Other Avenues is not presently hiring, although we welcome applications year-round.
We are a 100% worker-owned business which operates via consensus, and when we do have positions open, we look for experienced applicants with skills in any or all of the following areas: grocery retail, customer service, organic foods, consensus-based decision-making, and/or egalitarian workplaces. Ideal applicants are looking for the chance to be involved in a thriving, socially responsible neighborhood business. We offer excellent benefits!
Other Avenues Grocery Cooperative opened in 1974 as a small neighborhood store run by community members dedicated to providing an alternative to corporate grocery stores. We are now a collectively run, worker-owned and managed vegetarian grocery cooperative. Throughout our forty-year history, we have remained committed to organics, healthy food, sustainability, worker-ownership, and true community involvement.
As members of a cooperative, we are not just workers and partners, but are committed to mutual support of one another and other cooperatives, to quality natural foods, and to providing excellent service to the community. Members ideally have experience and interest in the following areas:
- Organic Foods, Supplements, and Health
- Groups that operate cooperatively by consensus
- Work that is often physically demanding
Starting pay is $16.40 per hour. After passing a six-month probation period, pay increases to $17.90, with full medical, dental, and vision insurance commencing at two months at no cost to the worker. Yearly raises and cost of living adjustments occur regularly thereafter upon satisfying job requirements. Worker-owners also become eligible for Profit Sharing after they have passed their 6 month performance review. Ample paid time off is granted, equivalent to 21 days off per year. We also offer a very generous worker discount!
Positions range from 30 to 40 hours per week. All members must have enough time and flexibility in their schedules to work weekend days and occasional long hours.
Responsibilities may include customer service, cashiering, being on your feet for long stretches, repetitive lifting of up to 50 lbs, working in cold environments, purchasing, and all other aspects of running a successful business.
Applications are available in person at Other Avenues, 3930 Judah Street @44th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122. You are are also welcome to download and print an application here, although we ask that you submit it in person during open hours (8am to 9pm every day). Please attach a resume to your application. Please do not telephone or e-mail to ask about the status of your application– when positions become available, the hiring committee carefully reviews applications and contacts interested applicants directly. Thank you!