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Company: Almatacoma (formerly Alma Mater Management Company
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

ALMA IS A PLACE FOR MUSIC, FOOD, ART, AND CULTURE IN TACOMA, a welcoming and inclusive gathering spot that channels, celebrates, and seeks to nourish the soul of this land, the people on it, the people from it, and those just passing through.

At ALMA, our mission is to be a conduit for art and cultural exchange that connects and uplifts our community

We believe in the sacredness and potential of Tacoma. We want to live in a world where arts, culture and indigenous principles drive shared prosperity and wellbeing.


  • Accessibility
  • Belonging
  • Creative Expression
  • Rematriation
  • Sustainability

    Barista Job Description - ALMA

    Reports to Restaurant Manager

    Avg 15-20 hours/wk - $15.50 + Tips


    Our Restaurant seeks a friendly, upbeat individual to work variable shifts during our operational hours; Wednesday thru Sunday. The ideal candidate loves making small talk with customers, understands and resonates with our core values and is willing to learn patrons' names in our community-driven establishment. They should be willing to fill in as needed for busboys, servers and bartenders to keep up with busy shifts with occasional back-of-house assistance, such as inspecting/cleaning restrooms. If you love the restaurant business or enjoy working in a multi-faceted organization and genuinely enjoy people, we need to hear from you!


    • Promotes coffee consumption by educating customers; selling coffee and coffee grinding and brewing equipment, accessories, and supplies; preparing and serving a variety of coffee drinks.
    • Welcomes customers by determining their coffee interests and needs.
    • Educates customers by presenting and explaining the coffee drink menu; answering questions.
    • Sells coffees and coffee grinding and brewing equipment by explaining differences in coffee beans and coffee preparation machines; demonstrating how brewing equipment operates.
    • Prepares and sells coffee drinks by following prescribed recipes and preparation techniques for coffee drinks, such as, espresso, espresso lungo, caffe latte, and cappuccino.
    • Generates revenues by attracting new customers; defining new and expanded services and products.
    • Maintains inventories by replenishing coffee bean supply; stocking coffee brewing equipment; maintaining supplies, pastries, and cookies for coffee bar.
    • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
    • Maintains a safe and healthy work environment by following organization standards and sanitation regulations.
    • Improves quality results by studying, evaluating, and redesigning processes; implementing changes; maintaining and improving the appearance of the store and coffee bar.
    • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading coffee, retail trade, and food service publications; maintaining personal networks.
    • Enhances coffee shop reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
      • New hire cross training required


        • High school diploma/GED preferred
        • Flexible schedule
        • Advanced time management skills
        • Friendly, open disposition
        • Team player who looks for ways to help out other employees whenever needed
        • Prior caf or coffee shop experience a plus
        • Familiarity with telephone, office, and point-of-sale software
        • Food Handlers Permit

Keywords: Almatacoma (formerly Alma Mater Management Company, Tacoma , Barista, Hospitality & Tourism , Tacoma, Washington

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