Event Coordinator

15 hours per week at £7.50/hour for 3 months from September 2017

October Books, Southampton’s only independent, radical, cooperative bookshop, is seeking a motivated, self-starter to help set up a series of events for our autumn and Christmas sales period. With an ethical ethos and a strong existing customer base, October Books are looking to run more book related events both at the bookshop and at other locations in the city with local authors, community groups and businesses. The role will also include working in the shop with customers and book order processing. We hope that the position will lead to a more permanent role should the events be successful in generating additional income.


We are seeking someone who:

• Is creative and interested in books and social and environmental equality and justice

• Has a passion for event organising and with proven previous experience

• Is a good organiser with attention to detail

• Works well in a team but can also take the initiative

• Has good communication skills and understanding of different social media platforms



• Organise monthly events at the bookshop including liaising with authors and publishers, other venues and attendees

• Organise external events which link in with some of Southampton’s cultural festivals, such as Black History Month, So:To Speak, Pride and also liaise with the Nuffield Theatre and the Universities for other events

• Provide cover in the shop, dealing with customers, operating a till, receiving stock, placing customer orders and keeping the shop space clean and tidy

• Work with the October Books team to create window displays and other marketing materials to publicise events

• Discuss plans with the October Books team to schedule events

• Liaise with volunteers to provide cover for events



• A car driver and access to your own vehicle would be an advantage

•Knowledge of Southampton networks and community resources would be useful but not essential as this can be part of the training

For an application pack please email:  info@octoberbooks.org with Book Events Coordinator in the subject line. All job applications should be in by 6pm 23rd August 2017.

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