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Employment at Robinsons (Updated as of: 5th of October, 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.

At Our VIC Stores


NEW STORE OPENING SOON 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:


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THE GLEN - Caf้ Manager

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 caf้, 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 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 environment in a management or supervisory position is expected for this role.

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


About you:
- Hold a current Food Safety Supervisor Certificate and VIC RSA
- Previous hospitality management experience
- Passion forhospitality & books
- 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 cafe
- Support Management initiatives in terms of customer service, cafe presentation and staff engagement
- Responsible for leading, coaching, motivating and developing the cafe team
- Devise cafe rosters
- Reporting on cafe performance


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


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THE GLEN - Caf้ Assistant / Barista / Bar attendant

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 caf้, making it a great place to meet and mingle, or enjoy a book over a coffee! We are now looking for a caf้ 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 environment is mandatory, experience as a bookseller is also desirable.

What’s in it for you?
- Comprehensive training & development. Robinsons Bookshop will provide training and support in terms of operating procedures, and hospitality and caf้ skills.
- Career progression opportunities
- Staff discounts on RRP books and caf้ items


About you:
- Hold a current Food Handlers Certificate and VIC RSA (desirable)
- Previous hospitality experience
- Experience using a coffee machine
- Cocktail bartending experience (desirable)
- Passion forhospitality & books
- Very personable and approachable
- Strong customer focus
- Team player
- Excellent role model


About the role:
- Assist the Caf้ Manager in the smooth operations of the cafe
- Support Caf้ Management initiatives in terms of customer service and caf้ presentation


To apply email cover letter and resume to: jobs@robinsonsbooks.com.au with CAFEASSISTANTTHE GLEN in the subject line. Please detail your love of hospitality and also books, and how you would assist in the day to day work in a busy caf้.


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THE GLEN - Caf้ 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 caf้, 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 caf้ 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 Caf้ 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 - Caf้ 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 caf้, 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 caf้ 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 caf้ 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 Caf้ 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).


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JUNIOR CASUAL BOOKSELLERS - PLENTY VALLEY, THE GLEN, FOUNTAIN GATE

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.


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SENIOR CASUAL BOOKSELLERS - NORTHLAND, FRANKSTON, THE GLEN

We are looking for experienced 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 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.


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EXPERIENCED FULL-TIME BOOKSELLER - THE GLEN

We are looking for an experienced bookseller 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 mandatory. The ability to speak Mandarin would be advantageous. 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 FULL-TIME BOOKSELLER THE GLEN in the subject line.

At Head Office


MARKETING CO-ORDINATOR – FULL TIME

About the business and the role
Robinsons Bookshop is Victoria's oldest general independent bookshop. With recent rapid growth we are looking to build our store support team and as such are looking for an outstanding Marketing Co-ordinator to join our dynamic team at our offices in Carrum Downs. The role is suited to a hands-on person who has a record of delivering on marketing initiatives and likes a busy work environment.

Job tasks and responsibilities:
Reporting to the owners, this role is responsible for a broad range of marketing and visual merchandisinginitiatives across the company working closely with our Inventory team, stores and Production Assistant.

You will be responsible for devising and implementing marketing, monitoring and reporting back on the success of various marketing initiatives including:
• Social media posts: generateand publish content across social media channels (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and monitor success
• Visual Merchandising: planograms and posters for stores, checking execution of plans and providing assistance/coaching to store teams to improve their VM capabilities
• Facilitate shopping centre social media & website posts/listings and checking execution
• Updating website to reflect current merchandise/events/activations using materials prepared by production assistant
• Local free marketing
• Radio advertising
• PR/Press releases
• Paid ad boards
• Event support and management
• Directing Production Assistant in relation to marketing materials required
• Work closely with the Inventory team to co-ordinate the marketing calendar in line with “hero” books each month


Skills and experience:
To be successful in this role you will have the following attributes:
• A passion for books
• Great communications skills and be able to forge strong relationships with key stakeholders
• Must be highly organised
• Outstanding attention to detail
• Some experience with Adobe products in particular InDesign to support Production Assistant if necessary
• Experience with the Microsoft Office suite
• Strong Excel skills
• Ability to work to autonomously to tight deadlines
• Marketing qualifications will be highly regarded
• Experience with HTML website coding would be advantageous
• Event management experience is preferred


Recent marketing graduates will be considered.

To apply email cover letter and resume to: jobs@robinsonsbooks.com.au with 'Marketing Co-ordinator – Full Time' in the subject line.


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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.

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