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Employment at Robinsons (New As at 4th October 2017)
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.

At Our VIC Stores


FULL TIME BOOKSHOP STORE MANAGER – EMPORIUM & GREENSBOROUGH

Robinsons Bookshop is Victoria’s oldest independent bookshop. It is a unique and special place in the hearts of booklovers across Victoria. Robinsons is a family owned business established in 1963 with 9 stores across Melbourne. Robinsons is continuing to grow and a new store is planned to open in Canberra in October 2017.

Due to recent restructuring we have several senior positions available across our Melbourne stores. We are looking for a passionate, fresh and dedicated team of professionals to make a difference in our dynamic and progressive workplace.

We are seeking individuals who choose the book 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 supporting education and the greater good in addition to encouraging and supporting our staff to reach their full potential.

Previous experience within a retail environment in a management or supervisory position is mandatory, experience as a bookseller is also highly desirable

What’s in it for you?
• Comprehensive training & development. Robinsons Bookshop will provide training and support in terms of operating procedures, staff management, retail and bookselling skills.
• Substantial Head Office support from Marketing & Buying
• Career progression opportunities
• Staff discounts on RRP books

About you:
• Previous retail management experience (experience as a bookseller highly desirable)
• Passion for books & retail
• Very personable and approachable
• Strong customer focus
• Team player
• Excellent role model

About the role:
• Assist the Owners in overseeing the smooth operations of the store
• Support Management initiatives in terms of customer service, store presentation and staff engagement
• Responsible for leading, coaching, motivating and developing the retail team
• Devise store rosters
• Reporting on store performance

To apply email cover letter and resume to: jobs@robinsonsbooks.com.au with STORE MANAGER +STORE NAME in the subject line. Please detail your love of books, book knowledge and how you would assist in managing a store in your cover letter (mandatory).

CASUAL BOOKSELLERS - FOUNTAIN GATE, EMPORIUM & WERRIBEE

We are looking for casual booksellers to join the Robinsons family. We are looking for someone who is passionate about books and wants to be the best at everything they do. Previous bookselling experience is expected. 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 email your cover letter detailing your passion for books and resume showing any relevant experience to: jobs@robinsonsbooks.com.au with CASUAL BOOKSELLER + STORE NAME in the subject line.

JUNIOR CASUAL BOOKSELLERS - Highpoint, Werribee, Fountain Gate, Emporium, Chadstone and Eastland

We are looking for junior casual booksellers (junior award pay rates apply) to join the Robinsons family. We are looking for 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 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.

At Our ACT Store


Robinsons is excited to announce that we are all set to embrace a new community and share our passion for books in Canberra. We are scheduled to open October 31st at the Canberra Centre and we are now hiring. We are proud to spread our wings and hope to become a special place to gather, share stories and a love of literature. Please see below for details on how you or a friend could join the Robinsons team in the ACT!

CASUAL BOOKSELLERS - CANBERRA CENTRE

We are looking for casual booksellers to join the Robinsons family. We are looking for someone who is passionate about books and wants to be the best at everything they do. Previous bookselling experience is expected. 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 email your cover letter detailing your passion for books and resume showing any relevant experience to: jobs@robinsonsbooks.com.au with CASUAL BOOKSELLER CANBERRA in the subject line.

JUNIOR CASUAL BOOKSELLERS - CANBERRA CENTRE

We are looking for junior casual booksellers (junior award pay rates apply) to join the Robinsons family. We are looking for 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 email your cover letter detailing your passion for books and resume showing any relevant experience to: jobs@robinsonsbooks.com.au with JUNIOR CASUAL BOOKSELLER CANBERRA in the subject line.

At Head Office


JUNIOR CASUAL WAREHOUSE ASSISTANTS - Carrum Downs Head Office
We are currently seeking multiple junior casual warehouse assistants. This position is responsible for the correct unboxing, stickering and reboxing of books under the direction of the Warehouse Co-ordinator. Casual after school hours are available Mon-Thu from 4/5pm-8/9pm (2 - 3 nights) as well as occasional weekends. You must be able to work autonomously and have a great attention to detail. Reliability is a key attribute for this role. Please note that junior wages shall apply.

To apply email cover letter and resume to: jobs@robinsonsbooks.com.au with JUNIOR CASUAL WAREHOUSE ASSISTANTS in the subject line.

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.