JOB Bookseller | PART-TIME
PURPOSE Round Table Books is a children’s book shop in Brixton. We are looking for a part-time bookseller to join the team. The ideal candidate will be passionate about children’s books above all else and available to work in the shop three days a week, including one weekend day.
Building relationships with customers and the community through your passion for books is key to the role. No matter what you’re doing, it needs to be done with our ethos of inclusivity in mind. Previous retail experience desired but not essential.
You will use your knowledge and confidence in children’s books to offer the best advice on titles and help readers find their next ideal book. You will choose from a broad range of existing titles and exciting new releases from all publishers to match readers tastes, while keeping eye-catching stock in store.
> Champion the importance of diversity and inclusivity in Children’s books
> Making excellent product recommendations > Using social media to champion books
> Keeping the shop clean / tidy and kid-friendly
> Planning / running book events, including author / illustrator talks, signing sessions and reading groups
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
> A passion for children’s books, representation and inclusivity
> Strong commercial acumen
> Professional and fun, with outstanding customer service
> Broad knowledge of inclusive children’s books across all ages > Understanding of our ethos and mission
> Previous bookselling/retail experience helpful but not necessary
PAY £10.85 p/hour (Minimum contact 14 hours p/wk, likely to be higher as agreed with candidate)
HOW TO APPLY Send your CV and a brief cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “BOOKSELLER PART TIME”
APPLICATIONS CLOSE AUGUST 23