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Employment at Robinsons (Updated as of: 15th March, 2019)
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.

POSITION DESCRIPTION - CAFE ROLES AT THE GLEN


THE GLEN - Cafι Assistant / Barista / Bar attendant (Junior & Senior)

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 cafι 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 cafι skills.
- Career progression opportunities
- Staff discounts on RRP books and cafι 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 for hospitality & books
- Very personable and approachable
- Strong customer focus
- Team player
- Excellent role model


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


To apply email cover letter and resume to: jobs@robinsonsbooks.com 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 cafι.


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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 for hospitality
- 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. Must be available to work weekends


To apply email cover letter and resume to: jobs@robinsonsbooks.com 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 DESCRIPTION - STORE MANAGER ROLES


FULL TIME BOOKSHOP STORE MANAGER – CHADSTONE (1 year maternity leave contract)

Robinsons Bookshop is Victoria’s oldest independent bookshop. It is a unique and special place in the hearts of booklovers across Australia. Robinsons is a family owned business established in 1963 with 12 stores across Australia.

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
• Quarterly and annual store plans & reporting on store performance

To apply email cover letter and resume to: jobs@robinsonsbooks.com 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).


POSITION DESCRIPTIONS - BOOKSELLER ROLES

FULL TIME BOOKSELLER - FRANKSTON

We are looking for a full time bookseller to join the Robinsons family at Frankston. We are looking for someone who is passionate about books and wants to be the best at everything they do. Previous bookselling experience or experience within the book industry is expected. Previous retail experience is 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.

To apply, email your resume showing any relevant experience and cover letter detailing your passion for books to: jobs@robinsonsbooks.com.au with FT BOOKSELLER FRANKSTON in the subject line.

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SENIOR CASUAL BOOKSELLER - THE GLEN

We are currently looking for a senior casual bookseller to join the Robinsons family at The Glen. The ideal candidate will be someone who is passionate about books and wants to be the best at everything they do. Previous bookselling experience or experience within the book industry is expected. Previous retail experience is 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 with SENIOR CASUAL BOOKSELLER THE GLEN in the subject line.

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JUNIOR CASUAL BOOKSELLER - FOUNTAIN GATE, EMPORIUM AND THE GLEN

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 retail experience is 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 with JUNIOR CASUAL BOOKSELLER + STORE NAME in the subject line. (eg. JUNIOR CASUAL BOOKSELLER FOUNTAIN GATE)


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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.