Job Openings

Best Place to Work logoBelow is a list of current openings Willy Street Co-op. Please click on an opening in the list to view details and apply. Please note that we do not typically post entry level openings. This means if you are interested in being considered for an entry level job such as you should fill out a general application.

All applicants with a current application in the system will be considered for a preliminary interview if their experience, job history, skills and availability seem like a good fit for any one of our entry level jobs. Preliminary interviews are conducted twice a week, regardless of whether there are current job openings or not.

Qualified candidates are emailed for a 15 minute preliminary "speed" interview. At this interview notes are taken and following the interview the notes and the application are sent to the manager of the department that has a current opening where the experience and skills and availability of the candidate seem to match up. The manager then decides whether or not to contact the candidate for a second interview. If a candidate is not going to be granted a second interview they will not be notified of this.

If you experience any difficulties while attempting to complete your application online, please email our Personnel Coordinator at o.vallier@willystreet.coop with a detailed explanation of the problem.

Due to the large number of applications received, please do not call to check on the status of your application.

Attention Current Staff: You are not able to apply for internal postings from this public site.

If you have previously submitted or saved an application, please go to My Account to retrieve it.

If you would like to be considered for entry level jobs such as cashier, produce/grocery/health and wellness stocker, deli clerk or custodian - for which openings are rarely posted on the website - please submit a general application by clicking here: Submit a General Application

Cashier at West Front EndWest Retail Store (Middleton)Accepting applications for full and part time cashier to work at our Middleton store.Schedule to be determined, open availability a plus
Cook KitchenOffsite KitchenAccepting ongoing applications for this position. Schedule to be Determined. Weekend availability a must.
Deli Clerk - ExternalDeliBoth East and West Retail StoresSchedule TBD, open availability a plus
Deli Clerk - West external (6/25)DeliWest Retail Store (Middleton)Varied
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Note: All new hires are required to attend a two day long training and orientation workshop. This is taught the 3rd Thursday and Friday of each month at our central office.

Benefit Information

Willy Street Co-op is a grocery cooperative, operating out of two neighborhood stores, a local production kitchen and a business office. The Co-op is not a worker collective; it is built on a management structure similar to many traditionally run businesses. The Co-op is committed to providing the opportunity for all employee voices to be heard when making management decisions. By upholding this principle of participatory management, all employees are able to ensure a humane work environment for all staff. We strive to hire a hard-working, friendly and knowledgeable staff who are committed to the co-op mission and principles, and who will cooperate with and provide the highest level of service to our diverse membership and customer base. If you provide excellent customer service, support your co-workers with your outstanding work ethic, and can support our cooperative structure, then we encourage you to take the first step toward being a part of our growing business and put your energy to work for good!


Our pay ranges start above $10/hour, 20% store discount, health and dental insurance after 90 days, vacation and sick time after 90 days. Each position has a commensurate pay range. All positions meet or exceed the Cooperative Grocer Network (CGN) Living Wage after three months of satisfactory employment. Upon successful completion of the training period a raise may be given. The General Manager sets a percentage cap on annual raises each year. Raises are based upon positive performance and a minimum number of hours worked and are not mandatory based on longevity. In addition, cost of living increases are granted to all staff no less than once every two years. Note: No employee can exceed the pay range based on longevity.


Time and time again, surveyed staff say that "the people they get to work with" is one of the best benefits of working at the Co-op. In addition to the opportunity to work with diverse and committed co-workers, the Co-op offers the following benefits:

Health and Dental Insurance An employee qualifies for health benefits after 90 days of employment. Employees may choose either Health/Dental Insurance or the Health Reimbursement Account (HRA). Health and Dental Insurance (through Group Health Cooperative and Principal Dental)

  • 0 up to 24 hours = no coverage
  • 24 up to 32 hours = a portion of premium paid by employee, a portion paid by WSGC,
  • 32 plus hours = a portion of premium paid by employee, a portion paid by WSGC
Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) for reimbursement of vision and dental expenses
  • 0 up to 24 hours = no coverage
  • 24 up to 32 hours = accrued prorated at 1/2 rate*
  • 32 plus hours = accrued at full rate
*The HRA allocation per pay period is determined annually on the Co-op's annual cost of insurance.

Paid Time Off Vacation Vacation time is prorated based on the number of hours worked per week. As long as the employee is scheduled to work 24 or more hours per week employees earn vacation days.

Sick/Discretionary Days WSGC offers discretionary days. These can be used for either illness or wellness. They are accumulated at the rate of seven days per year for full time (40 hours per week) employees and are prorated for other employees who are scheduled to work 24 or more hours per week. Note: Workers who average fewer than 24 hours per week do not earn Sick/Discretionary Days.

Holidays The Co-op recognizes the following days as holidays: New Yearís Day, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Independence Day. The store will either be closed for the day and employees may choose to be unpaid for the day or pay themselves vacation time or if the store remains open, employees who work are paid time and a half for that holiday.

Employee Discount Staff who are scheduled to work at least 10 hours/week are entitled to a 20% discount on purchases.

Profit Share The Co-op may profit-share with staff employed during profitable periods. Staff must have successfully completed 768 hours and be in good standing.

Transportation Plan All staff are eligible to participate in the Co-opís transportation plan. This plan allows employees to set aside tax-free money to pay for transportation costs such as bus passes, parking, and qualified vanpools. The Co-op also provides $20 each month for employees who bike to work for more than half of the days they are scheduled. This money can be used to reimburse certain bike repair and improvement costs.

Retirement Plan A 401(k) plan is offered as a benefit to all employees who are at least 21 years old and have worked at the Co-op for 12 months. The Co-op may match your contributions based on a percentage of your income after you have met the eligibility criteria for 2 years.

Employee Council A place where all Willy Street Co-op employees can, through representatives, set policy that impacts all employees. Representatives are elected annually by the staff.

Classes Staff members may sign up for classes offered through the Co-op at no charge.

Cafeteria Plan All staff are eligible to participate in the Co-opís Cafeteria Plan. This plan allows employees to set aside tax-free money to pay for many kinds of out-of-pocket medical and child care expenses.

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