Work With Us

We welcome your interest in employment at Banyen Books & Sound and accept applications on an ongoing basis. Banyen offers a great team-based work environment and for those working here full-time, an extensive benefit package.

In addition to looking for strength in literacy, numeracy and computer skills, we also look for strength in the heart skills!  Banyen has a mission to offer resources to the community for the development of wisdom in the care of body, mind, and spirit and in the care of the earth and all  its communities. Our knowledgeable service is offered with a commitment to lovingkindness.

The application form for employment at Banyen may be downloaded below or picked up in person at the store, 3608 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. To apply, complete the application form in your handwriting and drop it off or mail it to my attention along with your typed cover letter and résumé.

Only those candidates selected for the interview process will be contacted.

~Tanis Phillips
General Manager


Current Openings


The Opportunity: General Manager
at Banyen Books & Sound

Banyen is Canada's west coast spiritual and healing resource centre, with a mission to energize and embody transformational learning--as a catalyst for a more loving, sustainable world. Founded in 1970, Banyen is our country's most comprehensive Metaphysical and Body-Mind-Spirit bookstore, and also offers a diverse range of educational events, programs and products to inspire and enlighten us all.

Founder and still active owner Kolin Lymworth is seeking a new General Manager for the future, following the retirement from her position by Tanis Phillips, after 10 years in the role. The new GM will guide Banyen into the future, strengthening its heartful educational service, stewarding the nuts & bolts of the business, and collaboratively leading the synergies of Banyen's staff of 25+.  A current strategic focus is to build upon the 46 years of Banyen's service, through optimizing the capability and creativity of our team, and through exploring new ways for Banyen to help community "connect around the best we humans know how to live."

The responsibilities:

With a deep alignment with Banyen's mission and the heart and smarts needed to grow Banyen into its next era, the General Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the business:

Operations, Human Resources, Finances, Inventory Control, Strategic Planning and Development.

The competencies:

  • The General Manager will have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:  
  • Qualified and recognized Accounting Skills
  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong creative thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong team leadership skills, cultivating an inclusive, creative team work environment

To apply for this position, please send your résumé and cover letter to the attention of Tanis Phillips, General Manager, Banyen Books & Sound (


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