Barista Job Openings – Equal Exchange Espresso, Seattle (Shoreline and Ballard locations)

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September 30th 2019

Work for Fair Trade: Be an Equal Exchange Barista!

Equal Exchange Espresso is opening a second café in the Seattle area. Our objectives are to promote Equal Exchange’s mission to support small-scale farmers by providing high-quality food & beverages and creating an inclusive and welcoming space for customers and staff. If you love coffee, community, and customer service, please consider joining our team!

We are currently hiring for:

  • 2-3 shifts in our Shoreline cafe, to start immediately
  • all shifts in our Ballard cafe, to start in late October

Job Description

  • Employment status: Part-time, hourly
  • Compensation: $12/hour plus tips
  • Reports to: Café Manager
  • Hours: 10-30 hours/week, including weekends and holidays
  • Locations: multiple Seattle-area cafés


  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to communicate well with customers & co-workers
  • Able to create an inclusive and welcoming space for customers and co-workers
  • Able to effectively problem solve with customers and co-workers
  • Previous retail food service experience
  • Previous cash handling experience
  • Previous espresso experience preferred
  • Able to stand for 6-8 hours (with breaks)
  • Able to lift 40 pounds overhead
  • Passionate about Equal Exchange’s mission
  • Reliability and punctuality a must!

Responsibilities include:

  • Make customers feel valued in a community environment
  • Efficiently prepare consistently high-quality espresso and coffee drinks
  • Prepare and serve a variety of food items
  • Maintain equipment and facilities through hourly, daily, and weekly cleaning tasks
  • Receive and unload orders
  • Stock ingredients and supplies
  • Accurately operate the POS system and count drawer at the change of shift
  • Participate in promotional activities as needed
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Equal Exchange’s producer partners and trading model

To Apply:

To apply to be an Equal Exchange Espresso Barista, please complete this online application. Thank you!