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Powell's Books

Powell’s Books, the nation’s top independent bookseller, is looking for full-time Inventory Team members to join the team at our flagship location, Powell’s City of Books in downtown Portland!

The majority of this work is done on the floor right along side our book loving customers which means offering warm, engaging customer service is the #1 priority. The Inventory Team tasks and functions within the store include shelving, pulling, receiving, restocking, and merchandising of Book and Gift products throughout every room of the store!

A desirable candidate will have:

*Demonstrated high-volume retail experience or inventory experience (barista, food service, retail, tourism, library)
*Excellent customer service skills!
*Basic business computer literacy (Excel, Word)
*Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
*Excellent communication / interpersonal skills.
*Ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities while maintaining a strong attention to detail.
*Enthusiasm for working with customers in a retail environment.

The schedule will consist of shifts from 7am – 3pm or 2pm – 10pm. The days off are to be determined.Powell’s City of Books is open from 9am – 10pm, 365 days a year.

Powell’s offers regular schedules that don’t change from week to week! No ‘clopens’ and those with closing shifts do not stay past closing! We don’t ‘cut’ folks, so you can expect 37.5 hours of work per week, every week.

The wage for this position starts at $13.50 per hour (based on experience) and includes a generous benefits package including top of the line healthcare, education, and childcare benefits, transportation subsidy, 401(k) plan, a generous discount on merchandise, and other perks!

Please include your schedule availability when you submit your application.

Please also include a cover letter with a brief description of relevant skills and experience and the reason why you’re interested in the positions.

The closing date for this position is Sunday, September 22nd.

Powell’s Books 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 ☆