Now Hiring: General Manager

▪ Are you a team player and a natural leader?
▪ Do you enjoy making sense of ambiguity?
▪ Do you have a passion for literature?
▪ Are you looking for a fast-paced and dynamic opportunity?
▪ Do you pride yourself on managing multiple tasks at once?

If so, this opportunity may be the perfect fit for you.

Company Description
Brazos Bookstore, based in Houston, Texas, proudly serves as one of the city's oldest independent bookstores. Locally owned by a small group of passionate community members, we provide a creative space that fuels the imaginations of authors, readers, and the Houston community, offering an array of contemporary and classic literature, non-fiction, YA, and children's books. In addition, we have a rich history of fostering a welcoming and vibrant environment that encourages free thought, lively discussions, and the spread of knowledge.

We believe in creating a nurturing, fun, and intellectually stimulating workplace where individuals can grow, learn, and contribute to the store's success. Our team is composed of passionate individuals dedicated to providing the best service and experience to our customers and the literary community.

Expectations and Summary of Role
Brazos is seeking a General Manager who will oversee all operational aspects of the bookstore, ensuring the highest quality of service and products. This includes managing and developing staff, overseeing financials, handling inventory, producing events, interacting with our board of directors, and fostering partnerships within the Houston community.

At Brazos Bookstore, you'll meet and interact with critically acclaimed international and national authors, work closely with publishers, and have exclusive access to advance copies of upcoming titles. Plus, you'll be able to make your mark in Houston's thriving literary scene.

Job Requirements
▪ At least two years of bookstore experience and 2+ years of management experience, preferably in bookstore or publishing roles
▪ Typical work hours for this role are a 40-hour, in-person work week, with some additional time working during large in-store and off-site events and occasional evenings and weekends
▪ A college-level education or equivalent work experience is highly desirable
▪ Candidate should be passionate about literature, community engagement, and committed to continuing the legacy of Brazos as Houston's premier independent bookstore
▪ Must be an enthusiastic, positive team player capable of leading a team and stepping in to assist wherever necessary
▪ Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks concurrently
▪ Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and solid organization and time management skills
▪ Ability to create, interpret, and understand financial reporting spreadsheets
▪ Proficient level computer skills and professional knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
▪ Ability to handle confidential matters appropriately and with discretion
▪ Excellent written and verbal communication skills
▪ The candidate should be capable of lifting at least 30lbs and standing for extended periods

If this sounds like your dream job, please send your resume to
Ülrika Moats –

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. May 2023

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