70 South Street, Blue Hill, Maine
Your Community-Owned Grocery Store

STORE HOURS

Mon-Sat 8am – 8pm & Sun 8am – 6pm

Co-op Jobs

It's not just a job, it's a community

At Blue Hill Co-op we strive to provide excellent customer service where all are welcome.
We are dedicated to creating an inclusive, supportive, and collaborative business environment.
Come work with us and help grow Maine’s vibrant local food community.

Benefits

At Blue Hill Co-op, we work hard to create a balance between a rewarding job and great work environment. We currently offer the following benefits:

  • 20% Discount on Staff Purchases
  • 25% off Vitamins & Supplements
  • $15/hr Minimum Wage
  • Paid Time Off
  • Free Shift Meal
  • Paid Break
  • Time & a Half Pay on Holidays
  • Dental insurance (Full-Time)
  • MERIT (Maine Retirement Investment Trust)
  • In-Store Charge Account
  • Regular Free-to-Staff Food and Wellness Items
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Training in Various Areas
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Natural Foods Training
  • Yearly Bonuses
  • Weekly Health Care Stipend (Full-Time)

Other Benefits to Working at Blue Hill Co-op

  • Blue Hill Co-op is a friendly and accepting work environment open to all.
  • Our management listens. Department heads and the general manager are always open to feedback. We strive to change with new information and improve continually.
  • Flexible schedules. We strive to be accommodating to our employees and their needs and obligations.
  • Growth. Our employees receive in-store training for their positions but also have the opportunity to cross-train with other departments and pursue training from third parties.
OPEN POSITIONS

The Produce Department is seeking an assistant manager to help run the busy department. Full-time and year-round position. Computer skills and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds is a requirement. Any experience with plants, farming, or cooking is a huge plus. Work with local farmers and distributors to fill the Co-op’s produce department with the highest quality local and organic produce and supervise the produce department staff during shifts. Flexible hours, supportive team. Job Description

Seeking friendly people for cashier positions. Part-time with the possibility of full-time hours becoming available. This position is responsible for delivering outstanding service to our customers, learning our products and services and consistently being efficient and accurate. Qualified candidates must have cash- handling experience, possess outstanding customer service and communication skills, have the ability to work a flexible schedule, and have great team-working skills.

Part-time, year round position, general janitorial and maintenance tasks.

Produce Assistants are responsible for quality control, maintaining a clean and beautiful display area, and stocking and rotating displays to ensure the freshest possible produce for our owners and customers. We provide excellent customer service in a fast paced environment and keep a clean and organized backstock area. We receive many deliveries from our local farmers as well as larger distributors every day of the week, lifting up to 50 pounds throughout the day. We pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of local, regional, and global produce, so an enthusiasm for fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and seeds is key! Gardeners and home cooks enjoy this work. Hours are flexible, ranging from 6:30AM to 7:30PM. Job Description

We are looking to fill positions on the weekends. Basic kitchen skills are preferred, but willing to train the right person. This would be Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm. There is some flexibility with time. And also the opportunity to pick up shifts during the week if interested.

Seeking a full-time baker able to work on their own as well as part of a two person team. Must be familiar with basic kitchen equipment and have basic baker skills for working with yeasted doughs, cakes, cookies, quick breads, and custards. Being creative and self-motivated is a plus! Baking shifts are 6pm-2am or 12am-8am.

The Co-op Cafe is seeking staff for our front counter. Duties include taking orders, running the register, and customer service. Also includes prepping smoothies, sandwiches, and salads. This is an entry level position, no kitchen skills required, only people skills. We will train for all needed skills. Full-time and part-time hours available, with the possibility of year-round employment. 

Come join the kitchen crew at the Co-op Café! A fun, creative work environment. Line cook grills and fries food to order. Day and night shifts available. Position involves prep and cleaning. Air conditioned kitchen, supportive staff. Full-time and part-time hours available, with the possibility of year-round employment. 

Join the Café kitchen staff. Responsibilities include operating dish machine, scrubbing pots, mopping the floor, emptying trash, cleaning slicer, cleaning fryolator, general cleaning, as well as some light food preparation. Full-time, year-round position.

Questions? Email for more info on any of the open positions.

Statement of Equality & Inclusion

Blue Hill Co-op is committed to welcoming people of all identities, cultures and backgrounds. As a triple bottom line cooperative, our vision, mission, and values stand firmly rooted in the nourishment and well-being of our planet, its people, and communities. While racism and colonialism continue to play a significant role in shaping food systems, Blue Hill Co-op is committed to cultivating justice-centered relationships that do not exploit. Blue Hill Co-op does not tolerate bigoted behavior within our community. Accordingly, we take action to foster a safe and inclusive environment.

FAQ for Potential Applicants

You can read more extensively about cooperatives here, but, here’s a short answer. Co-ops or cooperatives are member-owned, member-governed businesses that operate for the benefit of their owners (members) according to common principles established by the international cooperative community. Co-op owners pool resources together to bring about economic results for the benefit of the entire co-op community. Employees can become owners and enjoy all the benefits.

You can submit an application online or fill out a paper application in the store. We encourage applicants to use the online form, though, and take their time with it. 

Yes, in the online application there is an option to upload your resume. You can also email it. Resumes sent without completed applications submitted as well will not be considered for the position.

Applications for open positions are reviewed as they come in. If the hiring manager thinks your qualifications are a good fit for a position, we will reach out to you for an interview.

Thank you for your eagerness! Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are not able to speak personally with everyone that applies. If we are interested in moving forward with your application, we will reach out to you to schedule an interview.

Please email us with any additional questions.

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