Applicants should have a flexible schedule and be available to work at least 3-5 shifts a week (including weekends), 20-35+ hrs/week.
Supervisor/management experience is a big plus... we are looking for leaders!
Though we are absolutely looking for coffee/barista experience, we also very much believe in ongoing training and will definitely be reviewing/teaching to The Coffee Studio's standards of espresso preparation and coffee knowledge, so although you do have to have some coffee shop experience, you don't have to be a zen barista master... yet. You just have to love coffee and be open and willing to learn. We are always looking for applicants that show strong leadership and responsibility with the potential to become Shift Managers (Supervisors).
The position we are currently hiring for is not for everyone, so we would like to try to save some time and effort on everyone's part:
If you do not have coffee shop experience, please do not apply for this current position.
If you cannot work evenings and weekends, please do not apply.
If you do not truly like coffee (or you only like it underneath a lot of added flavors/syrups), you probably shouldn't apply.
And if you are not a genuinely cheerful, optimistic, outwardly friendly person, ...please skip this ad and try to find a position more likely to be a better fit for you.
We only say this because we want you to be happy where you work and we want to be happy working with you!
Seriously, our application is pretty thorough and takes some real time and thought to fill it out well... we don't want to waste your time!!!
And we get a lot of applications; it takes us a long time to read, sort and reply to all of them... we don't want to waste our time, so please read the above paragraph again and be thorough and honest.
If you still think that you might like to work with us and that you would be a good fit for what we are currently looking for, we would love for you to find more information about us, and download the application below...
Are you what we're looking for when we hire?
Are you kind and genuine with people, customers and co-workers alike? Can you be focused on making people feel good even when you're having a less-than-stellar day? Are you good at connecting with people, reading faces/body language and empathizing?
Does the challenge of working efficiently and skillfully under pressure (without losing your sense of humor) interest you? This ain't no sit-around-on-your-butt-drinking-coffee job... you really gotta be able to hustle! There's always work to do of course, but when there's a line out that door, it's game on, for real.
Are you interested in culinary stuff, foodie stuff? Maybe you love to cook (or watch cooking shows?) or maybe you just love to eat? Could you wax poetic about a knock-your-socks-off cookie (or beer, or cheese...)? Could you do it in 10,000 words? How about three?
Would you like to learn about coffee? Where it comes from? About how processing, roasting, blending, freshness and preparation all affect what we taste in the cup? Really? Do you think it would be cool to travel to an origin country (where the coffee is hand-picked off the trees)? Are you curious about how things work, how things can be improved? Do you like to read (or at least look stuff up on wikipedia)? Do you like to share what you learn, to teach others?
Do you like to make stuff? Are you inventive, creative, artistic? Do you dig (or make) some kind of art, or design, or craft? Do you look for beauty in your life? Do you got style?
Can you take responsibility for your work? Do you look for ways to be "in the zone", at one with yourself and your task, when time flies? Do you take pride in a job well done? What about the not-so-glamorous jobs, like scrubbing out coffee urns, and cleaning the bathroom, can you do those too?
Can you get up early in the morning (and function)? Not all our shifts are super early ones, but a lot of them are. Can you be on your feet for long stretches without pooping out. Are you dependable? Can your co-workers rely on you?
And finally, do you plan on sticking around a while? Cause it might take you a while to become a kick-ass barista. If you made it this far though, we think you might be awesome!
*What do we mean when we say "barista"?
* We think a barista is not just any Person Behind The Counter (PBTC) at a sandwich or coffee shop, but someone with training, respect for, and pride in, the highly-specialised craft of making great coffee. If you dig around a bit, you'll discover there's actually a whole community out there of highly-skilled, passionate baristas who know a ton about coffee, from how it's really grown in origin countries all the way to how to make it sing in their customer's cup. [Movie-time! Meet some of the diverse voices of the barista community on YouTube.]
About the positions
Barista responsibilities include:
- Engaging customers and surpassing their needs
- Taking orders and ringing up sales
- Preparing and servings coffee and other drinks
- Preparing and serving simple snacks
- Developing barista skills and helping train new hires
- Maintaining the store environment and equipment
- Re-stocking inventory and communicating store needs
- Ensuring food safety standards are met
- Recommending product and process improvements
Lead Baristas/Shift Managers are also responsible for:
- Directing and monitoring staff
- Coaching barista skill development
- Providing hiring and performance feedback
- Resolving unmet customer concerns
- Managing inventory/ordering levels
- Shift logistics, documentation and communication
Please drop off your completed application at the front counter.
We are located at 5628 N Clark St and are open every day from 6:30am until 9:00pm.
We hope this is the start of a beautiful relationship!
Technical Note About Opening/Saving Your Application
Therefore we recommend either printing out the blank application and filling it out by hand, or typing it in and then printing it out (or, as mentioned, "Printing to PDF" as an alternate way to save a non-editable copy).
Also, if you have any trouble downloading the file at all, try "right-clicking" > "Save link as..."