OUR TEAM

We are a motley crew of artists, writers, music lovers, students, creative genius’s and dog-lovers who have a deep passion for coffee. And we are also opportunist–which means we are always on the lookout for witty, hard-working, experienced Baristas to join us. Though we are absolutely looking for coffee/barista experience, we hire personality first. We also very much believe in ongoing training and will definitely be teaching to Swork Coffee Bar standards of espresso preparation and coffee knowledge. The good news is although you may have some coffee bar experience, you don’t have to be a Jedi-Master-Barista…at least not yet. More importantly, you absolutely must love the taste of coffee and be open and willing to learn. You see, over in these neck of woods, we are all addicted to coffee and if it’s not coursing through your veins right now then please redirect your attention elsewhere.

DON’T APPLY IF…

Because time is money, we would like to try to save some time and effort on everyone’s part: we don’t want to waste your time nor ours. If you are currently working at another coffee bar, please do not apply. If you need a safe space, please do not apply. If you are waiting for a call back from a third-wave coffee bar that you’ve been secretly stalking on Instagram, please do not apply. If you pass the buck to your co-worker, please do not apply. If you are complaint-oriented as opposed solution-oriented, please do not apply. If you cannot work evenings and weekends, please do not apply. If you only are available to work mornings because you think the tips are better–try again. If you do not worship, consume and breathe coffee (as you will be forced to cup coffee daily–and there is no way to hide a tea-toting want-to-be barista). It will be revealed sooner than later and will only result in your early demise. And finally, the crescendo: If you are uncomfortable interacting with diversity of all colors such as: Adults, hipsters, LGBTQ, students, artists, moms, nursing moms, dads, displaced, homeless and mentally ill, patchouli scented hippies, petite people, robust people, rogue toddlers, babies, crying babies, clowns, dogs, cats & hamsters, please do not apply. We only say this because we want you to be happy working here and we want to be happy working with you too. Now, if you haven’t hit your escape key yet and you still think that you might like to work with us, by all means continue reading…

IS THIS YOU?

We hire champions–period. Are you kind and genuine with people, customers and co-workers alike? Can you focus on making people feel good even when you’re having a less-than-stellar day? Are you good at connecting with people, reading faces/body language and empathizing? Does the challenge of working efficiently and skillfully under pressure (without losing your sense of humor) interest you? This isn’t no sit-around-on-your-butt-drinking-coffee job… you really gotta hustle! There’s always work to do of course, but when there’s a line out that door, it’s game on. Can you take responsibility for your work or do you pass the buck? Do you take pride in a job well done? What about the not-so-glamorous jobs, like scrubbing out floor drains, mopping and cleaning the bathroom, can you do those too? What about washing dishes? Can you get up early in the morning (and function?) without looking like you spent the night on a park bench? Not all our shifts are super early ones, but half of them are. Can you be on your feet for long stretches without pooping out? Are you dependable? Can your co-workers rely on you? Can you lift a 25 lb. box and leap tall buildings in a single bound–simultaneously? And finally, can you make a one-year commitment (minimum) to being a part of our team? Cause it takes time to become a badass barista and that’s an investment on both ends. If you made it this far though, you may already have the job. Upload your resume and tell us why you want to work here. Bonus points if you include a stock tip or a witty joke.