Forget everything you read in The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry or saw in You’ve Got Mail. Bookstores are busy places with dozens of different tasks that need to be done every day. Sometimes you’ll get an adrenaline-pumping exchange of favorite books and ideas. Most times you’ll be busy with less exciting–but no less important–tasks like shelving, running inventories, shipping orders, cleaning up the children’s area, even dusting and vacuuming.
So what are we looking for in a bookseller?
Are you more comfortable with an espresso machine than an inventory control system? Well, you’re in luck. We need an experienced, responsible, enthusiastic, intelligent being (preferably human) to run our café. You must have managerial or supervisory experience and have worked in a café or restaurant for at least 3 years. Knowledge of brewing methods/espresso preparation and a passion for communicating with customers is critical.
Of course, with great experience comes great responsibility. So we’ll be expecting our Café Manager to: