This is a part-time, hourly position consisting of approximately 15-25 hours per week (with possible room to grow). Weekend, weekday and holiday availability is a must.

About You:
– You have retail experience and are happy helping customers and manning a register.
– You are outgoing, personable, have exceptional customer service skills and are able to establish and foster strong relationships with customers.
– You are self motivated and a quick learner.
– You are comfortable working alone and within a team and are a clear, effective communicator.
– You have a good sense of humor.

Do you want this job?! We hope so! Email your resumé, availability, and cover letter telling us why you want to join our team to Emily at Portsmouth@gusandruby.com. Please include “Sales Associate” in the subject line!

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January 5, 2021

We’re Hiring an eCommerce Manager – Dover, NH

In this role, you will be responsible for managing the eCommerce side of Gus & Ruby Letterpress. You will be the point person for our raipidly-expanding online store and the many customers we serve throughout the country. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Customer service & communication (answering emails and responding to voicemails, etc.)
• Scheduling and managing all shipping associates
• Managing orders (printing forms and overseeing fullfilment)
•  Packing/shipping orders
• Managing eCom inventory (transferring inventory between stores) through communication with store managers
• Receiving pertinent POs and product and organizing inventory within the warehouse
• Ordering & organizing shipping materials

About You:
– You have retail and/or eCommerce experience (strongly preferred but not required)
– You are organized and meticulous about details
– You are a multi-tasker and are nimble moving between tasks
– You offer exceptional customer service

This is a permanent part-time position (approximately 20 hours per week with a Monday-Friday schedule in our Dover, NH studio) with BIG room for growth. Interested? Please send a cover letter telling us why you’d be great at this job and resume to: hello@gusandruby.com

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September 1, 2020

We’re Hiring Retail Associates – Boston, MA

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 person 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 position and apply by emailing us your resume, cover letter telling us why you’d be a great fit. We will be conducting interviews over the next few weeks and hope to have the positions filled quickly.

RETAIL ASSOCIATE
The position in a nutshell:
In this role, you will be responsible for daily operations in the retail store including (but not limited to): greeting and helping customers find the perfect item; making sales/checking out customers; receiving, unpacking and merchandising new products; tidying/cleaning the store. You’ll report directly to the Store Manager. This is a part-time, hourly position consisting of approximately 15-20 hours per week (with possible room to grow). Weekend, weekday and holiday availability is a must.

About You:
– You have retail experience and are happy helping customers and manning a register.
– You are outgoing, personable, have exceptional customer service skills and are able to establish and foster strong relationships with customers.
– You are self motivated and a quick learner.
– You are comfortable working alone and within a team and are a clear, effective communicator.
– You have a good sense of humor.

Do you want this job?! We hope so! Email your resumé, availability, and cover letter telling us why you want to join our team to Ali at boston@gusandruby.com!

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June 26, 2020

Portsmouth Reopening Protocol

Welcome Back! We missed you!

After 100 days closed to customers, our Portsmouth, NH store has reopened! What a stressful and scary few months it has been. And while nothing is back to normal and Covid is still very much here, for the foreseeable future, we want and NEED to be open and serve our Portsmouth community again, in a safe but welcoming way.

Our new store hours are Thursday – Monday from 10am – 6pm. We will be closed Tuesday & Wednesday. If you aren’t yet ready to shop with us in-store, you can shop online 24/7 and choose free shipping or curbside pickup!

Please read below so you are familiar with our protocol. We’ve worked SO hard to get the store ready for your return and we hope that those of you ready to shop in-store again are able to escape the real world for a bit and bring some joy into your life with all of our lovely goods.

Mask up

Masks are mandatory for our safety and yours. If you forgot you makes, we have them available for free inside.

Wash up

Please sanitize your hands upon entering. We also have sanitizer throughout the store so reapply when needed.

Our max is 6

We will allow no more than 6 customers in the store at one time (in addition to the 2-3 staff members you’ll see working). If there are already 6 people shopping, please wait outside for someone to exit. We promise it will be worth the wait!

