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American Quilter's Society
PO Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002-3290

Toll-free (for orders only, please):
1-800-626-5420
Phone: 270-898-7903
Fax: 270-898-1173

Physical Street Address for UPS/FedEx Shipments Only:
5801 Kentucky Dam Road Paducah, KY 42003-9323

About AQS: AQS Employment

The American Quilter's Society is dedicated to TODAY's quilter. We are inspired by the enduring creativity and importance of quilts and quiltmaking. Through our books, magazines, product offers, quilt shows and contests, workshops, and other activities in the world of quilting, we strive to inspire, instruct, and nurture the art and skill of quiltmaking.

This is an exciting time for the American Quilter’s Society, and we need dedicated, enthusiastic people to help us grow! If you are someone who thrives on challenge and believes that you can positively impact our business while making change happen, then we invite you to apply to be a part of the AQS team.

 

Product Development

Highly qualified and motivated product development specialist to build and expand product portfolio. Innovative leadership style with ability to establish product mix that fits our overall marketing strategy.  Should have the ability to determine excellent quality and product potential.  Provide result-oriented product management in a direct distribution model.  Develop product packaging and tradeshow materials. Plan and deliver product designs which meet specified performance and cost criteria within development budget and timetable.  Solid experience in directing a creative product development team, combining process management with the nurturing of a creative environment that encourages new designs and innovation. Two to three years’ experience required. Must be willing to relocate to Paducah, Kentucky.

Email resume & cover letter to sylvia@aqsquilt.com or mail to:

Sylvia Thomas
AQS Office Administrator
P O Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002

No phone calls, please.

 

National Advertising Representative

Experienced sales representative with two to three years' experience.  Must be able to develop and execute marketing plans to best suit our clients' needs.

Job duties include:

  • Assisting existing accounts, obtaining orders, and establishing new accounts.
  • Informs management by submitting activity and results reports. 
  • Monitors competition by gathering current marketplace information. 
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Email resume & cover letter to sylvia@aqsquilt.com or mail to:

Sylvia Thomas
AQS Office Administrator
P O Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002

No phone calls, please.

 

E-Commerce Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Develop Online Customer Experience including Design & Aesthetics, Content, Navigation, Information Architecture, Performance and Functionality to positively impact eCommerce efforts
  • Focus on remarketing programs and internet marketing including social media integration tools for consumers
  • Management of SEO measurements and monitoring methodologies
  • Provide SEO/SEM/PPC and Internet Marketing thought leadership, innovation and process improvement initiatives
  • Execute and analyze affiliated programs, e-commerce marketing strategies, merchandising, paid and natural search engine optimization
  • Focus on feature functionality, user interface, landing page optimization, effective online merchandising of products and promotions and overall user experience.
  • Create and maintains an optimal site engagement navigation, internal search, site-wide messaging, promotional activities and recommendation tools.
  • Analyze marketing metrics, including return on investment on campaigns and effectiveness of responses. Interpret quantitative data, extracting accurate conclusions and identifying web usage trends.
  • Track campaign performance and translates data into insights for Marketing/ Merchandising teams – A/B or Multi-Variant Testing.
  • Manage the set-up, testing, and analysis of site-wide messaging utilizing proprietary CMS and third party tools.
  • Write business requirements for front and back end development and attending regular development meetings as the primary liaison between teams.
  • Become familiar with the reporting/analysis requirements of all users in the company and help deliver the tools to satisfy those requirements.
  • Work very closely with the email marketing specialists, aligning on 1:1 customer communications that live inside CRM program and build optimal life-time value with the customer.

To perform this job successfully, the individual should have:

  • A comprehensive understanding of internet best practices and the impact that these have on SEO
  • A comprehensive understanding of internet marketing best practices that result in customer acquisition, retention and growth
  • Online marketing experience
  • 5 – 10 years experience managing websites
  • Ability to specify technical changes to technical/development teams
  • An in depth understanding of search engines, search engine optimization and factors that influence high rankings in Google
  • Experience with PPC - Management of Pay per click programs
  • A comprehensive understanding of backlinking: can demonstrate successful link building campaigns that result in the acquisition of large volumes of inbound, high quality links
  • Experience with web analytics tools
  • Experience using a CMS and an understanding of the impact they have on SEO
  • Knowledge of Google Adwords, Yahoo Search Marketing and MSN AdCenter
  • Ability to compile and analyze search data and metrics and make decisions regarding campaign direction
  • Ability to perform click through rate, conversion, spend and creative analysis to identify growth/optimization opportunities
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Desire to work at both the analytical and tactical level – building the best life-time value experience for customers.

Email resume & cover letter to sylvia@aqsquilt.com or mail to:

Sylvia Thomas
AQS Office Administrator
P O Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002

 

Book Editor

The American Quilter's Society seeks an editor for how-to quilt books. The ideal candidate must be a quilter with proven experience editing how-to quilting books. Our book editors must have skills in quilt pattern and text editing. This is a full-time position located in Paducah, Kentucky.

Email resume & cover letter to sylvia@aqsquilt.com or mail to:

Sylvia Thomas
AQS Office Administrator
P O Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002

No phone calls, please.

 

Proofreader

Responsibilities:

  • Proofread all printed materials created by AQS including show books, registration guides, copyright permissions, marketing copy, ads, rack cards, catalogs, calendars, quilt patterns, quilt booklets, book-length manuscripts, and other materials.
  • Follow AQS guidelines and style sheets.
  • Complete tasks on deadline.
  • Other duties as required for AQS to fulfill its mission.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Quilt related knowledge and experience required. Demonstrated ability to fact check and test pattern and instruction math.
  • Excellent written language skills.
  • Good interpersonal relations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word on PC or Mac computers.

This full-time position is located in Paducah, Kentucky; no telecommuting or working remotely. A cover letter and resume should demonstrate proofreading experience, quilting knowledge, and be accompanied by work samples (before and after copy if possible). Quilt related experience and some travel are required. Position is available immediately. Include sufficient return postage to have materials returned.

Email resume & cover letter to sylvia@aqsquilt.com or mail to:

Sylvia Thomas
AQS Office Administrator
P O Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002

 

Graphic Arts & Layout/Design

Full-time position available in graphic design for page layout/design of books on Macintosh for American Quilter’s Society, Inc. Extensive knowledge in Adobe CS4 with a main focus on InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop on a Mac platform is required. Must be able to handle multiple long-term projects. Some travel may be required. This is a full-time position in Paducah, Kentucky.

Email resume & cover letter to sylvia@aqsquilt.com or mail to:

Sylvia Thomas
AQS Office Administrator
P O Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002

 

Fabric Cutter - Part-time

We are looking for experienced quilters to join our warehouse team to cut fabric to fulfill orders. This is a part-time position in Paducah, Kentucky.

Email resume & cover letter to sylvia@aqsquilt.com or mail to:

Sylvia Thomas
AQS Office Administrator
P O Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002

 

Customer Service Representative

We are expanding our customer service department. If you enjoy helping others, this job is for you! Your main responsibility will be to process orders and assist customers and AQS members with their accounts. Most of your day will consist of taking phone orders. Some filing and other clerical duties are also required. The perfect candidate must communicate professionally by phone, mail, fax, and email. Knowledge of Word and Excel programs is helpful along with the willingness to learn new programs. Some travel may be required. This is a full-time position in Paducah, Kentucky.

Email resume & cover letter to sylvia@aqsquilt.com or mail to:

Sylvia Thomas
AQS Office Administrator
P O Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002

 

Apply Today!
Positions will remain open until filled. No phone calls, please.