The East End Food Co-op is a growing business that operates in a diverse, fast-paced retail environment. We are energetic, cooperative, and committed employees who enjoy helping others through exceptional customer service and who share a love for good, healthful food. We serve our community seven days a week, 362 days a year (we are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day).

Interested in joining us?

We’re looking for the following:

  • Team players: cooperative, loyal, and committed to the Co-op’s success.
  • Hard workers that are adaptable to changing needs: flexible, efficient, and maintain a quick pace.
  • Integrity: accountable, dependable, trustworthy, and honest.
  • Positive attitude: exude kindness to others and embrace diversity.
  • Excellent customer service: helpful, friendly, and patient, even in stressful situations.
  • People who care about good food: the ingredients, growing practices, and the best ways to prepare and eat it.

If you are prepared to make a serious commitment to our organization and have the skills, talent, and characteristics we are looking for, please tell us more about yourself through our online application.

East End Food Co-op’s COVID-19 Response

Customer and employee safety is our highest priority as we manage this public health crisis. We have taken the following steps to support our staff and community:

  • Plexiglass shields at check-out lanes and beverage counter.
  • Masks are provided for customers.
  • PPE is provided for all staff (gloves, masks, face shields).
  • Hand sanitizer stations throughout the store.

Employee Benefits

  • Competitive Wages: With opportunities for advancement.
  • Discounts: All employees receive a 20% discount on purchases, as well as a discount on special orders.
  • Paid time off: We offer all our part-time and full-time employees flexible, easy-to-manage sick and personal time. Full-time employees can earn up to 26 paid days off each year. 
  • Paid holiday benefits: In addition to paid sick and personal time, employees are paid for holidays when the Co-op is closed. Employees are also paid time-and-a-half if they work on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Memorial Day; Juneteenth, 4th of July; or Labor Day.
  • Healthcare: Each full-time employee who completes a trial period is eligible to sign up for a generous and comprehensive health/dental/vision plan. The Co-op pays 80% of insurance premiums.
  • Short-term disability: This benefit is fully funded by the Co-op for all employees who have completed a trial period.

Diversity and Inclusion

The mission of our Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to cultivate a safe, uplifting, and welcoming work environment that is centered around knowledge sharing, understanding, and acceptance of differences. We envision a supportive and inclusive community of peers who are empowered to enact positive change.

The East End Food Co-op is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other identifier irrelevant to the performance of the duties of a position. The East End Food Co-op is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities.


View open positions and apply here.

Local UE 667 Partnership

The United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers (UE) Local 667 represents many East End Food Co-op staff. Our partnership serves to promote excellent labor-management relations covering wages, hours, and conditions of employment.