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.
Book Passage is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from all backgrounds to apply. We look forward to welcoming a new member to our passionate team of book lovers.
Open Positions as of December 2023
- Customer Assistance: Greet and assist customers in a friendly and helpful manner. Provide book recommendations tailored to children's age and interests.
- Product Knowledge: Develop a strong knowledge of the store's inventory of children's books, staying up to date with new releases and bestsellers.
- Organization: Maintain a clean, organized, and visually appealing children's book section, including shelving and displaying books attractively.
- Cashier Duties: Operate the cash register, handle transactions accurately, and process payments efficiently.
- Events and Storytime: Assist in organizing and participating in children's book-related events, such as storytime sessions and author visits.
- Inventory Management: Help with receiving and restocking inventory, tracking sales trends, and recommending restocking needs.
- Customer Engagement: Promote reading and literacy through engaging conversations, book clubs, and reading recommendations for young readers.
- Customer Orders: Assist customers in placing special orders for books that are not in stock.
- Passion for children's literature and a strong commitment to promoting literacy and a love of reading in young children.
- Excellent communication and customer service skills.
- Friendly, approachable, and able to work effectively in a team.
- Basic computer and point-of-sale system proficiency.
- Organized, with strong attention to detail.
- Prior experience in a retail or bookstore environment is a plus.
Book Passage Cafe Barista
Hey Barista! Book Passage Café is looking for you!
- You love taking good care of customers and love good quality coffee.
- You are energetic, willing to learn and are a team player.
- You are responsible and will share ideas for always improving the café and our service.
- You will make fresh coffee and coffee drinks and serve customers with kindness.
- You’ll serve soups, quiche, salads and other yummy foods.
- You will accept payment for all drinks, food and service.
- You will participate in keeping the café and kitchen clean and up to sanitary standards.
- You either have or will get a food handlers’ license.
- Guest services: 1 year (Required)
- Barista experience: 1 year (Required)
- Food service: 1 year (Preferred)
- Our barista job is fun, and you get to engage with customers who love to read (and drink coffee and eat)
- We offer a flexible part or full time schedule. Our cafe is open from 10AM-6PM - no crazy early or late hours! Weekday and weekend hours needed.
- We offer a generous discount for books and often free books. You’ll meet lots of accomplished authors too.
- Job Type: Full-time or Part-time
- Pay: starting at $17.00per hour
Please send a resume and a cover letter expressing your interest in this position to firstname.lastname@example.org.