Barista / Food Prep
We are Madrona Hill Cafe – a local, neighborhood bakery and cafe in NoPo, serving exceptional coffee and fresh baked goods every day. We serve regulars and newcomers and are tasked to keep it familiar but also keep it interesting. We prepare coffee beverages, smoothies, made-to-order Panini sandwiches, baguette sandwiches, and have a rotating offering of desserts and pastries including cookies, brownies, pies, scones, croissants, etc. We love this city, this neighborhood, and most importantly, great coffee and atmosphere.
Who you are:
You first and foremost have a GREAT attitude with a can-do spirit.
You are a responsible self-starter, multi-tasker and an honest, genuine person.
You provide quick and accurate service of all espresso, coffee & tea beverages.
You enjoy talking to and meeting new people.
You can prepare consistently great products from our favorites menu, including sandwiches, breakfast bagels, etc.
You leave your drama at the door and are not interested in creating drama or having it in your life.
You are conscientious, dependable, punctual, honest, detail-oriented and hard-working.
You can work a minimum of 4 days a week, with open availability.
Tell us why:
Please respond with your resume and concise cover letter in .pdf form describing why you are a great, long-term fit for this position. In your cover letter, please describe why a part-time position fits your lifestyle and list the titles of the last 3 books you read. Please also describe what your typical day looks like before and after your work day at the cafe.
We’ll tell you how:
Offering $9.25 per hour plus tips, to start. The Barista position will be approximately 15-25 hours to start. Hours could grow into more, especially during the holidays. Raises are quick to come for the right person, intelligent, self-starters that are driven to succeed.
This is a Part-Time position — hours are flexible but we prefer a regular schedule. We are open 7 days a week, 6am — 10pm, and most holidays thus, a flexible schedule and availability on Holidays and weekends is a must.
This position will require the following:
* Prompt and reliable transportation — other people are relying on you to come to work. 10 minutes early is on-time here.
* Must have a current Multnomah County Food Handler Card. Must have current OLCC Card, or ability to obtain one.
* EXCELLENT Sanitation, hygiene, safe food handling, and dishwashing and janitorial care of the entire cafe.
*You take pride in your workspace, and demonstrate that during every shift. You understand that working efficiently means moving quickly and cleaning up behind yourself.
*A team player willing to help out where needed
*Strong attention to detail, whether following a recipe or noticing your customer’s new haircut or responding to this line in your cover letter. We don’t make incorrect drinks or sandwiches. Accuracy and paying attention will get you far.
*Prepare & serve a selection of cocktails as well as beer & wine by the glass, according to OLCC laws
*Must have accurate cash handling ability and the ability to balance a till
*Able to multitask and work quickly & efficiently
*Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, this includes speaking and listening
*Great Attitude – drama and gossip will not be tolerated. Laughter and enjoyment of life is required on a daily basis.
*Able to work independently, make good decisions and follow instructions
*High energy, positive attitude, sense of humor and willingness to grow
*Self-motivated but willing to accept and learn from feedback
* Ability to lift 25 pounds over your head and to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to stoop, bend, reach, twist and stand continually throughout an entire shift to perform normal job functions.
*Standing while on shift. Lazy people need not apply.
*High School Diploma or GED.
Though we’d love to respond to every applicant, we will be unable to contact everyone who submits a resume.
No phone calls or walk-ins please.
Thank you for your interest and have a great day!