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DEC 17 | Hope Into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears
Modern Times is Now Open on 24th Street!


A progressive resource for the Bay Area, a neighborhood bookstore for the Mission.

Modern Times Bookstore Collective is hiring an Events Coordinator!

Modern Times is the West Coast’s oldest collectively-run independent bookstore and a proud member of the Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives and the Northern California Independent Bookseller’s Association. We are celebrating our 43rd year of book selling and rabble-rousing and carry a wide range of new and used books, including books in Spanish, host diverse community events, and maintain relationships with many progressive local organizations.

The Events Coordinator is a part-time, unbenefited position that starts at $10.74/hr, 12-16 hours per week. The Events Coordinator is eligible to potentially become a Modern Times Collective Member in the future. The Events Coordinator will work with a volunteer Events Committee to create unique, diverse and ongoing events for the Bookstore.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • booking and promoting in-store and off-site author readings, classes and events
  • responding to requests for events and pro-actively creating diverse events with authors, publishers, publicists, bookbuyers, catalogues, political organizations and communities; obtaining promotional materials
  • publicizing events through monthly calendar, press releases for print and online media, email lists, websites, social media and targeted outreach to organizations and businesses
  • designing ads and bimonthly newsletter
  • overseeing Web content
  • maintaining email outreach list
  • coordinating window displays highlighting events
  • arranging for event setup at MT
  • other tasks as assigned by MT collective and steering committee

Required Qualifications:

  • bookstore love and knowledge
  • events coordination and organization
  • experience and commitment to working collectively and with a wide range of individuals, including volunteers
  • commitment to local community and social/racial/economic justice
  • excellent verbal and written skills
  • self-directed with strong time management skills
  • attention to detail, flexibility; accountability; timeliness; sense of humor
  • computer literacy, particularly with social media, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Mailchimp, Google Docs and Calendar

Desired Qualifications:

  • bookstore experience
  • familiarity with publicity and marketing protocols
  • retail/sales/shipping/inventory management; customer service
  • bilingual (Spanish/English)
  • HTML and CSS content creation/troubleshooting on WordPress
  • email newsletter management with Mailchimp
  • direct relationships with local authors and community/political organizations
  • knowledge of current political landscape
  • willingness to work at the Bookstore’s front desk
  • interest in potentially becoming a MT collective member

Modern Times Bookstore Collective is located in the heart of SF’s Mission District, 2919 24th Street, SF 94110. We are open Monday-Saturday 11:00 – 9:00 and Sunday 11:00 – 8:00. To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to by April 25, 2014. No phone calls please. Start Date: May (specific date TBD). We strongly encourage applications from those who identify as trans, gender queer, queer, people of color or women.