Electronic applications are preferred. Please note that we receive a high volume of applications for work, and as such we can only respond directly to those candidates we intend to interview. We thank you for patience in responding to your application!


Front of House/Servers/Runners:

The cafe is CURRENTLY ACCEPTING applications!

The Trident is always on the lookout for professional and friendly servers and runners who are dedicated to hospitality and teamwork. Experience is preferred but we will train the right candidates; positive attitudes and flexible availability are required! 

To apply for FOH positions, fill out this Google form:


Think you are cafe manager material? Check out our job posting on Indeed: click here.



The Trident is not currently hiring booksellers. We are always open to friendly book-lovers interested in sharing their passion for reading with the Greater Boston community and beyond. We welcome people of all backgrounds and walks of life to our staff. The bookseller is a front-facing customer service role responsible for tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Customer assistance in person or over the phone
  • Managing the register
  • Receiving/stickering small shipments while at the register
  • Shelving 
  • Processing special orders and online orders
  • Event set-up/assistance
  • Pulling returns and assisting with reports 
  • Writing staff picks
  • Merchandising and tidying the store (all products, including books, gifts, games & cards)

They must also be able to lift and move boxes weighing up to 50 lb, and be comfortable working on their feet for up to eight hours. To apply as a bookseller, please fill out the form below, and submit as a PDF or Word document to along with a resume and cover letter. We work in stories, so please tell us yours! This position requires availability during the winter holiday season. 


The Trident is not currently hiring Shipper/ReceiversThe role of the Shipper/Receiver is to process all retail inventory coming through the store, including, but not limited to, books, gifts, magazines, and cards. This is not a public-facing position. The shipper/receiver must be able to perform all tasks related to shipping and receiving, including but not limited to:

  • Receiving incoming inventory in the POS system
  • Lifting and moving boxes of books and gifts. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs
  • Sorting boxes by publisher/vendor, and marking all shipments with the date and order number
  • Stickering books and merchandise
  • Sorting titles for special orders
  • Processing all publisher returns

The ideal candidate is comfortable working on focused tasks, detail-oriented, organized, and efficient. Flexibility is also important, as evening, weekend, and holiday availability are essential. This position requires a commitment to be available during the two weeks leading up to December 24th, and we can offer both full-time and part-time hours. Full time positions come with benefits.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to (PDFs or Word Docs only, please!), along with a completed Shipper/Receiver Application form.