Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the Tattered Cover as a possible place of employment. Because any employment decision is a very important one, we'd like to give you some basic information about working here that might influence your decision even before you take the time to fill out our application.

We need employees who are able to work evenings and weekends on a regular, not rotating, basis. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, paid time off, discounts on merchandise, a bus pass, and a 401(k) plan.

The work is customer-oriented, very detailed, and sometimes physically demanding. Most of us spend long hours on our feet. Dust and printer's ink are part of our daily environment, and applicants must have an adaptable nature because job descriptions here are often loose.   

Working in retail and on-site can be challenging in these unprecedented times of COVID and the national health crisis. In compliance with local laws, we require both staff and customers to wear masks that cover their nose and mouth while present in the stores. We also require more cleaning and attention to personal hygiene than ever before. We expect all team members to be kind to themselves, colleagues, and customers. It is our priority to do our part and to keep our community clean and safe.

Due to the health crisis, our hiring procedures have changed. We conduct all interviews over Zoom, rather than in person. If you are interested in following up on the status of your application, please email Sarah.Heath@TatteredCover.com. We retain all applications for two (2) years, but it is a good idea to send an email every three (3) months if you are still available for employment at Tattered Cover. If the details of your application have changed, please feel free to email Sarah.Heath@TatteredCover.com to update your information.

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Job: Computer Team Member

Description: This is a full-time position based out of our Colfax location. Compensation is hourly rate of$15.00 -$15.92 /  hour.  Member to assist with daily IT tasks and on call rotation. We are looking for a member working with staff on computer related problems. This position answers to the Technology Director. 

Responsilbilites Include:

  • Assist with daily IT tasks
  • Assist with Vendor Processing and Cascade.
  • Assist staffs with technical issues including our phone system.
  • Help maintain non-book inventory with our website.

What you'll love about this job: 

  • Learn multiple computer operating systems.
  • Learn about networking and cloud computing.
  • Innovate solutions leveraging open source software.
  • Integration with our different partners.
  • Collaborate with a dynamic team working on rapid solutions and deployments.
  • Varied health benefits options: employer subsidized HMO and HD health plans, dental, vision, PTO, and 401K. 

What we'll love about you:

  • Familiar with Windows and Mac operating systems.  
  • Familiar working word processing and excel spreadsheets.
  • Flexible hours after training period.
  • You are a self starter who can work independently but also enjoy being a part of strong team.

 


 

Job: Sales Development Representative 

Description: This is a full-time, hybrid position onsite/remote, position based out of our Colfax Location. Compensation is base rate of $14.77/hour with sales commission of 3-4% of net sales, Tattered Cover has many opportunities to expand their reach for bulk book sales and curated placements with different groups and organizations across the state. We are seeking a full-time, commissioned, sales person who answers to the Outside Sales Coordinator. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Build new relationships with various organizations to create new and ongoing sales opportunities and partnerships.
  • Follow-up on leads, work with Marketing and Outside Sales Coordinator to create targeted sales plans, and bolster relationships with existing sales partners.
  • Be the point of contact in the organization for bulk business: engage in lively conversations, be a subject matter expert on TC's products and culture, respond to calls and emails in a timely manner.
  • Assist the Outside Sales Coordinator with various sales department tasks: support promotions and conference sales, create target prospect lists, research potential leads, work to maintain relationships and correspondences between sales opportunities. 

What you'll love about this job: 

  • Flexible schedule and self-directed work. 
  • Tons of earning opportunity and various sales incentives.
  • Quarterly payouts of commissions on closed sales.
  • An enthusiastic and helpful team to be a part of.
  • Varied health benefits options: employer subsidized HMO and HD health plans, dental, vision, PTO, and 401K. 

What we'll love about you: 

  • Your sales experience is something you're proud of. 
  • You love local businesses and being the person who builds great partnerships for long-lasting business and sales relationships.
  • You're independent and enjoy setting and surpassing your own goals.
  • You love the idea of getting great books into the community and being a public face of a Denver institution excites you. 

 



Job: Bookkeeper 

Description: The Bookkeeper is a full time, onsite position, based in our Colfax Location. Pay starts at an hourly rate of $15.00-$19.00/hour DOE. The position answers to the Chief Financial Officer. The Bookkeeper is responsible for a number of varied financial and accounting functions. You will work with a cloud based general ledger system and a bookstore specific POS system as well as Excel and Google Suite apps.The job functions may shift with need over time. 

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Pull Financial Reports from multiple software and applications. 
  • Reconcile bank and other financial statements. 
  • Will initiate online payments to specific vendors. 
  • Various tasks to assist the CFO, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable. 

What we'll love about you

  • You have a background in accounting and have experience working with a mid-size business
  • You have a desire to join a local business as a key member of the finance team.
  • You are a self starter and can work independently but also enjoy being a part of a strong team.
  • You're very comfortable with integrated cloud based softwares, Excel, Google Suite, and reconciliation of bank and other statements. 

