Employment

July 2024: We're hiring! Oblong is looking for a part-time bookkeeper at our Millerton office!
Applications due August 6, 2024.

Candidates should have some bookkeeping experience and a comfort using Quickbooks. This position has flexible hours, and we expect it to require 14-16 hours per week in-person at our Millerton office. Our bookkeeper works closely with store owners to maintain financial records, manage accounts payable & receivable, and coordinate with our publishing partners. We are looking for someone who is detail-oriented, reliable, and self-motivated, and who is able to make a long-term commitment.

Our starting wage is $17.25/hour, going up to $18.25 within the first six months, and all our employees receive paid vacation & sick time. We offer a generous employee discount, a set but flexible schedule, access to free advance copies of books & audiobooks, as well as professional development opportunities. We work hard to create an inclusive environment for our staff and customers. BIPOC & LGBTQ+ candidates are encouraged to apply.

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Interested in working at Oblong?  

Great! While there are no strict prerequisites for working at Oblong, we tend to look for candidates who love books and are excellent at customer service. BIPOC & LGBTQ+ candidates are especially encouraged to apply. If we are not currently hiring, all applications will be kept on file for a minimum of three months should an opening occur.

What is it like to work at Oblong?

New employees are given a variety of responsibilities, including shelving books, running registers, and assisting customers. Our store can get very busy on weekends and over the winter holidays, so prospective employees should be prepared to face all the stress and excitement of an intense retail environment. There are plenty of slow days too, so self-motivation is important. In normal times we also have over 100 events a year, both in-store and offsite, and our booksellers staff these events, providing book sales & assisting authors. This is a physical job, our employees must be able to lift 40 lbs.
 

To apply for a position with Oblong Books, please fill out the Google Form below. Thank you!