Anderson’s Bookshop is Hiring

Posted By: Melissa Peterson Job Board,
Calling all bookworms!
Anderson’s Bookshop is looking for a store manager to join the team in Downers Grove.

They need an organized, friendly booklover to lead booksellers into the future. This is a rewarding full-time position with benefits.

There are some great opportunities for the Downers Grove store in the future, and the small bookselling team needs a natural leader to guide the ship to success. The right person will be a regular presence on the floor of the bookstore and will demonstrate enthusiasm for what they do daily. Anderson's Bookshop is also looking for someone with a flexible schedule as our store is open 7 days a week with varying hours, and an understanding of independent retail.

The store manager will be responsible for running all operations of this location including scheduling and managing staff, monitoring sales, administrative duties, hiring, training, managing inventory, creating displays, and overseeing receiving, returns, events, and running the local author/consignment program. They will also be responsible for the culture of the store, continuing our exemplary customer service goals, and encouraging and inspiring the staff. They will work in tandem with the Naperville store manager and will report to the General Manager and the owner.

  • 2+ years previous retail management experience
  • Impeccable organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Approachable and friendly with great listening skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to shift gears quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • A high comfort level with technology
  • A sense of humor
  • A love of books and reading
  • Trustworthiness and dependability

Additionally, this job also requires the ability to be on your feet for long periods of time and to lift 50+ pounds, as books are heavy. If offered position, candidate must provide proof of COVID vaccination prior to first day of work.

To apply, please send your resume, a short statement describing your interest in the position and how it aligns with your professional goals, and a link to a 3–5-minute video of yourself talking about your favorite book of the last three years to No phone calls, please. More information about the position can be found here.