Job opening: Pirate Store and Events Manager, 826 Valencia: (San Francisco)
- ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
826 Valencia, founded in 2002, is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization dedicated
to supporting students aged 6 to 18 with their writing skills, and to helping teachers get
their students excited about writing. Our work is based on the understanding that strong
writing skills are fundamental to future success and that great leaps in learning can be
made when skilled tutors work one-on-one with students. We have developed programs
that reach students at every possible opportunityin school, after school, in the evenings,
or on the weekends. Since we opened our doors, over 1,200 volunteersincluding
published authors, magazine founders, SAT course instructors, documentary filmmakers,
and other professionalshave donated their time to work with thousands of students.
These incredible volunteers allow 826 Valencia to offer all our services for free. For more
information, visit www.826valencia.org.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Pirate Store and Events Manager serves as a liaison between 826 Valencia and the
larger community, working closely with a team-oriented staff to promote and fundraise for
the organization and its student programs through our street-front pirate supply store
and special events. Imagination and sense of humor are vital.
- A deep commitment to and understanding of the 826 mission
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
- Proven organizational and project management skills, with a strong eye for visual and
- Enthusiasm for working with people of all backgrounds and ages
- Good instincts and command of marketing and money-management
- Proficiency in both English and Spanish
- Retail management experience
- Strong aesthetic and artistic sensibilities
- Familiarity with Macintosh and design programs such as InDesign and Photoshop
Events coordination entails overseeing and attending all 826-sponsored events; managing
all event details including technical needs, scheduling, promotion, and volunteer
management; collaborating with community partners including performers, authors,
students, and other arts organizations; seeking fiscal and in-kind donations and
managing all related data; writing press releases and executing all PR as related to
promoting events; and updating and managing the events calendar and all related
information on the 826 website.
The retail management aspect of the job entails overseeing and participating in all aspects
of the pirate store including inventory, buying, shipping and receiving; managing a staff of
4-6 part-time store employees plus a team of volunteers; directing the design of creative
products and window displays; maintaining the store's physical appearance; attending
retail expos; updating and managing the store web site; marketing for 826 publications;
and planning and executing store events.
The start date for this position is August 1, 2007.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter with your resume only to info@..., or drop it off at
the pirate store between 12:00-6:00 PM any day.