JAMES CUMMINS BOOKSELLER of New York City is seeking an experienced antiquarian bookseller and rare book cataloguer familiar with the full range of material handled by the firm: printed books from incunables to modern literature, as well as manuscripts, autographs, archives, ephemera, and illustration art. The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills, as well as practical, demonstrable knowledge of descriptive cataloguing (including collation, bibliography, and knowledge of reference sources) from an antiquarian bookselling perspective, with suitable foreign language skills (at least one classical or modern European language beyond English). Sales experience is essential, including the ability to engage new customers (private and institutional), conclude sales, and maintain relations with existing customers. The ideal candidate will enjoy working collaboratively as a member of a small team in cataloguing, buying, researching, and selling rare books, and will have areas of particular expertise or specialization.
This is a full-time position. Some travel will be required. Salary: $70,000 plus benefits, or commensurate with experience.
Please send CV and references to Henry Wessells, firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail only).