Mostly Books is hiring!

Mostly Books is looking for an experienced bookseller to join our small, delightful team on a casual basis. We can offer the right person 10 hours a week with scope to increase as the year goes on. As a community bookstore that has been independently run for over 40 years, we pride ourselves on our friendly and personalised customer service.

Essential characteristics

  • A passion for books and reading and a desire to share in the literary conversation with our community
  • Solid history of retail experience, with at least one year spent in a bookshop
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible and reliable – available to work weekends and extra shifts as needed
  • Has initiative, drive and the ability to multitask
  • Can work independently and contribute to the warm and creative environment that we foster
  • Approachable, well-presented
  • Good computer literacy

Desirable characteristics

  • Experience with e-bility point-of-sale system (or any other bookselling POS), bookselling databases, social media, digital newsletters or websites will be looked upon favourably
  • An existing connection with the bookshop or the Mitcham community is desirable

Responsibilities

  • Customer service – locating, recommending, ordering and selling books across genres and to a wide range of readers
  • All aspects of stock management, including receiving, shelving, display curation and presentation, picking returns, maintaining store appearance

Please provide a one-page maximum cover letter with your resume, summarising your relevant skills and workplace experience, along with why you believe you are a great fit for the job. Applications should be sent to mostlybooks@internode.on.net by COB Wednesday January 15.

Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements for employment will not be accepted.

About Annie

Annie has never felt more at home than surrounded by hundreds of books. She has been an avid reader for as long as she can remember, starting at age four with George's Marvellous Medicine. Now all grown up, she loves to read the weird and wonderful stories of the likes of Haruki Murakami, Neil Gaiman, Scarlett Thomas and Dave Eggers. Really, she's just a sucker for any well-crafted story. A self-confessed Francophile, she has a degree in French as well as one in English and would love to talk to you about your next trip abroad. Currently, she is completing a post-grad in Professional Communications and publishing an online magazine that celebrates literature and art in her spare time.

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