Downers Grove Bookstore ManagerCalling all bookworms! Anderson’s Bookshop is looking for a store manager to join our team in Downers Grove.
We need an organized, friendly booklover to lead our booksellers into the future. This is a rewarding full-time position with benefits.
There are some great opportunities for our Downers Grove store in the future, and our small bookselling team needs a natural leader to guide the ship to success. The right person will be a regular presence on the floor of the bookstore and will demonstrate enthusiasm for what we do daily. We are also looking for someone with a flexible schedule as our store is open 7 days a week with varying hours, and an understanding of independent retail and our place in the world of books.
The store manager will be responsible for running all operations of this location including scheduling and managing staff, monitoring sales, administrative duties, hiring, training, managing inventory, creating displays, and overseeing receiving, returns, events, and running the local author/consignment program. They will also be responsible for the culture of the store, continuing our exemplary customer service goals, and encouraging and inspiring the staff. They will work in tandem with the Naperville store manager and will report to the General Manager and the owner.
Anderson’s Bookshop has been selling books since 1875 and we are proud to be the oldest single-family-run bookseller in the country. Our commitment to books and authors, as well as a devotion to customer service has sustained us for six generations and resulted in dozens of awards, thousands of author events, and millions of books connected to happy readers.
To apply, please send your resume, a short statement describing your interest in the position and how it aligns with your professional goals, and a link to a 3–5-minute video of yourself talking about your favorite book of the last three years to email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
We can’t wait to hear from you!