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Powell's Books

Powell’s Books City of Books, the legendary indie bookstore and international tourist destination, is looking for LOTS of part-time temporary holiday help for our bustling wonderland of a store!

This position will focus on the following:

*Sincere, genuine, above and beyond customer service.

*Cashiering: a fast-paced opportunity for micro-connections!

*Stocking/Shelving books: See all the brand new and used books as they arrive!

*Merchandising and restocking gift displays – Our store is visually appealing and super shop-able and we work hard to keep it that way!

*Making thoughtful recommendations to customers!

*Concierge-type services – helping customers find their way around Portland and making recommendations as to lunch spots nearby or where to find local donuts that do (or don’t) come in a pink box. :)

The successful candidates for these position will have excellent customer service skills, be friendly, motivated, and reliable. Any book-related experience is desirable, but not required. Any high-volume retail or customer service experience is great (retail, stock, barista, food service/expos, merchandising, tourism, call center, etc.)

These are Entry Level positions and they will begin in late October/early November and last through early January. These positions are temporary and we’re looking for both folks who want a foot in the door and hope to stay on as well as those that really just want to work for a few months.

Compensation for these positions is $13.50 per hour plus a generous discount on merchandise and other perks! (That discount sure makes holiday shopping easier on the wallet!)

The exact schedules are to be determined. A wide variety of shifts will be available throughout the holiday season. Powell’s City of Books is open from 9am – 10pm, 365 days a year. We work carefully to match candidates with work schedules and will be able to provide them all of their shifts for the season at the time of a job offer.

Schedules will likely be all morning shifts, all mid-day shifts, or all evening shifts . We aim for schedules with shifts that are consistent from day to day.

The schedule is regular (won’t change from week to week). We don’t have ‘clopens’ and closing shifts really do end when they are scheduled to (no staying late to clean up, etc). :)

***We are looking for dependable folks that are available and committed to work through the holiday season (mid/late October – January).***

We offer secure bike parking and our store is accessible by numerous TriMet lines, MAX, and Portland Streetcar.

Click here to apply:

to view the full job description and apply through our careers website.

Please include a cover letter with a brief description of relevant skills and experience and the reason why you’re interested in working at our store this holiday season.

The closing date for this position is Thursday, October 31st.

Powell’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

☆ Dont forget to tell your interviewer that you heard about this opportunity from the Urban League of Portland ☆