Employment

August 2022 - We're Hiring for Oblong Millerton!

We're hiring! Oblong is looking for an enthusiastic bookseller for our Millerton store! BIPOC and LGBTQ+ candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Details:

  • $15/hour starting wage, $16 after 6 months
  • 16-24 hours/week, Wednesday & Saturday availability needed
  • Paid vacation & sick leave
  • Generous employee discount
  • Fixed but flexible schedule
  • Access to free advance copies of books & audiobooks
  • Professional development opportunities

Applications due August 22.

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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!