Now Hiring Baristas!

Job Overview: Sip of Hope is looking for a lively barista to join a growing community of coffee lovers and mental health advocates. The barista will hold working knowledge of cafe offerings, and promote a welcoming and inviting environment for all guests and co-workers. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Promotes coffee consumption by educating customers; selling coffee and preparing and serving a variety of coffee drinks, along with pastries.

  • Creates a welcoming environment for customers of the cafe by greeting and determining individual needs/interests.

  • Educates customers by presenting and explaining the selection of coffee on the menu, and answering questions.

  • Prepares and sells coffee drinks by following prescribed recipes and preparation techniques for various coffee and tea drinks

  • Maintains inventories by replenishing coffee bean supply and retail items

  • Maintains a safe and healthy work environment by following organization standards and sanitation regulations.

  • Engage in conversations surrounding mental health with customers and assist with directing them to resources.

Physical demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment: This job operates in a professional coffee shop environment. This role routinely uses standard coffee shop equipment such as Point-Of-Sale systems, espresso machines, and other coffee brewing equipment. Employees must be proficient in the operation of these devices.  

Education and Experience: 

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Experience in coffee or food preparation/customer service a plus

  • Ability to walk, stand, and bend for extended periods

  • Eagerness to continue learning about coffee/food preparation

  • Exceptional listening and communication skills

  • Polite, engaging personality

  • Commitment to customer satisfaction and service excellence

  • A passion for mental health education and suicide prevention a plus

  • Proven ability to be punctual and have consistent, good attendance

  • Ability to work during peak operating hours

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:  Part-Time 

Travel: None

Other duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Reports to: General Manager

Direct reports: None

Work authorization: In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

EEO: Sip of Hope Community Coffee Bar is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We encourage all candidates, from all backgrounds, to apply. 

Classification: Hourly-tipped

If you think you may be a good fit for this position, please send an email with your resume to Thank you for your interest!

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