Employment







Thank you for your interest working at the Isla Vista Food Co-op!

We are looking for inspired team members that want to contribute to a community-owned business and are passionate about fair and equitable work places. 

We are currently hiring for Full-time and Part-time crew
in our Produce, Grocery and Deli Departments.   Click the Job Description below for more details! 

Produce Crew
Produce Lead
Deli Crew
Deli Team Lead
Lead Grocery Clerk
General Crew


Full-Time positions require 30-40 hours/week, and are Health Benefits and Vacation Pay eligible after 3 months.  Full-time positions pay $12-$15/hour DOE.

Part-Time positions are a minimum of 18 hours/week.   All positions require working at least one weekend day and/or night shift.  Part-Time positions usually start at CA minimum wage, with a higher starting wage DOE.

Co-op Worker Benefits include:
20% discount on all regular purchases
Free pantry, perishable and produce box access
Wholesale +5% case purchasing
Sick Time Pay
Flexible Scheduling
Professional Growth & Development opportunities
Paid Vacation for full-time workers
Health, Dental, Vision insurance for full-time workers (Co-op pays 80% of your monthly premium) and more!

A full compensation map and wage scale will be provided upon hire!





To apply:
1.     Download an application here. 
2.     Save the application to your computer and “Save As” with you first and last name as the file name (ex. TaylorDiaz)
3.     Fill out the application directly on the computer and then save the completed application.*
4.     E-mail the completed application to staff@islavistafood.coop with the position(s) you are applying for as the subject line.

*If you are unable to fill out the form on a computer, you may fill out a printed copy and e-mail a scanned copy of the application. Paper applications will not be accepted in store. If you have any other technical issues, please contact us at the e-mail listed above.



Please allow up to 30 days for a response.

While we wish we could respond to every applicant, the large volume of applications we receive prevents us from being able to do so. Please do not call or stop by to check in on your application status. If the hiring manger has selected you for an interview, you will be contacted with the information you provided. If your contact information or availability changes at any time, please submit a new application.

Applications will be kept on file for one year from the application date. You may rescind your application at any time. As job openings occur, we will screen through the applications on file. We may also solicit additional applications by posting within the store, through newspapers, or online. If you see a specific job posted that interests you, you are welcome to submit a new application highlighting skills specific to that position.

Best of luck!

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What's it like to work at the Co-op?

Whether part-time or full-time, we love hiring people that are looking for something more than merely a place to work, because the Co-op is the sort of place to work that may get into your heart and keep you for a while.  Some of us have worked here for 4, 12, or 22 years and we're still really excited to be here!  It's not easy work, but it's rewarding and inspiring work, a real labor of love.

If you love service with a smile, have a "can-do" sort of attitude, know how to have fun while also working hard, and want to learn lots about natural foods, cooperative business and our local food community, you'll love working at the food co-op!