We Are Hiring

 

Event Logistics Coordinator

Position Summary

Politics & Prose Bookstore is looking to hire a point person and logistics coordinator for our in-store events, which average ten per week. This person will help our events staff with administrative duties that involve coordinating with publicists on the details leading up to the events, as well as being able to help our staff execute the events themselves. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills as well as a great deal of initiative. This position involves close coordination with the bookstore floor staff, as well as a willingness to work in the store, itself. This is an entry level position, with room to grow.  

 

This is a full-time position that will require flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.

 

Skills

  • Ability to multi-task
  • Staying calm under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to stand for 8 hours a day
  • Excellent customer service

How to Apply

Submit the online application and e-mail a resume to PandPjobs@politics-prose.com

 

 

Event Staff

Position Summary

We are currently hiring part-time staff to help support our author events that are held both in the Connecticut Avenue store and at various Busboys and Poets locations. The position will require roughly 16-20 hours a week. This is an entry level position, with shifts mostly in the evening and on weekends.  The position involves helping to set up and break down events, which requires moving book fixtures and folding chairs, as well as carrying boxes, greeting authors, and helping run the book signings. We are looking for someone who can be proactive and solve problems, and who can make authors feel welcome at P&P. There is room for this position to grow into something more full-time.

Skills

  • Ability to multi-task
  • Staying calm under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to stand several hours
  • Excellent customer service

How to Apply

Submit the online application and e-mail a resume to PandPjobs@politics-prose.com

 

 

Bookseller

Position Summary

Politics & Prose bookstore is always busy with customers browsing, nightly author events, and regular classes and programs, and the booksellers are responsible for making sure it all runs smoothly while answering the phones, ringing up sales and shelving books. It’s a busy and lively work environment that offers a varied workday ranging from moving boxes of books to offering personal book recommendations to, always and above all, customer service.

Bookseller positions are available both part-time (24-32hrs/wk) and full-time (40hrs/wk). All booksellers work one morning, one evening and one weekend shift. Booksellers may have the opportunity to work at other Politics & Prose locations.

Daily tasks include:

  • Helping customers find books
  • Shelving books and maintaining and restocking displays
  • Operating cash registers
  • Taking special orders and contacting customers when their orders have arrived
  • Answering the phone and emails in a friendly and efficient manner

Skills

  • Ability to multi-task
  • Staying calm under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to stand for 8 hours a day
  • Excellent customer service

To Apply
Complete and submit the online application and email a resume to PandPjobs@politics-prose.com

 

Children and Teens Bookseller

Position Summary

Seeking a full-time bookseller, including weekend and evening shifts, for the Children and Teens Department.

Duties include customer service in person, by email and over the phone, shelving, taking daily inventory, creating school orders, making table displays, and maintaining and organizing assigned sections. Staff are expected to read a variety of children’s and teens’ backlist and frontlist titles to maintain knowledge of department inventory, regularly write book reviews for the website and department newsletters, and host author events.

Other responsibilities may include editorial tasks, coordinating Children and Teens book-a-month program, Children and Teens signed first editions club, and book fairs/partnership Fridays. The bookseller also may be enlisted to order sidelines, design window displays, present book talks for teachers, librarians, and students..

Skills/Experience

  • Good with people
  • Detail-oriented
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize tasks
  • Strong writing skills
  • Retail/customer service experience preferred
  • Public speaking experience a plus
  • Experience with children and/or teens a plus

How to Apply
Please complete and submit the online application and email a resume to PandPjobs@politics-prose.com

 

 

BECOME A BOOKSELLER AT POLITICS & PROSE

Politics & Prose is always looking for new booksellers. If you have a passion for books, fill out the employment form below or download, save, and submit it to PandPjobs@politics-prose.com. We hire full-time and part-time employees who are able to work at least some evening and weekend hours and who are committed to working at least a year.