Barista/Cafe Assistant

Brunswick, ME

Posting Details

Barista/Cafe Assistant
Posting Number
Dining Service - Smith Union
Job Summary

Performs food prep duties such as brewing coffee/espresso drinks, slicing bagels, and serves same to customers. Performs a variety of duties such as: taking food orders from customers, operating computerized cash registers, checking systems, and various food production duties according to established procedures. Performs various stocking and cleaning tasks.

Education/Skills Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent. Must be able to perform simple math calculations; follow written directions; and possess good interpersonal and customer service skills. Additional skills: Demonstrated reliability and ability to work quickly and efficiently. Must demonstrate good personal hygiene practices

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

Experience with barista or coffee shop operations, computers and/or computerized cash register systems in food service is desirable, as is food production background. Ability to be quickly trained is essential.

Standard Work Days and Hours

Morning hours, 7:30am -12pm but exact hours are to be determined based on scheduling needs. Monday - Friday, academic year.

About Bowdoin

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin's reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin's campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College's multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.


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