Soneva Jani searching for the next ‘Barefoot Bookseller’

Soneva Jani. (Photo/Aksham Abdul Gadhir (IshotMaldives)

Soneva Jani is looking for a Barefoot Bookseller, a position the resort describes as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Maldivian candidates.

The famous ‘Barefoot Bookseller’ position has received huge international media attention as one of the world’s most desirable jobs. This time, Soneva is dedicating the position to a Maldivian.

Soneva Jani stated in a press release that the successful candidate will require a good knowledge of classic and contemporary international literature. In addition to this, a rich story-telling heritage based on Maldivian tales is sought after by the resort.

The bookseller will be based at the resort as the job entails sharing a love for reading among guests.

The resort stated, “No day is ever quite the same: the role includes managing our Barefoot Bookshop and curating our library, creating content for our Barefoot Bookseller Blog and Instagram page, and providing unforgettable reading experiences to our guests, from hosting writing workshops or personal reading consultations.”

Soneva Jani said that it is looking for a “team player with the ability to engage guests of all ages, with excellent spoken and written English and a strong understanding of the latest literary trends.”.

Previous experience in bookselling or publishing, and writing engaging blog posts or newsletters is preferred by the resort.

Soneva Jani said that interested candidates are to email careers [email protected], where they can obtain further information.