Employment Opportunities

Bookmarks is now hiring a part-time Bookseller.

Booksellers primarily work in the Bookmarks Bookstore, reporting to the Floor Manager and performing the day-to-day tasks that keep the store functioning at its highest potential. Although Bookmarks is first and foremost a nonprofit, the bookseller position functions primarily as a retail position.

Booksellers are responsible for bookstore tasks including but not limited to providing customer service, ringing out purchases, processing online and special orders, shelving books, and maintaining a clean and attractive store environment. The primary goal of the bookseller within the retail environment of the bookstore is to introduce customers to the mission of Bookmarks and cultivate community through a shared love of books. 

Booksellers may be asked to assist in other departments in support of our mission, reporting to the Executive Director, Program Director, General Manager, or Youth & Schools Manager. 

Hours and Scheduling: 

  • Typically scheduled 10-18 hours per week on the sales floor.
  • This bookseller will work primarily on evenings and weekends.
  • Must be available to work before and after holidays. The Bookmarks Bookstore is closed for a week in the summer, and on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
  • Must work at the Bookmarks Festival of Books each September.
  • This is a permanent position; booksellers must be able to work year-round starting in March or April 2023. 

Skills and Requirements:

  • Must genuinely enjoy talking about books and helping readers of all ages. 
  • Time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks and show initiative.
  • Team player who can work with co-workers from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Outstanding customer service and communication skills.
  • Basic technology skills, including Microsoft Office and Google Suite, the ability to learn the point of sale system and inventory database, and basic knowledge of audio/visual equipment.
  • No previous bookselling experience is required! 

Salary is $15 per hour. Additional benefits included; details provided on request. No medical or dental benefits provided.  

Interested parties should submit a letter of interest and resume detailing relevant experience to morgan@bookmarksnc.org. Applications will not be received in person or over the phone. Review of applications has begun and a first round of interviews has been scheduled. We will continue to review any additional applications until the position has been filled.

Bookmarks is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, national origin, gender identity, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, body size, ability, appearance, religion, or citizenship.

Last updated March 7, 2023.