Job Posting 77650

Bookstore Manager
Literacy Central Vancouver Island
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Nanaimo BC
closed 7 days ago (Fri, 26 Nov)
part time  •  $17/ hour + benefits

Bookstore Manager


The Bookstore Manager is dedicated to the mission of the Nanaimo Literacy Association (DBA Literacy Central Vancouver Island) and has the responsibility for managing LCVI’s social enterprise Well Read Books. Well Read Books is Literacy Central's primary source of funding for our free literacy tutoring programs. The manager has the responsibility for planning, directing, coordinating and supervising staff and volunteers and business activities of the bookstore.


Job Type: Manager

Duration: 24 hours per week

Wage: $17/ hour + benefits

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and Supervises bookstore staff and volunteers
  • Ensure good communication between staff and volunteers
  • Coordinate volunteer orientation sessions
  • Order retail merchandise and insure that store selection closely reflects needs and desires of local customer base.
  • Manages bookstore consignment
  • Deals with shipping of books and receiving payment through Biblio (Rare and collectible books) with support for Admin assistant
  • Ensures shelves and other displays are stocked, and maintained
  • Marketing of bookstore through social media platforms and knowledge of graphic design platform Canva
  • Develops and implements with staff marketing ideas for bookstore including sales, membership appreciation day etc.
  • Be aware of all programs and personnel of Literacy Central in order to provide information to customers, learners, tutors and the general public.
  • Customer Service- direct customer interaction
  • Reconcile cash sheet with sales receipts, POS summary and bank deposits.
  • Other duties as requested by the Executive Director



  • 3 years+ of bookstore/retail experience
  • Point of sales experience
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Excellent customer services skills
  • Computer literacy required: Microsoft Word /Excel/Outlook
  • Marketing experience using social media platforms & print
  • Knowledge and experience with graphic design platform Canva
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload.
  • Effective verbal and written communication.


  • Prior supervisory experience preferred.
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Passion for reading and literacy

How to apply: Please send cover letter and resume to:


Samantha Letourneau, Executive Director, Literacy Central Vancouver Island


19 Commercial Street

Nanaimo, BC




Closing Date: November 26, 2021



We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.






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