Employment

Open Positions as of August 31, 2017

Shipping/Returns Staff

Book Passage bookstores are hiring for a full time position in our returns department. Working in returns entails the pulling, packing, boxing, and shipping of books to publishers coast to coast. This position regularly works with our accounting office to ensure timely return of books, magazine covers, and sidelines merchandise to maximize credit. Qualified candidates will be comfortable using shipping software, have a strong attention to detail, have a current California driver's license in good standing, and be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Love of books and bookstore experience a plus! This position is for our Corte Madera store. EOE. Please send resumes and cover letters to Zack Dubuc, zdubuc@bookpassage.com, when responding to this ad.

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Events Coordinator

Book Passage is searching for a dynamic candidate to join the Events Office in our Corte Madera location.

With over 800 author events per year, two internationally acclaimed annual conferences, an exciting array of writing and language classes, and of course, a comprehensive selection of books on a wide variety of topics, Book Passage is one of the world's leading bookstores and a Bay Area institution. We are committed to our community, working with a number of local schools, universities, and non-profit organizations, and striving to inspire creativity and learning for Bay Area residents of all ages. To that end, Book Passage offers employees unlimited opportunities to develop new interests and skills, personally and professionally.

With our lively calendar of author events, writing and language classes, book clubs and more, no two days at Book Passage are alike. In addition to embracing daily excitement and challenges, general responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Booking author events for our Corte Madera store, as well as our San Francisco Ferry Building and Sausalito locations
  • Corresponding with authors and publishers regarding the planning and implementation of events
  • Active bookselling
  • Organizing and implementing various daily and long-range projects
  • Accurately and precisely preparing for events, both in-store and at off-site venues
  •  Assisting customers with events-related questions and procedures
  • Coordinating with other departments to ensure cohesive events

We are looking for independently motivated applicants. The right candidate:

  • Is dynamic, outgoing and energetic
  • Is detail-oriented, computer savvy, organized and able to multi-task in a busy environment
  • Thrives on a fast-paced, exciting work environment
  • Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates customer service expertise – you are attentive, patient and respectful
  • Enjoys reading, discussing books and interacting with both new and high-profile authors
  • Has flexibility in working occasional nights and/or weekends if needed
  • Is willing to introduce and/or facilitate author events
  • Is able to work well both independently and as part of a large team

This position is full-time. We offer an hourly rate of $11-$14, plus benefits and employee discounts. If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to zruskin@bookpassage.com. We will not be able to confirm receipt of emails due to the volume we already receive. Please do not call; our phones already ring constantly! We will contact potential candidates for interviews in the coming weeks. Book Passage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Thank you for your interest in Book Passage!

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Cafe Baristas & Pantry Chefs (Corte Madera)

Pantry Chefs
Book Passage Café and Wine Bar is seeking applicants for back of house positions with potential for kitchen management, dependent upon restaurant experience. Applicants must be able to work weekday evenings and weekends. Pay scale is hourly (based on experience) plus shared house tips.

Passion for literature and farm-to-table cuisine a plus! Book Passage Café and Wine Bar offers opportunities for creativity and growth, making it a great place for up-and-coming hospitality interns to start building a resume. We are searching for an organized, detail-oriented team player with experience in both back and front of house roles. Light cleaning, food preparation, and cuisine creation are all integral duties in the position. Please include resume and cover letter when responding to this listing. EOE.

Baristas
Book Passage in Corte Madera is seeking applicants for front of house and barista positions in our café. Applicants must be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekday mornings, weekday evenings, and weekends. Pay is hourly (based on experience) plus tips. Passion for literature and farm-to-table cuisine a plus. Book Passage café is a great place for hospitality interns to start getting experience. Potential for back and front of house cross training. Please include resume and cover letter. EOE.

Please include resume and cover letter. EOE. Contact Amanda Dorward: adorward@bookpassage.com

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Booksellers (Corte Madera)

Book Passage Bookstores are looking for individuals to join our bookselling staff in Corte Madera who love to read and excel at customer service. Applicants must have evening/weekend availability. Retail/customer service experience preferred. Part-time and full-time positions available. Book Passage is an EOE employer. Please send resumes and cover letters when responding to this posting.

Please include resume and cover letter. EOE. Contact Amanda Dorward: adorward@bookpassage.com