Over forty years ago, Sevananda Community-Owned Natural Foods Market began as a small group of dedicated enthusiasts searching for a way to buy whole and organic foods. Today, Sevananda is one of the largest natural foods cooperatives in the southeastern United States.

One of the goals of Sevananda is to provide an enriching work experience to each member of our team. This goal allows us to focus on building a dynamic team structure, and provides us the resources we need to empower the community to improve its health and well-being. The community has high expectations of Sevananda, and we have high expectations of every person who chooses to work here. Sevananda staff members receive competitive wages and benefits including a staff discount.

Now Hiring a Kitchen Manager

Willing to work flexible hours and weekends

Sevananda Natural Foods Market is seeking a visionary and dynamic individual to join the Management Team. This critical and innovative full-time position will start December 2017. Interested candidates are encouraged to obtain an application at the Sevananda Customer Service Desk and return to: ATTENTION GENERAL MANAGER.

The Deli/Kitchen Manager will have the skills to manage a team 15-members. This position reports directly to Sevananda’s General Manager and supervises the deli/kitchen staff which consists of cooks, bakers, hot bar attendants, kitchen assistants, and a dish washer. The manager will put systems in place that create an effective and profitable Kitchen. The manager will participate in setting sales, labor and margin goals for the department in conjunction with the General Manager, and grow sales. In addition, the manager will expand Sevananda’s healthy vegan/vegetarian menu with their knowledge of nutrition and will have the ability to provide strong managerial leadership. This individual will be a strong communicator, and have exceptional organizational skills. Must have an excellent work ethic and be driven to succeed.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensure that all food and products are consistently prepared and served according to established recipes, portioning, cooking and serving standards, and that all paperwork including margins, cost out, production plans and schedules are accurately and properly prepared in a timely manner
  • Control food cost and usage
  • Utilize recipe adherence and waste control procedures
  • Must have a minimum of two-years of experience in varied kitchen positions or equivalent experience
  • Excellent staff development skills and a love for teaching and mentoring staff
  • Ensure that all equipment is kept clean and in excellent working condition
  • Responsible for training kitchen personnel in cleanliness and sanitation practices, and maintaining appropriate cleaning schedules for kitchen floors, mats, walls, hoods, other equipment and food storage areas.
  • Culinary experience a bonus.

Part-Time Kitchen Assistant to join the Kitchen/Deli Department. Interested candidates are encouraged to obtain an application at the Sevananda Customer Service Desk and return to: ATTENTION GENERAL MANAGER

This position will assist in Sevananda’s production kitchen with food prep, packing, and all duties associated with supporting Sevananda’s hot bar while helping the Kitchen Team meet objectives for sales, margin, customer service and environmental responsibility in accordance with the Sevananda Kitchen/Deli standards.

Position Qualifications and Responsibilities:

Background in culinary a plus
Strong work ethic
Attend hot bar and serve customers
Prep cook
Willingness to do provide outstanding customer service
Knowledge of natural and vegetarian foods a plus

Part-Time Grocery Clerk Must be able to work Nights & Weekends

Willing to work flexible hours and weekends

Sevananda Natural Foods Market is seeking a Grocery Clerk to join the
Grocery Department. This individual will assists with ordering, receiving,
stocking and display of grocery product, maintains department cleanliness,
and provides customer service.

Position Qualifications and Responsibilities:

Some grocery experience preferred

  • Receives product deliveries, ensuring order and invoice accuracy.
  • Stocks, rotates, merchandises and faces product according to department procedure.
  • Maintains back-stock areas according to department standards.
  • Assists in other departments as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet co-op needs.

Part-TimeCashier/Customer Service Rep

Willing to work flexible hours and weekends

To be considered the candidate must have prior POS cash register experience and be able to deliver superior customer service; and have fast and accurate cash handling skills and the ability to be a cooperative team player.

Position Qualifications and Responsibilities:

Provide outstanding customer service.

  • Receive payment by cash, check, credit cards, or automatic debits.
  • Issue receipts, refunds, credits, or change due to customers.
  • Count money in cash drawers at the beginning of shifts to ensure that amounts are correct and that there is adequate change; and at end of shift balance till.
  • Greet customers entering establishments.
  • Maintain clean and orderly checkout areas.
  • Establish or identify prices of goods and services and tabulate bills without a calculator; and operate POS cash register.

Now Hiring! Full-Time & Part-Time Wellness/Receiving Clerks

Must be able to work flexible hours and weekends

This Wellness Clerk will have a basic knowledge of herbs, supplements, and natural HABA (Health Aid Beauty Aid) products.   This individual will assist the department with receiving and checking in products, and stocking shelves. In this position the individual must be able to provide exceptional customer service and have the ability to assist with customer inquiries and locating products within the department. This is a hands-on position that requires a basic knowledge and a willingness to learn trends in the Herb, Supplement and HABA (Health Aid Beauty Aid) industry. The individual in this position will have a supporting role. They will assist the wellness leadership team with processing back stock, facing shelves, cleaning, answering phones and providing general support to the department.

Position Qualifications and Responsibilities:

  • Minimum of 1-year retail experience
  • Background in natural foods industry is helpful
  • Good references including prior supervisors
  • Knowledge of vitamins, supplements and medicinal herbs helpful
  • Ability to lift 15lbs plus
  • Willingness to do provide outstanding customer service
  • Knowledge of natural and vegetarian foods a plus

Part-Time Custodial Maintenance Worker

Willing to work flexible hours and weekends

Sevananda Natural Foods Market is seeking a part-time Janitorial Team Member to be responsible for keeping the sparkle in the co-op’s physical appearance on a daily basis, including those areas typically overlooked.

Position Qualifications and Responsibilities:

Physical Demands

  • Regularly lift 50lbs safely
  • Ability to be mobile throughout entire shifts
  • Bend, squat, stoop, kneel or crouch
  • Use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance
  • Ability to communicate with customers and coworkers
  • Sufficient vision to perform your job safely and accurately
  • Work a schedule that includes weekend, early morning, and evening shifts as needed

Custodial Work

Develop interrelated systems and protocols to meet the janitorial needs of the store
Responsible for the cleaning of all areas including:
All floors and floor mats
Glass doors on retail equipment and coolers
All restrooms and maintain supplies
Outdoor parking lot areas, recycling areas, cart areas, and entry areas
Walls, ceilings, windows, screens, HVAC vents, floor moldings
Department shelving, under registers, shelf strips
Café area, clean and disinfect tables, chairs, and employee breakroom
Ensure all trash and recycling bins are emptied, cleaned and appropriate for the area including registers, office and back-stock areas


Please download and complete application and skills sheet.