What you'll love about us: 

  • Varied health benefits options: employer subsidized HMO and HD health plans, dental, vision, PTO, and 401K.
  • Flexible work schedule after training period.
  • Being a part of a passionate group of people who love where they work and what they do.
  • Employee discount on books, free pre-published copies of new books, and book borrowing! 
     

Job: Local Author/Artist Manager 

Description: Tattered Cover seeks an energetic self-starter to join our growing team of book industry professionals. This is a full-time, high profile and public facing position based out of our Colfax Avenue store with option for work-from-home some days. Rate of pay: $17.50-$ 19.00/hour (40) hours/week. Applicants must reside in Denver Metro Area. Within the store a buyer is expected to set an example of excellence with respect to customer service, work habits, knowledge of products and TC systems. This job reports to the Director of Buying. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Act as TC’s ambassador to foster community with Metro Denver's writers and artists.

  • Work with local self- and micro-published authors, as well as our team of experienced buyers, to determine which titles are a good fit for Tattered Cover's curated inventory. 

  • In conjunction with the Buying Team and Store managers, monitor inventory of local author titles, keep current with consignment payments, book returns and meeting departmental financial goals.

  • Conceptualize, plan and manage all aspects (including sourcing, selection, placement, receiving and sales/returns) of rotating local art showings in the stores.

What You'll Love About This Job:

  • Working with the local creative community in any way you can imagine that will benefit TC.

  • Ability to influence TC's book collection.

  • Collaborate with a dynamic team that believes in the work we're doing and the power of small local business.

  • Varied health benefits options: employer subsidized HMO and HD health plans, dental, vision, PTO, and 401K.

  • A friendly, supportive work environment with people who love books as much as you do.

What We'll Love About You:

  • Self-motivated decision maker who can work both autonomously and as part of a team.

  • Facility with a variety of computer programs, including the Google Suite of programs.

  • Strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills.

  • Experience working in book retail, with experience in a buyer's role preferred.

Interested Applicants should email their resume and a cover letter to Sarah.Heath@TatteredCover.com 

 


 

Job:  Gift Buyer

Job Description:  This is a full-time, onsite, position based out of the Colfax location. Rate of pay: $17.50-$ 19.00/hour (40) hours/week. Overall responsibility for buying non-book items including: cards, journals, gifts, clothing, etc. for all Tattered Cover owned and operated stores. Within the store a buyer is expected to set an example of excellence with respect to customer service, work habits, knowledge of products and TC systems.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with the Director of Buying to create and execute an overall local business-based non-book buying strategy.

  • Seeking out and working with new companies to work with as well as maintaining  relationships with existing vendor structure

  • Pricing products to ensure maximum profitability

  • Controlling inventory levels and section turns within all non-book sections

  • Creating purchase orders and occasional receiving of products purchased

  • Working with other buyers, store managers, the marketing department, and general managers to identify merchandizing opportunities for all non-book items

  • Ensuring that displays are well-maintained, attractive, and shoppable

  • Attending trade shows (virtual and IRL) and staying educated on trends and styles

  • Special projects as identified. 

What You'll Love About This Job:

  • A friendly, supportive work environment with people who love books as much as you do and want to see you succeed and grow in the TC.

  • Ability to curate TC's gift selection in our four+ stores. 

  • Collaborate with a dynamic team that believes in the work we're doing and the power of small local business.

  • Varied health benefits options: employer subsidized HMO and HD health plans, dental, vision, PTO, and 401K.

What we’ll love about you:

  • Strong leadership ability.

  • Willingness to model and develop product knowledge and selling skills in others.

  • A passion for retail buying; relevant experience is strongly preferred. 

  • This person will have a facility with computers; an aesthetic understanding that is aligned with the store philosophy and endless attention to detail. 

This job reports to the Director of Buying. Interested Applicants should email their resume and a cover letter to Sarah.Heath@TatteredCover.com 

 


Established in 1971, Tattered Cover Book Store is one of America's premier independent bookstores, a Denver institution, a community gathering place, and an experience you can't download. Tattered Cover is a locally-owned business with an unwavering commitment to the customer and the community, with four unique stores in metro Denver, and three satellite stores at Denver International Airport. Each location offers personal service, a large, well-curated selection of new and used books, an extensive newsstand, and gifts. Tattered Cover hosts more than 600 authors, illustrators, public figures, community events, book festivals and schools annually.  Tattered Cover Book Store is an Equal Employment Opportunity.

It is the policy of Tattered Cover to give equal opportunity to all qualified persons. All employment decisions are made on the basis of an individual’s qualifications, and all employees and applicants are treated equally in these and all other respects without regard to race, religion, color, creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status (including, subject to special circumstances, marriage to a coworker), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed service member status, physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. 


Revised January 5 2021