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**We are currently reviewing our first round of applicants and will begin interviews shortly. We are still accepting applications and we will review them if we do not make a hire from our first round of interviews**

Golden Fig Books Carrboro  is now hiring a Frontline Bookseller!

We’re looking for a smart, enthusiastic reader who wants to develop and grow alongside us. Bookselling requires a wide range of skills and the ability to constantly adapt to unique situations. This is especially true at Golden Fig where employees will be expected to manage the space alone at times. That means you could be a project manager, receptionist, custodian, designer, buyer, copywriter, and head of customer service all in a single shift!
Our ideal candidate would begin full-time (~30-40 hrs a week) after completing their training and is someone who:

Is punctual, detail-oriented, and organized with a focus on cleanliness
Has a warm and inviting presence with excellent customer service skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment in high-stress, multitasking situations
Has flexible availability to work nights and/or weekends
Is comfortable working a register/point-of-sale and learning new software
Is an independent worker who enjoys community-building
Has an understanding of, and an interest in, social media for a locally-focused small business
Is confident in recommending books and is knowledgeable across multiple genres
Is adaptable with an ability to problem-solve and fill needs as they occur throughout the course of a workday
Is capable of bearing a physically demanding job (able to lift boxes of books up to 50 lbs, shelve books, move and adjust displays, climb a ladder, be on your feet for most of the day, etc.)
Loves reading, physical books, and independent bookstores

While it’s not required, it would sure help if you:

Are seeking a career in the bookselling/publishing industry and interested in learning about larger industry trends
Want your role/responsibilities to develop and grow along with the store
Have previous retail and/or bookstore experience
Are knowledgeable about excel, graphic design, or web-building
Have specialized knowledge in Mystery/Biography/History/Poetry or a particular genre

Pay starts at $17/hr after a training period of 2-4 weeks at $13/hr

If you’d like to apply please email a resume to along with:

A short description (~1-2 paragraphs) detailing why you’d like to work at a bookstore (in general) and Golden Fig (specifically)

1-2 references

A written recommendation (100 words max) for a book that you love!


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