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Wanted: Bookshop Associate

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Wanted: Bookshop Associate


Job Description: Bookshop Associate

This position is for a part-time role open with Elizabeth’s Bookshop & Writing Centre. Elizabeth’s Bookshop is a Black woman-owned bookstore created by Rachel Cargle, an Akron-native, activist, writer, and philanthropic innovator. The store highlights, promotes, and honors the work of writers of color and LGBTQ+ authors who are often excluded from traditional cultural, social and academic conversations. With a regularly rotating catalog of titles, our pop-up shelves exist

inside Compass Coffee – a part of The Well CDC – located at 647 E Market Street, Akron, OH 44304.

The Bookshop Associate role will support the operations of Elizabeth’s Bookshop & Writing Centre while providing exceptional customer service. The Bookshop Associate will report directly to the Bookshop Floor Manager and the Bookshop Director. An attentive, self-directed, friendly and efficient work style will be required as this role navigates both customer service and retail management. QTBIPOC applicants are encouraged to apply. To apply/for questions send resume: elizabeths@rachelcargle.com.


● Greet customers, answer questions about the Loveland Group including those about Rachel Cargle, The Loveland Foundation, and The Great Unlearn, and assist with the purchase of merchandise. ● Shelve, arrange, clean, and organize product or space within the store to maintain an appealing sales floor. ● Assist with processing sales transactions, inventory management, and sales analytics.

● Collaborate with Compass Coffee staff to help maintain a highly satisfactory customer experience. ● Availability to work on a weekly basis including weekends, and flexibility in scheduling for opening, midday, or closing shifts.


● Strong attention to detail and highly organized

● Ability to self-direct in duties and accountability

● Meaningful connections and attention to the literary world. Have an understanding of contemporary writers. ● Committed to center the mission of Elizabeth’s Bookshop & Writing Centre, highlighting and offering writers/publications.

● High school diploma/equivalent

● Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Job Type: Part-Time

Compensation: $16/hour

Work Location: 647 E Market Street, Akron, OH 44304.

Hours Per Week: 6-18

Schedule: Elizabeth’s currently operates Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm & Saturday 8:00am-2:00pm Company’s Website: www.rachelcargle.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethsofakron/?hl=en




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