Jobs at BookBar

BookBar is an independent bookshop, wine bar, events and social space, which brings people together through books. BookBar’s ethos is about making books accessible and fun by making them social. BookBar is a vibrant and innovative brand, always seeking new ways to make books appealing to the general public. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a love of books, a vibrant personality, an eye for detail and a sense of creativity to be part of building a bookish social hub in London.

Senior Bookseller

We are looking for a senior bookseller, with bookselling experience and a people-centred personality, to become part of the BookBar team. This is a part time role of approximately 15-20 hours a week, with a view to becoming full time. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a love of books and people, with a vibrant personality, an eye for detail and a sense of creativity to be part of the growth of a young, innovative, bookish brand.

Duties:

  • Serving customers and recommending books.

  • Daily bookshop administration including:

    • Booking in new stock

    • Putting new orders onto the system

    • Processing returns

    • Working at the till

    • Organising shelves and displays

    • Answering customer enquiries in person and by phone, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and email.

    • Picking, wrapping and posting online customer orders

    • Overseeing the administration of BookBar’s monthly subscription programme.

    • Overseeing the administration of BookBar’s monthly Book Club.

    • Placing daily replenishment stock orders.

  • Daily wine bar duties including:

    • Making and serving coffee, wine and other refreshments to customers

    • Clearing tables of dirty and empty glasses

    • Keeping the space clean, tidy and organised by daily sweeping, hoovering and mopping

  • Maintaining BookBar website including:

    • Updating new titles onto the website

    • Creating new ‘sections’/’displays’ on the website

  • Keeping up to date with current titles and recommending books to customers.

  • Helping to host and promote regular events, book clubs and book launches.

  • Being responsible for the shop and junior booksellers when a manager is not on site.

Essential skills:

  • Bookselling experience.

  • An enthusiastic, personable, approachable, positive, friendly, helpful and social personality, in line with the BookBar brand.

  • Strong organisational and administrative skills.

  • Strong customer service skills.

  • Creativity in considering new and exciting ways to sell books, and a desire to be part of an innovative brand.

Desired skills:

  • Barista and/or sommelier knowledge, experience or training. 

  • Previous experience in hospitality.

Hours:

  • Flexible, part time. Will require weekend and evenings.

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Pay:

  • £11.50-£13/hour depending on experience.

Location:

  • Will be required to work from BookBar, 166 Blackstock Road, London, N5 1HA, with some occasional external events across London.

TO APPLY: Send a CV with your name and the role for which you're applying, a cover letter detailing why you'd be a good fit, including a few examples of books you have enjoyed recently to hello@bookbaruk.com. All applicants must be available to start by 10th May 2021.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 30TH APRIL 2021 AT NOON.

BookBar Assistant

We are looking for a book, wine, coffee and people-loving person to assist with every day duties at BookBar. This is a part time role of approximately 10-15 hours a week. This is a customer facing role, so we're looking for a people-centred person with excellent administrative abilities to join our energetic team.

Duties:

  • Daily bookshop administration including:

    • Booking in new stock

    • Putting new orders onto the system

    • Processing returns

    • Working at the till

    • Organising shelves and displays

    • Answering customer enquiries in person and by phone, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and email.

    • Picking, wrapping and posting online customer orders

    • Overseeing the administration of BookBar’s monthly subscription programme.

    • Overseeing the administration of BookBar’s monthly Book Club.

    • Placing daily replenishment stock orders.

  • Daily wine bar duties including:

    • Making and serving coffee, wine and other refreshments to customers

    • Clearing tables of dirty and empty glasses

    • Keeping the space clean, tidy and organised by daily sweeping, hoovering and mopping

  • Maintaining BookBar website including:

    • Updating new titles onto the website

    • Creating new ‘sections’/’displays’ on the website

  • Keeping up to date with current titles and recommending books to customers.

  • Helping to host and promote regular events, book clubs and book launches.

Essential skills:

  • Love of reading and a desire to keep up to date with publishing trends and new titles, as well as develop a general understanding of key backlist.

  • An enthusiastic, personable, approachable, positive, friendly, helpful and social personality, in line with the BookBar brand.

  • Strong organisational and administrative skills.

  • Strong customer service skills.

  • Creativity in considering new and exciting ways to sell books, and a desire to be part of an innovative brand.

 

Desired skills:

  • Barista and/or sommelier knowledge, experience or training. 

  • Previous experience in hospitality.

  • Desire to learn more about the bookselling and publishing industry and to learn how to match a book to an individual’s tastes.

  • Bookselling experience.

Hours:

  • Flexible, part time. Will require weekend and evenings.

  •  

Pay:

  • £11.00/hour 

 

Location:

  • Will be required to work from BookBar, 166 Blackstock Road, London, N5 1HA, with some occasional external events across London.

TO APPLY: Send a CV with your name and the role for which you're applying, a cover letter detailing why you'd be a good fit, including a few examples of books you have enjoyed recently to hello@bookbaruk.com. All applicants must be available to start by 10th May 2021.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 30TH APRIL 2021 AT NOON.