Moon Palace Is Hiring

Posted By: Carrie Obry Job Board ,

Moon Palace Books (Minneapolis, MN), is searching for a full-time bookseller

32 - 40 hours a week.

Compensation: $15-$17 per hour

View on Moon Palace's website

Moon Palace Books is a neighborhood bookstore that carries a mix of new and used books. Before Covid-19, we hosted hundreds of events a year, including in-store and offsite author events, book clubs, storytimes, community events, music, farmers markets, author signings, meetings, weddings, and parties. Founded in 2012, Moon Palace moved into a newly renovated 6000 square foot building in November 2017, with multiple, flexible event spaces, including an outdoor courtyard, dedicated event room, and a full service restaurant.

We're looking for:

  • Full vaccination
  • Bookstore experience (preferably 2 years or more)
  • Retail/small business experience
  • Knowledge and love of a range of book genres, especially books relevant to, or written by people of color, queer authors, women and others traditionally marginalized in the publishing industry
  • Great customer service and listening skills
  • Someone confident and personable
  • Comfort serving a diverse customer base
  • Fluency or proficiency with Spanish
  • Ability to get to and from off-site sales event locations throughout Minneapolis
  • Computer and internet skills
  • Prior experience on our POS, Bookmanager

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Make change and ring up sales
  • Lift heavy boxes (up to 40 lbs.)
  • Pack and unpack boxes
  • Spend long periods on your feet
  • Keep store and workspace clean and organized
  • Arrange and display books and other merchandise
  • Evening, night, and weekend work is required when the bookstore is open for business
  • Daily shelving and restocking
  • Operational responsibilities, including opening and closing the store
  • All basic bookselling responsibilities, including title look-up, shelving, returns, receiving, mail orders, and operational duties
  • Training and assisting other booksellers and other duties as needed
  • Have an attention to detail, and ability to stay focused, in a sometimes chaotic, small space while working with a team of weirdos
  • Understand Moon Palace’s unique vision, values, and commitment to equity
  • Ensure that both the customers and the employees have good experiences at our space

Please email your resume to Emily R. at work@moonpalacebooks.com and include “Bookseller” in the subject line. In the body of the email, please describe your relevant experience in detail, specific interest in the job, and availability. Please include 3 work references.
No phone calls, please.