The Alberta Co-op Grocery is currently hiring for the following positions: 
  • Cashier
  • Backup Grocery Buyer
ACG is a collectively managed organization. This means that the workers run every aspect of the business–no boss necessary! You’ll be expected to learn the ins-and-outs of a democratic workplace and help operate the store. Being a Collective Manager means getting held to higher expectations than you would find at a normal customer service job. Serving on committees, writing and thinking critically about store policy, attending monthly staff and department meetings, and respectfully evaluating your fellow workers are just some of the responsibilities of a Collective Manager.
It will be important to have (or develop!) a passion for cooperative business and collective management. If you don’t know much about backup grocery buying, coops, or collective management, we’ll teach you! Prior experience isn’t as important as an interest in having a voice in the business and enthusiasm for taking on tasks and roles that a typical grocery store wouldn’t ask of you. Self-motivation, flexibility, and the ability to work well with others are musts.

The purpose of the Backup Grocery Buyer is to buy for the Grocery department on the primary Grocery Buyer‘s days off and support the Grocery Team by receiving, stocking, and helping to maintain the department. The Backup Grocery Buyer will be scheduled for 4 daytime shifts a week.  You must be available Sundays and Mondays.

The cashier position will be scheduled for 4 days a week, schedule to be determined.

People of color, long-term residents of N/NE Portland, immigrants, LGBTQIA+ and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Alberta Co-op is an equal opportunity employer.

  • $13.50/hr starting wage ($14.50/hr beginning January 1st)
  • 15% Discount on merchandise for worker and one other person
  • 25% Discount on special orders
  • Supplements at cost


  • Health and dental insurance after 2 months of employment (for staff working at least 28 hours/week)
  • Paid vacation after 3 months
Please submit a completed application by Wednesday, December 12th.
You may submit an application online or drop off a hard copy at the store.
Job Application
Front End Team Member Job Description

Backup Grocery Buyer Job Description