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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.

Please meet Anne!

Whitney and I are super excited to introduce to you all our newest Gus & Ruby gal, Anne! Anne is joining us as the new Store Manager and we are absolutely thrilled to have her on board. Her keen eye for paper goodies, background as a retail & marketing-minded maven and super lovely personality make her a perfect fit. Be sure to stop by and say hello!

So, now, please meet Anne (in her own words):

I grew up in the small town of Bow, New Hampshire as the oldest child of two science teachers. Back-to-school was always a little more about the office supplies than the closet in my house, so I got an early start on my obsession with pretty paper goods. I attended The Derryfield School and Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and went on to major in International Studies at Denison University in Ohio. I have a weakness for snail mail, colorful DIY projects and dogs. My only child, Harry, is a rescued Brussels Griffon mix. He looks like a bigger and uglier version of Gus! My “studio,” a.k.a. my basement craft room, is filled with paper products that I must admit I often find too pretty to use. My house looks like a Gus & Ruby pop-up shop. It’s totally normal to frame wrapping paper as art, hoard ribbon scraps and buy more journals than any one person could possibly fill in a lifetime, right? When I’m not shopping, crafting or baking up a storm I can be found hiking and kayaking in the beautiful White Mountains. I have spent the last eight years in the Franconia Notch area working for the fashion and home décor catalog, Garnet Hill. I saw the Gus & Ruby job posting on Instagram, Facebook and this blog because I have stalked them ever since I discovered the adorable shop on a Portsmouth retail therapy outing.  The job description read like my dream job and I jumped at the opportunity to join the team. I’m smitten with this town and the lovely ladies of Gus & Ruby and cannot wait to see where this adventure with them takes me! I’m excited to get to know this town and all of the fabulous Gus & Ruby customers. Please stop by to say hello and feel free to give me restaurant recommendations or share your other favorite hidden Seacoast gems.

Thanks,
Anne

We’re hiring a Retail Store Manager!

Hello dear readers! We hope you’re having a great Tuesday afternoon. Guess what? We’re hiring again! Our dear, dear Liz is heading off on a new adventure so we are looking for the next great Gus & Ruby Retail Store Manager.  Could it be you?

Take a peek at the details below and send us your resume & cover letter if you’re interested in joining the team. It’s a pretty fun place to be, if we do say so ourselves!

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