Give some space

Please be aware of the other patrons and stay 6 feet apart as much as possible. Our store is small but we’ve spaced things out so you have more room than usual.

Shop away!

We’re so excited to have you back. This is new territory for us all and we truly want to give you the most comfortable and enjoyable shopping experience, but things may move a little slower than usual in order for that to happen. If we can do anything to make your shopping experience easier or more comfortable, please let us know. And as always, please remember to be kind and patient with other patrons (not just at our store, but everywhere) and offer grace to the hardworking staff.

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February 24, 2020

We’re Hiring Retail Associates! Portland & Portsmouth!

We’re looking for some retail gurus to join our team. Both our in both our Portland, ME and Portsmouth, NH stores are hiring Retail Associates! 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 position and apply by emailing us your resume, cover letter telling us why you’d be a great fit. We will be conducting interviews over the next few weeks and hope to have the positions filled quickly.

RETAIL ASSOCIATE
The position in a nutshell:
In this role, you will be responsible for daily operations in the retail store including (but not limited to): greeting and helping customers find the perfect item; making sales/checking out customers; receiving, unpacking and merchandising new products; tidying/cleaning the store. You’ll report directly to the Store Manager. This is a part-time, hourly position consisting of approximately 15-20 hours per week (with possible room to grow). Weekend, weekday and holiday availability is a must.

About You:
– You have retail experience and are happy helping customers and manning a register.
– You are outgoing, personable, have exceptional customer service skills and are able to establish and foster strong relationships with customers.
– You are self motivated and a quick learner.
– You are comfortable working alone and within a team and are a clear, effective communicator.
– You have a good sense of humor.

Do you want this job?! We hope so! Email your resumé to Ellie at portland@gusandruby.com or Emily at portsmouth@gusandruby.com! We can’t wait to hear from you!

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January 24, 2020

We’re Hiring a Wedding Invitation Consultant – Boston, MA

WEDDING INVITATION CONSULTANT – BOSTON, MA

In this role, you will be responsible for being the face and voice of the custom invitation portion of the Gus & Ruby Letterpress Boston store. You will be the main point of contact and project manager for all our brides & grooms as they travel through the custom design experience as well as being the liasion to the wedding industry in the city through networking and social events. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Conducting wedding stationery and custom design consultations where you will guide clients through the process from overview of pieces, printing processes, budgets and timing to customizations, design input and production.

– Note: meetings are held on weekdays and at least one weekend day each week. Ideally, we’ll also offer one or two “evening” (5pm or so) appointments per week during peak season (February – April).

• Creating and sending quotes to clients following any wedding stationery and custom design consultations.

• Providing exceptional customer service to each and every client. Following up all appointments with hand-written thank you notes, timely delivery of quotes and enthusiasm/concern for their specific needs.

• Being a face and voice for Gus & Ruby Letterpress by welcoming all customers, answering questions, answering the phone and responding to custom-related and general inquiries.

• Managing daily communication with clients and the design team. 

• Attending networking events in Boston as needed/requested by Samantha 

• Proactively reaching out to Boston-area wedding vendors (planners, venues, etc.) and fostering strong relationships through social events and social media engagement.

• Contributing your creativity for all Gus & Ruby projects (ex inspiration shoots, custom projects, business ideas).

• Contributing to overall G&R brand development including pro-active input regarding your personal development and growth within the company. 

This position is a full-time, salaried position with room for growth within the company and based out of our Beacon Hill storefront. 

About You:

– You are exceptional at building and fostering strong relationships.

– You have proven sales experience (experience in the luxury and/or wedding market is a plus!) and a solid track record.

– You have an eye for beautiful design and a passion for stationery. 

– You are incredibly detail oriented.

– You have serious project management and time management skills.

– You are self motivated and a quick learner. 

– You love dogs, babies, donuts and champagne. Or some combination of those at the very least.

Do you want this job?! We hope so! Email your cover letter & resumé to hello@gusandruby.com! We can’t wait to hear from you!