Art & Photography Bookstore Staff

Arcana: Books on the Arts

We are seeking qualified candidates to fill 2 part-time positions at one of the nation’s foremost photography and fine art bookstores. Both jobs require working on Saturdays and Sundays, 8 hours a day (with potential to add up to 2 additional days for the right person).

Please note, this is not a short-term/ interim job. We are looking for people who can commit to a year at the store.

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, detail-oriented and ready to approach all tasks – from the mundane to the complex – with equal vigor.

  • Working with customers in person and on the phone and making sales

  • General store upkeep (shelving, processing, cleaning)

  • Helping with special projects and collections or whatever needs to be done.

  • Prior retail experience – ideally at a bookstore - is preferred.

  • 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!

How to Apply

Please e-mail a letter introducing yourself and attach your résumé - be sure to note all retail experience and provide current contact information for references. If you have any questions, please write

Posted on July 23