Hiring for a Branch Bookseller at Politics and Prose Bookstore

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Politics and Prose needs a full-time (40 hours per week) Branch Bookseller at its branch at The Wharf in southwest Washington, D.C.  

The job requires excellent customer service skills, extensive knowledge of books, and the ability to perform physically and mentally taxing tasks. Experience in retail is strongly preferred.  Bookselling experience is even better. Booksellers have regular schedules that include working some nights and at least one weekend shift. 

Duties will include but are not limited to: 

  • Assisting customers with book selections 
  • Operating cash registers, answering phones 
  • Carrying and unpacking boxes
  • Shelving books, assisting with events
  • Receiving book orders
  • Designing and maintaining displays   

To do well in this position aspiring booksellers must have an abiding love for books and ideas, the ability to multitask, an impeccable eye for detail, fantastic written and verbal communication skills, curiosity and a willingness to learn our systems, a cooperative spirit and goal-oriented attitude, and of course they must be punctual and dependable. 

Complete and submit the online application at politics-prose.com/employment and email a resume and a brief introduction to PandPjobs@politics-prose.com.


 

 

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