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Barista at The Porch Coffee Shop & Bookstore (Part-Time)

Barista at The Porch Coffee Shop & Bookstore

Job Overview


Role: We are seeking to hire a part-time Barista. The Porch is a coffee shop and bookstore open throughout the week located just off the main foyer at Word of Life Church. The Porch is considered a ministry and our employees are considered part of the larger staff team at Word of Life Church.

Meet Word of Life Church 

Word of Life Church is a community of worship and justice seeking to be an authentic expression of the kingdom of Jesus. We are a medium-size, regional, non-denominational, church founded by Brian and Peri Zahnd in 1981. 

Responsibilities: include the following; additional duties may be required or assigned:

  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality

  • Follow drink recipes accurately, ensuring a consistent customer experience

  • Engage with and understand our customers, including discovering and responding to customer needs through clear and pleasant communication

  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of product offerings and clearly communicate offerings to customers

  • Work in an organized and clean manner

  • Quickly stock and organize received shipments; retail or otherwise

  • Complete daily assigned tasks

  • Process opening and closing paperwork including till, tips, and inventory

  • Readily assist others on the team as necessary

  • Maintain a calm demeanor during periods of high volume or unusual events to keep the store operating to standard and to set a positive example for the shift team

  • Acts with integrity, honesty and knowledge to promote the culture, values and mission of Word of Life Church

An Ideal Candidate

  • Has strong communication skills, with an upbeat, hospitable, and friendly demeanor 

  • Has the ability to work independently as well as part of a team

  • Has an interest in coffee and espresso

  • Has a flexible schedule

The Perks

  • Creative, uplifting environment

  • Opportunity to learn about espresso

  • Free drinks and employee discounts on books

  • Paid time off

  • Competitive hourly wage

Working Environment and Physical Demands

  • Schedule will include working weekends, evenings, and special events as required by ministry needs. This includes holidays such as Christmas Eve and Easter

  • Extensive standing, walking and sitting for extended periods of time

  • May require lifting up to 45lbs


Interested in applying for this position? 

Please fill out the form below and we will contact you: 


Barista at The Porch Coffee Shop & Bookstore (Part-Time) Application



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This job has strenuous physical requirements needed to perform essential functions of the job. This includes standing on your feet for 5+ hours at a time, lifting 45+ pounds, unloading a food service truck, sweeping & mopping, ability to be agile during high traffic times, etc.

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