Job Overview

About the Job
At The Spot on Main, a Barista is someone who is passionate about coffee, culinary items, and creating incredible guest experiences grounded in care and respect. We invite you to grow as a team member and create community through coffee with us.
As job requirements, you will:
- Deliver exceptional hospitality to our guests and your fellow teammates
- Make and serve a selection of delicious beverages with a variety of different brewing and preparation methods
- Stay knowledgeable about The Spot on Main's current beverage and food offerings and preparation techniques; continuously cultivating your own curiosity and knowledge through in-house tastings and trainings
- Taste our beverages regularly to ensure quality, uphold our standards, and develop your palate
- Create community in our cafes by sharing your joy and knowledge of coffee with our guests; inspire your fellow teammates to do the same
- Support your team by taking joy in the tasks that keep the cafe running smoothly and beautifully—these tasks may vary but can include cleaning, clearing and washing dishes, sweeping, dusting, mopping, cleaning and organizing condiment stations, and taking out trash
- Uphold and follow all health, food safety, and safety guidelines
- Promote a safe and respectful working environment

A successful candidate is:
- Passionate about coffee, food, and creating inclusive hospitality experiences
- Reliable and consistent—your leader and teammates can always depend on you to be punctual and bring your A game
- Thoughtful and able to anticipate our guests’ needs
- Obsessed with the details! You love honing your craft and understand the nourishing powers in each cup of coffee and each plate of delicious food
- Excited about taking on new experiences and possess a can-do attitude
- Eligible to work in the United States and 18 years of age or older

Essential Job Functions
- Basic math and computer skills
- A flexible schedule and are available to work early mornings or afternoons weekdays and most Saturdays
- Able to move at a brisk pace
- Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time. You’re on your feet the majority of the day, whether you are standing behind bar pulling shots or walking the cafe floor
- Use of hands to reach, grip, turn and perform precision work. You’re using your hands to operate espresso machines, pour delicious pour overs, and operate the register (among other responsibilities)
- As needed squat, bend, twist and reach for items below waist level or above shoulders. For example, you may have to bend down or reach up  to grab  cups, lids and towels
- Ability to lift, push/pull, carry and/or move up to 50 pounds. For example, you’ll be handling bags of coffee beans, crates of milk, tub of dishes and trash bins
- Ability to smell and taste. You’re tasting and smelling coffee and food, helping ensure quality control for each cup and plate
- Ability to listen and speak. You’re listening and speaking with our guests to take and fill orders, and guide and create experiences

Job Type: Part-time (12-27 hours/week)

Compensation: Training pay starts at $10.10 per hour. Upon successful completion of our 40 hour introductory program, you earn a tipped wage of $5.05 per hour + an average of $10 or more per hour in tips through the daily tip pool. Team members are also eligible to earn extra through incentives and bonuses.
A few benefits we offer:
- Coffee training and continuing education
- Free drink aduring your shift
- 50% discounts on a meal before or after your shift
- Tuition Assistance Program

Availability: 6am - 5pm Monday through Friday. 8am - 3pm Saturdays (must be available for a shift at least 2 Saturdays per month). Must be able to open and/or close. Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, you may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs
This is a unique opporunity in a small, family-run business. Future full-time work may be possible for the right candidate.

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