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We are always on the lookout for passionate, intelligent, focused, and creative people to join our team. You can send us a resume with a cover letter at any time, but listed below are our current opportunities.

You can email us at: contactus@fireflybookstore.com or send to: 271 West Main Street, Kutztown PA 19530

CURRENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Part-Time Sales Associate

Listed: March 1, 2020
Updated: March 13, 2020

Firefly Bookstore is seeking 1-2 candidates for an upcoming position for permanent, PART-TIME hours at the store. These are General Associate positions, performing customer service and register tasks, stock processing and management (shelving) as well as other routine tasks of maintaining the shop.

Our current needs are to fill 2 part time (15 hours/week) 5-hour shifts from Sunday thru Friday. Shift hours can be flexible if between 11:00 AM to 7 PM (i.e., 11-4 or 12-5 or 2-7) but do need to be consistent from week to week. These hours may expand or change starting mid-May. Candidates need to be available from November 28th through December 24th. We are looking for persons who are available throughout the year, not just during school semesters or holidays.

Starting pay is $9-$10.50/hour depending on experience. Previous bookstore employment is certainly a benefit but not a requirement. Previous retail experience is also beneficial.

We are looking for the right fit for the store - energetic, happy to engage with customers, with a broad range of interests. The ideal candidate should be fairly meticulous and detail-oriented but not so focused that they miss opportunities to connect with customers. While not looking specifically for a salesperson, selling books and games is important!

This is not a sit-down job; we are often on our feet moving throughout the store. We are often carrying boxes and stacks of books which can be heavy, as well as climbing up steps and ladders to reach the top shelves. Some tasks do require computer work and some computer experience will be helpful to use our software, namely database use and point-of-sale systems. Keeping a book store running requires a large range of skills and knowledge. There are many other ongoing tasks that a strong candidate might be suited for and can be trained to grow into a larger role in the company.

Firefly is an independently-owned business, with a strong ethos for team-development and creating a supportive and collaborative work environment. The owners have been working in books for well over 15 years, and were inspired to create the bookstore they always wanted to work in. The owners have a clear vision for the overall direction of the store and try to provide appropriate direction and guidance for their Associates. Many of our employees have been with us for years, and have found a place they look forward to being at every week.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and a Safe Space advocate. The 100+ year-old building is not currently Handicap Accessible although most 1st floor interior areas are ADA-compliant (bathroom, break room, work areas and aisles).

Interested candidates should submit a resume or CV, along with a brief introductory note. Please consider the above points as guideposts for what we are looking for in a future employee. We will continue to contact and interview qualified candidates until we find the right fit for the position. This is an open-ended process that has no particular end date, but we are trying to find someone to start within the next 2-4 weeks.