even a teeny children’s bookshop needs to fill its space! for bbgb, that means 2 part-time positions right now. before we get to the particulars, let’s make sure we’re on the same page where it concerns…
time. includes a weekend day
tech. enough to work in multiple systems, make any printed material look sharp and confidence with social media
tots. we get em, along with their little fingerprints to clean and footprints to vacuum and towers of blocks to tidy
transport. we sell books off-site, particularly at elementary bookfairs in the area, and we make school deliveries as well. we need a driver with a car that can hold book boxes at least in one seat.
check, check, check, check? great, read on.
because we are an independent bookshop, we provide the community with a place to share excitement around books. we read all that is new and notable in literature for both kids and their grown-ups, but with a sense of nostalgia and wonder. our customers expect enthusiasm and fresh insight into the best books from both now and back-when, which means you’ll be reading from our collection both in (and out!) of the shop.
we also like to take book opinions from various perspectives on board as we create our collection each season. as such, it is helpful if you are not just like the two owners (that is, moms with kids.)
so those are the basic considerations for both roles. here are the specifics.
position #1: events. for hosting in-shop and in-school author visits, for creating clever seasonal activities and projects around books, for reading aloud to groups of kids, for generally managing audiences of one to one hundred with a smile and enthusiastic small talk.
position #2: book business related bits. for managing online and school sales, corresponding with publishing houses, organizing inventory. if one of these spots is a fit for you, please personally deliver your resume to our shop @ 3100 kensington avenue. and on the back, jot down a paragraph or so on one of your favorite children’s books. we like to know what you like and why. we look forward to hearing from you!
jenesse and jill 353.5675 (if you need to call with questions)