Employment

Thank you for your interest in Katy Budget Books 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.   Because training is so lengthy, we do not employ seasonal help.  Our beginning pay is minimum wage and up, depending on experience and skills.   

The work is customer oriented, very detailed, and often 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 loosely defined. We must be flexible enough to fulfill a variety of functions, depending upon what needs are most pressing at any given time.

There are some benefits to offset the hard work. Employees may purchase books at a discount. You may also borrow used books and return them when you’re done.  Other benefits are less tangible, but obvious to book lovers, and are probably what brought you to this point in the first place. Bringing books and people together in an atmosphere that encourages freedom of expression can be personally rewarding. Yet, working in a bookstore is not for everyone who loves books and people.

If, after carefully considering the above, you feel that you can fulfill the requirements at the pay scale offered and find satisfaction in working at Katy Budget Books, we encourage you to fill out the downloadable application below and return it. Should a position become available that combines your interests and qualifications with our needs, we will contact you. If no positions are initially available and you wish to reactivate your application after 90 days, email read@katybooks.com. Otherwise your application will be destroyed after 90 days.

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