Big House Books is hiring!
We are looking for an independent contractor to assist with the day-to-day activities of Big House Books. This position is 4-10 hours per week and is flexible. The pay is $15/hr. The position is hybrid– some tasks must be done on-site at our office in Midtown Jackson.
Contractor reports to the BHB Board of Directors.
Responsibilities include hosting one volunteer session per week, various administrative duties, managing and scheduling volunteers, updating our social media, sending out email blasts, and maintaining a clean and orderly office space.
Tools we use: Mail Chimp, WordPress, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
BHB does not discriminate based on gender identity/expression, race, disability status, criminal background, or education background. Anyone who is passionate about our mission is welcome to apply. Preference will be given to existing volunteers.
To apply, please send us an email at email@example.com. Tell us about how you connect to our mission, your schedule, and what your goals are.
Thank you for your interest!
We were fortunate to be discovered by Collin & Kendra of the Do Good Project- a newlywed couple who decided to drop everything and spend a year traveling the country, discovering organizations and initiatives that are making the world a better place.
It was a pleasure to be able to sit down and have a long form conversation about the BHB story, and we hope you enjoy it.
Our needs often change, but the following are books we can always use more of and are always accepting! They must be clean and paperback.
African American History
Adult Coloring Books
Bibles (especially large print)
Work Out / Fitness
Current year daily/weekly/monthly planners
Business / Finance / Wealth Building
Biography – celebrities, famous Black figures
Puzzle Books (Soduko, word search, crosswords)
Trade Books (plumbing, HVAC, Carpentry Home Building, etc , anything DIY)
Cars / Motorcycles
Art – how to draw, etc (not books of art)
Crafts – how to
GED study guides
Self-Publishing Music and Books
Wicca / Pagan Mythology
Occult / New Age
Paranormal / Conspiracy
Ancient history/ancient civilizations/ religions.
Westerns, all the popular authors:
V C Andrews
CDL study guides
Please check our wishlist
You can also support inmates by volunteering (safely, separately) and donating (money or books)
We have a lot of requests for:
• Adult coloring books
• Fantasy novels
• Greg Isles
• Danielle Steele
• James Patterson
• Book on Wicca, spells, and astrology
• Bibles and study bibles
• Techincal books (heavy machinery, farming, trade skills)
• True Crime
• Composition books
We received this drawing, titled, ” A Prisoner’s Point of View,” in a letter today. For folks behind bars, nightmarish scenes aren’t relegated to Halloween. Help us send books to people like this artist by making a donation today.
We’re stoked that volunteering at BHB is part of the curriculum for a “Philosophy of Happiness” class at Millsaps College this semester.
“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.
We are all out of Manga! Can you help? Donations can be dropped off anytime outside 133 Millsaps Ave in Jackson.