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OurShelves Fellow (Position Open)

OurShelves is hiring a Fellow to assist Founder/Owner in a wide variety of start-up projects -- from researching to marketing to systems set-up to fulfillment to graphic design to accounting to basic web site management/development to survey development to social media. (While the Fellow does NOT need to have prior experience in these areas, they should be curious and eager to learn the basics of such areas as needed. Please do let us know if you have experience in any of these areas.)

Most important qualities:

  • Understands and fully believes in the vision of OurShelves;

  • Positive, upbeat, friendly;

  • Enjoys working on teams;

  • Reliable and responsible (reliably on time, communicative about any issues that arise);

  • Self-directed, organized, can establish own goals and timelines to meet goals;

  • Excellent at follow-up and closing the loops on projects and assignments;

  • Communicates well in writing;

  • Communicates well about expectations and questions related to projects;

  • Curious and excited to learn and research in new areas;

  • Proactive and always asks what more they can do;

  • Willing to share their own ideas and questions about a project;

  • Comfortable building an effort from the ground up (which is very different than working with an established organization that has been around for a long time);

  • Flexible and adaptable as needs of OurShelves evolves and changes;

Time Commitment: 5-10 hours/week (Ideally, this position will be filled locally in Maine so we can meet face-to-face as needed, but we will consider remote applicants as well.)

Compensation: Commensurate with experience. (We are also happy to facilitate a fellow in receiving coursework credit for this work.)

We are particularly interested in candidates with aspects of their identities that are under-represented in children's books.

Please send resume, 2 references and a cover letter sharing why you're interested in this position to with "OurShelves Fellow Application" in the subject line.