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Working at the Odyssey
Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA, is looking for a full time bookseller and an administrator for our store's First Edition Club. The successful candidate must be an avid reader of contemporary literary fiction, have a disciplined mind with a knack for organization, and a reasonable knowledge of Excel. Additionally we need somebody with excellent orthographic skills who is able to write and communicate well via email, who can find the Zen in repetitive tasks, and enjoys playing well with others.
Bookselling can be challenging sometimes, both mentally and physically. If you are not ringing up sales for customers, you might be dusting shelves, vacuuming floors, shelving and alphabetizing books, calling customers, moving heavy (35-50 lb.) boxes of books, arranging cards gifts into attractive displays, moving bookcases, and setting up chairs for author events.
This is a full time position with some benefits, such as a significant staff discount, all of the publisher advance reading copies you can carry, and being able to rub elbows with some of the most exciting authors writing today. Starting salary is $10-12/hour, depending on experience. Actual schedule is TBD but expect to work at least one night per week and some weekends.
Please submit a resume and a cover letter indicating your favorite books and authors and why you think you're an excellent candidate for the job to email@example.com