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Bookstore Associate

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ORGANIZATION: Jefferson County Library Foundation

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Workplace Overview
The Jefferson County Library Foundation (JCLF) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit that provides fundraising support and advocacy for Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL). Our funding supports library-related services for which tax dollars are not available. The main way we generate revenue to support our 10 Jefferson County Public Libraries and the bookmobile is through used book sales.

Last year, JCLF earned more than $250,000 through our semi-annual Whale of a Used Book Sales, online book sales, in-library book sales and various other holiday and special event book sales throughout the year. JCLF also generates funding through individual solicitations, corporate sponsorships, grants, annual appeals, bequests and special events. These monies are used to expand and enhance the programs, projects and initiatives of Jefferson County Public Library.

Position Summary
The Bookstore Associate will assist with the daily operation of the Whale's Tale Books & Gifts store, including stocking the shelves, answering questions about the foundation and assisting with purchases.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Greet customers as they enter the store
  • Stock and/or straighten shelves, when needed
  • Assist with sales (using Square applications)
  • Handling cash, producing receipts
  • Light dusting and sweeping to maintain the store throughout the day
  • Occasional inventory
  • Occasional assistance with promotional opportunities such as Independent Bookstore Day or Banned Book Week
  • Be able to open or close the store, which includes setting up/closing register, unlocking/locking store, etc.


  • Love of books!
  • Good customer service skills
  • Patience and attention to detail
  • Ability to make decisions
  • Willingness to learn by doing
  • Physical ability to move book carts and books (no heavy lifting necessary)
  • Commit to 1 shift a week on a regular basis

Each shift is 3-4 hours in length. This includes time to get the store ready to open and time to close out the store. Each shift will have two volunteers, which is a great opportunity to meet a fellow booklover!

Interested? Next Steps!

If you’re interested in learning more about this opportunity, please fill out a volunteer interest form at https://jeffclf.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer/ or reach out to Sandra Tucker at sandra@jeffclf.org.

2 Shifts

  • 10:45 AM to 02:30 PM
    Saturdays only
  • 02:30 PM to 06:30 PM
    This shift may end earlier, depending on how long it takes to close the store and register.
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About Jefferson County Library Foundation


10790 W 50th Avenue, Suite 200, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033, US

Mission Statement

The Jefferson County Library Foundation’s mission is to support and enrich the capabilities, resources and services of the Jefferson County Public Library through fundraising and advocacy efforts that benefit our diverse community!


Jefferson County Library Foundation (JCLF) provides critical support to Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL), expanding free programs and services to all Jefferson County residents. Through public outreach, advocacy and fundraising JCLF strengthens JCPL and promotes greater awareness of its valuable resources and services, helping JCPL ensure free and equal access to information and great literature to all Jeffco residents.

Our primary outreach activities include our Spring and Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. These 3-day sales attract more than 5,000 book-loving bargain-hunters, take about 200 volunteers to run and raise more than $70,000 for JCPL programs each sale.

Funds raised are allocated to important Jefferson County Public Library programs, such as Summer Reading, a crucial program that keeps school-aged children engaged in learning and away from the "summer slump," early literacy programs and Culture Pass, just to name a few.


Education & Literacy
Community, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts


14500 West Colfax AvenueLakewood, CO 80401



  • Customer Service
  • Retail / Sales


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-4 hours once a week on an ongoing basis.
  • Please see job description.

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