Shift Availability: daily, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Time Commitment: 2 hours in-store every four weeks

Description: Responsible for dusting, mopping, sanitizing surfaces and trash removal. While we try to use environmentally friendly products wherever possible, we must follow health and food safety guidelines. Cleaning / sanitizing with bleach and other chemicals may be part of this shift. 


Shift Availability: daily, 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Description: Responsible for maintaining produce displays and prepping, stocking, and culling produce. Also includes cleaning the produce areas and ensuring the neatness and accuracy of displays, prices and signage. Attention to produce quality and detail is essential.  


Shift Availability: daily, morning shift ONLY 8:00a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Time Commitment: 2 hours in-store every four weeks.

Description: Responsible for stocking and general “set up” of goods to ready the store for opening. May also clean and/or assist Front End Staff in other capacities if needed. 


Shift Availability: daily, 9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Description: Responsible for restocking and “fronting” products and perishables, as well as product dusting and cleaning. May also clean shelves and bulk areas and ensure neatness and accuracy of displays and signage. Refilling bulk bin containers and working with wheat, nuts or other food allergens may be part of this shift, so please note on your application if you have any difficulties with this.

Cheese Processing

Shift Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, weekends, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Description: Responsible for stocking items within the departments for individual sale in the store. Also responsible for cleaning and sanitizing all tools and surfaces used in the prep room during your shift. Additional responsibilities may include weighing, labeling, and stocking pre-packaged random weight cheeses and meats as well as packing olives into deli containers. 

Bulk Packing

Shift Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Description:  Responsible for accurately weighing, packaging, and pricing bulk dry goods for individual sale in the store. Also responsible for cleaning and sanitizing tools and surfaces in the food prep area. Working with wheat, nuts, dairy products or other food allergens is part of this shift. 

Finance Committee

Time Commitment: One 90 min meeting a month plus 5-6 hours of project work per year as needed.

Description: Under the direction of the Finance Department, responsible for helping to develop and maintain the Mariposa’s financial policies. May also consult on other committee and staff projects to develop and further understanding of the financial impact of decisions on the co-op.

Requirements: This work shift requires financial professionals who are CPA’s or MBA’s.

Food Justice and Anti-racism Committee (FJAR)

Description: With support from the Education & Outreach staff liaison, is responsible for working to critically engage and hold accountable Mariposa’s board, staff, and membership on issues of social, economic, and environmental oppression by organizing anti-oppression trainings for staff/members, offering solidarity and support to relevant local organizations, strategic organizational development, outreach and other strategies aimed at creating positive social change at Mariposa. One member from this group serves as a delegate to the Education Committee.

Requirements: A comfort or familiarity with anti-oppression work (which can range from previous trainings, study groups, organizational transformations, political campaigns, or general life experience for people who have been targets of oppression) is recommended. 

Strategic Planning Committee

Description: The Strategic Planning Committee is responsible for the development of a strategic plan for Mariposa Food Co-op. In collaboration with Mariposa convener, Operations Committee, and outside consultants, the committee shall solicit input from members and draft statements both of organizational priorities and of measurable goals for the next five years. This process shall culminate in approval of a strategic plan by Mariposa board of delegates and its presentation to Mariposa’s membership. Additional results of the committee work may include a new mission statement for Mariposa, or policies which improve governance by clarifying the roles of different bodies within the organization.

Store Training Leader

Shift Availability: Hours and days of the week vary based on your availability

Time Commitment: 1 1/2 hours every two weeks, with additional time for updates and trainer-training.

Description: The Store Training Leader works with Store Managers to provide walk-in training for new working members on various in-store shifts. In the absence of trainings, workers in this group would perform and oversee the work done by other workers within the store. A good working knowledge of the different sections of the store and different tasks to be completed across working groups (i.e. stocking, produce, bulk packing, etc.) is essential.

Requirements: This work shift may only be applied to by those who have had an in-store work shift for six months. 


Description: With support of the Membership & Marketing Department, responsible for Mariposa stock photography and event photos. This work shift has specific requirements, please see below.

Shift Availability: On an as needed basis.

Requirements: Camera equipment should be digital (DSLR preferred). This does not include cell phone cameras, including smartphones. Raw footage must be delivered within one week of shooting. Prior training on group photography and customer service preferred. Must have a digital portfolio that can be shared upon request and sign a release of content to Mariposa. Must have transportation to and from events. 

Office Assistant

Shift Availability: Generally Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Time Commitment: 2 hours every four weeks

Description: Serves as an assistant to an employee at the Co-op. Office assistants may be asked to do regular tasks associated with working in the office, including: filing, making copies, database entry, phone calls, light typing, etc.

Requirements: A basic familiarity with computers is required.