Job Openings at Mrs. Dalloway's

Bookseller, Children’s Department

The children’s department at Mrs. Dalloway’s has a reputation of being a positive, all-inclusive, inviting environment in which families, teachers and children can be confident in obtaining knowledgeable, targeted guidance from experienced Children’s Specialists. The department contains an expertly-curated collection of books for ages ranging from 0 to 17. The best candidate for this position is a passionate, personable individual with current children’s reading expertise, has a positive, approachable demeanor, is organized, works well both with a team and independently, and is eager to take on new challenges.

Position:  Part-Time (15-18 hours per week) 

Compensation:  $18.25/hr - $19.00/hr, commensurate with experience

Benefits:  Generous employee discount, access to Advanced Reader Copies, Paid Sick Leave

Essential Functions:

  • Provide exemplary customer service: interact with customers asking appropriate questions to gain an understanding of their book needs and preferences; provide appropriate book recommendations. Must have current knowledge of childrens’ reading trends and interests for ages 0-17.
  • Process point-of-sale purchases, and complete register transactions accurately; provide gift wrapping, when requested.
  • Organize inventory on shelves, ensuring that stacks are neat and arranged as expected.
  • Assist Children’s Specialist team with merchandising, subscription administration, bulk orders, staff recommendations, and operational duties as requested.
  • Assist with event planning including the organization, coordination and marketing of book signings, in-store author events, and offsite author visits.
  • Maintain a neat and clean store environment which might include general cleaning duties such as vacuuming, dusting, and emptying trash.
  • Other responsibilities and projects as requested.

Competency/Position Requirements:

  • Enthusiastic, energetic, experienced, approachable
  • Driven to complete tasks with speed, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written with people of all ages
  • A self-starter that takes initiative
  • Physical Requirements: Able to lift boxes 10-30 lbs, climb up and down a stepladder, stand for long periods of time.
  • Weekend availability
  • Proficient with basic computer skills. Spreadsheet fluency and Canva experience is a plus.
  • Bookstore, book industry, and/or retail experience is preferred. 

How to Apply/Contact


Please email a current resume, a short description of your specific children's literature experience, and a list of up to 5 of your favorite children's books.

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