As soon as you arrive, you'll want to high-tail it over to the Beth Vesel Agency. Or pop in at Lippincott Massie McQuilkin. They're both looking for an office assistant-slash-agent in training.
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What might you find yourself doing all day? Running around like a headless chicken is my guess. They need a multi-tasker, which is a description of every mother I know these days. You have to answer the phone, keep track of checks and contracts, handle correspondence, talk nicely on the phone, work independently, be organized, file, keep the books, maintain the office, do the posting and order office supplies. These agents are looking for a full-time mammy, I swear to God.
But there's a sweetener in the position. Get the job, and the slush pile is yours. Wouldn't that be a fantastic education? Learn to evaluate manuscripts, and you'll find out more ways to stay out of the slush pile than two years of graduate work in Iowa.
No phone enquiries, please. But they do accept e-queries. Good luck in the job search.