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Are you looking for an opportunity to work for a progressive, values-based, community owned business?

Open Harvest is a community owned grocery store, dedicated to fostering a sustainable food system through consumer education and the cooperative principles. Open Harvest has been nourishing Lincoln with local and organic food since 1975.

At Open Harvest, we exist to serve the needs of our membership and community, and our staff is at the center of our success. We look for applicants who understand the importance of giving great customer service to every person who chooses to shop with us. To our staff, we offer a workplace that is not only positive and respectful, but also can teach you valuable skills to carry on throughout your career, either at the Co-op or in another endeavor. Whether you’re interested in an entry-level opportunity or taking the next step in your career Open Harvest may be just the rewarding experience you’re looking for!

Please ask a cashier for an application, or download one below. Turn in applications and resumes to the Customer Service Desk, or email them to jobs@openharvest.coop

Current Openings

PT Center Store Clerk

Our Center Store Department is in search of a reliable and hard-working individual to
join our team.

The responsibilities of a Grocery Clerk are to provide excellent customer service, cashier, unload
trucks, and stock product as needed. The ideal candidate should have grocery or retail experience,
excellent customer service skills, knowledge of organic and natural foods, the ability to work
independently, great communication skills, ability to follow direction, a sense of urgency, and the
ability to multi-task.

The shifts currently available total 15-20 hours per week, with evening and weekend availability required.

Center Store Manager

Our Center Store Department is in search of a reliable and hard-working individual to lead our team.

The Center Store Manager is responsible for all aspects of department operations including achieving financial profitability, product selection, buying, promotions, and merchandising. They hire, train, and evaluate staff, as well as work directly with local vendors and national distributors.

The ideal candidate should have demonstrated leadership qualities, retail experience, excellent customer service skills, knowledge of organic and natural foods, the ability to work independently and direct the work of others, excellent communication skills, creativity and eye for display, and ability to multi-task and lead a team.

This is a salaried position, that requires 40+ hours per week. We offer health, vision, & dental insurance, paid vacation and sick time, employee assistance program, and a 15% staff discount at the store.

PT Cashier

We are accepting applications for a part-time cashier in our Front End.
Our cashiers are responsible for the grand finale of customer service at Open Harvest. Duties include accurate cash handling, customer service, and stocking. Our ideal candidate must be punctual, reliable, detail-oriented, and have a proven track record of excellent customer service.

This position requires weekend and evening availability. We offer 15% at the store and other staff perks.

Please submit a resume and job application to:
Open Harvest Co-op Grocery, 1618 South Street, Lincoln, NE 68502 or to
jobs@openharvest.coop. Applications can be obtained in-store or at www.openharvest.coop.
Position will remain open until filled.

Please submit a resume and job application to:

Open Harvest Co-op Grocery, 1618 South Street, Lincoln, NE 68502. Application can be obtained in-store, or at www.openharvest.coopApplications that do not include a resume and completed application will not be considered for the position.

Benefits statement: We are committed to providing the best customer service in Lincoln and that starts with our employees. In addition to providing a fun and supportive work environment, we offer the following benefits and perks:

All staff benefits include:

  • a generous store discount
  • employee assistance program
  • free shift drinks (coffee & tea)
  • discounted meals

Full-time benefits include:

  • medical, dental and vision insurance (at 35 hours per week) of which Open Harvest pays a portion
  • free life insurance policy
  • paid holidays, vacation, and sick time
  • and more!
Open Harvest Co-op is committed to equal opportunity in employment practices including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination and access to benefits and training. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions will be based on performance, qualifications and abilities. Employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, sex, age, religious or political beliefs, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, or disability.