Open Arms of Minnesota



Join our Team!

Open Arms of Minnesota is a growing organization that is always looking for great people to bring their diverse skills to help us fulfill our mission and purpose. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment and would like to support our kitchen operations and build relationships in our community, please consider joining our amazing team. If you don’t find a position that suits your talents and/or interest, please check back at a different time for new opportunities.

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, Open Arms is committed to hiring and fostering a workforce that leverages the skills and talents of all employees in our organization, regardless of race, gender, national origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, familial status, disability, or socioeconomic status. We encourage all individuals with direct or transferrable experience to apply for our open positions.

Check below for our current openings. If you have any questions, please contact our HR department at [email protected].


Current Openings

Staff Training and Career Development Manager
The Staff Training and Career Development Manager contributes to the mission of Open Arms by working closely with the Chief of Staff to design, implement, and manage training and career development programs to support the growth and success of our employees. This role requires a combination of strategic thinking, hands-on training program development, and effective communication skills to ensure the alignment of training initiatives with organizational goals and objectives.

Baker & Volunteer Ambassador
The Bakery is responsible for producing around 12,000 – 15,000 items per week. This is a full-time and hourly position that contributes to the fulfillment of Open Arms’ mission by providing assistance with food production tasks on a regular basis and occasional catering or special events. Unlike many baker’s positions, this position extensively interacts with the general public and much of the job is greeting, checking in with, and thanking volunteers in the OAM kitchen.
This position is a part of a team that is responsible for recipe research and development, food safety and sanitization, overall Bakery cleanliness and organization, and management of volunteers in the Bakery.

Meal Expediter & Packager (St Paul Kitchen & Campus)
This is an hourly full-time and benefits-eligible position in a high-volume production kitchen.
Under the direction of the Food Services Manager, the Meal Expediter & Packager will set up the meal packing line for volunteers and gather all components necessary to complete packaging of meals for clients, while ensuring quality and consistency of our meals as they move through the packaging process. The packaging of meals is mainly completed by volunteers. The Meal Expediter & Packager must maintain a clean and sanitary work environment and ensure that volunteers are doing the same.

Seasonal Farm Apprenticeship
This seasonal apprenticeship contributes to the fulfillment of Open Arms’ mission by supporting Open Arms’ urban farm operations, including the CSA program and Farmers Market. The Season Farm Apprenticeship is a program that provides hands-on training and learning opportunity about organic farming practices, agricultural techniques, and volunteer management. Participants work directly on different farms, gaining practical experience in tasks such as
planting, harvesting and the CSA program.

Internship Opportunities

Special Events & Development Nonprofit Internship
The Special Events & Development nonprofit intern will participate in nearly every aspect of the Organization. This internship will play an integral role in the daily activities of the Organization, as well as explore the inner workings of running a nonprofit.

Open Farms Internship
The Open Farms Intern will work side by side with the Farm Program Coordinator and the farm team to complete many tasks over the course of the growing season.

Nonprofit Internship
The nonprofit intern will participate in nearly every aspect of the organization. This internship will play an integral role in the daily activities of the organization, as well as explore the inner workings of running a nonprofit.

Volunteer Opportunities

Open Arms is a volunteer-driven organization that’s committed to creating an excellent volunteer experience for both individuals and groups. For volunteer opportunities, please visit our Volunteers page and join our mission!

Making food for people is an act of love. Delivering food to people is an act of love. Open Arms is just a magical place to be.

Leah Hébert Welles, CEO

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Your Gift Will Help Us Serve More Clients!

Together we can continue to meet the increased demand for medically tailored meals with your support! We hope you think of us as you consider your year-end giving. Your donation is a gift of care, compassion, and encouragement!