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Become An Ellwood's Steward

Our focus is on community and providing that community with healthy food that is natural, organic, and locally-sourced. Our team is built of gardeners, recyclers, volunteers, cooks, artists, artisans and healers who are all environmentally conscious people in constant search for the freshest local food and products we can find. We know our stuff and love our city, from the James River to the Blue Ridge Mountains - Richmond, Virginia is our home.

The employees of Ellwood Thompson’s are a proud, knowledgeable, and diverse group of down-to-earth, talented, quirky and inspired individuals who are dedicated to a clear mission. Because of this and because we are a locally-owned and independent market, we don’t take the hiring process lightly. We only hire people who are as passionate and dedicated as the rest of our team.

Our full-time employees enjoy a benefits package that includes eligibility for comprehensive health and dental insurance (with an individual option at no premium cost), short-term disability and life insurance provided at no cost to them. All of our employees are offered store discounts as well as discounts from local businesses and other organizations we partner with, plus more.

If you believe you’d be a great addition to our team, be sure to browse the open positions listed below and follow the instructions on how to apply. Once you send us your application, there’s no need to follow up with a call - we’ll definitely let you know if you’re what we’re looking for.

And remember - *All applicants must be 18 years or older to apply.

Current Job Openings:

The Beet Café Coordinator

Support the Marketing Department & Director through event coordination and management in the Beet Café. Assist with catering for all internal needs. This position will report to the Beet Manager / Marketing Coordinator.


  • Manages:
    • Operations
    • Income
    • Promotions
    • Events
  • Internal and Special Events Catering:
    • Introduce catering to local businesses
    • Coordinate catering in The Beet
    • Facilitate orders and follow-up
    • Setup and breakdown of events
    • Communicate with Store Managers re: events and support needed
    • Process all invoices
    • Networking and cold calls
  • Updates website as well as online & in-store calendars
  • Requests graphics for promotional purposes & posts in necessary outlets
    • Online community calendars
    • ET website
    • In-store (registers, chalkboards, etc)
  • Assist with external event support (ie Festivals and Fundraisers, etc..)


  • College Degree in Marketing or related field
  • Minimum of 1 -2 years of work experience working in a marketing department is preferred.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Event planning capabilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Creative, friendly and outgoing demeanor
  • Exceptional public speaking skills
  • Ability to develop, build and maintain relationships
  • Understanding, and/or interest in, natural, local and organic food trends as well as industry trends as a whole is preferred.


How to Apply:

1. Come in to our store! We love putting faces to names. When you get here, walk up to our Customer Service desk and ask for the Manager on Duty. Tell them what position you’d like to apply for and they’ll be sure to get you the right application. You can fill it out in-store or at home, but be sure to take your time. You’re free to attach your resume to your application - we love seeing resumes, too! Once you’re done, return your application to the Manager on Duty or anyone at the Customer Service desk.

2. Download your Ellwood’s Job Application (PDF) and fill it out, taking your time to make sure you give us everything we’re looking for. After you’re done, bring it in! Hand it to the Manager on Duty or anyone at the Customer Service desk.

Remember, most of our positions get filled quickly and we are looking for the best, so make sure you shine!

And again - no phone calls - you can bet we’re on top of it!

Thank you for your interest!