Mail-order Bookstore Shipping Department

Buteo Books is a mail-order independent bookstore in Nelson County, Virginia which specializes in Birdwatching and Ornithology, plus broader offerings in science and natural history. We are seeking an enthusiastic employee who can handle multiple tasks.

The main focus of the job is in the shipping department - checking, packing, and mailing orders. Attention to detail is important, as is the ability to lift heavy packages. Our company uses several computer programs to assist in our efficiency, so general proficiency with computers is necessary. Additional tasks include data entry, telephone customer service, including taking orders and assisting customers, internet research and inventory maintenance. Minor website maintenance would also be a plus, including image scanning and editing, simple HTML, and copy writing. Simple bookkeeping and recordkeeping skills will also come into play. Our system is fully digitized, so computer skills (or willingness to learn) are important. A love of books is a bonus, a love of nature and/or birds is appreciated.

The position is entry-level, part-time, approximately 16 to 24 hours per week. Starting pay will be between $10 and $12 per hour, with semiannual pay scale reviews.

We are a small family business of only three employees, located in Arrington, Nelson County, Virginia, but we ship merchandise around the globe and strive to maintain a world-class presence in the retail sphere. Please call us at 434-263-8671 or contact us at to apply, or for further details, or to make an appointment to visit.