Rarely a day goes by without someone wandering in the shop to ask if we're hiring. More often than not, because the folks who work here enjoy working here, the answer is, "Not right now, but you're welcome to fill out an application." Sometimes, however, new and exciting opportunities arise for one of our staff members, and a coveted spot opens up. Like now.
We are currently hiring for a part-to-full-time bookseller to join our staff. Closing date for applications is Sunday, July 25th, and we plan to have a hiring decision made no later than August 6th.
Maria’s Bookshop has served Durango and its surrounding communities since 1984. Our customers count on receiving outstanding service every time they walk through our doors. We trust our employees to ensure that this expectation is met and exceeded with each customer interaction.
We are seeking enthusiastic readers with previous experience in bookselling or a desire to learn. General skills we like to see in our new employees include: prior retail or public relations experience, Windows computer experience, an ability to be attentive to details while keeping an eye on the big picture and a constant desire to learn and solve problems. Flexibility and a sense of humor are a must.
All booksellers are required to work a variety of shifts including weekdays, weekends, and evenings. Time-off is restricted during our busiest seasons as follows: during July and August one week is available, and between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day no time off is available. Outside of these times we attempt to be flexible and accommodate employee-scheduling needs.
This position is physically demanding. In addition to being on your feet six to nine hours per day, it also requires the ability to lift heavy boxes, take out trash, shelve books, climb ladders, sweep floors and sidewalks, shovel snow and clean the shop. We try to maintain a comfortable atmosphere for our customers. It is commonly overlooked that our staff works very hard to maintain this atmosphere.
Maria’s Bookshop offers competitive wages and benefits. Starting pay is $9.00 an hour. Benefits include a 40% merchandise discount, and company-matched IRA contributions. There may also be an opportunity for advancement to higher responsibility jobs including managerial positions.
You now know more of what this job at Maria’s Bookshop entails. If you believe you are a potential candidate, we invite you to contact email@example.com no later than Thursday the 22nd for an application or stop in the shop to pick one up. Please pay particular attention to the questions on the back of the application. They help us to get to know you better. Include a resume and any additional information if you feel it will help us in making a decision about your qualifications for this position.