Retail Shop Assistant - Central Catholic Bookshop


We invite you to register your interest for future opportunities to work at the Central Catholic Bookshop in Lonsdale street.

About the role

In this role you will provide sales and service to Central Catholic Bookshop customers whilst assisting the manager in operational management.

The Central Catholic Bookshop is located in the Melbourne CBD (next door to St Francis Church) and operates 7 days a week.

The Retail Shop Assistant is a casual role that reports to the Manager of the Central Catholic Bookshop, which is under the care and responsibility of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.

Typical day might include the following:

  • Providing sales and service assistance to customers
  • Assisting with the receipt and display of goods for sale
  • Responding to customer inquiries face to face, over the phone or via email.
  • Taking orders from customers for the supply and sale of goods.
  • Assisting the Central Catholic Bookshop Manager and Retail Accounts Assistant in operational management.
  • Opening and closing the Bookshop when needed ensuring security procedures are followed
  • On occasion, assisting with special bookshop activities and/or events.

About you

  • Excellent communication skills
  • High level of attention to detail, quality and accuracy
  • Ability to multi-task and work quickly and efficiently
  • High level of integrity, honesty and confidentiality, with an awareness and appreciation of Catholic Social Teaching.

Why work for CAM

At CAM we live our values:

  • Collaborative and can build engagement around a common purpose
  • Energy and passion for Gospel Mission – be informed by the needs of the people we serve
  • Flexible and agile in how to respond to ever changing needs
  • Accountability and delivery
  • Foster solutions within the communities
  • Stewardship care

You should also join us because….

  • We are located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD working the hours that fit around your life/study commitments
  • You will have the opportunity to become a part of our energetic, driven, and supportive team of people

How to register your interest

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you, click on the link Retail Shop Assistant ( and attach your CV, you will be sent a link with a set of questions – please respond to these. When we have work available, we will be in contact.

Employment with CAM is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check, Working with Children Check and Reference Checks.


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The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne is committed to the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and vulnerable adults. It is a requirement across our organisation that all clergy, employees and volunteers have a valid working with children check.

Application closing date: 29 November, 2022 Contact person Mia Hudson Apply Now