Part-Time Barista

Job Description

The Potter’s House is a nonprofit café, bookstore, and event space in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. Since opening our doors in 1960 we have been a key place for deeper conversation, creative expression, and community transformation.

After closing in 2013 for major renovations, The Potter’s House re-opened in spring 2015 with a renewed space and revitalized offerings.

We are committed to serving radical hospitality to our community, and to preserving the integrity, history and spirit of our space. Professionalism and open-mindedness are at the forefront of our operations, and we hold our coffee program to very high standards.

The Potter’s House is seeking an experienced, community-driven Barista. We encourage our Baristas to keep up with trends in the coffee community, compete in coffee competitions, and understand the importance of learning and teaching the art.

Responsibilities

In addition to observing Guidelines and policies for The Potter’s House, the principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Customer and Team Support

  • Balancing the delivery of high coffee orders atop customer requests, questions and interests.

  • Sharing your experience and knowledge in order to guide customers to a desired product.

  • Acting with compassion to support your team, and those inside the space.

Operational Excellence

  • Prepares high-quality, consistent products for our customer-base.

  • Manages their space while working, maintains a consistent timeline in completing tasks, and remains welcoming to new and regular clients.

  • Keeps a clean, safe and re-stocked shop. Takes initiative and exemplifies trustworthiness

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. Job responsibilities can change according to the operational needs of the business.

Qualifications

The Ideal Candidate will:

  • Exhibit a commitment to preserving the integrity of our space by providing quality coffee products. Be mindful of our space’s guidelines, and be understanding of others.

  • Have experience dosing, dialing-in and measuring coffee quality. Experience with third-wave coffee is highly preferred.

  • Be able to speak eloquently and respectfully about coffee, it’s origin and its process to people with all levels of coffee knowledge.

  • Be extremely reliable and punctual. Take responsibility for their work, incorporate feedback into personal performance, and multi-task.

  • Enjoy working in teams and seeks to connect with a wonderful, diverse staff.

  • Be able to life up to 20lbs, able to stand and work physically for long periods of time.

Benefits

The Potter’s House seeks to hire forward-thinking individuals, of all backgrounds and experiences, who will serve as a reliable and compassionate member of our team and community. The following benefits are available to our committed Baristas:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) benefits are available after completion of six consecutive months of employment, accrued on the basis of the number of hours worked regularly each pay period.

  • Reliable weekly schedules with flexibility and consideration.

  • Employee discounts on food, coffee, and books/gifts inside the shop.

  • Participate in community-building events, programs and talks inside the space.

  • Opportunities for growth and advancement in the coffee community and in our neighborhood.


The Potter’s House is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information about our space, its history and our current projects, or to connect further, please visit our website here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

-PH Team