We Are Hiring

 

Shipper/Receiver

Position Summary

The Shipping and Receiving Department is responsible for all inventory that comes in and out of the store.  Receivers are expected to process all shipments that arrive on a daily basis withattention to accuracy and quality, as well as to process old merchandise out of inventory and return it back to suppliers.  Other duties can include shipping customer orders, organizing overstock, and other small tasks that may arise throughout the day.  An ideal shipper/receiver approaches every problem with a good attitude, has a sense of humor in difficult situations, is task-oriented and enjoys a mix of physical and mental work.

This is a full-time position.  Receivers work 9-5, Monday to Friday.  Positions starts immediately.

Responsibilities

  • Unloading daily deliveries from UPS and FedEx into the store
  • Scanning all merchandise into inventory and reconciling their work with publisher invoices
  • Distributing merchandise to the appropriate departments
  • Wrapping and boxing all customer shipping
  • Pulling books off the shelves on the sales floor and accurately removing them from inventory
  • Generating shipping labels for return shipments and occasional customer shipping

Skills

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to lift 50lbs and to stand for extended periods of time
  • Creative problem solving and flexibility in stressful situations
  • Ability to work well in a team setting and collaborate in a profession manner across departments
  • Comfort with single-variable algebra or a willingness to re-learn it

How to Apply

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

 

Online Order Technician – WebOrders Department

Position Summary

An Online Order Technician processes orders made through the bookstore’s website, communicates by phone and by email with customers to provide excellent customer service, and assists the floor staff with their inquiries pertaining to online orders.

Hours
The position calls for 20-40 hours of work a week.  Hours can be flexible, but the ideal shift is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., or 2:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  Must be willing to work weekends. 

Skills

Online Order Technicians must have a variety of skills that include, but are not limited to:

  • A good attention to detail
  • The ability to learn several software systems and understand how they communicate
  • A proper sense of customer service
  • An excellent set of communication skills
  • Creative problem solving
  • The ability to work diligently without direct supervision

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

 

 

ONLINE APPLICATION

If you have a passion for books, fill out the employment form below or download, save, and submit it to PandPjobs@politics-prose.com.