_MG_2454Thank you for taking the time to check out the Co-op.  We are looking to hire people who are outgoing, friendly, and that offer outstanding customer service.  Applicants should enjoy working in a fast paced retail environment and have a passion for organic, locally produced and bulk foods, as well as other products and services that are sustainable for those who consume and produce them.

The Oneota Community Food Co-op is located in the beautiful town of Decorah – nestled in the bluffs of northeast Iowa.  Decorah is a town of 8,000, which includes a student body of nearby Luther College.  Whether it is biking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, or any other number of outdoor activities, you don’t have to go far from home to enjoy the natural beauty of this area.  In addition, downtown Decorah is home to many other businesses and organizations that make this picturesque city a great place to call home.

Entry level wage at the Co-op is $10/hr or higher.

Positions Available:

Bulk Buyer – Full Time – Job Description

Cafe Kitchen/Counter Staff – Full Time and Part Time – Job Description

Evening Cafe Cook – Full Time and Part Time – Job Description

Daytime Cafe Cook – Full Time and Full Time – Job Description

Dishwasher – Full Time and Part Time – Job Description


  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 20% Store Discount
  • Quarterly Bonus Potential
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Paid Breaks

Check out more about Decorah at the following sites:
Winneshiek County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce


To apply for a position:
Please complete the online application form here and upload your cover letter and resume within the form.
Or download and complete the application form here and mail it with your resume and cover letter to:

Oneota Community Food Co-op
c/o HR Coordinator
312 West Water Street
Decorah, Iowa 52101

Or Email it to hr@oneotacoop.com

Applications are kept on-file at the Co-op for 2 months after they are received.  The volume of applications does not allow us to respond to each applicant.  If the hiring manager has selected you as a candidate for interview, we will call you.  If you change your contact information or availability, please submit another application.

As job openings occur, we will screen through applications on file.  We may also solicit additional applications by posting the job withing the store, through the newspaper, and/or online. If you see a specific job posted, you are welcome to submit another application highlighting skills specific to that position.

Equal Opportunity Policy

The Oneota Community Food Co-op is committed to equal opportunity in employment practices, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination and access to benefits and training.  In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at OCC will be based on performance, qualifications and abilities.  Employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, sex, age, religious or political beliefs, national origin, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, disability, color, veteran status, or gender status.