Seeking a Bookseller

Albertine is a bookstore located within the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Its goal is to promote French literature and as well as inter-cultural dialogue between the United States and France.

Albertine is in need of a Bookseller. The Bookseller would enter into a local contract with the French Embassy. The Bookseller will report to the Director of the bookshop and will work on weekends and holidays.

Primary Responsibilities

  • offer advice to clients, manage billing, maintain cash register, prepare packages, receive and shelve books
  • management of bookshop stock and client orders
  • responsible for buying English language stock
  • manage the French Corner program (multiple partnerships with bookstores around America)
  • help in the promotion of events and maintenance of the store website and social media
  • participate in the planning and execution of literary and cultural events at the bookstore and at other New York institutions

Required Skills

  • Experience in an American bookstore
  • Mastery of written and spoken French and English
  • Knowledge of the French and American literary scenes
  • Knowledge of the American book market

Special Requirements

  • Bookstore is open 7 days a week therefore candidates should expect to work on weekends
  • Bookstore will also be open on certain evenings for cultural events so the Bookseller should also expect to work on these occasions

Practical Details

Candidate must be a United States resident and authorized to work in the United States (in possession of a green card, American citizenship). Only applicants meeting these requirements will be considered.

This is a year-long, renewable contract position. Full time: 40 hours/week.

Application Materials

Please send your application (CV and cover letter) by Sunday, August 8 to