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We hire throughout the year for experienced baristas and bakers/food service positions. Typically they are part-time positions and we post active roles on job boards when we are looking.

But the first place we always look is in our inbox for resumes of people who have sent us their CV. We flag and collect your resumes and reach out when we are looking. So it's always good to email us anytime so we have it on file.

What are we looking?
As a busy community-focused cafe the things that match us well are 2+ years experience in specialty coffee shops, a passion for community engagement, talking with people, and being an ambassador for Kitsilano and Kits Beach.

Email us your resume AND a cover letter telling us about yourself. kitsbeachcoffee@gmail.com attention James.

currently hiring

PT Barista

part-time barista

We are looking for a part-time (approx 15-25 hours per week) experienced barista to join our awesome team.

You MUST have previous barista experience working in a specialty fast-paced coffee shop.

Beyond making awesome coffee, we are looking for people who are outgoing, friendly and knowledgeable about Kits, Vancouver and community engagement.

A vital part of the job is to be an ambassador for Kitsilano and make locals and tourists feel at home in our community. Kits Beach Coffee is rooted in corporate social responsibility through multiple community engagement programs. Our health, community, and sustainability policies fortify our company commitment to providing support, leadership, and contribution to our community of Kitsilano and specifically Kits Beach. Our green action plan, equitable wages for employees, and a community dollar matching program is our cornerstone commitments. Everything is an opportunity to be an integral example of how to be a good corporate citizen and neighbour. You must not only share our values and passion but be an enthusiastic advocate.

Job Type - Part-time (12-24 hours per week)

Barista Candidates MUST possess ALL of these attributes:

  • Be available to work weekdays and weekends between 7am-5:30pm

  • Have excellent communication and customer service skills

  • Have AT LEAST up to 1 year of experience as a barista

  • Be very fast and efficient while maintaining order accuracy

  • Be mature and confident when working alone

  • Have good problem-solving skills

  • Clean and orderly

 

You will receive:

  • Ongoing growth and training opportunities, team training and social events

  • An excellent work environment and team community culture

  • Discounted food, free drinks and coffee on and off shift and discounted retail items.

  • All employees are offered a comprehensive equitable earning package.

 

Please send us your resume and a letter. Take the time to tell us about yourself, including your experiences, knowledge of specialty coffee, what community work you’ve done, and why you would like to work for us. Be sure to include the hours and days you are available to work and any other questions you may have about this position.

In keeping with Kits Beach Coffee’s values and our settler impact policy, we are grateful to live, play and work with respect to the Coast Salish territory of,selíNlwN itulh(Tsleil-Waututh), xwməθkwəyə̓ m (Musqueam) and sḵwxw̱ ú7mesh(Squamish) nations on whose traditional territory we operate and benefit from.

Our goal at Kits Beach Coffee is to build a community where you can show up and feel represented and reflected. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential components in our work, and as such, we share a responsibility for creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive community together.

That is why we enthusiastically encourage applications from our community of groups who have historically and/or are experiencing current barriers to equity.

We are looking forward to hearing from you,

Job Type - part-time (12-24 hours/week) plus tips and bonuses

Email us your resume AND a cover letter telling us about yourself. kitsbeachcoffee@gmail.com attention James.

PT Baker

kitchen manager

We are looking for an experienced full-time Kitchen Manager to join our team.

You MUST have at least 6 years of previous baking and food service experience in a cafe-type setting and be confident to work independent and lead a small team.

You will follow bake-off in the morning, production, and food orders each day. You will also need to know how to manage inventory levels and make new production lists for the next day’s shift.

 

Communication, quality, and consistency are key to success. You will help develop and deliver new food items throughout the year. You must have experience in recipe development, costing and product sourcing/ordering. We are a café and make café-type baked goods as well as our own sauces, syrups, and drink ingredients. We also offer a made-to-order food menu of breakfast sandwiches, granola, lunch sandwiches and salad.

We are a small, and very busy café that has a strong team of experienced bakers and baristas who work well together. Our operations are nicely put together and the position is best suited for someone who is self-directed and fits into the vibe and culture of our space.

  • Minimum 6+ years of experience in a high-volume, fast-paced environment

  • Minimum 6+ years of experience in a bakery AND food preparation role

  • Creative and self-directed

  • Order, inventory and food costing

  • Passion for seasonal, ingredient-driven food

  • Has strong principles in regard to proper cooking techniques, and an eye for detail

  • Keen understanding of kitchen operations and workflow, and cleanliness

  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills

  • Responsible for working during café-style hours, which includes mornings starting at 6-2pm

  • Tips and perks included

 

Candidates MUST possess ALL of these attributes:

  • Opening display of all baked goods before the cafe opens.

  • Ensuring care is taken for all ingredients and displaying proper technique and safe handling.

  • Responsible for creating and following standardized recipes and portioning for completed dishes.

  • Inventory, cleaning, organizing, and maintenance.

  • Ensures correct use, storage, and cleaning of all kitchen equipment and facility.

  • Responsible for working in a clean, and organized manner.

  • Complies with local food safety regulations.

  • Inventory tracking and ordering

  • Menu planning, recipe development and costing

 

All positions at Kits Beach Coffee earn an equitable wage and above:

  • Competitive wages and tips, with starting wage dependent on the level of skills and experience.

  • Ongoing growth and training opportunities, team training and social events

  • An excellent work environment and team community culture

  • Free food, drinks and coffee on and off shift and discounted retail items.

 

Please include a cover letter with your resume. Take the time to tell us about yourself, including your experiences, knowledge of baking, specialty coffee, and cuisine, what community work you’ve done, and why you would like to work for us.

In keeping with Kits Beach Coffee’s values and our settler impact policy, we are grateful to live, play and work with respect to the Coast Salish territory of,selíNlwN itulh(Tsleil-Waututh), xwməθkwəyə̓ m (Musqueam) and sḵwxw̱ ú7mesh(Squamish) nations on whose traditional territory we operate and benefit from.

Our goal at Kits Beach Coffee is to build a community where you can show up and feel represented and reflected. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential components in our work, and as such, we share a responsibility for creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive community together.

That is why we enthusiastically encourage applications from our community of groups who have historically and/or are experiencing current barriers to equity.

We are looking forward to hearing from you,

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