We Are Hiring

Greeter (multiple vacancies)

Politics and Prose Bookstore is looking for Greeters. This is a part-time position (20 hours per week) located at the Main Store on Connecticut Avenue NW.  

 

In order to function well during the pandemic, our greeters perform a crucial function in welcoming customers and keeping people safe.  

 

Duties will include but are not limited to:  

  

  • Set up greeter station and maintain supplies 

  • Greet each customer and welcome them to the store 

  • Ask customers to follow store safety protocol including use of hand sanitizer, face masks, social distancing, and limited time in store 

  • Maintain accurate count of people entering and exiting the store, and periodically conduct a physical count to ensure accuracy  

  • Answer general customer questions and give directions to info desk, cash registers, departments, sections, and  the coffeeshop 

  • Organize and manage line if there are multiple customers waiting to get into the store 

  • Work as a floater greeter filling in as needed on other shifts  

  

Excellent communication and customer service skills are required. Must be comfortable with maintaining store safety protocols. Availability during the week is helpful. Availability during the weekend is strongly preferred.  

Complete and submit the online application and email a resume and a brief introduction to jobs@politics-prose.com

Marketing and Website Associate

Politics and Prose is looking for a Marketing and Website Associate. It is a full-time (40 hours per week) position that reports to the Deputy Director of MarketingThe Marketing and Website Associate supports the marketing team in all projects.

 

Duties will include but are not limited to: 

  • Designing all event banners 

  • Updating and troubleshooting website

  • Designing weekly Instagram event graphics 

  • Uploading and maintaining event listings on the website, Facebook, and Scenethink 

  • Assisting with copywriting 

  • Assisting with special projects in marketing 

  • Supporting customer service efforts on social media 

  • Assisting to manage inventory on the website

 

Experience with graphic design and content management systems, especially Drupal, a huge plus. BIPOC candidates are encouraged to apply.

Complete and submit the online application and email a resume and a brief introduction to jobs@politics-prose.com

Weborder Bookseller

Politics and Prose needs a full-time (40 hours per week) Weborder Bookseller at its main store on Connecticut Avenue NW in Washington, DC.

A Weborder Bookseller processes orders made through the bookstore’s website. The job requires the ability to manage many tasks at one time, excellent customer service skills, and a self-starting and goal-oriented work ethic. Experience in retail is strongly preferred.  Bookselling experience is even better. Weborder Booksellers have regular schedules that include working day shifts, night shifts, and at least one weekend shift. This schedule can be flexible. 

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Processing payments online and in the point-of-sale system 

  • Collecting books for individual weborders 

  • Communicating primarily by email but also by phone with customers 

  • Assisting staff with any weborder inquiries 

Complete and submit the online application and email a resume and a brief introduction to jobs@politics-prose.com

Adult Full-Time Bookseller (multiple vacancies)

Politics and Prose needs Adult Full-Time (40 hours per week) Booksellers for the main store located on Connecticut Avenue NW. There are multiple vacancies open. This is a fast-paced job.  It is mentally and physically taxing. 

 

The booksellers are responsible for making sure bookstore operations run smoothly. It’s a lively work environment that offers a varied workday ranging from moving boxes of books to offering personal book recommendations to--always and above all--providing top-notch customer service.  Every day, booksellers help customers find books, shelve books and maintain displays, operate cash registers, take special orders, and answer phones.    

Duties will include but are not limited to:   

  • Working at least one morning, one evening, and one weekend shift each week   

  • Staying calm under pressure, juggling many tasks, and retaining a lot of information  

  • Standing on their feet for 8 hours at a time, lifting boxes of books (usually 25-30lbs each) and shelving individual books frequently 

  • Maintaining a polite and professional demeanor with customers  

  • Processing customer orders that come in through P&P’s website  

Retail or bookselling experience preferred.  

Complete and submit the online application and email a resume and a brief introduction to jobs@politics-prose.com

P&P is a bustling and complex workspace, where jobs tend to require considerable time to master. So regrettably, we cannot consider applications for seasonal employment.

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