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Employment at Robinsons (Updated as of: 9th of November, 2018)
Robinsons Bookshops are currently looking for passionate book lovers for a number of positions throughout our network of stores and at our head office. Robinsons are innovators in the book industry and as such we need people with open minds and new ideas to join our team of retail professionals. Please read the requirements for any position carefully before applying and be sure to address the role criteria in your Cover Letter.

JUNIOR STOCKISTS

Applications have now closed for our Junior Stockist positions. We were overwhelmed by a huge number of applications and have quickly surpassed the amount required to fill all available positions.

A big thank you to everyone who's taken the time to apply for these roles and sent in an application over the past few days. We will now review the applications received and if you are successful you will hear from us with the next steps.

Please note, our trial sessions previously listed here on the website are by invitation only. Only those applicants who receive an invite from Robinsons are asked to attend.

We still have a number of junior and senior casual bookseller positions available in our stores. Scroll down for further details.

Roles at our new store at The Glen, VIC


NEW STORE NOW OPEN AT THE GLEN SHOPPING CENTRE, VIC

Scroll through job desriptions further down on this page for Book Seller opportunities. We are also advertising for the following hospitality positions:

THE GLEN - Cafι Chef

Robinsons Bookshop is not just one of Australia's oldest independent bookshops it is also a unique and special place in the hearts of booklovers. Robinsons is a family owned business established in 1963 with 12 stores across Melbourne, Tasmania and the ACT. Our new concept store at The Glen will include a bar and cafι, making it a great place to meet and mingle, or enjoy a book over a coffee! We are now looking for that special individual with a passion for making a difference in our dynamic and progressive workplace.

We are seeking a chef whose strength is in volume pastry and sweets and is up for the creative challenge of taking a book themed menu to the next level. Robinsons aims to offer good food done well and create a unique experience for customers by pairing a love of both food and books. Whilst a draft menu has been developed there is lots of scope to be creative and have input into a starting menu for a new concept that has the opportunity to grow to several locations.

What’s in it for you?
- The opportunity to use your creative flair and experience to build a new, exciting and iconic food experience with substantial growth opportunities
- The ability to create your mark on the food scene in Melbourne
- The opportunity to work in a brand new commercial kitchen & develop unique dishes in a test kitchen environment
- Career progression opportunities
- Staff discounts on RRP books and cafι items


About you:
- Hold a current Food Safety Supervisor Certificate and VIC RSA
- Previous experience as a pastry chef and managing a commercial kitchen
- Passion forhospitality & books
- Very personable and approachable
- Strong customer focus
- Team player
- Excellent role model
- Proven track record


About the role:
- Assist the Cafι Manager in overseeing the smooth operations of the cafe and kitchen
- Responsible for leading, coaching, motivating and developing the kitchen team


To apply email cover letter and resume to: jobs@robinsonsbooks.com.au with CAFECHEF THE GLEN in the subject line. Please detail your love of hospitality and also books, and how you would assist in developing a profitable menu in your cover letter (mandatory).


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THE GLEN - Cafι Cook

Robinsons Bookshop is not just one of Australia's oldest independent bookshops it is also a unique and special place in the hearts of booklovers. Robinsons is a family owned business established in 1963 with 12 stores across Melbourne, Tasmania and the ACT. Our new concept store at The Glen will include a bar and cafι, making it a great place to meet and mingle, or enjoy a book over a coffee! We are now looking for a kitchen team with a passion for making a difference in our dynamic and progressive workplace.

We are seeking individuals who choose the hospitality industry as their long term career. Robinsons is the place to learn, grow and develop new skills, use new technology and link to other passionate peers. We have a strong customer focus, are involved in the community, in addition to encouraging and supporting our staff to reach their full potential.

Previous experience within a hospitality kitchen environment is mandatory.

What’s in it for you?
- Comprehensive training & development. Robinsons Bookshop will provide training and support in terms of operating procedures, and hospitality and cafι skills.
- The opportunity to work with a chef and together to make your mark on the food scene in Melbourne
The opportunity to work in a brand new commercial kitchen &work with the chef to develop unique dishes in a test kitchen environment
- Career progression opportunities
- Staff discounts on RRP books and cafι items


About you:
- Hold a current Food Handlers Certificate and VIC RSA
- Previous hospitality kitchen experience
- Passion forhospitality & books
- Very personable and approachable
- Strong customer focus
- Team player
- Excellent role model
- Proven track record


About the role:
- Assist the Cafι Chef in overseeing the smooth operations of the kitchen


To apply email cover letter and resume to: jobs@robinsonsbooks.com.au with CAFECOOK THE GLEN in the subject line. Please detail your love of hospitality and also books, and how you would assist in the runningof a commercial kitchen in your cover letter (mandatory).

POSITION DESCRIPTIONS - JUNIOR AND SENIOR BOOKSELLER ROLES


JUNIOR CASUAL BOOKSELLERS

We are currently looking for junior casual booksellers (junior award pay rates apply) to join the Robinsons family. The ideal candidate will be someone who is passionate about books and wants to be the best at everything they do. Previous bookselling experience is preferred. Previous retail experience is also an advantage. You will work as part of a small team and as such must be reliable, honest and hard-working. You must love customer interactions and be willing to learn the intricacies of the book industry. You must be available for at least 2 shifts per week. To apply, please email your cover letter detailing your passion for books and resume showing any relevant experience to: jobs@robinsonsbooks.com.au with JUNIOR CASUAL BOOKSELLER + STORE NAME in the subject line. (eg. JUNIOR CASUAL BOOKSELLER FRANKSTON)


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SENIOR CASUAL BOOKSELLERS

We are currently looking for experienced casual booksellers to join the Robinsons family. The ideal candidate will be someone who is passionate about books and wants to be the best at everything they do. Previous bookselling experience is mandatory. You will work as part of a small team and as such must be reliable, honest and hard-working. You must love customer interactions and be willing to learn the intricacies of the book industry. Candidates must have weekday availability (Monday - Thursday). To apply email your cover letter and resume detailing your experience and passion for books to: jobs@robinsonsbooks.com.au with BOOKSELLER + STORE NAME in the subject line. (eg. BOOKSELLER FRANKSTON)


Some Details

We receive a large number of job applications/work experience requests at Robinsons on a daily basis. This makes it impossible for us to reply to each applicant individually. If you don't hear back from us then your application was not successful. We wish you the best of luck.