Arcana: Books on the Arts
We are seeking qualified candidates to fill 2 positions at one of the nation's foremost photography and fine art bookstores.
There is flexibility in the number of days per week for each job (minimum of 3 and maximum 5), but both jobs require working on Saturdays and Sundays, 8 hours a day (with potential to add up to 3 additional days). Please note, this is NOT a short-term/ interim job. We are looking for people who can commit to at least a year at the store.
Prior retail experience – ideally at a bookstore – and a thorough knowledge of modern + contemporary visual arts and photography is REQUIRED. Interviewees will be quizzed about specific artists, so you you'd better know your stuff!
If you've always dreamed of working in a bookstore so you can sit behind the counter and read all day, this job is not for you! These are busy, active positions and we’re looking for people who are hardworking, enthusiastic, personable, confident, calm under pressure, enjoy working with the public, and have excellent communication skills. They must be resourceful, responsible, very detail-oriented and ready to approach all tasks -- from the mundane to the complex -- with equal vigor.