Explore Booksellers Hiring Floor Manager

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Floor Manager

Explore Booksellers, a local treasure and nationally-known independent bookstore, has been serving the Aspen, Colorado community for nearly 50 years. We curate a large collection of books ranging widely in subject matter and a beautiful selection of cards, journals, gifts and games. Known as a community gathering place for locals and visitors alike with a “salon-like vibrancy”, Explore also offers a thoughtful and inspiring line-up of speakers and events that welcome and challenge visitors to discover and explore new ideas.

We are seeking a Floor Manager to manage our bookstore team of 3-7 booksellers and assist the General Manager in supervising and managing store operations.  This position is part of the Explore Booksellers' leadership team and is a key component to making Explore Booksellers a central part of the community.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning and preparing bookseller work schedules
  • Hiring, training, and managing year-round and seasonal team members
  • Leading by example in providing excellent customer service, ensuring complete customer satisfaction by addressing requests and resolving problems
  • Oversees bookseller sales, including deposits, accounts receivable, and sales reporting
  • Working with General Manager to develop and implement the in-store marketing strategy including displays, product placement, and signage
  • Receiving and tracking new merchandise, including verifying and databasing orders, and shelving incoming products 
  • Opening and closing of the store 
  • Securing staffing and providing logistical support for on and off-site bookstore events

The expectation is the Floor Manager will spend 24 hours per week working the sales floor, and 16 hours “off floor” hours for scheduling and other managerial tasks. Full availability is required for the summer festival season and the December holiday season. 

You’re a great fit for this position if you:

  • Are great at building and managing a team
  • Have excellent customer service skills
  • Are an avid reader and love exploring new ideas
  • Are good at problem solving and innovating, and have an eagerness to learn
  • Have strong attention to detail and are computer and technology savvy


Minimum qualifications include previous experience as a team leader or manager and 1-3 years of experience in a retail environment.  A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is preferred, but not required. Ideal candidates will have more robust staff management experience, strong community relations skills, and 3+ years of retail management experience.

Location: Aspen, Colorado

Compensation and Benefits:  $15 - $20 per hour commensurate with experience. Benefits may include health insurance and paid time off. We also offer a generous employee discount

How to apply: To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to Jenny Douglass at jenny@explorebooksellers.com

Explore Booksellers is an equal opportunity employer.



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