Live the Dream to be a Barefoot Bookseller in the Maldives

Soneva Jani is looking for its next Barefoot Bookseller, 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, the job opportunity is available for Maldivians.

Soneva Jani says the successful candidate will have a good knowledge of classic and contemporary international literature, as well as the Maldives’ rich story-telling heritage.  Based at the resort, the job entails sharing a love for reading among the guests.

According to the resort, “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 says 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 of writing engaging blog posts or newsletters is desirable.

Soneva is a pioneering family of hospitality properties, offering holistic encounters in luxurious and inspiring environments – from world-class resorts to outstanding natural locations. Soneva Fushi, Soneva Jani and Soneva in Aqua in the Maldives, and Soneva Kiri in Thailand rebuke the traditional concept of luxury and instead promise the luxury of time,  purity, and solitude. Every day, guests are encouraged to discover sandy feet, inspired minds, and full hearts. Combining luxury with a conscientious approach to sustainability and the environment, and proactively changing the nature of hospitality, it delivers intuitive service and meaningful experiences to its guests.

Those interested should email careers-maldives@soneva.com to find out more.