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Core values stand at the heart of our staff: commitment, creativity, collaboration, integrity. We are always looking for candidates who embody those core values and who can bring their special talents and skills to the job at hand.

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Human Resources, Insurance, and Office Manager: Bridget Bowden

Avian Research Supplies


AFO-BRI Online Store Clerk

Summary: Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) is a non-profit wildlife research organization located in Portland, ME. The Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO) is a membership organization dedicated to the study and conservation of birds and their natural habitats. In October 2014, a partnership between AFO and BRI was formed with BRI becoming the agent for AFO's Avian Research Supplies online store. This business is run by ornithologists, for ornithologists.

An Online Store Clerk is needed to provide internal support as needed (1/2 time). Support activities vary but include: (1) inventory management; (2) shipping and receiving orders; and (3) some customer support. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The AFO-BRI Online Store Clerk works to maintain inventory, process and fulfill research supply and equipment orders and assists with providing excellent customer service.

  • Execute clerical functions as needed in support of the online store;
  • Assist and support the retail manager in ensuring the smooth running of the store;
  • Provide back-up phone coverage (taking messages, etc.) on occasion;
  • Manage, maintain and organize merchandise on the shelves and racks;
  • Maintain and manage records of merchandise inventories in the store;
  • Assist with retail clerical functions and activities associated with the store;
  • Ensure excellent retail experiences to customers, and;
  • Maintain the outlook of the store, including cleaning, arranging, and when necessary stocking the shelves.

12PM – 4PM, Monday through Friday

Classification: Part-time, Seasonal (June-Sept 2017)

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The successful candidate must possess a genuine interest in supporting BRI’s mission and a strong desire to be part of a nonprofit work environment that supports wildlife conservation. Other qualifications include:

  • Self-motivated, with a strong work ethic, and can conduct tasks independently;
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented;
  • Ability to effectively handle merchandise activities;
  • Ability to handle inventory control procedures and product stocking, and;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to relate with customers, fellow workers, and management effectively.

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

Physical Demands: Ability to lift packages received for inventory

Compensation: $11.00 per hour

Please submit your cover letter and resume to 

Biodiversity Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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