Bookseller (part-time)

Wild Rumpus, a children’s bookstore in Minneapolis, is looking for a part-time bookseller to join our team. The store is currently operating in-person (with masks required) and offering curbside pickup and mail orders. This role may expand to include additional hours and responsibilities in the future. This position is open until filled and applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Hours: This position will start at around 15 hours per week. Must be available to work weekends. This position is not seasonal.

Start date: ASAP (exact date is negotiable)


  • Sales: Work may include assisting customers, ringing up sales, shelving books and sidelines, cleaning and tidying the store, providing book recommendations, and setting up/breaking down displays.

  • Maintain knowledge of children’s literature: Stay up-to-date on recent, forthcoming, and popular releases, and learn about children’s literature in order to provide recommendations to customers.

  • Reviews/staff picks: Write monthly book reviews for staff picks and blurbs for our twice-annual buyer’s guides.

  • Care for our menagerie of animals—which currently includes cats, birds, chinchillas, rats, and fish—including daily cage-cleaning and feeding.

  • Other duties as assigned.



Bookselling experience is preferred, but other retail, customer service, visual merchandising/display, or book-related experience will also be considered. Must be 18 years or older to apply. A love of books, kids, and animals is required.

Pay: $13/hour

Applicants of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to info@wildrumpusbooks.com, and include “Part-time Bookseller” in the subject line. Cover letters may be addressed to Anna.

We do not hire seasonal employees or anyone under 18 years old.