Coffee House Barista

Coffee House Barista

Position Summary

The Coffee House Barista is responsible for maintaining good customer relations, preparing and serving menu items as requested, performing daily clean up, and operating the point of sale system. This position reports to the Coffee House Manager and is a part-time (approx. 20 hours per week), non-exempt, seasonal position. Evening and weekend hours are required.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provides quality customer service to all Coffee House customers
  • Works collaboratively with other Coffee House employees
  • Operates the point of sale system
  • Makes coffee, other drinks, and food to order
  • Completes daily and weekly clean up
  • Follows strict food safety protocols in the handling of all food items
  • Other duties as assigned


Must have completed high school or equivalent, be at least 18 years of age and be able to perform basic mathematical calculations using a cash register. Must be able to multitask, have transportation to and from work, and possess exemplary customer service skills. Food service experience, including food prep and wait staff experience, is preferred.

Physical Demands

The employee is frequently required to use hands to maneuver objects, tools, or controls, to speak fluently and to hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and to walk in areas of the campus with uneven terrain. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


Compensation discussions are a part of the interviewing process.

To Apply

The position will remain open until filled, however the initial review of applications will consist of applications received by Wednesday, February 19. Send resume and cover letter addressing relevant experience and interest in the position and contact information for at least three references to Crystal Thomas, Coffee House Manager, at


Penland School of Craft is an international center for craft education offering residential workshops, residencies, community education programs, and exhibitions. Located on 420 acres in the NC Mountains, Penland has 16 teaching studios and a total of 58 historic and contemporary buildings. Penland School of Craft is an equal opportunity employer with a staff of 68. Penland operates with a $44 million endowment and an annual operating budget of $6.7 million. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.