The Alberta Co-op Grocery is currently hiring for the following positions: 
  • Cashier
  • Substitute Worker 
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 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 cashiering shifts we’re hiring for run from 10 AM-6:30 PM & 3 PM-11 PM. You must be available Thursday-Sunday.

What’s a Substitute?
Substitute workers fill in for regularly scheduled workers on a one-off or semi-permanent basis. Subs should expect to work anywhere from 2-3 days a week–there’re always shifts that want filling. While Subs are not Collective Managers and therefore have no managerial responsibilities, they provide crucial support to the store on a daily basis. Cashiering will constitute the lion’s share of shifts, but subs can be trained to work in every major department. The ability to provide high quality customer service in a variety of capacities is the superpower we’re looking for here! Help provide a clean, well stocked store for all members of our diverse N/NE neighborhood; keep some flexibility to your week…it’s a win win!
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
  • 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 Saturday Sept. 15th.
You may submit an application online or drop off hard copies at the store.


Job Application

Front End Team Member Job Description

Substitute Worker Job Description