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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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March 6, 2020

We’re Hiring Retail Associates in all 3 stores!

We’re looking for some retail gurus to join our teams. Our Boston, MA, Portsmouth, NH, and Portland, ME stores are hiring year-round and summer 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, 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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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!

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January 24, 2020

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!

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October 24, 2019

We’re Hiring a Store Manager -Portland, ME

We’re looking for a retail guru to join our team as the Store Manager of our Portland, ME store! 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 position filled quickly.

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 Director of Operations and Portsmouth 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 major 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.

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

Custom Work

wedding invitations

July 8, 2019

Romantic Copper & Blush Nautical Invitations

Elizabeth and Travis came to us looking for the perfect stationery to set the tone for their elegant, ocean-side soiree in historic Newport, RI.

A romantic palette of blush, copper and crisp navy combined with some classic roman fonts and flowing script came together beautifully in this nautical suite. We used color layering, a custom map envelope liner and a fun metallic twine wrap with a tag to give little pops of fun to this traditional design. The end result was luxe and stunning and gave guests a sweet taste of the seaside fun to come!

Events

portland

July 2, 2019

Gauche Workshop with 1Canoe2

This past weekend, we were thrilled to host a pair of fabulous gauche painting workshops with shop-favorite vendor, 1Canoe2. For two hours, participants joined Haley from 1Canoe2 for a beginner class all about gauche painting in 1Canoe2’s signature breezy style.

Haley led the group through several exercises and everyone left with some beautiful paintings and their own set of paint & brushes. Add some sweet sips & snacks and it was a perfect event. Thanks to everyone who came and made the events such successes!

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May 8, 2019

Modern, Clean & Graphic Invitations

Our dear friends Lauryn & Benny allowed us the great honor to design invitations for their Boston wedding. They wanted their wedding to mix the old-school charm and New England vibe of their beloved Boston with a bit of fun and edge and architectural details to nod to their venue.  

A fun z-fold save the date booklet got guests excited for a weekend in Boston using fun wording, custom illustrations and a die-cut hang tag in the shape of their French bulldog. A Boston subway map envelope liner completed the package.

The invitation was 2 color letterpress and copper foil with a solid rust-red back side and was housed in a flat printed gatefold that was held shut with a foil-stamped sticker. The blind printed graphic lines added some fun edge without overwhelming the type-driven design. And a vellum envelope allowed guests a sneak peek of the fun gatefold before they even opened the mail. 

We paired a classic roman font, slim sans serif and hand-lettered-inspired script and used a palette of bright navy, rust red and copper foil. The invitation was printed on double-thick 100% cotton and mounted to solid color stock. As always, the pieces were lovingly letterpress printed and foil-stamped by hand on our antique presses on beautiful, textural, super thick 100% cotton paper.  

Custom Work

wedding invitations

March 8, 2019

60’s Inspired Invitations

When our friends – and wedding vendor powerhouses – Kate of Kate Dawson Events and Meg from Rodeo & Co. Photography approached us about a 60’s inspired shoot, we knew it was going to be something special. Given some free reign to design, we found inspiration in a Liberty of London fabric and the bold, bright colors of a retro kitchen.

An ombré palette of pinks and orangey reds paired with some fun Mad Men-esque fonts and fabric details made for an eye-popping suite.