Work at Wheatsville!

We believe we are the heart of our community. When you realize you can be an integral part of making your neighbors happy and healthy – why would you work anywhere else?

As the only grocery co-op in Texas we don’t think like any other grocery. Our main goal is making people happy! We hire people who are:

  • Customer service superstars

  • Willing to learn every aspect of the natural food business

  • Able to take personal responsibility for their work

  • Interested in having fun while working hard

Benefits at Wheatsville include:

  • 15% discount on purchases
  • Paid breaks
  • Holiday pay
  • Sick and vacation pay (if you work 20+ hrs/week)
  • Health, dental, vision & short-term disability insurance (if you work 30+ hrs/wk)
  • 401(K) Retirement Plan
  • Bike to Work Program
  • Employee Assistance Program

Frequently asked questions about our hiring process:

Where can I find out what positions Wheatsville is hiring for?

We post all open positions in the job binder at our Hospitality Desk, and on this webpage! We may post openings on other websites as well, such as Craigslist.

What if no positions are open now? Can I still apply?

Yes, we accept applications even when we are not currently hiring for a position.


Your application will be active for 30 days. You are welcome to submit another application at any time. If you are interested in a open position and it has been more than 30 days since you applied, please submit a new application.

What happens after I apply?

There are three steps to the selection process. First, our Human Resources Department reviews applications. When there are open positions, selected candidates will have a brief phone interview with the Recruiting Coordinator. Then you may be invited to interview at the store with the hiring manager and others as necessary. Finally, the hiring manager selects the right person to join Wheatsville's team!

Can I talk to the hiring manager for the position?

Out of respect for the workload our managers carry to serve our owners and community, we allow only those who are selected for an interview to speak with the hiring manager about our open positions.

Who can I speak with if I have additional questions?

Please ask to Email our Human Resources Generalist Beth Beutel if you have any more questions about our hiring process.

What is Wheatsville Food Co-op?

The staff of Wheatsville Food Co-op work to serve the store's customers, many of whom are owners as well. Wheatsville is a consumer cooperative, an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.

The purpose of Wheatsville Food Co-op is to create a self-reliant, self-empowering community of people that will grow and promote a transformation of society toward cooperation, justice, and non-exploitation.

The mission of Wheatsville Food Co-op is to serve a broad range of people by providing them goods and services, using efficient methods that avoid manipulation of the consumers, and minimize exploitation of the producers or damage to the environment. The primary focus for this mission is supplying high-quality food and non-doctrinaire information about food to people in Austin, Texas.

The Following are Expected of All Staff at Wheatsville:

Customer Service


Mission Integration

Personal Effectiveness

Performance Standards
Quality of Work:

Quantity of Work: