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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

Why you should work at Open Harvest Co-op Grocery:

  • We are a friendly and inclusive workplace. ALL are welcome here.
  • YOU matter at the Co-op. All workers are treated with respect and as important parts of the whole.
  • Own where you work! All workers are eligible to receive co-op equity and all the perks that come with it!* (Coming soon!)
  • Generous store discount for all workers and household members
  • Regular opportunities for advancement and/or learning new skills available for those who are hardworking and interested
  • We listen. We are not the same Co-op we were 10 years ago or even a year ago because we grow and change to fit the needs of our workers and our shoppers. Ours is a culture of continual improvement.

Current Openings

Store Clerk

Open Harvest is in search of an energetic, reliable, community-driven individual to join our team.

Our store clerk is part of the Center Store Department, where main responsibilities include customer service, stocking, cashiering, unloading trucks, cleaning, and store conditioning.

The ideal candidate must have excellent customer service skills, knowledge of organic and naturals foods, the ability to work independently, great communication skills, ability to follow direction, and a sense of urgency.

This part-time (20-30 hours per week) requires a flexible schedule that includes morning, evening, and weekend availability.

PT Food Service Clerk 

Our Food Service Department is in search of a dependable, outgoing, and hard-working individual to join our team.

Our food service clerk is part of the Food Service Department, where main responsibilities include customer service, stocking, preparing made-to-order burritos, portioning food items per request, dishwashing, and uphold food safety standards in all food service areas. Our food service clerk is part of the Food Service Department, where main responsibilities include customer service, stocking, preparing made-to-order burritos, portioning food items per request, dishwashing, and uphold food safety standards in all food service areas.

The ideal candidate must have food service experience. Applicants must have proven excellent customer service skills, the ability to work independently, to follow directions, and demonstrate solid communication skills. A current prep cook food handler’s permit is required.

PT Bakery Clerk

Our Food Service Department is in search of a dependable, outgoing, and hard-working individual to join our team.

Our bakery clerk is part of the Food Service Department, where main responsibilities include food preparation and customer service.

The ideal candidate must have food service and commercial baking experience. Applicants must have proven excellent customer service skills; the ability to work independently, to follow directions, and complete a recipe with consistent results; and solid communication skills. A current prep cook food handler’s permit is required. 

This is a part-time (16 – 24 hours per week) position and requires a flexible schedule that includes morning, evening, and weekend availability.

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.
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