Employment

Open Positions as of January 15, 2019

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Events Coordinator (Corte Madera
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, plus benefits and employee discounts. If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Karen West at kwest@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 & Food Prep Staff (Corte Madera)
Book Passage Café and Wine Bar in Corte Madera is seeking  enthusiastic candidates for barista/front counter positions. Applicants must be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekday mornings, weekday evenings, and weekends, and excel in customer service. Book Passage café is a great place for hospitality interns to start getting experience with potential for back and front of house cross training. Please include resume and cover letter.

Book Passage Café and Wine Bar is also 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.

To apply for cafe positions, please contact Keith Jones at kjones@bookpassage.com. EOE.

About Book Passage Café and Wine Bar
Located inside Marin County's beloved Book Passage Bookstore in Corte Madera, Book Passage Café and Wine Bar is the perfect place to relax with a book and a pastry, catch up with a friend over a cup of locally roasted coffee, or grab a meal before an author event. In addition to daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner service, we frequently host luncheons, mixers, and various other unique events.

About Book Passage
With over 800 author events per year, two internationally acclaimed annual conferences, an exciting array of writing and language classes, and 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. Take a look at our website at: http://bookpassage.com/cafe.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Booksellers (Corte Madera & Sausalito)

Want to be the first to read tomorrow's bestsellers and meet today's most acclaimed writers? Book Passage is seeking applicants to join our bookselling staff in Corte Madera  and Sausalito. 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 Deirdre Kidder: dkidder@bookpassage.com