Job Openings at The Potter’s House

Assistant Cafe Manager

We are looking for an experienced  Assistant Manager with 1+ years of experience in management and training. You must be an organized, upbeat, committed professional who cares deeply about your team, the concept and the customer experience.  You must enjoy mentoring and have excellent interpersonal skills.

The Assistant Manager will assist the Cafe Manager in managing the weekday, evening and weekend operation of the Potter's House in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. Minimum responsibilities include acting as Manager on Duty, assisting the Cafe Manager in food production, ordering and inventory, hiring and scheduling of employee labor, overseeing the maintenance of equipment and facility upkeep, and assist in training staff. You must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Spanish speaking skills are a definite plus.

The cafe is open from 8 am to 8 p.m., every day of the week. We do not sell alcohol. We have a community room in the back and many times a month will cater for groups who are renting the space. We have about 15 full and part-time staff supporting the cafe. We are looking to increase our sales in the coming months.

Please send cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this particular cafe, along with a resumed to:

The Potter’s House is a cafe, bookstore and community space. We provide radical hospitality to the Adams Morgan and surrounding neighborhoods, offering food, a bookstore, a place for art, programs, and meeting space. Since opening our doors in 1960 we have been a key place for deeper conversation, creative expression, and community transformation. In our rapidly changing city - one in which development so often means displacement – the mission of the Potter's House is to provide a deeply rooted space where we can build relationships across our differences, envision just alternatives, and grow the movements that will make them possible. The Potter’s House was started by Church of the Saviour, an ecumenical church welcoming all who are on a spiritual journey, and which encourages people to live out their faith intentionally. The Potter’s House continues to be supported and nurtured by the Eighth Day Church, one of the sister communities of Church of the Saviour. For more information about this rich heritage, please visit


We are looking for dedicated volunteers to help ensure that The Potter’s House carries out its mission of building relationships across our differences, envisioning just alternatives, and growing the movements that will make them possible.

Specifically, we are looking for volunteers to:

  • Help sell books at special events off-site

  • Host events at the Potter’s House

  • Serve on the Program, Marketing or Fundraising Committees

  • Serve on the Potter’s House Steering Committee (Board)

  • Help close up after events in the evening

  • Help with an e-newsletter from the bookstore each month

  • Help with social media

  • Engage in other activities

If you are interested in serving on The Potter’s House Steering Committee, please fill out our Steering Committee Questionnaire.

If you are interested in volunteering in other ways, please fill out our Volunteer Questionnaire.

If you would just like to talk about how The Potter’s House can better achieve its mission, please contact our Executive Director at  

Thank you for your support.